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BlogPoll: week nine draft

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Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio State --
2 Michigan --
3 Texas 3
4 Southern Cal --
5 West Virginia 2
6 Clemson 5
7 Louisville 2
8 Auburn 1
9 Wisconsin 12
10 Florida 2
11 Arkansas 1
12 Tennessee 3
13 California 3
14 Nebraska 1
15 Notre Dame 2
16 Rutgers 7
17 Boise State 1
18 Boston College 6
19 Missouri 2
20 Texas A&M 5
21 LSU 2
22 Oklahoma 2
23 Oregon 7
24 Georgia Tech 10
25 Virginia Tech 1

Dropped Out: Florida State (#22).

'splainin:

Texas up three.  Some would say that Texas should drop because they needed a turnover to keep Nebraska from running out the clock and winning the game.  But that's just it, isn't it?  They needed it, and they went out and got it.  It sort of reminds me of the whole Clint Stoerner fumble thing in 1998 for the Vols.  To this day, people say the championship was a fluke because of that "gift" from the Hogs.  The real story is much less often told, and that is that one of the Vols' defensive linemen pushed the center back into Stoerner, causing him to stumble, which in turn caused him to fumble.  Fortunate, perhaps, but not lucky.  Same goes for Texas' forced fumble this week against the 'Huskers.

Clemson up five.  If you have a question about this, you didn't see the game.  C.J. Spiller might not be this fast, but he's uncommonly close.  Clemson in their head-to-toe purples manhandled the Yellowjackets, so they rocket toward the top like . . . Spiller.

Wisconsin up twelve?!  The Badgers weren't even on the radar before last week.  This week, they put together a solid effort against Purdue, and okay, it's Purdue, but when you're eight games into the season and you're only loss is to No. 2 with a bullet, you get some mileage out of the coattails.

Rutgers, Boston College, Texas A&M.  7-0 Rutgers beat Palko and Pitt this week.  BC is a headache to everyone in the ACC, including high-powered Clemson, with the sole, but notable exception of NC State.  Texas A&M?  They're 7-1.

Help me out with this.  Unless there are changes to be made, I'll let the draft go live Wednesday at 10:00.