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Pollin': Week Nine Results

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Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. FOUR TEAM BATTLE ROYALE RIGHT GUYS?

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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.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 9

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (60) 25.04 2.79 --
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (11) 23.75 2.55 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.43 2.44 --
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) 22.86 2.45 Arrow_up 1
5 LSU Tigers 19.71 0.59 Arrow_up 1
6 Georgia Bulldogs 18.58 0.85 Arrow_up 9
7 Florida Gators 18.54 0.82 Arrow_down -5
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 18.09 4.93 Arrow_up 1
9 Florida St. Seminoles 17.79 1.45 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 14.53 3.09 Arrow_up 4
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.11 1.71 Arrow_up 6
12 Louisville Cardinals 13.83 3.67 Arrow_up 4
13 Oregon St. Beavers 12.67 3.45 Arrow_down -6
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.63 3.44 Arrow_down -6
15 Stanford Cardinal 10.26 3.46 Arrow_up 4
16 Texas A&M Aggies 10.12 3.31 Arrow_up 5
17 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 8.24 3.72 Arrow_down -5
18 USC Trojans 7.29 3.32 Arrow_down -8
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.79 3.83 Arrow_down -6
20 Boise St. Broncos 5.75 4.17 Arrow_up 3
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.87 3.17 Arrow_up 8
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.86 3.40 Arrow_up 2
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 2.37 2.58 Arrow_up 2
24 Arizona Wildcats 2.33 3.03 Arrow_up 15
25 UCLA Bruins 2.05 2.96 Arrow_up 15
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo Rockets | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Texas Longhorns | Northern Illinois Huskies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Northwestern Wildcats | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | Utah State Aggies | North Carolina Tar Heels | Iowa St. Cyclones | Central Florida Knights | Cincinnati Bearcats | Michigan Wolverines | ULM Warhawks | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 7:37 AM CDT

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.