The SBNation BlogPoll is still dominated by the SEC

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Despite two high profile SEC teams falling last Saturday, the BlogPoll is still dominated by the nation's premier conference. Oregon remains at number 2 while a handful of teams stole first place votes away from Alabama.

Alabama remains at the top of the SBNation BlogPoll but both Florida and South Carolina earned first place votes along with a handful of other teams. Oregon remains at number 2 but several teams are right on their tail. South Carolina, Florida, and West Virginia all vaulted several spots to round out the top 5. Oregon State debuts in the top 10 while LSU remains number 9 -- and the highest ranked 1-loss team -- despite their loss to Florida. Florida State and Georgia both fell eight spots while Lousiana Tech and Iowa State were the biggest risers. Boise State and Arizona State, two very strong teams from out west, remain on the outside looking in, but the Pac-12 still has four teams in the top 25.

ATQ won two "awards" this week. One is the "Chip Kelly Award for Boldness", which is rather apropos and means that our ballot was the most divergent from the poll at large (read: we don't drink the FSU, LSU, Georgia kool-aid). The second award was for "swing" voting, which is becoming a rather routine award for us and means we aren't afraid to move teams up and down based on weekend performances (probably also due to our lack of fealty to "traditional powerhouse" programs that don't live up to the hype). Check out the full awards list HERE and the full poll below:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 6

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (64) 24.37 1.43 --
2 Oregon Ducks (4) 23.20 1.65 --
3 South Carolina Gamecocks (7) 22.61 1.50 Arrow_up 4
4 West Virginia Mountaineers (1) 21.34 1.98 Arrow_up 4
5 Florida Gators (9) 21.23 2.03 Arrow_up 6
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 20.23 1.81 --
7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 19.47 2.21 Arrow_up 2
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes 16.74 4.67 Arrow_up 4
9 LSU Tigers 14.67 3.73 Arrow_down -5
10 Oregon St. Beavers 13.82 4.28 Arrow_up 3
11 Florida St. Seminoles 12.52 4.18 Arrow_down -8
12 USC Trojans 12.14 5.00 Arrow_up 2
13 Georgia Bulldogs 12.06 3.24 Arrow_down -8
14 Oklahoma Sooners 11.75 4.34 Arrow_up 3
15 Texas Longhorns 10.97 3.34 Arrow_down -5
16 Clemson Tigers 9.64 4.46 --
17 Stanford Cardinal 9.63 4.38 Arrow_up 1
18 Louisville Cardinals 8.95 3.67 Arrow_up 1
19 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 7.84 4.09 Arrow_up 2
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 5.85 3.64 Arrow_up 3
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 5.38 3.73 Arrow_up 5
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.78 3.80 Arrow_up 7
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.60 4.31 Arrow_up 2
24 Texas A&M Aggies 3.51 3.35 Arrow_up 6
25 Iowa St. Cyclones 1.68 2.63 Arrow_up 13
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Michigan Wolverines | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Michigan St. Spartans | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | N.C. State Wolfpack | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | North Carolina Tar Heels | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Northern Illinois Huskies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Toledo Rockets | San Jose St. Spartans | Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners | UAB Blazers
Updated: Oct 9, 2012 6:46 AM PDT

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