Clone Chronicles' Blogpoll: Week 12

Below is my latest ballot, based on results from this week, along with adjustments for SOS.

 

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama 2
2 Florida 1
3 Texas 1
4 Cincinnati 1
5 TCU 1
6 Boise State
7 Georgia Tech
8 Pittsburgh 2
9 Oregon 1
10 Virginia Tech 3
11 Miami (Florida) 3
12 Oklahoma State 1
13 Ohio State 1
14 Iowa 3
15 Southern Cal 1
16 LSU 7
17 North Carolina 3
18 California 3
19 Clemson 1
20 Oregon State 1
21 Penn State 4
22 Utah
23 Brigham Young
24 Stanford 9
25 Mississippi

 

Dropped Out: Arizona (#22), Wisconsin (#23), Boston College (#24).
Teams Considered:  West Virginia, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Nebraska

Explanation on the next page

  • New #1: Alabama has the hardest schedule of the unbeatens. I am started to be more sold on them as well, as I think they will beat Florida in the SEC Championship game.
  • I moved Oregon and Oklahoma State down slightly for barley winning this past week.
  • The biggest mover is Stanford at -9 spots after losing to Cal last night... With my numbers, I could make the case for dropping Stanford out, as they are the only 4 loss team on this ballot. Still, I think beating Oregon and USC has to count for something. They are going to finish ahead of USC in the Pac 10, so as long as USC is ranked, Stanford should be as well.
  • Some may question Mississippi getting ranked. LSU has been relatively shaky all year. There just aren't a lot of 3 loss teams that are out there that can make a stronger case right now (WVU, Nebraska, Navy, Wisconsin)... I thought about putting Arizona ahead of Mississippi due to a very strong SOS, but it felt weird putting them on there because they honestly let one slip against Oregon.

Any thoughts on the ballot?

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Clone Chronicles

You must be a member of Clone Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clone Chronicles. You should read them.

Join Clone Chronicles

You must be a member of Clone Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clone Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.