Having weighed the input from blog readers I have made some changes. As always I appreciate your help, as it is one of the main purposes of the BlogPoll to solicit reader assistance in order to create a better product.
Michigan and Houston have been switched, with Houston going to four. Their win is more impressive.
I agree that Oklahoma State should be in the top 25 in place of Notre Dame. ND’s sole win isn’t against as good a team.
We got a comment from a Minnesota blogger, and I agree – Minnesota should be in the top 25. When you are trying to rank 120 teams, sometimes someone gets overlooked, and I admit I simply missed the Gophers. However I won’t be placing them there at the expense of Auburn or Kansas. Rather I am dropping Miami because –
- They have played one game, and
- It was against terrible Florida State.
And I mean terrible. I think BYU is going to beat FSU by 3 touchdowns. FSU could only rush for 78 yards against Jacksonville State, while giving up 310 yards. They should have lost the game. Miami gave up 404 yards to Florida State in their narrow win. We can revisit Miami after their game against Georgia Tech.
However Minnesota, with Cal on tap next, don't get too comfortable.
Other comments –
Would Navy be in my top 5 if they beat Ohio State? Quite possibly. However I watched the USC-OSU game, and for the Trojans to win in that hostile atmosphere was impressive. The Buckeye’s defense looked fast and good yet USC overcame. I’m comfortable where they are.
As for UF being over ranked for having only beat non-BCS teams – I see your point. However, they truly were beatings. As of right now, among all FBS teams, the Gators are number 1 in total offense, 1 in scoring offense, and 5th in scoring defense at 4.5 points per game. It is hard this early on to set a place I truly feel comfortable with for the Gators based on their soft competition, but for now 14 will have to do.
The final Week 2 Poll -