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Blog Poll v.15.1 - Final Regular Season

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Here is my final ballot of the 2008 regular season along with my logic for how I sorted out the bevy of one loss teams at the top.

I have never been convinced that Florida is the best or even in the top two of the one loss teams.  With seven teams all having one loss, why does the team with arguably the worst loss get a shot at the BCS title game?  Florida's loss to 8-4 Mississippi isn't terrible but among the seven 1L teams it is the only home loss in the group.  USC's loss to Oregeon St (also 8-4) isn't all that much better but at least USC lost on the road and on a quirky Thursday night game.

In addition I think that USC has been more dominant since their loss than Florida has and I sincerely believe that USC and Oklahoma are currently the two best teams in the country.

What it comes down to is that people believe the Big 12 and SEC are the best conferences in the country (which is true) and therefor the winners of those conferences belong in the BCS Title game (which is specious logic at best).  If we are going to declare the title game to be between the winners of the best two confercences then why bother wtih any rankings or polls or anything.

Maybe Florida will win the title game and be the mythical national champ.  But at this point and over the last few weeks I have just not seen anything that shows me they are clearly better than USC.

Rank Team Delta
1 Oklahoma 1
2 Southern Cal 3
3 Texas --
4 Florida --
5 Alabama 4
6 Penn State 1
7 Texas Tech 1
8 Ohio State --
9 Utah 1
10 Boise State 4
11 Cincinnati 4
12 Oklahoma State 1
13 Oregon 7
14 Georgia Tech 10
15 Michigan State 3
16 TCU 1
17 Georgia 8
18 Northwestern 1
19 Pittsburgh 6
20 Iowa 1
21 Virginia Tech 5
22 Boston College --
23 Oregon State 10
24 Mississippi 2
25 East Carolina 1

 

Dropped Out: Missouri (#12), Ball State (#16), West Virginia (#23).

Apparently it is blog poll ballot day todya at TDG.  Once again tell me my ballot is whack.  Maybe I'll change it.