20 September 2011
It's another week for the BlogPoll (after I screwed up and missed the deadline a week ago). I'm certain that LSU will take the top spot in the BlogPoll this week. Just not on my ballot. I'm not convinced by the Bayou Bengals - yet. They do have the best high-profile win against Oregon, there's no doubt about that. However, the rest of the schedule is soft soft soft. Mississippi State will be lucky to finish above .500, and whichever directional Louisiana they beat up on last week isn't impressive.
Of course, Alabama has only that same travel to a tough spot to beat an easy team win as well, so we'll see what happens this weekend against Arkansas. Both Bama and LSU have the same faults really - I don't trust the quarterback in a big spot. Sorry AJ - you still have to prove it to me.
The full poll is after the jump.
Bama Sports Report Ballot - Week 4
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||--|
|4||Boise St. Broncos||--|
|7||Oklahoma St. Cowboys||--|
|8||Texas A&M Aggies||--|
|10||South Carolina Gamecocks||--|
|12||Virginia Tech Hokies||--|
|15||Florida St. Seminoles||--|
|16||West Virginia Mountaineers||--|
|17||South Florida Bulls||--|
|21||Michigan St. Spartans||--|
|22||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||--|
|23||TCU Horned Frogs||--|
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Vanderbilt is likely a placeholder; I don't expect they'll roll into Columbia, South Carolina and take down the Gamecocks this weekend, but I felt like it was only right after their domination of Ole Miss this weekend to include them. James Franklin has the Commodores headed in the right direction, this much is certain.
On the flip side of that coin, don't read too much into South Carolina's struggles with Navy this weekend. A system team on a blah week for the Cocks meant they struggled a hair. We'll see what's what this weekend with Vanderbilt for sure - I'm looking forward to that 6:00 pm ESPN2 start as much as any Vandy game I can recall.
Texas is another team I'm not sold on - we'll see what the future brings for them, but I don't believe they've made a huge jump from last year. Although the younger McCoy looked darned good last weekend.
Oklahoma rolled into Tallahassee and curb-stomped FSU. I'm not sure impressed we'll be with that win at the end of these season, but either way, Stoops has the Sooners playing well.
And speaking of playing well, I don't care who's on the other side of the ball, when you put up numbers like Georgia Tech did Saturday, you're doing something right. I've got my eye on the Ramblin' Wreck to move up if the winning ways continue.
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