It's time for wild guesses codified into impressive looking ranking formats meant to cow you into submission at our expert status that will have no bearing to what happens on the field when some dude puts the crown of his helmet into the quarterback's mouth.
This is how 92 college football blogs voted in aggregate for SB Nation's BlogPoll Top 25:
- Texas is unranked. I dug into the ballots (play with this by team and by blog, it's fun) and found that although Texas was ranked as high as #10 in individual ballots, we were left off of the majority of ballots altogether. This disrespect must be punished by...going 8-4.
- Auburn is ranked. I find this lazy and utterly mystifying. Anyone who wants to defend ranking Auburn, please come on this thread so I may mock everything you stand for as a human being.
- Alligator Army's Andy Hutchins shares some good observations on the team's with the widest spread of opinion and which bloggers may need Paxil. No one knows where to rank Georgia or Notre Dame. Including Mark Richt and Brian Kelly. And me.
This is how I voted:
Quick thoughts on my ballot:
- This is not a power poll. THIS IS NOT A POWER POLL
- Even I hate my rankings, so feel free to mock them
- I find pure resume ranking to be insufficient, particularly when there is no resume
- People who rank teams based on last year's accomplishments need to take a long look at Texas 2010. Every year is new
- I generally turn off my homer glands - if anything, I tend to historically underrate Texas because I know our deficiencies
- I wanted to rank USF and BYU but couldn't pull the trigger
- I ranked Texas. Burnt Orange Nation did not. HATERZ!. How dare they not rank a depthless team with a brand new coaching staff with major questions at QB.
Now it's time for you to make me defend my ballot. I won't put up much of a fight. I would have felt more comfortable attaching the 30 best teams to darts and flinging them at a board.