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Other Half of the BlogPoll Draft Ballot

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It's times like these that I'm glad there's a draft ballot. Having been gone all weekend for the Cocktail Party without an Internet connection, I missed a lot of the weekend's action. There will probably be some things that don't make sense, so please let me know in the comments. I'm still catching up on everything.

Top 25 here, comments after the jump.

  1. Florida
  2. Alabama
  3. Texas
  4. TCU
  5. Iowa
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Boise State
  8. Oregon
  9. LSU
  10. Georgia Tech
  11. Pittsburgh
  12. Penn State
  13. Houston
  14. Utah
  15. Miami (FL)
  16. USC
  17. Ohio State
  18. Oklahoma State
  19. Cal
  20. Oklahoma
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Arizona
  23. BYU
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Clemson

As with every week, I start with my stat-based rankings. The first 30 teams are listed below for your perusal. This week, I had to knock six teams out and bring six teams up in order for my ballot to make sense. We're just in one of those transitional periods I guess. OUT: Nebraska, Texas Tech, BC, Central Michigan, Temple, Auburn. IN: Houston, Cal, Oklahoma State, Utah, Arizona, BYU.

Beyond that, I tried to let the numbers lead me. Hence, Florida jumps Alabama by a slim margin. I looked at last week and this week, and the only appreciable difference was in the strength of schedule numbers. Florida's was basically the same, but Alabama's took a minor hit. The two of them are well out in front of everyone else, so just consider them 1 and 1A.

Once again, I had to move Texas up a bit to get to third and the reason was strength of schedule. It was 77th best in the nation last week by my estimation, and playing Oklahoma State helped move it up to 58th. By all other measures the Longhorns belong in the top three or four, but the schedule is holding them back some.

I moved Oregon down below all the undefeated teams for now, but I can be convinced to put them as high as fourth. The Ducks had a slow start (and it wasn't just Boise - they escaped by two against Purdue as well) but since they've been a monster. I haven't been all that high on USC all season, and Oregon just exposed them, thankfully. USC's never been good against running quarterbacks (which is why Tressel screwed up so badly by not having Pryor run), so something like this was always coming if Oregon could straighten itself out given how many people USC's defense lost.

Beyond that, it's all a bunch of shuffling based on won/loss records. If something's out of whack, let me know.

Rank Team SSOS YPP Diff PyWin Pct Real Win Pct Average
1 Florida 23 13 6 1 8.80
2 Alabama 31 8 4 1 9.00
3 Oregon 22 11 11 8 12.00
4 TCU 59 5 1 1 13.40
5 Iowa 39 15 13 1 13.80
6 Texas 58 9 3 1 14.40
7 Cincinnati 78 3 9 1 18.40
8 Boise St. 85 4 2 1 18.60
9 Virginia Tech 5 19 18 34 22.00
10 LSU 84 1 10 8 22.20
11 Georgia Tech 28 39 28 8 22.20
12 Pittsburgh 60 16 14 13 23.20
13 Oklahoma 17 10 12 44 25.40
14 Southern California 44 27 19 19 25.60
15 Penn St. 105 2 5 8 25.60
16 Ohio St. 81 7 7 17 25.80
17 Miami (FL) 3 52 52 16 27.80
18 Clemson 14 20 20 44 28.40
19 Boston College 21 21 38 34 29.60
20 Nebraska 76 6 8 34 31.60
21 Notre Dame 61 37 27 19 32.60
22 Texas Tech 57 24 16 34 33.00
23 Central Mich. 97 14 21 19 34.00
24 Temple 96 18 30 13 34.00
25 Auburn 30 51 37 28 34.80
26 Utah 114 29 17 8 35.20
27 Houston 72 44 34 13 35.20
28 Tennessee 24 31 15 55 36.00
29 Rutgers 50 22 53 28 36.20
30 Wisconsin 19 75 39 24 36.20