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