Originally written on In The Neutral Zone  |  Last updated 11/17/14
I’m going to try to post something tomorrow about inter-conference games, but it might have to wait until next week. For now, I’m just going to post and discuss the All Blogger Poll. We have one new voter taking the place of one we had the last couple of weeks, so we’re staying at six. I’ll just say that the voter who happens to be a Michigan fan didn’t submit a proper ballot and was probably not being serious anyway. Anyway, we have a new voter who’s not particularly a fan of any team, but he’s from Texas and now lives in the Los Angeles area, if that means anything. The returning voters, if you’re not familiar, are an LSU fan, a Texas fan, an Oklahoma fan, a Notre Dame fan, and I (I’m an LSU fan who almost exclusively relies on my computer formula). I’m still open to allowing new voters, I think one with allegiances on either coast might be a nice addition. I think we all try to be reasonably fair, but there are some cases where bias creeps in a bit. I’ll just make a few comments about the changes to the rankings in this poll and will post them below. Although Florida St. is 6 points behind for #1, they could challenge if not overtake Alabama with an impressive performance this weekend. They are third, fourth, and fifth on three of the ballots, so they could become #1 by passing up the Tide in two of them or even by being second in all three. Alabama is idle this week after winning by 25 points or more in the last 6 consecutive weeks. On the other hand, none apart from Ole Miss are top 25 candidates in the near future (and Ole Miss hasn’t even gotten any votes here yet). Oregon and Stanford are also idle before facing one another on Nov. 9. Oklahoma went from #15 into the top 10 after beating Texas Tech, which only fell 4 spots. South Carolina improved from #19 to #13 by beating Missouri, which fell from #4 to #8. Virginia Tech and UCLA went from Nos. 13 and 14 to barely staying in the top 25 after losses. There are less clear reasons, other than the change in voters, but there were also notable ranking improvements for Miami, Northern Illinois, Michigan, Michigan St., and Louisville. BYU, Duke, and Texas St. are all receiving a vote for the first time this week. Houston received votes after not getting any last week. 33 teams got votes this week, and a total of 6 others have gotten votes in prior weeks. rank/team(first place votes)/total points[last week's rank] 1 Alabama (4) 146 [ 1 ] 2 Florida St. (2) 140 [ 2 ] 3 Oregon 139 [ 3 ] 4 Ohio St. 134 [ 5 ] 5 Stanford 120 [ 7 ] 6 Miami 115 [ 9 ] 7 Baylor 111 [ 6 ] 8 Missouri 106 [ 4 ] t9 Oklahoma 95 [ 15 ] t9 Auburn 95 [ 8 ] 11 LSU 84 [ 12 ] 12 Clemson 82 [ 11 ] 13 S Carolina 74 [ 19 ] 14 Texas Tech 62 [ 10 ] 15 N. Illinois 58 [ 20 ] 16 Fresno St. 52 [ 17 ] 17 TX A&M 46 [ 16 ] t18 UCF 45 [ 18 ] t18 Michigan 45 [ 24 ] 20 Okie St. 43 [ 21 ] 21 Mich. St. 36 [ ] 22 Louisville 21 [ ] t23 Texas 18 [ 25 ] t23 Va. Tech 18 [ 13 ] t25 UCLA 14 [ 14 ] t25 Wisconsin 14 [ ] Others receiving votes: BYU 10 [ ], Houston 10 [ ], Notre Dame 10 [ ]. Arizona St. 3 [ ], Duke 2 [ ], Texas St. 1 [ ], Oregon St. 1 [ 23 ] No longer receiving votes: Georgia, Nebraska [22], Florida No views yet
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