Final 2009 CBS Sports Blogpolll - College Football Rankings

I should have done this over the weekend and asked for comments, but that's what a new xbox and COD will do for you.

Over the past few days, many in the SEC have come to hate this site as I unknowingly attacked Alabama and defended Texas. Were that I one to continue to slag on the SEC, I might rank Boise State #1 and Alabama #2. If I did, I'd have to have a justification for doing so.

Both were undefeated. Both had great seasons. What bugs me most about people who would discount Boise State out of the top position is scheduling. They'll all point to how Boise State only played two ranked teams and that they play in a weak conference, yet none of their schools would stoop to play Boise State even if the Broncos came to their stadium. 

That smacks of the highest of hypocrisy. We tend to forget those sorts of things because we have short attention spans, and don't remember that the end of the season is set up by the beginning, where powerhouse teams regularly refuse to play anyone out of conference anymore.

I would be remiss if I didn't cite Alabama's willingness to start the season playing Virginia Tech, although the rest of their non-conference schedule was pretty lousy. Oh, I know, they have to play in the tough tough though, universally acknowledged hell on earth SEC. Whatever.

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama
2 Boise State 2
3 Texas 1
4 Florida 2
5 TCU 2
6 Ohio State 1
7 Iowa 5
8 Virginia Tech 3
9 Cincinnati 4
10 Penn State 1
11 Oregon 3
12 Georgia Tech 2
13 Brigham Young 2
14 Nebraska 3
15 Wisconsin 10
16 Pittsburgh 2
17 LSU 3
18 Utah 5
19 Texas Tech
20 Miami (Florida) 7
21 Mississippi
22 Southern Cal
23 Central Michigan 1
24 Clemson
25 West Virginia 5
Last week's ballot

 

Dropped Out: Oregon State (#16), Stanford (#19), Arizona (#21), Oklahoma State (#22).
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