I have to admit, I was somewhat surprised to see the SBNation blogosphere continue to respect the Ducks after their loss to Stanford last Saturday. While the BCS has Oregon behind Florida and Georgia, and the AP and Coaches polls also have the Ducks behind Georgia, it appears, as is the intention of the blogpoll, that the national blogosphere is much more in tune with what teams have done over the course of the season (read: actually watched that disgusting display of football between Florida and Georgia earlier in the year) and respect that Oregon's only loss was to a team with a 32-5 record, including two BCS bowl appearances, in the last three seasons.
While I still think we should have beaten Stanford there is no denying that they have also become a national power and perennial top-10 team at the same time that the Ducks have. Which is to say, struggling to score against Stanford is not the same as struggling to score against Jacksonville State, Missouri, and Louisiana-Monroe, as the Gators have.
As for the awards, ATQ was actually in the top 5 for LOWEST amount of "swing" between last week's ballot and this week's ballot after being one of the blogs with the most change week-to-week for most of the season. For a full rundown of the blogpoll with analysis and awards, go HERE.
Results for Week 12
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011