Alligator Army BlogPoll Week 11 Draft Ballot

After the jump, reasoning.

  • I think a lot of BlogPoll voters are actually going to leave Alabama No. 2, and I would not be surprised at all to see the Tide No. 2 when I compile the results on Tuesday. I'm moving them down because their identity on offense appears to be "Run and utilize Trent Richardson, then inexplicably stop doing so to our own detriment." Against a team with a better offense than LSU has, 'Bama's game plan last night would have gotten it beaten by 10.
  • LSU obviously has two of the nation's three best wins; even if the Tigers fall in the next few weeks, I'm going to have to look at them very, very hard to make sure I should drop them.
  • Boise's just in a world of hurt. It's impossible for me, someone who has tried to give the Broncos every chance imaginable, to conceive of them beating Alabama, and I would guess coaches poll/Harris Poll voters are going to be even less generous, so being undefeated will still do nothing more than buy Boise a lottery ticket. It's unfortunate.
  • Nebraska lost to Northwestern. At home. That loss shook up the rest of the mid-section of the poll, and I did this at 2:30 a.m. Eastern, which probably explains loser South Carolina moving up and winner Wisconsin falling. I'll probably flip those two teams in my final ballot.
  • Kansas State's probably no better than the No. 15 team in the country, but its offense failed to play Oklahoma State's yield-and-steal game, and took perhaps the nation's best offense to the final play in a shootout. I can't drop the Wildcats that far for that kind of loss, but expect them to be No. 19-22 in the major human polls.
  • Mea culpa, Georgia fans. After focusing on how bad y'all looked against Florida, I got to see Georgia playing really well (albeit against New Mexico State), and that was enough to change my mind.
  • USC rose because other teams lost.
  • Cincinnati has one win by double digits against a BCS conference team; Southern Miss lost to Marshall; Arizona State just lost to UCLA; Michigan's lone road win is over Northwestern. There aren't even 21 teams I want to rank, much less 25.

Thoughts, those of you who didn't stay up until the end of Utah State's comeback win over Hawai'i?

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