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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Blogpoll Week #2

I didn't want to be that right...

In the first Blogpoll - which seems oh-so-long-ago - I ranked Michigan #11 (the lowest preseason ranking for the Wolverines in the poll if memory serves me correctly). My reasoning for ranking them so "low" was as follows:

MICHIGAN - in a nutshell, I don't believe yet. Yes, our offense is loaded but will we be able to stop anyone? We lost our best D players and this from a unit that got absolutely embarrassed by the two really good teams it played at the end of last season. Plus, we often seem to find a way to drop an early game and our Oregon-ND-Penn State stretch looks like the place we could do that.

Yeah, well, who that early "stretch" would include App State as well.

Ed. Note: Don't know why this isn't showing my previous rankings/where people moved and/or dropped. Arrghh! Bring back the kittens.

1Southern Cal 25
2LSU 24
3Penn State 23
4Oklahoma 22
5California 21
6Virginia Tech 20
7Florida 19
8Texas 18
9Georgia 17
10Louisville 16
11Ohio State 15
12West Virginia 14
13Wisconsin 13
14Miami (Florida) 12
15Texas A&M 11
16Hawaii 10
17Oregon 9
18Nebraska 8
19UCLA 7
20Auburn 6
21Georgia Tech 5
22Tennessee 4
23Rutgers 3
24Boston College 2
25Missouri 1

Dropped Out:

1 comment:

Out of Conference said...

The tOSU, Wisky, and Rutgers rankings puzzle me. I'm not sure about OK... but don't know enough to doubt yet. Do teams deserve good rankings by merely winning games regardless of SoS or by being that good? My bet is that the entire nation of poll voters is leaning towards winning games, not nec being a great team. UGA also puzzles me, but the SEC schedule should confirm or resolve my confusion in the coming weeks.
Michigan falling out of the top 25 in the big polls is probably just punitive and not actually representative of where they should really be ranked. If they have a good game against Oregon, I see them coming back to the upper teens and working their way back to the knocking on the top 10 by season's end.