College Footballers: Lets Go Blog Polling

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The BCS is junk. The AP poll is mediocre at best. And don't get me started on the Coaches’ poll. Ever wonder what a poll would look like if it was voted on by people who eat, sleep and breathe their team and live to dissect their opponents? Thank God for the Internet.

Sports Blog Nation’s college football section asks more than 100 of their blogs to submit a top-25 poll every week during the season, much like the AP asking their selected writers to do the same. Each college-team-based blog submits their ballot on Monday and then revises their final ballot on Wednesday. The votes are tallied and VOILA! We have a poll for college football junkies, by college football junkies.

It’s only fair that those who lay idly (Or scream and stomp around actively) and watch college football for 12 hours every Saturday a have their say in who the top dog is amongst other enthusiasts.

Of course because the BCS overlords crown the eventual “champion,” the AP and Coaches’ poll are kind of inconsequential and are really just fodder for debate and hype. So is this one.

Why not give this one a peek every week. It’ll be more ammo when you’re arguing with your slack-jawed buddies about whether LSU’s ugly win over Oregon on Saturday really means they should be the No. 1 team in the land (Hint: Of course they should be!).

When you look at the other two polls, how could the AP poll and the Coaches’ poll really fuck that up? I mean seriously HOW? Oklahoma (AP, Coaches’ No. 1) shredded a ferocious Tulsa squad while Alabama (Coaches’ No. 2) pistol-whipped a scary Kent State team into submission. The whole time, LSU was knocking out a patsy Oregon side. The whole thing is nauseating. Which is why I implore you to make the trip to SB Nation every Wednesday and check out the fine work they’re doing.

Here is this week’s poll for your viewing pleasure, with LSU sitting mightily atop the board. Also, read Spencer Hall’s weekly Alphabetical, it's a hilarious recap on the weekend that was in college football. 

 

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 2

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 LSU Tigers (41) 23.63 2.42 Arrow_up 5
2 Oklahoma Sooners (27) 23.14 1.57
3 Alabama Crimson Tide (21) 22.68 3.12 Arrow_down -2
4 Boise St. Broncos (4) 22.16 1.86
5 Stanford Cardinal (2) 19.47 3.32 Arrow_up 2
6 Florida St. Seminoles 18.80 2.92 Arrow_down -1
7 Wisconsin Badgers 18.41 3.13 Arrow_up 1
8 Texas A&M Aggies 16.11 3.70 Arrow_up 2
9 Nebraska Cornhuskers 15.39 4.54
10 Virginia Tech Hokies 14.65 4.33 Arrow_up 1
11 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 13.82 4.99 Arrow_up 2
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.77 4.21
13 Arkansas Razorbacks 12.27 4.76 Arrow_up 1
14 Oregon Ducks 12.26 6.03 Arrow_down -11
15 Ohio St. Buckeyes 9.86 4.27 Arrow_up 4
16 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 9.37 4.21 Arrow_up 4
17 Michigan St. Spartans 6.72 4.78 Arrow_down -1
18 Baylor Bears 6.45 6.48 Arrow_up 53
19 Florida Gators 6.26 4.22 Arrow_up 4
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 6.12 3.67 Arrow_up 1
21 South Florida Bulls 5.26 5.93 Arrow_up 15
22 Missouri Tigers 4.03 3.97
23 Penn St. Nittany Lions 2.60 3.77 Arrow_up 4
24 Houston Cougars 2.21 3.95 Arrow_up 7
25 Texas Longhorns 2.13 3.12 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona St. Sun Devils | BYU Cougars | TCU Horned Frogs | Northwestern Wildcats | USC Trojans | Georgia Bulldogs | Michigan Wolverines | Auburn Tigers | Maryland Terrapins | Iowa Hawkeyes | Clemson Tigers | Hawaii Warriors | Syracuse Orange | Central Florida Knights | Utah Utes | Pittsburgh Panthers | Northern Illinois Huskies | California Golden Bears | Cincinnati Bearcats | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Notre Dame Fighting Irish | Utah State Aggies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | North Carolina Tar Heels | Arizona Wildcats | Ohio Bobcats | Air Force Falcons | Washington St. Cougars | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Virginia Cavaliers | Southern Miss. Golden Eagles | Miami Hurricanes | Arkansas St. Red Wolves | Oregon St. Beavers | Toledo Rockets | Temple Owls | Nevada Wolf Pack | Tennessee Volunteers | Connecticut Huskies | Purdue Boilermakers | N.C. State Wolfpack | Fla. International Golden Panthers | UAB Blazers | Vanderbilt Commodores | SMU Mustangs | Eastern Michigan Eagles
Updated: Sep 7, 2011 10:07 AM EDT

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