BlogPoll Week 7: Florida Wuz Robbed

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

And it's not our Florida blogger saying that. It's a small slight right now, but there's no reason for the Oregon Ducks to be ahead of the Florida Gators

It's easy for us SEC homers with our weak nonconference schedules to puff our chests and say that Florida should be No. 2 -- but, let's be real, Oregon does have that stunning win over Arkansas State. And, sure, the Ducks haven't played anyone ranked in the BlogPoll Top 25 as of this week -- but, hey, it's not like Florida has defeated the No. 6 and No. 20 teams while playing one fewer FCS team and one fewer midmajor than Oregon.

Or maybe it is exactly like that. But preseason expectations are preseason expectations even in the BlogPoll, and apparently bloggers are no more eager to throw away those preseason expectations than the AP writers and coaches they always slam for not throwing away their preseason expectations. Or maybe they've been listening too much to Michael Wilbon, whom Andy Hutchins flat-out destroys here.

That said, the same preseason-uber-alles trend is basically advantaging Alabama right now, so we're not going to complain about it too loudly. (And, just like when Alabama appears lower on my ballot than on others, this will all straighten itself out in the end.)

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 7

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (62) 24.64 0.84 --
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.32 2.15 --
3 Florida Gators (5) 22.51 1.40 Arrow_up 2
4 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 21.99 1.36 Arrow_up 2
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4) 21.30 1.81 Arrow_up 2
6 LSU Tigers 18.41 2.62 Arrow_up 3
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 17.05 2.44 Arrow_down -4
8 Oregon St. Beavers 16.89 3.84 Arrow_up 2
9 Oklahoma Sooners 16.18 3.44 Arrow_up 5
10 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 16.05 5.49 Arrow_down -2
11 Florida St. Seminoles 13.70 3.69 --
12 USC Trojans 13.09 4.69 --
13 Georgia Bulldogs 11.82 3.12 --
14 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 10.21 3.80 Arrow_up 5
15 Louisville Cardinals 9.88 3.84 Arrow_up 3
16 Clemson Tigers 9.49 4.56 --
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 9.29 3.46 Arrow_down -13
18 Texas Tech Red Raiders 8.32 4.52 Arrow_up 13
19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7.33 3.61 Arrow_up 1
20 Texas A&M Aggies 6.36 3.70 Arrow_up 4
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 6.24 3.87 --
22 Stanford Cardinal 4.83 4.42 Arrow_down -5
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.96 4.92 --
24 TCU Horned Frogs 2.11 2.61 Arrow_up 4
25 Michigan Wolverines 1.76 2.58 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Iowa St. Cyclones | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | Texas Longhorns | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Northern Illinois Huskies | Toledo Rockets | North Carolina Tar Heels | UCLA Bruins | Wisconsin Badgers | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Ball St. Cardinals | Utah State Aggies | Kent St. Golden Flashes
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

Other than that, there's not a ton of remarkable stuff here. LSU is ahead of South Carolina -- which, yeah.

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