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ATQ Week 10 Pac-10 Power Poll and Blogpoll

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Ah, the carnage continues. Was there anyone impressive this week in the Pac-10? OSU squeaked a game out at home against a bad ASU team. Cal turned the ball over 5 times, but scored more than half its points on drives 5 yards or less. Oregon looked completely one-dimensional on offense, and put their defense in many bad positions. Arizona looks the best, since they didn't play, and played USC tough last week. Oh, and WSU may be the worst team I've ever seen. Sorry Coug fans. Enjoy basketball season.

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

The Blogpoll ballot it after the jump...

On a national level, it was a pretty darn good weekend for football. Texas Tech pulled a great upset, with an absolutely incredible play by one of the best wide receivers in the nation.

In my mind, Texas Tech now has two quality wins. I thought Texas was the #1 team by a long shot, and that victory holds a lot of weight in my mind. Texas Tech still has two incredibly tough games (OSU and @OU), but with the improvements on defense and in the running game, both of these are winnable.

I also give Alabama a slight edge over Penn State. However, the big wins by Alabama are slipping in strength. The Georgia win is now less impressive and the Clemson win is practically meaningless.

But I still like them them a bit more than Penn State. Unfortunately for Penn State, they were not impressive in their biggest game of the season. Luckily for them, I doubt that Alabama and Texas Tech both go undefeated, and they have the easiest road of the other teams to win out.

Rounding out the Top 10, Texas has been the most impressive one loss team. Any of the coaches that dropped them below Oklahoma are total and complete morons. Florida was dominant, and are almost assured of going to the SEC title game at this point, where they will most likely face Alabama. Oklahoma and Southern Cal round out the Top 10. Oklahoma gets the nod due to better wins (TCU and Cinci) and losses (Texas as opposed to Oregon State).

I don't particularly like having 3 mid majors next, but what can you do. The rest of the top 25 is a total mess, with a morass of 2 and 3 loss BCS teams.

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

 

Dropped Out: Minnesota (#15), Tulsa (#17), Florida State (#18), Oregon (#21), South Florida (#24).