The SBNation BlogPoll Still Loves the Ducks and is Surprisingly Neutral on the SEC

Manti T'eo holds up two fingers because even he doesn't believe Notre Dame is the best team in the country - Jonathan Daniel

The Ducks remain #3 in the BlogPoll, ahead of Georgia and Florida, but unfortunately this poll has nothing to do with the BCS.

I have to admit, I was somewhat surprised to see the SBNation blogosphere continue to respect the Ducks after their loss to Stanford last Saturday. While the BCS has Oregon behind Florida and Georgia, and the AP and Coaches polls also have the Ducks behind Georgia, it appears, as is the intention of the blogpoll, that the national blogosphere is much more in tune with what teams have done over the course of the season (read: actually watched that disgusting display of football between Florida and Georgia earlier in the year) and respect that Oregon's only loss was to a team with a 32-5 record, including two BCS bowl appearances, in the last three seasons.

While I still think we should have beaten Stanford there is no denying that they have also become a national power and perennial top-10 team at the same time that the Ducks have. Which is to say, struggling to score against Stanford is not the same as struggling to score against Jacksonville State, Missouri, and Louisiana-Monroe, as the Gators have.

As for the awards, ATQ was actually in the top 5 for LOWEST amount of "swing" between last week's ballot and this week's ballot after being one of the blogs with the most change week-to-week for most of the season. For a full rundown of the blogpoll with analysis and awards, go HERE.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 12

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (63) 24.82 0.59 Arrow_up 2
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4) 23.39 1.25 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks 21.28 1.60 Arrow_down -2
4 Georgia Bulldogs 20.75 3.12 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 19.17 2.18 Arrow_down -3
6 Florida Gators 18.72 3.57 --
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.38 7.38 Arrow_up 2
8 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 18.08 3.32 Arrow_down -1
9 LSU Tigers 16.70 3.06 Arrow_down -1
10 Stanford Cardinal 16.41 2.33 Arrow_up 4
11 Texas A&M Aggies (1) 16.31 3.04 Arrow_down -1
12 Clemson Tigers 15.35 2.46 Arrow_down -1
13 Oklahoma Sooners 12.51 3.21 --
14 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.27 2.71 Arrow_down -2
15 UCLA Bruins 10.23 2.56 Arrow_up 2
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.54 2.45 Arrow_down -1
17 Oregon St. Beavers 9.45 3.32 Arrow_down -1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.54 2.63 --
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.59 2.91 --
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 4.76 2.93 Arrow_up 2
21 Michigan Wolverines 4.30 2.46 Arrow_up 3
22 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 4.01 2.90 Arrow_up 3
23 Kent St. Golden Flashes 3.52 3.01 --
24 Northern Illinois Huskies 3.14 3.28 Arrow_up 3
25 Boise St. Broncos 1.59 3.38 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Utah State Aggies | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | San Jose St. Spartans | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Central Florida Knights | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Wisconsin Badgers | Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Toledo Rockets | Fresno St. Bulldogs | San Diego St. Aztecs | Michigan St. Spartans | Vanderbilt Commodores | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 7:31 AM PST

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