This week's poll, with commentary to follow.
|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: Rutgers (#22), Arizona (#23), West Virginia (#25).
- Okay, let's start by calling out Florida and Alabama. I'm tired of hearing how tough the SEC is. The SEC has two really good teams and a bunch of posers. LSU had a tough time with f-cking La Tech last week! Yeah, yeah, "in our conference, we beat each other up..." Bullshit. This week Florida played Florida International and Alabama played Chattanooga. I want SI to run a story on that joke. The SEC should be mortified at that travesty of scheduling.
- Texas, however, continues playing conference games and destroys Kansas. I don't want to hear that Kansas isn't very good -- they'd beat FIU or Chattanooga by 30.
- Boise continues to look good but beating Utah State should be a formality.
- I could see jumping Oregon and Oregon State ahead of OSU and PSU -- what do you think, readers? Those two are playing very good football and meet next week for the Rose Bowl. Now that's a rivalry game with some teeth.
- In an example of how stupid AP voters are, Stanford dropped out of their poll with a close loss to Cal in their rivalry game. So Stanford loses to a now-ranked Cal team, and falls from 14th to out of the polls. Yet the team they rolled 55-21 (USC) last week remains ranked. Seriously, this is an abomination. I kept Stanford in the poll because losing a close game to your rival -- who is also pretty good -- should not be penalized that harshly.
- Ole Miss, UNC and Cal all return for the first time in a long time. North Carolina was one I fought for a while, but they've been winning games and are turning in a nice season. Cal, well, despite not showing up a couple of times, they're still 8-3 and are pretty good.
- Ole Miss earned their way back in and LSU, frankly, deserves to be out of the poll. The paper Tigers are 3-3 in their last six and losing that way to Ole Miss is enough to get some coaches fired. And it also proves just how stupid SEC football players (and coaches) are, in that they actually thought they could spike the football with one second left and still have time on the clock. This isn't basketball -- there are no tenths.
I'm sure I made mistakes, but I am pretty comfortable with this. Let me know what you think.