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ATQ Week 2 Blogpoll Ballot

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Well, another week and not a whole lot of change. Here are my thoughts overall.

  • Penn State qualified their early ranking on my ballot with an dominating win over OSU. OSU may actually be that bad. When you can't run the ball or stop the run, and your QB is Lyle Moevao, you are going to have a bad team. OSU has thrived the last few years on strong rushing offense and defense. They have not had to rely on a QB since Riley has been there, and that's a very good thing. They are having to this year, and it is turning disastrous.
  • I hated the Bill Stewart hire at West Virginia, and I feel quite justified. I expected ECU to put up a fight, but I did not expect WVU to go without a touchdown. An absolutely pitiful performance. ECU moves up on the strength of that win. They'd have jumped to the top 25 with a win, but when you hold WVU to only 3 points, that's impressive.
  • I wasn't impressed by Texas Tech, South Florida, or BYU, and all were dinged. Texas Tech should be putting up many more points, and is giving up too much against their competition. South Florida should not need OT to beat Central Florida. If BYU wants to contend for BCS game, they need to beat UW by more than 1 point. None are dropped entirely, but will need improve if they want to achieve their goals this season.
  • As far as the Pac-10 goes, it will be interesting what happens between Oregon, Cal, and ASU. All 3 are good teams, though ASU and Oregon have not been tested. It will be very interesting to see how their weak links hold up when they are tested.
Rank Team Delta
1 Southern Cal --
2 Georgia 3
3 Oklahoma 1
4 Florida --
5 Ohio State 2
6 Missouri 1
7 LSU 1
8 Penn State 1
9 Texas 1
10 Auburn 1
11 Oregon 2
12 California 3
13 Arizona State 3
14 East Carolina 12
15 Wisconsin 5
16 Alabama 1
17 South Florida 3
18 Kansas --
19 Utah 2
20 Fresno State 2
21 Texas Tech 9
22 Brigham Young 3
23 Nebraska 3
24 Wake Forest 2
25 UCLA --

 

Dropped Out: West Virginia (#10), South Carolina (#23), Boise State (#24).

As always, leave your thoughts in the comments.