Well, the people have spoken. Alabama is #1, at least for this week. Interestingly, Florida was leading our poll this morning, when I first submitted our ballot, but was overtaken by 'Bama before noon. In any case, we'll find out who is really #1 this weekend in the SEC title game.
Oh, and it appears that Texas doesn't have many fans around here. Which, you know, is entirely understandable. However, they still jump Oklahoma on our ballot, the reverse of real life. Anyone interested in a split national title?
Our top 10 teams remain unchanged -- yeah, OK State stays at #10, despite the home loss to the Sooners. What, did that change your opinion of the Cowboys? Utah does jump two spots, including over Ohio State, despite both teams having BYEs because...because...hold on, let me get back to you that one...
...OK, found it. Turns out we had a substitute voter last weekend, and Yellow Fever likes Utah about 4 spots better than HydroTech. Yeah, stop paying attention to our deltas already.
Dropped Out: Florida State (#22), Northwestern (#25).
And in other ballot news, Georgia Tech, on its way up the poll, passes Georgia coming down, providing a solid bit of evidence that, just maybe SEC >> ACC isn't true after all.
Oregon State, blowout losers of the Civil War (and a Rose Bowl bid, and a LOT of money, and my respect, and the Rodgers brothers -- though they did finally win a basketball game, against Fresno State, to get to 1-4), very nearly lost their spot in our Top 25, plummeting 9 spots to No. 25. No one else really saw significant movement, which makes sense for a late-in-the-year poll. I mean, after 11 games, is 1 more really going to change your opinion of a team THAT drastically?
Next week, we'll do a fun little 'compare and contrast' between our final regular season ballot and our preseason ballot. (Clemson in the Top 10?? Oh no we didn't!!)