|6||Miami (Fla.) (1)||17|
Others receiving votes:
Washington, Oregon, Kansas, Oregon State, Iowa, Missouri, Utah, Pittsburgh, Texas Tech, Clemson, Notre Dame, Auburn
Dropped out this week:
Oregon State, Utah
Biggest Difference from AP Poll:
UCLA +5, Georiga Tech +4, Michigan +4, Mississippi -4
USC falls, Miami flys. BYU and GT drops, Houston and Michigan soars. Interestingly enough it looks like Ohio St is hurting by proxy at UW's win because it seems to me that voters (including yours truly) thought "If OSU isn't good enough to beat USC at home, they can't beat the Huskies seeing as how UW beat USC". Cal continues it's climb on the ranking elevator but perhaps not as fast as previous weeks. UCLA enters the poll for the first time and Washington and Oregon are close to entering. Florida's grip on the top spot relaxes. Houston is still ranked below Oklahoma State. What the hell people? Just another week of college football folks.
The Biggest Homer Award goes to...
... rocksanddirt, 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
CruzinBears and Missing Barry make the award their b****. It would be more of a surprise if they didn't win it. rocksanddirt is the newcomer here. He (or she) was apparently impressed with Cal's win over University of Decker.
The OMG Cal Sux Award goes to...
... goldenbeers who voted for Cal as #10!
This award was presented to the user(s) who held a glass half-empty look at Cal
Hey Rated-R Superstar didn't win. Apparently goldenbeers thinks Cal is good but not *that* good.
The Five Most Confusing Teams Were...
- Brigham Young
- Georgia Tech
- North Carolina
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.
The top three confusing teams were all ones that lost. I'm sensing a trend here: people are not sure how much to punish a team for losing. Houston appears because people aren't sure how highly to rank them. I'll give you a clue: rank them higher than Oklahoma St!
The Five Least Confusing Teams Were...
- Virginia 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.
Almost all voters decided that UCLA deserved to be #25 and hence the lack of confusion. The rest of the teams (sans VT) are Top-5 teams.
The Five Most Divergent Voters Were...
- Missing Barry
- California Pete
This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed most from the overall Top 25.
I'm not going to discuss ragnarok's or Missing Barry's ballot because we expect nothing less from either. GBB's ballot is more interesting: Miami at #1, Oregon at #24. I'll just let him explain himself:
I’ve got Miami/Alabama at top because they have taken care of business and played someone. Cal is behind them for doing the same but not playing a marquee game. LSU’s trip to UW looks a lot better now. Of everyone left Cincy has shown as much as anyone. Penn St. is there as default having played and stuggled and against nobody, Texas and Florida did not look like top 5 teams Saturday. After Ohio State it’s pretty much a muddled jumble of confusing teams going off of only 3 data points (or less). Closing out with 3 Pac-10 teams, the story of that is that I really couldn’t find anyone who has impressed me and they look as solid as anyone with some tough games.
Actually this week is not as crazy as usual. Perhaps with more games being played everything is equaling out.
The Five Least Divergent Voters Were...
- Davis Bear
This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed the least from the overall Top 25.
A lot of newcomers (or at least ones who don't post all the inanity in the DBDs) think like most others.
NOTE: I've decided that starting next year (yea just a little far off), I'm going to be saving everyone's ballot for every week (I made the horrible decision to clear them this year) so that we can get some good end of the year statistics.