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2009 CBS BlogPoll Top 25 Ballot: Preseason

Here’s my ballot for this week’s CBS Sports BlogPoll Top 25 hosted by—as you might imagine—CBS Sports.

Preseason Prognostications

Through 20 August 2009

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Well, it’s been almost nine months since last I posted a BlogPoll ballot, and let me tell you that it feels mighty good to be back in the saddle again.  This does not, however, mean that I have suddenly gained any sense or am any more reliable.

As a general rule, I consider preseason ballots to be dubious at best.  They are based upon little more than rumor and innuendo.  There is little to no basis for selecting one team over the other.  Thus, as Hooper has pointed out, this is little more than a turkey shoot.  That said, here’s my preseason Top 25 for everyone to attack:

My Ballot for the Week


Rank Team
1 Florida
2 Oklahoma
3 Southern Cal
4 Texas
5 Penn State
6 Ole Miss
7 Alabama
8 California
9 Ohio State
10 Notre Dame
11 Georgia
12 LSU
13 Oklahoma State
14 Boise State
15 TCU
16 Virginia Tech
17 Illinois
18 Rutgers
19 Miami (Florida)
20 Nebraska
21 Iowa
22 Brigham Young
23 Pittsburgh
24 Clemson
25 UCLA

Explanations after the jump…

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2008 BlogPoll Ballot: Week 5

Here’s my ballot for this week’s College Football BlogPoll which, as always, is hosted by MGOBlog.

Week 5

Through 28 September 2008

My, my, my… How things sure do change in only one short week.  After all the craziness of the past weekend in the world of college football, there are a lot of changes in my BlogPoll ballot for this week.  Most of these should be fairly obvious.  Either way, here’s my ballot.  Explanations after the jump…

My Ballot for the Week

Rank
Team Delta
1
Oklahoma 1
2
Alabama 7
3
LSU 1
4
Missouri 1
5
Penn State 3
6
Texas 4
7
Auburn 6
8
Southern Cal 7
9
Georgia 6
10
Texas Tech 1
11
Florida 5
12
Ohio State 2
13
South Florida 4
14
Utah 1
15
Brigham Young 1
16
Vanderbilt 3
17
Wisconsin 10
18
Oregon 2
19
Wake Forest 7
20
Kansas 1
21
Boise State 2
22
Fresno State 2
23
Oklahoma State 3
24
Connecticut 2
25
California 1

Dropped Out: Colorado (#18), Illinois (#22), Clemson (#25).

Oh boy, now don’t we have something to think about

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2008 BlogPoll Ballot: Week 2

Here’s my ballot for this week’s College Football BlogPoll which, as always, is hosted by MGOBlog.

Week 2

“Adjustments” in the Works

I have no business trying to rank all of the teams in the country, and this week’s ballot makes that obvious.  More on this week’s changes after the ballot.

My Ballot for the Week

Rank
Team Delta
1
Georgia
2
Southern Cal
1
3
Ohio State
1
4
LSU
5
Missouri
1
6
Florida
1
7
Oklahoma
8
Auburn
9
Kansas
10
Wisconsin
1
11
Penn State
1
12
Texas
1
13
Alabama
1
14
Oregon
15
Wake Forest
16
Arizona State
1
17
Texas Tech
9
18
Utah
1
19
East Carolina
7
20
Colorado
2
21
Fresno State
1
22
Brigham Young
1
23
South Florida
24
California
2
25
Illinois
1

Dropped Out: West Virginia (#16), Clemson (#20), Bowling Green (#24), Tennessee (#25).

Comments,  Explanations, and Excuses

The high-points of the week’s changes after the jump:

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