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BlogPoll Roundtable - The Shake Up

This week's Blogpoll roundtable is being hosted by My Opinion on Sports.

The Battle for #1 – USC and LSU are separated by one vote in the AP poll. We made the switch in last week’s blogpoll by putting the Tigers in our top spot. State your case for who should be the top team in the country.

I changed my Blogpoll vote this week, moving LSU to #1 instead of USC for the sole reason that USC wasn't so impressive against Washington last weekend. Previous to the Washington game I figured that USC would run through the Pac-10 without a problem. Now I doubt they will.

LSU has the best defense in the nation, allowing only 6.4 points per game. They've dominated everyone they've come up against. They have a tougher road on the way to the national title.

Oklahoma, Florida, West Virginia, Texas and Rutgers were all upset this weekend. Of those teams, who has the best shot of getting back into the national title hunt?

Texas wasn't that good to begin with, so they're out. Wait - let me clarify that - Texas was going to be okay as long as Colt McCoy was superman. He's no where near Superman, and Texas has other issues so you can count on them losing more than one other game.

Florida has that tough SEC schedule so you can count them out. West Virginia and Rutgers - neither team is so dominant as to get through the rest of their schedules unscathed. Both of them have yet to play Cincinnati and Syracuse, teams that appear to have found themselves.

Oklahoma is still the best team in the Big 12. It's pretty obvious that the Colorado game had them looking ahead to the Texas game this coming weekend.  That won't happen again this season. Given that the rest of the BIg12 is horribly dysfunctional, who's going to stop them?

Looking at the current AP Top 10, who is grossly overrated and who should be in there that isn’t?

I'm not sold on Kentucky, but they are undefeated. You could probably pick Wisconsin here just because of the way they've played down to their mediocre opponents, but I like how they play football. They win ugly, but they do win.

South Florida belongs there. Are they the best team in Florida now? They beat Auburn. Auburn beat Florida. They beat West Virginia. Why not?

I'd like to say that Ohio State is overrated because I can't stand the Buckeyes, but their road win at Washington was impressive. Even further now after the way that Washington played USC.

Neither Florida nor Oklahoma belong in the Top 10 after losing this past weekend. It's representative of the polls that they don't drop the top teams far enough when they lose. Arizona State, Hawaii or Mizzou could be in the Top Ten. Why not? All three are undefeated and give this year's season there's something to be said for that.

What is the worst coaching mistake you’ve seen this season?

Coach Dennis Franchione's admission that he has been selling inside information about the Aggies is just about the dumbest thing I can remember a coach doing. Bill Byrne didn't need an excuse to fire him, but this is like icing on a going-away cake.

If he knew that it was going to be controversial, why do it? He needed the money? He wanted to feel closer to big-name boosters? He has this need to write and this was his outlet? Bill Byrne is going to have his head on a plate.

This is the kind of crap that fuels college football opponents who point out that college athletes are being exploited for big bucks.

What an idiot.