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Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. FOUR TEAM BATTLE ROYALE RIGHT GUYS?
I would say that the real surprise in this week's SB Nation BlogPoll results is Kansas State jumping Oregon to take the number two spot. I myself have been thoroughly impressed with Kansas State, but I could realistically see Oregon or Notre Dame take that spot.
Honestly, the bigger surprise may be that the teams which did drop didn't drop all that much. Or that Ohio State has a number one vote. That's a bit odd. Full poll analysis from the network is here.
The SEC Power Poll shakes out about as one would expect it to.
1. Alabama Crimson Tide, 112 points (unanimous)
2. LSU Tigers, 97.5
3. Georgia Bulldogs, 96.5
4. Florida Gators, 92.5
5. South Carolina Gamecocks, 81.5
6. Texas A&M Aggies, 71
7. Mississippi St. Bulldogs, 65
8. Mississippi Rebels, 55
9. Vanderbilt Commodores, 46
10. Arkansas Razorbacks, 34
11. Tennessee Volunteers, 33
12. Missouri Tigers, 32
13. Auburn Tigers, 12.5
14. Kentucky Wildcats, 11.5
The only real surprise I can see is Auburn over Kentucky. Of course, I don't have a really good argument for the Wildcats over the Tigers, so whatever. They're both bad football teams. Full commentary on the power poll is here.
Elsewhere on SB Nation, you've got Bill C's numerical which compares our Ole Miss Rebels to a casserole (which is certainly more palatable than the turd gyro that Houston Nutt served us), a harsh and deserved criticism of unoriginal sportswriting by Spencer Hall, and Shutdown Fullback's adventures in Jacksonville before the WLOCP, adventures which include a Florida fan's prediction that the Texas Rangers will win the Stanley Cup.