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    BlogPoll Help

    OK, so my first ballot is due Monday, but I went ahead and cobbled together a preliminary ballot, since I can edit it. I'd like to think the hundred or so of us that take part do a good job. It's supposed to be mainly resume based, with a strong emphasis on strength of schedule, but we're supposed to rank mainly based on talent at this point.

    Here's what I've got so far, scheduled to go live on the blog at 5 AM tomorrow. Since thousands don't visit there daily, I figured I'd post it here for feedback.

    1 Georgia
    2 Ohio State
    3 Oklahoma
    4 Southern Cal
    5 Florida
    6 Missouri
    7 LSU
    8 Texas
    9 Auburn
    10 Clemson
    11 West Virginia
    12 Kansas
    13 Virginia Tech
    14 Texas Tech
    15 Tennessee
    16 Wisconsin
    17 Illinois
    18 Oregon
    19 Penn State
    20 Arizona State
    21 Brigham Young
    22 Wake Forest
    23 Utah
    24 Rutgers
    25 South Florida



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    Re: BlogPoll Help

    Looks good to me I think Tech will be better than KU this year though..



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    Re: BlogPoll Help

    Quote Originally Posted by clonerules View Post
    Looks good to me I think Tech will be better than KU this year though..
    Tech is a team that just bugs me each year. It's hard to tell how much of what they do is a product of their system.

    I also have questions about Kansas, but not enough for either team to rank them much lower.



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    Where is EIU? Oh, their players are now at Greybar University.


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    Re: BlogPoll Help

    Completely wrong. ISU is not #1 in your poll. What are you thinking?



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    Re: BlogPoll Help

    I don't like Kansas this year. They tore through a horrible schedule last year, before getting beat by Missouri, and they've got a pretty brutal one this year. I think they are more a 20-25 team this year - still good, just not top 15.

    Call me crazy, but I'd swap Missouri and Oklahoma - or at least move Missouri up a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I don't like Kansas this year. They tore through a horrible schedule last year, before getting beat by Missouri, and they've got a pretty brutal one this year. I think they are more a 20-25 team this year - still good, just not top 15.

    Call me crazy, but I'd swap Missouri and Oklahoma - or at least move Missouri up a bit.
    The only thing that kept me from that was how the two did against each other last year, and the fact that I do think OU has more talent.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    The only thing that kept me from that was how the two did against each other last year, and the fact that I do think OU has more talent.
    OU got destroyed by WVA, and you have them ranked 8 spots higher. Ohio State got destroyed by LSU and you have them 5 spots higher.

    Talent != wins. Take a look at ND last year. Missouri has plenty of talent floating around from last year - and almost all of it is very experienced. And, while the OU/Missouri game was ugly, I think it's all the more reason that Missouri will be better this year than they were last. They have the confidence that they can get there - and win on a big stage, they just need to get that championship.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    OU got destroyed by WVA, and you have them ranked 8 spots higher. Ohio State got destroyed by LSU and you have them 5 spots higher.

    Talent != wins. Take a look at ND last year. Missouri has plenty of talent floating around from last year - and almost all of it is very experienced. And, while the OU/Missouri game was ugly, I think it's all the more reason that Missouri will be better this year than they were last. They have the confidence that they can get there - and win on a big stage, they just need to get that championship.
    Talent may not equal wins, but it's supposed to be one of the largest factors we use to rank them in the first week.



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    Re: BlogPoll Help

    South Florida is a top 10 team IMO. Kansas has a brutal schedule and I will be shocked if they live up to a #12 ranking. But its not a bad spot for them to start the year.



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    Re: BlogPoll Help

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    South Florida is a top 10 team IMO. Kansas has a brutal schedule and I will be shocked if they live up to a #12 ranking. But its not a bad spot for them to start the year.
    We're supposed to totally ignore future schedules.

    South Florida is a candidate to move up, but I'm not sure that much.



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