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ATQ Week 8 Pac-10 Power Poll and Blogpoll ballot

Holy cow is the Pac-10 a mess. Beyond USC, there is absolutely zero consistency. Cal has gone on the road against two decent teams and lost both times, in fairly convincing fashion. OSU has gone on the road against 3 decent to great teams, and lost them all. Stanford has won all their home games, only winning on the road against Washington. Arizona, lost to Stanford on the road, while dominating Cal at home. Oregon could barely pull out a victory against a very bad Purdue team, and then got obliterated by USC on the road.

In case you didn't notice, there is a pattern going on.

Outside of USC and the Washington schools, there are no gimme games for any Pac-10 team. So, the Holiday Bowl (and possibly Rose Bowl) birth will come down to actually shows up for games, and who executes, especially on the road.

  1. USC
  2. OSU
  3. Cal
  4. Oregon
  5. Arizona
  6. Stanford
  7. UCLA
  8. Arizona State
  9. Washington
  10. Washington State

The Blogpoll ballot and some comments are after the jump...

Overall, the top 10 didn't change much this week. There are 8 really good teams followed by the next tier of teams with good records, though they have largely been untested. And then, it's a total mess. There is little rhyme or reason at the bottom of the ballot. For many of these teams, schedules are contradictory, and there are a great number of 2 loss BCS teams. If you have any suggestions on how to sort this out, leave it in the comments.

Rank Team Delta
1 Texas --
2 Alabama --
3 Penn State --
4 Oklahoma State --
5 Oklahoma --
6 Florida --
7 Southern Cal --
8 Georgia --
9 Ohio State 1
10 Utah 1
11 Boise State 1
12 Texas Tech 1
13 LSU 2
14 South Florida 4
15 TCU 11
16 Missouri 7
17 Georgia Tech 9
18 Boston College 8
19 Pittsburgh 3
20 Virginia Tech 3
21 Kansas 2
22 Brigham Young 8
23 California 7
24 Ball State 1
25 Minnesota 1


Dropped Out: Michigan State (#20), Wake Forest (#21), Vanderbilt (#23), North Carolina (#24).