BlogPoll 2011: Week 9 Ballot


Well, college football season finally got real. Oklahoma and Wisconsin fell hard and now both hit the road this week with tough match-ups against Kansas State and Ohio State.  Will they fall apart because they've essentially lost their shot at the title ,or pull it together and hope for chaos to run amok?  LSU and Alabama both hope to survive their bye weeks undefeated for the media's impending coronation ceremony their collision in two weeks. Take a look at the BlogPoll ballot below the jump.  As always, questions, corrections, suggestions and objections are welcome.

First things first -- the most obvious and repeated complaint. Why do I hate Penn State?  I don't.  Actually, they're the team with the highest upside looking at their remaining slate. If they continue take care of their business, expect them to leap up meteorically. It would be nice if Penn State operated with a greater margin for error, but this year they prefer to live dangerously. Heading into the meat of the schedule, starting with schizophrenic Illinois, is when those close wins will count more. The Big East gives up the ghost as West Virginia drops out after their debacle at Syracuse. Georgia Tech, Auburn and Washington all follow the Mountaineers through the exit. The bloodletting will continue with the other games of note this week: Clemson visits Georgia Tech, Stanford travels to the Coliseum for USC, Oklahoma State hosts Baylor, and Michigan State hopes to avoid a hangover at Nebraska.

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