Here is this week's Top 25:
California Golden Blogs Top 25 - Week 7
|5||TCU Horned Frogs||2|
|6||Ohio State Buckeyes||3|
|7||Michigan State Spartans||4|
|8||Alabama Crimson Tide||2|
|9||Florida State Seminoles||3|
|12||Oklahoma State Cowboys||1|
|13||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||2|
|16||California Golden Bears||1|
|19||Texas A&M Aggies||12|
|24||Duke Blue Devils||1|
Also, if we're being honest, it's Stanford right now who looks better than anybody else, including Alabama. Texas A&M had some horrid QB play and no run defense for much of the game. I think the SEC has some quality teams at the top, but they've also got a ton of mediocre disappointments, like Auburn, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, in addition to regular cellar dwellars like Vandy and Kentucky.
I agree with atoms! With all due respect, "The SEC is still #1" is ridiculous. "Still"??? Based on what? How they did last year when they were swept in the last week of the season by the ACC in rivalry games? Or the west going 2-5 in bowl games? What's the "Still" #1 part that you're putting forward?? And this year, you have seen their OOC games right? Is the SEC good? of course. As is the Pac12. As is the Big10. As is the Big12.... Alabama BARELY beat a bad Arkansas team two weeks ago. Sigh.
By the way, why do you guys all have Michigan State so high? I think all of you have them up in the 4-7 range. Michigan was a good win for them, but it took a absolute miracle for the Spartans to pull it out, after time expired, and now most of you have them even higher than you had Michigan going in. Sure, 7-0 is nice and shiny, but if we're talking such smack about Iowa, how is Michigan State's resume so much better up to this point? At least the Hawkeyes walloped a decent Northwestern team. I think those are two relatively comparable resumes, and accordingly I have them next to each other in my poll.
Michigan State's resume is WAY better than Iowa's. Iowa's is a joke and will continue to be so, as I said missing Ohio State, MSU and Michigan this year. As I said in my ballot, i may have the Spartans a bit too high. I would like to see what happens to Michigan... would be fun to see them Hairbaugh it.
Re: the chart, I think you have too much time on your hands... But that is actually really nicely done.