The inaugural 2012 BlogPoll, now with actual results on the field to base one's votes upon, has been released.
Also worth reading are Samuel Chi's and Bill Connelly's analyses on why polls at this time of year are stupid.
Check out the combined efforts of 91 bloggers after the jump. My brief analysis follows. For statistics about the balloting, click here.
Results for Week 1
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011
Other than a few glitches, including phantom ballots and missing teams, there's not many surprises this week.
BlogPoll has Oklahoma lower than other polls, an obvious fallout from the Sooners' uninspiring performance.
Meanwhile, Florida State and West Virginia seem to have benefited from blowout wins over inferior opposition.
Michigan State and Clemson ahead of Arkansas and South Carolina surprises me a little, but I suppose that's due to the formers' quality wins and the latters' defensive and offensive struggles, respectively.
I personally think Nebraska and Oklahoma State are too high, but they'll each have opportunities to prove themselves this week in road games against lower-level Pac-12 teams.
TCU seems way too low. Guess the Frogs were penalized for not playing, huh?
I was glad to see Florida fall out, but how is Stanford still in there? And isn't it a little premature to rank Tennessee?