College Football Rankings: Week 1 BlogPoll

Out of all of the preseason rankings out there, the SBNation BlogPoll is obviously the best indicator of how well college football teams are ranked, (sarcasm there if you did not catch that all preseason polls are just guess work). I being the lazy one of our college football group forgot to post this yesterday, so here it is today.

First off Boise State is the only Mountain West team to get a look and they come in at No. 23 which is a one spot drop from the prior preseason BlogPoll. At the top it is very crowded with USC and Alabama barely separated, but it is the Trojans who claim the top spot by earning 32 first place votes compared to 23 for the Crimson Tide.

Somehow Texas got a first place vote, and that came from SB Nation's Ohio State blog, Land-Grant Holy Land. Apparently I have not changed Utah as my primary team so our ballot won an award -- well being in the top five -- for being the most homer, and that was with Utah not even being ranked in the top 25.

# Blog Team Ballot Bias
1 Barking Carnival Texas Longhorns ballot 10.52
2 Mountain West Connection Utah Utes ballot 7.62
3 Eleven Warriors Ohio St. Buckeyes ballot 4.75
4 Garnet and Black Attack South Carolina Gamecocks ballot 4.20
5 Frogs O' War TCU Horned Frogs ballot 3.13

Now here is the poll, after the jump:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 1

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 USC Trojans (32) 24.14 2.26 Arrow_up 1
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (23) 24.01 2.49 Arrow_up 1
3 LSU Tigers (15) 23.70 2.42 Arrow_down -2
4 Oregon Ducks (1) 21.63 1.50 --
5 Oklahoma Sooners 21.27 2.84 --
6 Florida St. Seminoles 18.52 1.98 Arrow_up 2
7 Georgia Bulldogs 17.76 2.99 Arrow_down -1
8 Michigan Wolverines 16.25 2.80 Arrow_down -1
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 15.80 3.63 --
10 Wisconsin Badgers 15.68 2.91 Arrow_up 2
11 West Virginia Mountaineers 15.32 2.68 --
12 Arkansas Razorbacks 14.56 4.11 Arrow_down -2
13 Michigan St. Spartans 13.59 3.49 --
14 Clemson Tigers 10.87 4.04 Arrow_up 2
15 Virginia Tech Hokies 10.07 4.23 Arrow_up 2
16 Texas Longhorns (1) 8.48 4.66 Arrow_up 5
17 Nebraska Cornhuskers 8.38 3.29 Arrow_up 1
18 Ohio St. Buckeyes 7.25 5.64 Arrow_up 2
19 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 6.93 4.14 Arrow_up 4
20 TCU Horned Frogs 6.87 4.64 Arrow_down -6
21 Stanford Cardinal 6.10 3.98 Arrow_down -2
22 Kansas St. Wildcats 5.30 4.28 Arrow_down -7
23 Boise St. Broncos 4.08 3.81 Arrow_down -1
24 Florida Gators 3.08 3.44 Arrow_up 2
25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1.85 3.24 Arrow_down -1
Others Receiving Votes: Louisville Cardinals | Utah Utes | Washington Huskies | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Auburn Tigers | Texas A&M Aggies | South Florida Bulls | North Carolina Tar Heels | Fla. International Golden Panthers | San Jose St. Spartans | Arizona Wildcats | Central Florida Knights | Florida Atlantic Owls | ULM Warhawks | Eastern Michigan Eagles | Hawaii Warriors | California Golden Bears | N.C. State Wolfpack | Missouri Tigers | UAB Blazers | Mississippi Rebels | Illinois Fighting Illini | BYU Cougars | Ohio Bobcats | Central Michigan Chippewas | Washington St. Cougars | Iowa Hawkeyes | Southern Miss. Golden Eagles | Baylor Bears | Tennessee Volunteers | San Diego St. Aztecs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Nevada Wolf Pack | Houston Cougars | New Mexico St. Aggies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | New Mexico Lobos | Vanderbilt Commodores | Virginia Cavaliers | Dixie State Rebels | Northern Illinois Huskies | Duke Blue Devils | Ball St. Cardinals

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

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