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BP Poll - Week 1

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    01. Ohio State 585 (13); beat Ohio, 26-14
    02. Southern Cal 563 (6); bye week
    03. Oklahoma 549 (2); beat Cincinnati, 52-26
    04. Georgia 533 (1); beat Central Michigan, 56-17
    05. Florida 511 (1); beat Miami, 26-3
    06. Missouri 465; beat SE Missouri, 52-3
    07. Louisiana State 446 (1); game vs. Troy postponed
    08. West Virginia 429; lost to East Carolina, 3-24
    09. Texas 395; beat UTEP, 42-13
    10. Wisconsin 372; beat Marshall, 51-14
    11. Auburn 363; beat Southern Miss, 27-13
    12. Texas Tech 317; beat Nevada, 35-19
    13. Kansas 289; beat Louisiana Tech, 29-0
    14. Arizona State 243; beat Stanford, 41-17
    15. Alabama 238; beat Tulane, 20-6
    16. Brigham Young 230; beat Washington, 28-27
    17. South Florida 195; beat Central Florida, 31-24 (OT)
    18. Penn State 193; beat Oregon State, 45-14
    19. Wake Forest 171; beat Mississippi, 30-28
    20. Oregon 166; beat Utah State, 66-24
    21. Utah 82; beat UNLV, 42-21
    22. UCLA 72; bye week
    23. California 70; beat Washington State, 66-3
    24. Illinois 60; beat Eastern Illinois, 47-21
    25. Fresno State 53; bye week

    Others receiving votes: Clemson 40; Cincinnati 28; Tennessee 26; East Carolina 14; Florida State 11; Connecticut 9; Boston College 8; Virginia Tech 8; Oklahoma State 4; Purdue 4; Bowling Green 3; Air Force 3; Michigan State 2; Colorado 2; Stanford 2; Northwestern 2; Houston 2; Georgia Tech 1; Boise State 1; Ball State 1; Notre Dame 1

    Still not receiving a single vote: Michigan 0; beat Miami of Ohio, 16-6
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
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  2. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    I am still not a believer in Utah being a top 25 team. Michigan just isn't that good. East Carolina should be ranked ahead of Utah.

    The colors make the poll much more fun than the AP poll.
     
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    I love the colors but I can't see Wake...perhaps black or darker gold is better?

    Personally I'm not sold on Wisconsin as a Top 10 team.
     
  4. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I am with you. I have a problem not only voting for Utah but BYU and Fresno State as well. I guess I just don't have it out of confidence in that conference. Beating sCum is really not saying much. I would like for those three teams to play somebody who is fairly decent. I know Fresno beat Rutgers but what is Rutgers this year.

    Those colors are very nice.
     
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well, Virginia Tech just isn't that good either.

    I voted in this poll and my ballot had Utah ahead of East Carolina.

    The problem when evaluating the two teams against one another is that one took advantage of a team learning two different, new offenses under a new coach, while the other took advantage of a team QB'd by Sean Glennon. Push.

    I think Utah had the tougher game overall, was more dominant, and allowed the score to be closer than it should have been with the punt block and the fumble that let Michigan back into the game in the fourth. Those two plays turned a 25-10 game into a 25-23 game in 70 seconds. That also doesn't account for the fumbled punt return in the first quarter that set up Michigan on their first TD.

    Starting field position for all three of Michigan's TD scoring drives: Utah 26, Utah 31, and Utah 33.

    The Utes, I think, will prove to have a better defense, and they have a kicker in Sakoda, who hit four FGs, including one from 53.

    Of course, if East Carolina goes on to upset West Virginia while Utah looks like crap again perennial MWC doormat UNLV this weekend, I'll change my vote in Week 2 (and delete this post). :tongue2:
     
  6. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    I really don't think either school should be ranked yet. But...if I would rank either, it would be East Carolina. Tech has a better defense than Michigan. I think Tech would beat Michigan. Obviously it's too early to tell for sure...it's just opinion.
     
  7. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    alright, who voted for Notre Dame?
     
  8. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    Week 2 sent :p
     
  9. I haven't completed my ballot yet, but can anyone think of a good reason not to rank East Carolina #1? They've got the two most impressive wins of the year right now and a soft schedule remaining. They could easily go unbeaten.
     
  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    They're not in the SEC.

    Duh.
     
  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    #17:huh: I ranked them higher than that after I got all of the SEC schools in. I mean the Mountaineers were ranked in the top 10 in most polls and they took them to the woodshed:sick1:. They have a very well-rounded team with a nice QB.
     
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  12. Mike80

    Mike80 A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE!

    this is hypothetical:

    The thing that will kill ECU is injuries. They likely don't have the depth to sustain what they are doing. Full speed it's obvious they can play with just about everyone, but it's a LONG season....
     
  13. That's a good point. Herbie mentioned something similar on College Football Overdrive before the Florida game - they're similar to a mid-major basketball team making a run. They have tons of experience in the starting line up and that helps them a lot, but they're super thin in terms of depth. Kind of like Ntre Ame from 2005, but actually good. I'm still waffling about where to place them - based purely on the season so far, they've gotta be #1. Based on subjective evaluation, though, it's hard to move them that high.
     
  14. Jake

    Jake zero point zero ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I'm just trying to figure out how LSU won the championship then got passed by six teams during the offseason? :biggrin:
     
  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    don't rank a team because you think they're remaining schedule is soft or hard. rank them for what they've done thus far.
     

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