26 October 2010
I've been a bad BlogPoll voter. After a two week hiatus from the poll because of things you don't care about, I'm back. And yes, I've got Auburn as the number on ranked team in America. They've put up when others (including the Crimson Tide) have shut up. They've got a win over an LSU team that is as good defensively as any in the country - and Auburn made their defense look bad.
Cam Newton is the most valuable player in America by a long shot. Auburn is probably a 4-4 team without Newton. Lots of folks have talked about how good offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn is, but the fact of the matter is Newton is clearly what makes this offense go. That's not a dig at Auburn, but a statement about how good Newton is.Auburn has won 4 games by one score or less. Do you think Newton adds at least 6-8 points each week? Yeah, he does.
One other quick thought on Auburn - they better look out in Oxford. Strange things can happen in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and if Auburn is reading too many of their press clippings, they could become the fourth straight number one to go belly-up. They could also pound the Rebels into a fine sand (which is probably what they'll do).
Full poll is after the jump.
Yes, I have Alabama ranked fifth. Is there any doubt that Alabama would be a road favorite at anyone below them in the poll (and a couple above). Go to a neutral site, and Alabama would be a double digit favorite against anyone below them. I'm not saying Bama beats them all, I'm just saying they'd be favored to.
TCU will also hop Boise in my poll if they both continue on the path they're on.
The last three teams in this poll make me gag. We have a team that lost to a FCS team, a team that got blown out by Florida State and... Baylor. Just gross. Sometimes parity just means everyone sucks.
|< Prev||Next >|