My initial effort (I abstained week one) is below.
It is admittedly quite an outlier. I prefer not to vote this early in the season and, to his credit, BlogPoll maestro Brian allows us to abstain until week 3. But I couldn’t resist voting this week.
Two things about this ballot –
1. I am a resume voter. Do I think Florida is “better” than Cincinnati? Almost certainly. Has Florida accumulated, after week 2, as good as a resume as Cincy? We have not. Look at the ballot in this light.
2. This is a DRAFT ballot. The BlogPoll allows input from blog readers, so I want your opinions here! However, please note number 1 above. If you can convince me that BYU’s win (over Oklahoma) was better than Alabama’s (over VT), let’s hear it. But if you want to talk about how stacked the Gators are and what you THINK they are going to do, that isn’t how we vote.
For my top 5 I looked at relative impressiveness of wins thus far. After the two mentioned above, I thought USC at Ohio State next most impressive, then Michigan over Notre Dame and Houston over Oklahoma State.
Remember this is a week 2 ballot! If it causes you angst that the Gators are 14th, well get over it. This will sort itself out as teams win and lose, and as the Gators finally play an opponent worth watching.