SB Nation BlogPoll, Week 4: Upsets Shake Up the Scene, and ATQ Makes a Top 5 List

After three games of the 2012 college football season, Oregon sits comfortably at #3 in the SB Nation BlogPoll, trailing only Alabama and LSU. The Crimson Tide earned all but one first place vote this week, with the lone dissenter rewarding the Stanford Cardinal for their win over USC. The Trojans fell from #3 to #16 following their 21-14 loss, but are currently the top one-loss team. Michigan State was the other big team to plummet in the rankings, falling fourteen spots to #22 after their 20-3 loss to Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish rose to #11. Some big games this week that will shake up the rankings, no matter the outcome:

  • #21 Michigan @ #11 Notre Dame
  • #14 Kansas State @ #6 Oklahoma
  • #10 Clemson @ #5 Florida State
  • # 20 Arizona @ #3 Oregon
Also, for the first time this season, ATQ's ballot makes it into the extracurricular Top Fives. Noah and my ballot this week had the second-most radical change from last week, behind only the fantastic Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants. Our ballot moved Stanford and Notre Dame a combined 31 spots following their big wins, and also stuck it to the Big XII, dropping Oklahoma, Kansas State, TCU, and Baylor, who all won last week. Didn't realize we did that, and don't regret it for a second. You can check out the rest of the award-winning blogs HERE, and check out the full BlogPoll after the jump.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results after Week 3

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (89) 24.99 0.10 --
2 LSU Tigers 23.31 1.99 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.27 4.84 Arrow_up 1
4 Georgia Bulldogs 19.89 2.28 Arrow_up 1
5 Florida St. Seminoles 19.76 4.46 Arrow_up 1
6 Oklahoma Sooners 17.29 5.54 Arrow_up 1
7 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.08 5.16 Arrow_up 2
8 Stanford Cardinal (1) 17.04 3.67 Arrow_up 14
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 16.52 3.78 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 16.04 3.12 --
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14.19 4.02 Arrow_up 7
12 Texas Longhorns 13.63 3.63 Arrow_up 3
13 Florida Gators 12.59 4.60 Arrow_up 4
14 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.39 3.53 Arrow_down -2
15 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.81 4.82 Arrow_down -2
16 USC Trojans 10.50 4.94 Arrow_down -13
17 TCU Horned Frogs 8.52 4.33 Arrow_down -1
18 UCLA Bruins 8.08 3.65 Arrow_up 2
19 Louisville Cardinals 7.61 3.46 --
20 Arizona Wildcats 6.54 4.55 Arrow_up 3
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.54 4.37 --
22 Michigan St. Spartans 4.59 3.28 Arrow_down -14
23 Northwestern Wildcats 2.59 4.73 Arrow_up 11
24 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2.56 3.61 Arrow_up 6
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.97 3.70 --
Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska Cornhuskers | Iowa St. Cyclones | Baylor Bears | Oregon St. Beavers | Boise St. Broncos | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Virginia Tech Hokies | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Tennessee Volunteers | Central Florida Knights | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Missouri Tigers | Toledo Rockets | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Wisconsin Badgers | N.C. State Wolfpack | Texas A&M Aggies | Vanderbilt Commodores | Purdue Boilermakers | Utah Utes | Arkansas Razorbacks | Utah State Aggies | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | ULM Warhawks | Miami Hurricanes | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 6:00 AM PDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

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