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ATQ Blogpoll: National race wide open as contenders fall yet again

Wisconsin Badger players and fans celebrate a win over the Ohio State Buckeyes at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin Badger players and fans celebrate a win over the Ohio State Buckeyes at Camp Randall Stadium.

It was another crazy week in college football. Two top 10 teams (Ohio State and Nebraska) lost games, and another unbeaten team will fall this weekend as Auburn and LSU face off.

After two years where the contenders were well-known, we are looking at another crazy season where anything is possible. The two front-runners for the national title game are now on the outside looking in. Michigan State has the inside track at the Rose Bowl, Boise State and TCU are sitting in the top 10 and waiting for BCS teams to fall. It's very reminiscent of 2007, when two-loss LSU won the BCS championship. It's sure to be a wild ride over the final half of the season.

This week, Oregon continues to sit atop our ballot. They still have arguably the most impressive win in the country, and have not truly been challenged once this season. Oklahoma and Auburn are still sitting behind Boise State, but that will change if both win next week. Boise State has handled their business so far, but it's getting tougher and tougher to overlook that VT is their best win, and that was only by 3 points. Michigan State is rising up the board as well, and I'm impressed by how methodical they are, but they have gone on the road only once this season (@Michigan). 

The full poll is after the jump. As always, leave your comments and thoughts on the ballot after the jump.