The Blogpoll is set up by MGoBlog and is a collection of bloggers who actually watch the games, which is more then what the coaches, AP, or Harris poll voters can say. The poll is so respected that CBS Sports is behind the poll and it is posted along side the polls that actually count. Here is an explanation of the Blog poll from Brian himself.
A ton of movement going on in this weeks poll. TCU moves up to number two, why you ask? Well, they had the most impressive win compared to Florida and Alabama, plus Texas. However, since Texas won so big no reason to get out of control and putting TCU number one.
Yes, USC is out! They had three putrid games in a row with two worst loses in Pete Carrol's tenure happening within three weeks of each other. Cincinnati and Boise swap places for the same reason TCU moved up, they won and did it in grand fashion.
I was very tempted to put Stanford ahead of Oregon, but decided against moving previously unranked Stanford in the top 12, so they fit nicely in number 14. Utah and BYU both hang on in the poll after their subpar weekends, while Navy falls after playing FCS Delaware and is replaced by North Carolina who beat Miami, FL.
As always bring the venom and tell me whats wrong or right with the poll. A final draft will be revised sometime late Tuesday.
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