The Full Week 6 College Football BlogPoll: Where The No. 5 Florida Gators Get 9 First-Place Votes

Yesterday, my ballot. Today, the full Week 6 SB Nation College Football BlogPoll.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 6

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (64) 24.37 1.43
2 Oregon Ducks (4) 23.20 1.65
3 South Carolina Gamecocks (7) 22.61 1.50 Arrow_up 4
4 West Virginia Mountaineers (1) 21.34 1.98 Arrow_up 4
5 Florida Gators (9) 21.23 2.03 Arrow_up 6
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 20.23 1.81
7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 19.47 2.21 Arrow_up 2
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes 16.74 4.67 Arrow_up 4
9 LSU Tigers 14.67 3.73 Arrow_down -5
10 Oregon St. Beavers 13.82 4.28 Arrow_up 3
11 Florida St. Seminoles 12.52 4.18 Arrow_down -8
12 USC Trojans 12.14 5.00 Arrow_up 2
13 Georgia Bulldogs 12.06 3.24 Arrow_down -8
14 Oklahoma Sooners 11.75 4.34 Arrow_up 3
15 Texas Longhorns 10.97 3.34 Arrow_down -5
16 Clemson Tigers 9.64 4.46
17 Stanford Cardinal 9.63 4.38 Arrow_up 1
18 Louisville Cardinals 8.95 3.67 Arrow_up 1
19 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 7.84 4.09 Arrow_up 2
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 5.85 3.64 Arrow_up 3
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 5.38 3.73 Arrow_up 5
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.78 3.80 Arrow_up 7
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.60 4.31 Arrow_up 2
24 Texas A&M Aggies 3.51 3.35 Arrow_up 6
25 Iowa St. Cyclones 1.68 2.63 Arrow_up 13
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Michigan Wolverines | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Michigan St. Spartans | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | N.C. State Wolfpack | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | North Carolina Tar Heels | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Northern Illinois Huskies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Toledo Rockets | San Jose St. Spartans | Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners | UAB Blazers
Updated: Oct 9, 2012 9:46 AM EDT

A few points:

• Good for the nine of you that gave the Florida Gators first-place votes. No really. But you’re out of your minds. The Gators have performed admirably and better than expected thus far. They have put together some impressive wins and look every bit like a team that realistically belongs somewhere between No. 3 and No. 8. They aren’t the nation’s best team though.

• LSU deserved a bigger fall. They lost to what we are seeing is a good Florida team and an elite Gators’ defense, but that’s also the third-straight week the Tigers have not played like a top-10 team. With six games to look at and three less-than-impressive outings, No. 9 is a dream that just isn’t true at the moment.

• Florida State and Georgia took the biggest dives here and did in my ballot as well. The Bulldogs’ loss was worse by the looks of it, but also to a much better team. At the moment, I believe Georgia should be the (ever so slightly) higher team. Ask me again tomorrow though and I might change my mind.

• We’re all starting to wonder just how far Oregon State can go.

• If Clemson and FSU were to play again, what would the outcome be?

The Full Week 5 BlogPoll: Where Oregon State Gets A First-Place Vote

Yesterday was my first ballot of the 2012 college football season. Today is the full Week 5 BlogPoll.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 5

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (76) 24.81 0.68
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.24 1.84
3 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 22.01 2.82
4 LSU Tigers 20.62 2.84
5 Georgia Bulldogs (1) 20.55 2.22
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (2) 19.21 2.68
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 18.79 2.14
8 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.79 3.23 Arrow_up 2
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 16.79 3.00
10 Texas Longhorns 15.71 2.79 Arrow_up 2
11 Florida Gators 15.55 3.28
12 Ohio St. Buckeyes 12.75 4.12 Arrow_up 2
13 Oregon St. Beavers (1) 10.72 4.68 Arrow_up 6
14 USC Trojans 9.99 5.30 Arrow_down -1
15 TCU Horned Frogs 9.89 4.45
16 Clemson Tigers 9.68 4.62
17 Oklahoma Sooners 8.13 4.77
18 Stanford Cardinal 7.55 4.29 Arrow_down -10
19 Louisville Cardinals 7.46 3.56 Arrow_down -1
20 Northwestern Wildcats 5.07 4.25 Arrow_up 2
21 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 4.74 3.76
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.24 3.11 Arrow_up 2
23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.01 2.93
24 UCLA Bruins 2.60 3.63 Arrow_up 4
25 Ohio Bobcats 2.11 3.47
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Washington Huskies | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | Michigan Wolverines | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Michigan St. Spartans | Miami Hurricanes | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Iowa St. Cyclones | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Tennessee Volunteers | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Utah State Aggies | Purdue Boilermakers | Troy Trojans | Washington St. Cougars | Ball St. Cardinals | Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Nevada Wolf Pack | Duke Blue Devils
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 9:01 AM EDT

A few points:

• Oregon State comes in at No. 13 – which is exactly where I had them. But they have a first-place vote. They have played well and won games (those are both good things), but they aren’t the No. 1 team in the nation. Maybe that’s me thinking too deep into what would happen if they played certain other teams, which isn’t necessarily the goal of the BlogPoll, but just look at their instate rivals for a team more worthy.

• Also receiving first-place votes are Alabama and Oregon – we’re all good there; Florida State – can’t really argue that, but the win over USF wasn’t as impressive as expected; Georgia – surprised West Virginia doesn’t get a vote in the We Don’t Need No Defense camp; Kansas State – I’m listening; and Notre Dame – meh.

• Washington was the one team I had that the full poll didn’t. I’m okay with that.

• Ohio was the one team the full poll had that I didn’t. I’m also okay with that.

• While it’s October – and that’s better than September – it’s still early. Those out-of-left-field, first-place votes will look very different in a few weeks.

4th and 1: Urban Meyer’s 100th, Boise State, Mark Mangino Returns…

Ah, Friday.

1st. Urban Meyer needs one more win to get to 100 in his head coaching career. If he does it with Florida this Saturday against Kentucky, he will have accomplished the feat in 118 games. That would rank Meyer sixth on the list of fastest coaches to 100 wins.

That means he’s good. Very good. Assuming the Gators don’t fall off the deep end and lose every remaining game, Meyer will have reached 100 wins in less than 10 seasons. Do the math. That’s a great average, especially considering he never coached Boise State.

And this goes back to where we were a few years ago. Go ahead; say you wouldn’t want him as your coach. Unless your team is one of only a handful, you’re kidding yourself. I’m no Nick Saban fan, but if Meyer weren’t on the Florida sidelines, I’d be perfectly fine with Saban roaming them. Give me any great coach over another Ron Zook any day. Surprisingly, a number of people don’t agree.

2nd. It’s almost time to pick your side. Boise State could possibly face their last true opponent on Saturday (although Nevada might have something to say about that). Oregon State travels to play the Broncos in a game that could determine one of the teams that will play for the national championship.

That may be a little premature and I’m among those who believe that, but many others think it to be true. So which side are you on? Do you think Boise State deserves a shot if they get through the season undefeated? Or do you think they should be looking up at the big boys? Do you secretly wish the Beavers blow the Broncos’ chances out of the water? And most importantly, does none of it matter because two teams from BCS conferences could end up undefeated?

3rd. Mark Mangino is back and we should all be ecstatic. Like a match made in heaven the big man has been hired as a football consultant for Big Ten program Minnesota. Hopefully this means his return to coaching isn’t far behind. A year without Mangino, Mike Leach, or Jim Leavitt is a lost one.

4th. The NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas sounded like a good enough idea. The Pac-10 Championship Game does not. The location isn’t a bad one. The temptations might be. Of course, schools travel to play UNLV all the time, but a conference championship game with the surrounding hype it will bring could spell disaster.

And 1. Butch Davis is saying what a good number of coaches across the nation could probably be commenting on as well – that he and his staff could probably do a better job of keeping track of what their players are doing. It’s oh so true that it actually hurts. But it’s not a simple fix. As I’ve always said, there are over 100 kids in a program, all from different backgrounds. While it is the coaches’ responsibilities to watch those kids and keep them out of trouble, they can’t be monitored all the time. However, more can probably be done at most schools. I’m looking directly at a certain program at the moment. You know which one it is.