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CGB Top-25 Week 1 Results

Everything was thrown off by 24hrs due to the late Monday game but should hopefully go back to normal next week (I think - are there any Monday night games next week?).
1Boise State (9) 2
2TCU 3
3Ohio State (2) 2
4Alabama (5) 2
5Oregon 3
6Nebraska 1
7Iowa 3
8Florida 4
9Texas--
10Oklahoma 4
11Wisconsin 1
12Miami (Fla.) 2
13Virginia Tech 2
14Georgia Tech 2
15Arkansas 2
16Southern California 1
17Utah 8
18Penn State--
19Florida State 3
20California (2) 1
21LSU 2
22Oregon State 2
23Pittsburgh 10
24Arizona 3
25North Carolina 6

Others receiving votes:
Auburn, Brigham Young, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, Stanford, Fresno State, West Virginia, Temple

Dropped out this week:
Auburn

Biggest Difference from AP Poll:
California +24, West Virginia -11, Arizona +8, Georgia -8, South Carolina -7, Stanford -7, Oregon State +7, Pittsburgh +5, North Carolina +5, Auburn -5, Texas -4, Alabama -3, Utah +3


Well the biggest thing to notice here is that CGB is bullish on Pac-10 teams (except Stanfurd) and especially with Cal. No surprise here considering this is a Cal site. We also seem to be bullish on the "newbies", favoring teams such as Boise, TCU and Oregon over traditional powers such as Alabama, Ohio State or Texas. Surprisingly enough CGB is in accordance with most of the teams in the middle of the poll. It's just the top and the bottom that we're divergent on. Interestingly enough it looks like LSU was rewarded for their (incompetent) victory over UNC despite claims in the game threads that it wouldn't happen and UNC, Pitt and Oregon St were not punished as heavily as expected for their losses. Utah of course was the biggest mover jumping up nearly eight spots from the bottom of the poll.


The Biggest Sunshine Pumper Award goes to...

... Missing Barry, and rocksanddirt, 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 had copious amounts of sunshine pumping

Again no surprises here as these two are two of the biggest sunshine pumpers of all known pumpers in this world.


The OMG Cal Sux Award goes to...

... Berkelium97, Rated-R Superstar, Ursa Major, and royrules22, 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

I can say that I didn't vote for Cal because Cal hasn't proven themselves as being worthy of being in the top-25. Of course one can claim that neither has Alabama (other than you know playing a FBS team) but my defense is that defending national champions get a free pass the first few weeks barring stupid losses.


The Five Most Confusing Teams Were...
  1. North Carolina
  2. Arizona
  3. California
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. 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.

Three of these teams lost last week. I can understand the confusion with OSU because they played at the #2 in our poll and made it a game and UNC despite losing 90% of their talent almost won it. Pitt is a bit more perplexing but they did force OT with a freshman at QB on the road.


The Five Least Confusing Teams Were...
  1. Iowa
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State
  4. Nebraska
  5. Boise 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.

Nothing much to say here. I guess everyone knows Iowa.


The Five Most Divergent Voters Were...
  1. atomsareenough
  2. BeastMode
  3. DucksSuckQuackQuack
  4. superguy
  5. Ursa Major

This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed most from the overall Top 25.

atoms had VT at 11, Pitt at 13 and Florida at 23. One would think that VT and Pitt won whereas Florida lost. BeastMode's divergent votes include Utah at 3 and BYU at 4. DucksSuckQuackQuack interestingly enough put Oregon at 4.


The Five Least Divergent Voters Were...
  1. Fire Starkey
  2. Missing Barry
  3. Ohio Bear
  4. rocksanddirt
  5. Rated-R Superstar

This avard was given to the five voters whose poll differed the least from the overall Top 25.

Fire Starkey was mostly the same as the actual top-25 other than some top 5 shuffling (such as picking 'Bama at #1). The oddest vote would be Michigan at #21, but he wasn't the only one to do so (including yours truly) so he's not that divergent. I was surprised to see Missing Barry in this list because well he's usually divergent. Other than his vote for Cal at #1 and Virginia at #2 (!!??) he didn't seem all that divergent. Looks like the hivemind got to him.

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