SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25: Week 3

Michigan State suffered the biggest BlogPoll drop this week (14 spots, which tied Stanford's rise for biggest move on the ballots).

The 2012 Week 3 BlogPoll, which actually appears in Week 4 and is labeled accordingly even though it chronicles Week 3 results, has been released.

Also worth reading are Samuel Chi's simulated BCS standings.

Check out the combined efforts of 90 bloggers after the jump. My brief analysis follows. For statistics about the balloting, click here.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 3

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (89) 24.99 0.10 --
2 LSU Tigers 23.31 1.99 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.27 4.84 Arrow_up 1
4 Georgia Bulldogs 19.89 2.28 Arrow_up 1
5 Florida St. Seminoles 19.76 4.46 Arrow_up 1
6 Oklahoma Sooners 17.29 5.54 Arrow_up 1
7 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.08 5.16 Arrow_up 2
8 Stanford Cardinal (1) 17.04 3.67 Arrow_up 14
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 16.52 3.78 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 16.04 3.12 --
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14.19 4.02 Arrow_up 7
12 Texas Longhorns 13.63 3.63 Arrow_up 3
13 Florida Gators 12.59 4.60 Arrow_up 4
14 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.39 3.53 Arrow_down -2
15 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.81 4.82 Arrow_down -2
16 USC Trojans 10.50 4.94 Arrow_down -13
17 TCU Horned Frogs 8.52 4.33 Arrow_down -1
18 UCLA Bruins 8.08 3.65 Arrow_up 2
19 Louisville Cardinals 7.61 3.46 --
20 Arizona Wildcats 6.54 4.55 Arrow_up 3
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.54 4.37 --
22 Michigan St. Spartans 4.59 3.28 Arrow_down -14
23 Northwestern Wildcats 2.59 4.73 Arrow_up 11
24 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2.56 3.61 Arrow_up 6
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.97 3.70 --
Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska Cornhuskers | Iowa St. Cyclones | Baylor Bears | Oregon St. Beavers | Boise St. Broncos | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Virginia Tech Hokies | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Tennessee Volunteers | Central Florida Knights | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Missouri Tigers | Toledo Rockets | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Wisconsin Badgers | N.C. State Wolfpack | Texas A&M Aggies | Vanderbilt Commodores | Purdue Boilermakers | Utah Utes | Arkansas Razorbacks | Utah State Aggies | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | ULM Warhawks | Miami Hurricanes | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 8:00 AM CDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

Alabama has one of the most commanding leads ever, with a standard deviation of just 0.10. Andy Hutchins says that's the lowest he's ever seen, and but for a lone wolf vote for Stanford, it would have been freaking zero.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma leads in standard deviation, meaning voters will be watching the Sooners' "prove it or lose it" game against us Saturday night with great interest.

The BlogPoll values Georgia more than Florida State, likely due to quality of opposition, and Stanford more than South Carolina (plus West Virginia higher than either), but otherwise, it parrots the "mainstream" polls' top 10.

I tend to think Florida isn't high enough given the quality of its road wins, but there's no arguing that road winners Notre Dame, Texas and the Gators shouldn't have jumped K-State after its lackluster performance.

Other lackluster winners Ohio State and TCU, as well as losers USC and Michigan State, also dropped quite a bit.

Nebraska is the first team out of the BlogPoll. I like to think my refusal to rank the Cornhuskers is responsible for them having slightly fewer points than Frank Solich's new team. Mwahaha.

P.S. Who the hell voted for Vanderbilt (1-2), Arkansas (1-2), Middle Tennessee State (lost to an FCS team at home) and Miami?

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