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.

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