Florida takes No. 6 in Week 13 BlogPoll

Al Messerschmidt

Notre Dame's top spot in this week's edition of the BlogPoll should be expected, as should Florida's No. 6 spot. The Gators' big wins help in the computer rankings, but their middling play of late matters a lot more to humans, who have recency biases, than it does to formulas built to exclude them.

# School Points/blog SD
1 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.38 7.38
2 Florida Gators 18.72 3.57
3 Boise St. Broncos 1.59 3.38
4 Oregon St. Beavers 9.45 3.32
5 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 18.08 3.32

More interesting to me? The Gators' significant standard deviation, which suggests that a lot of BlogPoll voters don't know whether to call the Florida team that chugged to 7-0 the real deal or take the last month's Gators as what they are.

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