Week 11 BlogPoll Keeps the SEC Flying High But Puts Oregon at No. 1

Kevin C. Cox

The conference still dominates the upper half of the poll but is without No. 1 for the first time in a while

Not to interrupt the lovely conversation over your humble correspondent's BlogPoll ballot, but we have the final results from the mothership now. And Georgia is more highly regarded by the hivemind than by this one portion of it.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 11

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Oregon Ducks (44) 24.86 2.82 Arrow_up 1
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (24) 24.56 2.79 Arrow_up 1
3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4) 23.15 2.52 Arrow_up 1
4 Alabama Crimson Tide (2) 21.81 2.20 Arrow_down -3
5 Georgia Bulldogs 19.67 0.33 --
6 Florida Gators 18.52 0.66 --
7 Florida St. Seminoles 17.86 0.36 Arrow_up 1
8 LSU Tigers 17.77 0.88 Arrow_up 1
9 Ohio St. Buckeyes 17.67 6.43 Arrow_down -2
10 Texas A&M Aggies 17.52 0.89 Arrow_up 5
11 Clemson Tigers 15.27 1.65 Arrow_down -1
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.16 1.33 --
13 Oklahoma Sooners 13.93 2.36 Arrow_up 1
14 Stanford Cardinal 13.03 1.46 Arrow_up 2
15 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.29 2.14 Arrow_up 2
16 Oregon St. Beavers 8.78 3.53 Arrow_down -3
17 UCLA Bruins 8.58 2.38 Arrow_up 1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.74 2.97 Arrow_up 2
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.51 3.24 Arrow_down -8
20 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 6.25 3.65 Arrow_down -1
21 USC Trojans 5.49 3.18 --
22 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.07 2.70 Arrow_up 2
23 Kent St. Golden Flashes 2.19 2.71 Arrow_up 4
24 Michigan Wolverines 2.19 2.12 Arrow_up 10
25 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 1.88 2.33 Arrow_up 7
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech Red Raiders | Northern Illinois Huskies | Wisconsin Badgers | Boise St. Broncos | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Utah State Aggies | Cincinnati Bearcats | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Central Florida Knights | Washington Huskies | San Jose St. Spartans | San Diego St. Aztecs | TCU Horned Frogs | Northwestern Wildcats | Arizona Wildcats | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Toledo Rockets | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | UAB Blazers
Updated: Nov 13, 2012 9:00 AM EST

The big takeaway is that being a little top-heavy works just find for the SEC; five of the Top 10 teams and six of the Top 12 are from the SEC, even if no one else is even on the board. (Mississippi State does get a few scattered votes, apparently.) Oh, and look there, it's Kent State at No. 23. KENTUCKY HAS DEFEATED A TOP 25 TEAM THIS YEAR IN A SIGNATURE WIN. #savejoker

Alabama slips just three spots for its loss to Texas A&M, which doesn't seem at all unfair given that (a) it was a close loss; and (b) Texas A&M is a pretty good team. The Tide hold onto two first-place votes, which I understand even if I don't agree. TAMU moves up five and LSU ticks up one place, but everyone else stays put where they were last week. Bama was the only real CHAOS in the SEC last weekend, but it was more than enough for all concerned, I'm sure.

The voters continue to get it wrong on Oregon vs. Kansas State, but that will clear up either as Oregon gets into the better part of its schedule or as one of them loses. Florida State at No. 7 still makes absolutely no sense to me, but I guess that Wake win must have really put them on the map. I can't fault too much after No. 20; I don't necessarily agree with all the teams that are there, but after going through the process you realize that there aren't too many quality teams to round out the Top 25.

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