[Editor's Note: sorry for the recent lack of posts the past week, we should have some more pieces going up this week since school is slowing down a bit for me this week.]
Each writer for this blog, weekly, will compile their own top ten college football ballot. For each ballot, first place gets ten points, second place gets nine, and so on. We will then add together the totals and bring to you our collective poll. With that said, I present to you the Week 7 "4th and Fail" College Football Poll.
Here's last week's poll, as a reference point for you.
Final Ballot (with Total Points in parentheses)
1. Alabama (30)
2. Florida (27)
3. Texas (24)
4. Cincinnati (20)
T-5. Iowa (16)
T-5. USC (16)
7. Boise State (13)
8. Miami (10)
9. Oregon (6)
T-10. LSU, Georgia Tech and TCU (1 vote each).
The voting breakdown is as follows, with brief explanations from each writer:
6. Boise State
Explanation: I don't have much to say after witnessing this week's UF game in the Swamp. Alabama looks like the best team still, despite Greg McElroy regressing some in recent weeks. Florida, Texas, Cincy and Iowa are all undefeated BCS teams, so they will out the top 5. VT and OSU drop out following losses and Oregon and LSU sneak back into my top 10, for now. Oh, and I've got USC ahead of UM because, despite USC having the worse of the two losses between the two schools, I think they are still more talented right now. GT is just outside of my top 10 after a big win against VT.
- Ted's ballot.
8. Boise St.
10. Georgia Tech
Explanation: Last week, I said the following:
"Ohio St has started doing it's thing again though, and pretty soon they will be back in the hunt for the BCS Championship Game."
Well my job here is done. Moving on, not too much change in my poll this week with the exception of Virginia Tech dropping out. I was going to have Cincinnati jump them even before they lost after the Bearcats solid win in Tampa. I bumped Iowa up because they have an impressive resume now. They are 7-0 with five wins over BCS conference teams. I tried to justify getting TCU in the poll, but the schedule is still weak and Boise St. still has that win over Oregon. The ten spot was truly up for grabs after losses by Kansas and Nebraska. I thought about giving it to LSU but decided to reward the Yellow Jackets instead. They have bounced back very nicely after a bad defeat in Miami a few weeks ago.
- Wooj's ballot.
6. Boise St.
Teams knocking on the door: GT
Explanation: Bama's been the most impressive. Florida is still winning, as is Texas. USC is rolling following that loss to Washington. Cincy had a big win AT USF. Boise is still winning, and Iowa jumps up two spots after improving to 7-0. Miami didn't do much against UCF except win. Oregon and TCU move in because VT and OSU dropped out.