The BlogPoll is going year round! I can hear your excitement now for the need for yet another super early and possibly unnecessary preseason 2012 college football poll.
A good example of a site having fun is Cowboy Altitude who ranked the teams in reverse alphabetical order which puts his Wyoming Cowboys at the top spot. I applaud his mockery of the system since these polls are really meaningless, however Jacob and I went ahead and made a poll of our 2012 ballot using some logic and a combination of "who the heck knows what team X will do, but I like player X so they go HERE!"
In my poll here are some teams that I know I will have to explain myself for.
No. 1 USC - Matt Barkley to Robert Woods. That is all.
No. 6 West Virginia - This is an optimistic pick and could be similar to my Texas A&M pick last year of them being a dark horse for a national title. This pick also is contingent on playing in a lesser Big East. If they go to the Big 12 they will drop.
No. 17 Southern Miss - New coach, but they return top two running backs, all of their offensive line and two of their four receivers. New quarterback will be an issue though.
No. 21 Utah - It all depends on Jordan Wynn's health at quarterback. They do have possibly the best running back in the Pac-12 in John White IV.
No. 22 Florida State - I am not buying the hype, even though the 'experts' are saying this is the year they are back! I feel they should be ranked but nowhere near the top-10.
No. 23 Nevada - The Wolfpack return three of their top four rushers and have their quarterback of the future to fully take over the reigns with Cody Fajardo
The full poll is after the jump.
Mountain West Connection Ballot - Week 17
|3||Alabama Crimson Tide||-2|
|9||West Virginia Mountaineers||9|
|10||Michigan St. Spartans||2|
|11||South Carolina Gamecocks||-2|
|13||Virginia Tech Hokies||11|
|15||Florida St. Seminoles||10|
|17||Boise St. Broncos||-10|
|18||TCU Horned Frogs||-4|
|19||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||--|
|20||Ohio St. Buckeyes||--|
|21||Kansas St. Wildcats||-6|
|Dropouts: Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Stanford Cardinal, Houston Cougars, Southern Miss. Golden Eagles, Cincinnati Bearcats, Northern Illinois Huskies|
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