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BlogPoll: week 12 draft

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

Dropped Out: Maryland (#22).


First, The Question.  I think Doug Flutie put it most succinctly.  Ohio State and Michigan may be the best two teams in the nation, but Michigan has had its chance, so they should not have another crack at Ohio State with even more at stake.  My vote, however, will have no impact whatsoever on the BCSNC Game, so I can vote them No. 2, as I think they're second best.  Right now, anyway.

A little movement toward the top, due to Southern Cal beating a solid Cal team and the Hogs struggling a bit with Croom and Co. but winning.  That, combined with the Gators' venture into triple score territory, cost Notre Dame despite a 41-9 victory over Army.

LSU.  Oh, LSU.  What to do?  Loss to Florida, loss to Auburn.  Your fortune lies with sharp-spined swine.  And I just realized that's a haiku, so:

Loss to Florida
Loss to Auburn, your fortune
Lies with sharp-spined swine

The Big East is a Big Mess.  Who knows?  Rutgers over Louisville over West Virginia computes until you put Cincinnati at the front of the line.  Keeping the victory chain intact and calling Rutgers a fluke.

Tennessee up seven for a win against Vanderbilt?  Yep, and here's the key.  Both Ainge in Orange and Crompton played against the Commodores.  Ainge looked like, well, Ainge, and Crompton . . . well he looked sort of like he did against the Razorbacks and the Tigers.  We may not have won against Arkansas with Ainge, but it would have been closer, and we may have beaten LSU.  And remember, we didn't have Coker for those games, either.  Play Ainge and Coker and we have a different team.

Thoughts?  Comments?  Draft goes live Wednesday at ten unless y'all think there's something that should change.