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.
|1||Ohio St. Buckeyes (2)||18.38||7.38|
|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.