Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Blogpoll: Week 1

Welcome back to college football season. A single week is a poor sample size for judgment, so expect more radical fluctuations until things settle down. Week 2 has several games that will go a long way to help out with that. This is the rough draft, so corrections, suggestions and objections are always welcome.

Games Watched: South Carolina/NC State, Oregon/Boise St., Tulsa/Tulane, Penn St./Akron, Georgia/Oklahoma St., BYU/Oklahoma, Alabama/Virginia Tech, Maryland/Cal, LSU/Washington, Ole Miss/Memphis, Cincinnati/Rutgers and Miami/Florida St.


RankTeam
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Southern Cal
4 Mississippi
5 California
6 Ohio State
7 Alabama
8 Oklahoma State
9 Penn State
10 Georgia Tech
11 LSU
12 Boise State
13 Brigham Young
14 Oklahoma
15 TCU
16 North Carolina
17 Notre Dame
18 Utah
19 Kansas
20 Miami (Florida)
21 Missouri
22 Cincinnati
23 Virginia Tech
24 Oregon
25 Georgia


Moving Up:
BYU - Fortunately, BYU has a non-conference schedule that will allow for a better read on if they're for real or not.

Cincinnati - The Big East's early hope for respectability this year.

Moving Down:
Oklahoma - Disturbingly average without Bradford, see how well Landry Jones progresses after a week of first team reps.

Iowa - Scraping by a weak FBS opponent is forgivable, scraping by a FCS opponent is not.

The Breakdown (Total Offensive Yards/Total Defensive Yards):
1. Florida
9/5 – Charleston Southern 62-3 (624/323)
9/12 – Troy


2. Texas
9/5 – Louisiana-Monroe 59-20 (562/298)
9/12- at Wyoming


3. USC
9/5 – San Jose St. 56-3 (620/121)
9/12 – at Ohio St.


4. Ole Miss
9/6 – at Memphis 45-14 (349/284)
9/19 – Southeastern Louisiana


5. Cal
9/5 – Maryland 52-13 (542/303)
9/12 – Eastern Washington


6. Ohio St.
9/5 – Navy 31-27 (363/342)
9/12 – USC


7. Alabama
9/5 – Virginia Tech (in Atlanta, GA) 34-24 (498/155)
9/12 – Florida International


8. Oklahoma State
9/5 – Georgia 24-10 (307/257)
9/12 – Houston


9. Penn St.
9/5 – Akron 31-7 (515/186)
9/12 – Syracuse


10. Georgia Tech
9/5 – Jacksonville St. 37-17 (497/291)
9/10 – Clemson


11. Boise St.
9/3 – Oregon 19-8 (361/152)
9/12 – Miami(OH)


12. BYU
9/5 – Oklahoma (in Arlington, TX) 14-13 (357/265)
9/12 – at Tulane


13. LSU
9/5 – at Washington 31-23 (321/478)
9/12 – Vanderbilt


14. Oklahoma
9/5 – BYU (in Arlington, TX) 13-14 (265/357)
9/12 – Idaho St


15. TCU
9/12 – at Virginia

16. UNC
9/5 – Citadel 40-6 (375/153)
9/12 – at UConn


17. Notre Dame
9/5 – Nevada 35-0 (510/307)
9/12 – at Michigan


18. Utah
9/3 – Utah St. 35-17 (519/342)
9/12 – at San Jose St.


19. Kansas
9/5 – North Colorado 49-3 (547/246)
9/12 – at UTEP


20. Miami
9/7 – at Florida St. 38-34 (476/404)
9/17 – Georgia Tech


21. Missouri
9/5 – Illinois (in St. Louis, MO) 37-9 (442/325)
9/12 – Bowling Green


22. Cincinnati
9/7 – at Rutgers 47-15 (564/293)
9/12 – Southeast Missouri St.


23. Virginia Tech
9/5 – Alabama (in Atlanta, GA) 24-34 (155/498)
9/12 – Marshall


24. Oregon
9/3 – at Boise St. 8-19 (152/361)
9/12 – Purdue


25. Georgia
9/5 – Oklahoma St. 10-24 (257/307)
9/12 – South Carolina


Dropped Out:
19. Illinois
9/5 – Missouri (in St. Louis, MO) 9-37 (325/442)
9/12 – Illinois St.


23. Iowa
9/5 – Northern Iowa 17-16 (329/354)
9/12 – at Iowa St.

25. Florida St.
9/7 – Miami 34-38 (404/476)
9/12 – Jacksonville St.