Dom did not submit a ballot this week; he volunteered as tribute.
|Rank||Team||Points (100 max)||Change|
|1||Florida State (2)||98||0|
Also receiving votes: Duke, Nebraska, and USC (1 point each)
- Jake did not submit a ballot last week, and his reappearance is felt in the some of the poll shifting that went on this week, especially in the SEC. South Carolina was on a bye last week, and Texas A&M beat lowly Mississippi State 51-41. But I am an on-record hater of both those teams, and neither Dave, Noah, or I had either team higher than #14 last week. But Jake had USCEast and TAMU at #s 9 and 11 respectively, and with only four balloters that was enough to push those teams up a combined nine spots despite doing very little in Week 11 to improve their standing. Jake's influence also extended to Wisconsin, dropping a spot following a win over BYU thanks to Jake's #22 ranking.
- The ATQ mods are buying what Baylor is selling, jumping the Bears to #3 following their 41-14 win at Oklahoma. I guess we like any team with green and yellow jerseys and a crazy-good offense.
- LSU falls the farthest of any team this week, dropping nine spots. I think we're all sick of the SEC.
- Fresno State jumps ahead of Northern Illinois this week, but NIU matches up this week with 8-1 Ball State. It's really NIU's only chance for a statement win, so they better win big.
- Oregon falls only to #6, matching their drop in the BCS standings. Our initial reaction was to drop the Ducks like a beat, but after careful consideration, it seemed like ranking Oregon below teams like Missouri or Auburn seemed strange. I'll say this though: if the game had ended 23-0, the Ducks wouldn't have been in my Top 25, out of sheer spite and the fact that I paid $100 to watch that shit.
The bias list this week:
|Dave||Wisconsin (#11)||Miami (unranked)|
|Jake||South Carolina (#9)||Wisconsin (#22)|
|Noah||Clemson (#7)||LSU (#22)|
|Tako||Baylor (#2)||UCLA (#19)|