This was a great weekend in college football; we've had some fantastic finishes, learned a lot about some teams and the Blogpoll has got plenty of moving and shaking going on. The Old Ball Coach has created a little controversy as he pulled Stephen Garcia in favor of Connor Shaw who promptly tossed the ball to the Auburn Tigers and sealed the Gamecocks fate on the Plains. My Tar Heels got our first win against Rutgers in very ugly fashion but don't worry they aren't anywhere near my Top 25.
Let's get into the Blogpoll so we can get to my explanation and your ridicule:
-Just 2 dropping out but 6 dropping down. West Virginia and Temple being out is pretty self explanatory, they lost and were in the 20's. As for the other "droppers" Boise State, Oklahoma and Arizona; three winners, join losers Texas, Sakerlina and Arkansas in the drop column. I was less than impressed with the Broncos who seemed to struggle with an Oregon State squad who's been simply decent up to this point. OU and Arizona both limped to victories this weekend so I had to move them just a bit. Oklahoma still struggles with the option attack and Arizona clearly wasn't prepared to deal with the Iowa physicality and it almost cost them a game.
-Jumping into the Top 25. Michigan State and North Carolina State are both into the poll in this draft. Michigan State was close last week and this week's beat down of Northern Colorado after dealing with Coach Dantonio's heart attack. North Carolina State is into the poll after beating Georgia Tech in a game they controlled and then tried to give away for the heck of it. I'm not sure how I feel about this given they did only beat an ACC team so this might change going forward once I figure out how bad I want to continue to punish the league.
-Moving Up. We've got a lot of teams moving up. TCU flops with Boise State because I think they're just a better team than the Broncos. Nebraska swaps with Oklahoma on the strength of their defense continuing to impress. Auburn, Stanford and LSU all equipped themselves well against quality opponents. Utah, Wisconsin, Miami, Michigan, Iowa and USC won in impressive fashion over inferior opponents while Nevada and Kansas State both got wins they needed to keep themselves in the conversation.
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