BlogPoll: Bama Stays at No. 1; LSU, Georgia Slide in Week 4

John Reed-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

A look at this week's BlogPoll results and what they say about the SEC teams involved.

It looks like the BlogPoll voters were no more impressed with LSU's showing than the balloters for the SEC Power Poll this week; the Bayou Bengals dropped two spots after their two-point win against Auburn, with Oregon and Florida State climbing after their relatively convincing victories.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 4

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (85) 24.81 0.74 --
2 Oregon Ducks (2) 22.94 2.50 Arrow_up 1
3 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 21.85 2.93 Arrow_up 2
4 LSU Tigers 21.53 2.44 Arrow_down -2
5 Georgia Bulldogs 20.34 2.40 Arrow_down -1
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 18.80 2.56 Arrow_up 8
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 18.37 2.36 Arrow_up 2
8 Stanford Cardinal (2) 17.65 3.11 --
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 16.55 3.20 Arrow_up 2
10 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.49 4.46 Arrow_down -3
11 Florida Gators (1) 14.82 3.46 Arrow_up 2
12 Texas Longhorns 14.20 2.73 --
13 USC Trojans 11.43 4.49 Arrow_up 3
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.17 4.09 Arrow_up 1
15 TCU Horned Frogs 10.45 3.86 Arrow_up 2
16 Clemson Tigers 9.14 4.54 Arrow_down -6
17 Oklahoma Sooners 7.92 4.65 Arrow_down -11
18 Louisville Cardinals 7.83 3.15 Arrow_up 1
19 Oregon St. Beavers 7.16 4.63 Arrow_up 10
20 Michigan St. Spartans 4.65 3.11 Arrow_up 2
21 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 4.51 3.57 Arrow_up 3
22 Northwestern Wildcats 3.74 4.30 Arrow_up 1
23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.10 2.95 Arrow_up 10
24 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2.51 2.69 Arrow_up 2
25 Ohio Bobcats 2.49 3.11 --
Others Receiving Votes: Baylor Bears | Iowa St. Cyclones | UCLA Bruins | Boise St. Broncos | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Michigan Wolverines | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Arizona Wildcats | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Virginia Tech Hokies | Cincinnati Bearcats | Minnesota Golden Gophers | Texas A&M Aggies | Wisconsin Badgers | Tennessee Volunteers | Central Florida Knights | Purdue Boilermakers | Ball St. Cardinals | Miami Hurricanes | Utah State Aggies | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Nevada Wolf Pack | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 9:45 AM EDT

South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi State all got nice bumps, as you can see, though Mississippi State jumping three spots based on a 20-point win over a team that's not even a full-fledged member of the Sun Belt yet seems to have more to do with other teams not impressing than anything else. And their ranking is more contentious than anyone else in the SEC, which is pretty amazing when you consider Florida got a first-place vote.

Georgia's one-spot drop seems to have more to do with Florida State's impressive win over Clemson than the Dawgs' own performance against Vanderbilt, a 45-point beatdown with which it is hard to find much fault.

No. 13 for Southern Cal strikes me as a bit high, and No. 23 for Rutgers a bit low. But preseason expectations have sway even among bloggers, it seems. And whoever is still voting for Tennessee puzzles me a little bit, but sure, have fun with that approach.

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