Another week has gone by, and another poll is here:
|2||Southern California (4)||--|
Others receiving votes:
UCLA, Kansas, Florida State, Arizona, Oregon, Missouri, Texas Tech, Iowa, West Virginia, Boston College
Dropped out this week:
Notre Dame, Florida State
Biggest Difference from AP Poll:
Oregon St +7, Georgia +4, LSU -4
Cal continues it's meteoric climb (actually it's very close to #4 Texas) while Florida continues its ride at the top. Nothing really all that surprising unless you look at the movers and shakers. In other words the biggest surprise is Notre Dame's drop. They went from being in the top-25 to not receiving a single vote! And CGB readers continue to be bullish on Oregon St. Maybe everyone's surprised that they won a game on the road this early in the season? Ohio St didn't drop that much but Oklahoma State did. The latter's defeat allowed for Houston to pop in at #24. UCLA almost broke to the top-25 but sadly for the Bruins, the Wolverines stole their spot.
The Biggest Homer Award goes to...
... CruzinBears, and Missing Barry, all of whom 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
And this award continues to be presented to the only two who vote for Cal as #1. Perhaps they can explain more as to why they believe Cal is the #1 team in the nation? Are you doing a resume-voting? I still can't see how Cal can be better than USC if you are doing resume-voting versus power poll.
The OMG Cal Sux Award goes to...
... Rated-R Superstar who voted for Cal as #9!
This award was presented to the user(s) who held a glass half-empty look at Cal
The only reason Rated-R Superstar won this is because everyone else rated Cal much higher than he did. It doesn't necessarily mean he hates Cal. Ok this award is useless when everyone agrees. As a Cal fan I hope it remains useless because that means everyone agrees Cal is awesome.
The Five Most Confusing Teams Were...
- Miami (Fla.)
- North Carolina
- Oregon 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.
Miami (Fla) and Georgia are confusing teams if only because they had close shoot out victories over suspect teams (Florida St and South Carolina respectively) and in the case of Georgia lost a game already. I don't see what's with the confusion with North Carolina. They suck.
The Five Least Confusing Teams Were...
- Southern California
- Penn State
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.
Apparently everyone agrees that Houston suddenly deserves to be ranked in the top-25. Perhaps the only surprise of the entire poll this week.
The Five Most Divergent Voters Were...
- Missing Barry
This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed most from the overall Top 25.
Once again no surprise to the top two here. Missing Barry comes in first with votes for teams such as Boston College (really?), Arizona, Missouri (who by the way barely beat Bowling Green last week), etc. CruzinBears comes in with votes for Arizona but the true craziness is in putting Cal at #1 and Penn St at #4.
The Five Least Divergent Voters Were...
- Rated-R Superstar
- Spazzy Mcgee
This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed the least from the overall Top 25.
Well not much to say here except that yours truly is on the list! And this is further proof that the "OMG Cal Sux Award" is not all that impressive because despite winning that award Rated-R Superstar is just like everyone else when it came to the poll.