Sunday, November 22, 2009

The New BlogPoll Ballot of Beat Visitor dot com Is Posted for your Abuse

Nothing else really matters this week other than the fact that Rutgers has been dropped from my ballot with no signs of reappearing soon. It will take blowout wins in Louisville next week and in Piscataway on December 5th for the Scarlet Knights to have any chance of clawing their way back onto the bottom of the list.

Neither of the other Big East teams on the list was playing this week, so my interest in these other teams was admittedly minimal. I've jumped Texas above Alabama into the number one spot simply because they were the only one of the top six undefeated teams that managed to put a real team on their schedule this week. As always, you can check out the rest of my "logic" in making these rankings by clicking on my scribbled thumbnail at the upper right.

1 Texas 1
2 Alabama 1
3 Florida
5 Cincinnati
6 Boise State
7 Pittsburgh
8 Georgia Tech
9 Ohio State
10 Oregon 1
11 Iowa 1
12 Penn State 1
13 Oklahoma State 1
14 Virginia Tech 3
15 Utah 3
16 Oregon State
17 Mississippi
18 Brigham Young 2
19 LSU 9
20 Clemson 1
21 Miami (Florida) 1
22 Southern Cal 1
23 California
24 Temple
25 Houston
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Wisconsin (#15), Stanford (#16), Rutgers (#19). I should have ranked Notre Dame last week so I could have dropped them out again after their very satisfying loss to UConn yesterday. Congratulations to the Huskies!


Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

A ranked Temple....who woulda thunk it!

A great win for UCONN, the team with the worst luck and most tragedy in the country. Well coached, blue collar team, well done.

As for Rutgers....bad defense, worse offense. But that O line- Kyle Flood didn't become a bad position coach in one week or one season. Its about execution, and most of that starting five are deserving of it.

I wrote a piece about the need for RU to finally get off the schneid and start winning the Saturday games following Thursday wins over ranked teams. In 2006, 2007, and now 2009 great wins were followed by stunning double digit losses. Until they solve that pattern they aren't going to move on to that elusive "next level".

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BeatVisitor said...

Thank you wujing (if that is your real name) for your helpful addition to the discussion. I'll try to add more NBA content to my college football BlogPoll ballot in the future.

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