The QuackPoll, Week 11: Jake Tabor Screws Everything Up

Why didn't Oregon recruit this Seastrunk guy? - Brett Deering

Plus, Oregon drops after losing to Stanford.

Dom did not submit a ballot this week; he volunteered as tribute.

Rank Team Points (100 max) Change
1 Florida State (2) 98 0
2 Alabama (2) 97 +1
3 Baylor 90 +2
4 Ohio State 88 0
5 Stanford 87 +1
6 Oregon 79 -4
7 Auburn 76 -1
8 Clemson 72 0
9 Missouri 68 0
10 Michigan State 59 +1
11 Oklahoma State 56 +2
12 South Carolina 52 +6
13 UCF 47 +1
14 UCLA 43 +1
15 Fresno State 38 +6
T-16 Oklahoma 37 -6
T-16 Texas A&M 37 +3
T-16 Wisconsin 37 -1
19 Northern Illinois 33 -2
20 Louisville 28 +2
21 LSU 27 -9
22 Arizona State 23 +1
T-23 Minnesota 9 +3
T-23 Texas 9 +4
25 Miami 7 -5

Also receiving votes: Duke, Nebraska, and USC (1 point each)

  • Jake did not submit a ballot last week, and his reappearance is felt in the some of the poll shifting that went on this week, especially in the SEC. South Carolina was on a bye last week, and Texas A&M beat lowly Mississippi State 51-41. But I am an on-record hater of both those teams, and neither Dave, Noah, or I had either team higher than #14 last week. But Jake had USCEast and TAMU at #s 9 and 11 respectively, and with only four balloters that was enough to push those teams up a combined nine spots despite doing very little in Week 11 to improve their standing. Jake's influence also extended to Wisconsin, dropping a spot following a win over BYU thanks to Jake's #22 ranking.
  • The ATQ mods are buying what Baylor is selling, jumping the Bears to #3 following their 41-14 win at Oklahoma. I guess we like any team with green and yellow jerseys and a crazy-good offense.
  • LSU falls the farthest of any team this week, dropping nine spots. I think we're all sick of the SEC.
  • Fresno State jumps ahead of Northern Illinois this week, but NIU matches up this week with 8-1 Ball State. It's really NIU's only chance for a statement win, so they better win big.
  • Oregon falls only to #6, matching their drop in the BCS standings. Our initial reaction was to drop the Ducks like a beat, but after careful consideration, it seemed like ranking Oregon below teams like Missouri or Auburn seemed strange. I'll say this though: if the game had ended 23-0, the Ducks wouldn't have been in my Top 25, out of sheer spite and the fact that I paid $100 to watch that shit.
The bias list this week:
Mod Loves Hates
Dave Wisconsin (#11) Miami (unranked)
Jake South Carolina (#9) Wisconsin (#22)
Noah Clemson (#7) LSU (#22)
Tako Baylor (#2) UCLA (#19)
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