Ballot and Polls - WEEK 13

Yeah we didn't submit a Power Poll ballot.  What?  We're kinda being whiny bitches and Ivory Tower usually leads the charge there so all of that coupled with the fact that I spent all day Monday getting from New Orleans to Washington, DC means we didn't really pay much attention.

Oops. 

Here's my BlogPoll ballot which I was able to submit some time this morning.

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida 2
2 Alabama 1
3 Texas 1
4 TCU
5 Boise State 2
6 Cincinnati 1
7 Oregon 1
8 Ohio State 2
9 Iowa 2
10 Virginia Tech 2
11 Miami (Florida) 6
12 Penn State 3
13 Pittsburgh 4
14 Oregon State 2
15 California 8
16 Southern Cal 4
17 Georgia Tech 11
18 Nebraska
19 LSU 3
20 Stanford 1
21 Oklahoma State 8
22 Houston 3
23 Utah
24 Brigham Young
25 Clemson 11
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Mississippi (#21), North Carolina (#24).

Clemson, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and our Rebels all dropped for losing to unranked in-state foes.  As a result, a lot of teams wiggled their way in or up.  Utah and BYU both slip in because their game, being as close as it was, is prima facie evidence of these teams' talent and coaching.  Florida dominating the rival Seminoles plus the struggles of Alabama and Teas to put away their arch foes puts the Gators at number one.

The Power Poll itself, an amalgamation of my and several dozen other ballots, also reflects this change at the top.

Rank Team PPB StdDev Delta
1 Florida (39) 24.3 0.9 1
2 Alabama (28) 23.9 1.0 1
3 Texas (8) 23.3 0.9 --
4 TCU (4) 22.2 1.1 --
5 Cincinnati 21.0 0.8 --
6 Boise State 20.2 0.7 --
7 Oregon 18.8 0.6 2
8 Ohio State 17.8 1.7 2
9 Iowa 15.2 3.0 3
10 Georgia Tech 14.8 2.8 3
11 Virginia Tech 14.0 3.0 3
12 Penn State 13.7 3.3 1
13 Pittsburgh 11.5 2.8 5
14 Oregon State 11.1 3.6 1
15 Miami (Florida) 10.5 3.0 2
16 LSU 10.0 3.7 2
17 Brigham Young 8.3 4.7 3
18 Southern Cal 8.1 3.3 1
19 Houston 6.4 3.7 5
20 California 6.1 3.5 3
21 Stanford 5.7 4.4 5
22 Oklahoma State 4.7 2.8 11
23 Nebraska 4.4 2.9 3
24 West Virginia 3.1 2.8 2
25 Clemson 1.4 2.3 9

Also Receiving Votes: Utah(1.3), Central Michigan(1.0), Wisconsin(0.9), Arizona(0.5), Northwestern(0.3), Texas Tech(0.3), North Carolina(0.2), Navy(0.1), Mississippi(0.1), Arkansas(0.1), Rutgers(0.0), Troy(0.0), Tennessee(0.0), Temple(0.0), Missouri(0.0), Ohio(0.0),

Total Ballots: 79
Power Poll action is after the jump.

Cock 'N' Fire says he didn't have the graphics software with him, which is code for "screw y'all I'm tired and don't wanna draw."  Rankings:

1 ALABAMA (10), 185.5
2 FLORIDA (7), 182.5
3 LSU, 157
4 OLE MISS, 129
5 TENNESSEE, 110
6 GEORGIA, 108
7 ARKANSAS, 100.5
8 SOUTH CAROLINA 88
9 AUBURN, 87.5
10 KENTUCKY, 53
11 MISSISSIPPI STATE, 39
12 VANDERBILT, 17

*Alabama and Florida first-place vote totals include a ballot that was split.

Analysis and snark.  You know, it's probably best I didn't vote.  I would have been tempted to put Ole Miss at #11 or something. 

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