Others receiving votes:
Notre Dame, South Carolina, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon State, West Virginia, South Florida, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Idaho, Auburn, Arkansas
Dropped out this week:
South Carolina, Wisconsin, Auburn, South Florida, Kansas, Nebraska
Biggest Difference from AP Poll:
California +12, Arizona +9, West Virginia -9, Central Michigan +7, South Carolina -4, Kansas -4
Biggest Difference from BCS Poll:
California +5, Texas Tech +4, USC +3, Boise State -3, TCU -3, West Virginia -3
So the general trend here seems to be that the top-15 doesn't change that much (unless there's a big loss there - see Virginia Tech and Ohio State) but the bottom 10 is in constant flux. From the change it looks like the bottom part literally switched with teams that weren't on the poll last week. As everyone who voted can attest to, the bottom half of this season's top-25 is a cluster-f**k.
In other news, Cal returns to the top-25 and receives its weekely first place vote. I wonder who that might be...? Other surprising fact (because the bottom 5-10 teams really don't deserve consideration) is that Cincinnati is the third best team. I wonder if they'll stay there now with Tony Pike out to injury. The only other thing I note is that West Virginia was almost glossed over by more than half of the voters (including yours truly). Maybe that is a mistake.
The Biggest Homer Award goes to...
... Missing Barry, who voted for Cal as #1!
This award was presented to the user(s) who loved Cal the most out of everyone who voted this week
Missing Barry is no longer missing as he returns triumphantly to vote Cal as the best team evar!
The OMG Cal Sux Award goes to...
... Rated-R Superstar, Takimoto, and ragnarok, all of whom did not vote for Cal!
This award was presented to the user(s) who held a glass half-empty look at Cal
Clearly Rated-R Superstar, Takimoto (aren't you a Duck fan?), and ragnarok don't see Cal's win at UCLA as all that impressive. At least not impressive enough for a paltry vote.
The Five Most Confusing Teams Were...
- Ohio State
- Penn State
Most people had the most trouble figuring out where these five teams belonged. This list is limited to teams that are in the top-25 only.
Oklahoma is confusing because no one is sure whether to vote for Oklahoma seeing as how they are a 3 loss team or to ditch them. And even if they did vote for Oklahoma, no one knows where to place them. I'm guessing that the confusion for Pitt arises from the fact that most of the voters didn't watch them play.
The Five Least Confusing Teams Were...
- Central Michigan
- Texas Tech
Most people were generally on the same page when it came to these teams. This list is limited to teams that are in the top-25 only otherwise all the crappy teams would top this list.
Houston and Utah as least confusing!? This whole list is useless because all teams are mighty confusing and these five just happens to be the least of them all. That's like saying Twist's lawyer skills is worse than his sanity; there's not much of a difference.
The Five Most Divergent Voters Were...
- Missing Barry
- Rated-R Superstar
This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed most from the overall Top 25.
Ah Missing Barry. Your vote for Cal as #1 clearly propels you to the top of the list. But the most surprising this is seeing me at number 2 on this list! I guess my vote for Idaho at #24 and Cincinnati at #2 clearly wasn't normal. I will stand by Idaho until they defeat Boise State.
The Five Least Divergent Voters Were...
- Ohio Bear
This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed the least from the overall Top 25.
I'm stunned to see ragnarok on this list. You're becoming normal! Ohio Bear takes the prize with his ballot looking almost depressing a lot like the final result. The only big change is that he voted for South Carolina and West Virginia.