Blogpoll Rounds out the Regular Season

After fourteen exciting weeks of football, only one regular season contest remains (and that between 8-3 Navy and 7-4 Army, neither of which, spoiler alert, are featured in this week's Red Cup Blogpoll ballot).  I almost believe that all twenty-five of the teams in this ballot deserve to be ranked, though I inflated my opinion of some squads liberally based on their conquests of questionable conferences (you'll understand what I mean after the jump).  Here, first, are the non-controversial Top 5:

Auburn 13-0 / 6-0 / 6-0
Ore 12-0 / 1-0 / 3-0
TCU 12-0 / 1-0 / 5-0
Wisc 11-1 / 1-1 / 4-1
Stanford 11-1 / 0-1 / 3-1

Those records you see there are Overall Records / Record Against Then-Ranked Teams / Record Against FBS Winning Squads.  The only controversy might be between the Badgers and the Cardinal, but by virtue of their win lone win over a ranked team (Michigan State, remember?) Wisconsin gets the nod.

Mich St 11-1 / 1-0 / 5-1
Ohio St 11-1 / 0-1 / 5-1
Boise 11-1 / 2-1 / 4-1
Arkansas 10-2 / 4-2 / 4-2
OKLA 11-2 / 3-2 / 6-2

Despite its close wins, Michigan State does, at least, have one high profile victory over a ranked team.  Boise was punished greatly for its loss to Nevada, but if it were the Broncos in the Sugar Bowl would you be any less likely to predict a win over Arkansas than with the Buckeyes?  And the Sooners enter their bloodbath against UConn sporting a Top-10-worthy resume.

V Tech 11-2 / 1-1 / 5-1
LSU 10-2 / 3-2 / 5-2
Mizz 10-2 / 2-1 / 5-2
Nev 12-1 / 1-1 / 2-1
OK St 10-2 / 1-2 / 6-2

Virginia Tech handily defeated the 'Noles in the ACC Championship game.  Nevada squeaks in among the two-loss crowd.  The Wolfpack have little chance of earning a Top 10 ranking, what with their boring Humanitarian Bowl coming up.

Alabama 9-3 / 2-3 / 4-3
TAMU 9-3 / 2-3 / 4-3
Neb 10-3 / 2-2 / 3-2
Utah 10-2 / 0-1 / 3-2
W Va 9-3 / 0-2 / 3-3

Alabama is, little question here, the best three-loss team in America, but notice how their resume matches up pretty closely with the Aggies.

SoCar 9-4 / 1-3 / 4-3
MS State 8-4 / 0-4 / 1-4
UCF 10-3 / 0-0 / 1-3
Conn 8-4 / 1-0 / 4-2
Miami (OH) 9-4 / 0-1 / 2-3

Look at all those conference champs down there!  All of them behind a team that beat only one winning team!

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