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Week 2 Winners and Losers and BlogPoll Ballot

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Week two in the books.......

WINNERS:

1.  Michigan:  Just two weeks ago, Michigan was coming off a 3-9 season and rumors of practice improprieties had Rich Rodriguez on a very hot seat.  Two weeks later, after upsetting rival Notre Dame, it looks as if Blue is back with 2-0 record and a shiny new ranking.  Keep up the winning, and the fans will quickly be won over.

2.  Oregon:  It wasn't pretty, and wasn't consistent, but the Ducks showed enough flashes of Chip Kelly's offense to keep Duck fans from hopping off the cliff.  We've gotten better every half this season, now its time to put it together against Utah.

3.  Houston:  If you're the dreaded mid-major, and beat the #5 team in the nation, that alone is a win.  But if they beat Texas Tech next week, the Cougars join BYU and Boise as potential BCS busters to watch.

4.  Washington:  Yeah, it was just Idaho.  But they hadn't won a game in two years.

5.  Ohio State:  Yes, even in a loss, Ohio State was impressive.  Used to getting blown out in these games, Ohio State carried the banner high for the Big Ten and probably should have beaten USC.

LOSERS:

1.  Oklahoma State:  The dreaded SI curse strikes yet again, and the State of Oklahoma is reeling two weeks in a row (okay, so nobody's feeling horrible about that).  Please put Alabama on the cover next week (or, better for us, Utah).

2.  Notre Dame (and Lou Holtz):  Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.  Don't worry, Chuck.  You'll be able to buy a lot of doughnuts with your buyout.

3.  Colorado:  This is a bad week to be on two weeks in a row.  Especially when the opponents are Colorado State and Toledo.  If Dan Hawkins has a buyout, does he qualify for unemployment benefits?

4.  Florida State:  If you are Florida State, you should never, ever, be anywhere remotely close to losing to Jacksonville State.   Period.  No excuses.  You should be able to play your backups and roll over them.  Tell Bobby Bowden to retire, then tell him if he opts not to, he's getting the Happy Gilmore nursing home.  You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut the hell up.

5.  Tennessee:  Oh, and enjoy Florida next week Lane, you douche bag.

Here's the BlogPoll: 

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida
2 Southern Cal
3 Texas
4 Alabama
5 California 1
6 Brigham Young 1
7 Penn State 2
8 Mississippi
9 Houston
10 Oklahoma
11 Boise State
12 Virginia Tech
13 Oklahoma State 8
14 Ohio State 1
15 Georgia 1
16 TCU
17 Cincinnati 2
18 LSU 3
19 Miami (Florida) 2
20 Michigan 3
21 Nebraska 1
22 Georgia Tech 3
23 Missouri 5
24 UCLA
25 Tulsa
Last week's ballot
Dropped Out: Notre Dame (#20), Stanford (#21), Oregon State (#24).