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SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25: Week 1

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Why, look who just ran right into the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25!
Why, look who just ran right into the SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25!

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.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 1

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (81) 25.16 2.79 --
2 USC Trojans (10) 23.62 0.95 --
3 LSU Tigers 22.16 3.00 --
4 Oregon Ducks (1) 21.60 2.84 --
5 Florida St. Seminoles 18.20 4.94 --
6 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.77 3.09 --
7 Oklahoma Sooners 16.89 4.60 --
8 Georgia Bulldogs 16.86 4.35 --
9 Michigan St. Spartans 16.45 3.09 --
10 Clemson Tigers 15.52 3.35 --
11 Arkansas Razorbacks 14.11 4.93 --
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.00 4.34 --
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers 11.65 3.91 --
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.16 5.74 --
15 Oklahoma St. Cowboys (1) 10.56 5.08 --
16 Virginia Tech Hokies 9.77 4.45 --
17 Wisconsin Badgers 9.10 4.84 --
18 Texas Longhorns 8.78 4.76 --
19 Michigan Wolverines 6.10 4.58 --
20 Kansas St. Wildcats 6.07 4.66 --
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5.68 5.45 --
22 TCU Horned Frogs 5.13 4.41 --
23 Louisville Cardinals 4.00 3.87 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 2.66 4.96 --
25 Stanford Cardinal 2.32 2.87 --
Others Receiving Votes: Ohio Bobcats | Florida Gators | Utah Utes | BYU Cougars | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | North Carolina Tar Heels | Central Florida Knights | Washington Huskies | Miami Hurricanes | Missouri Tigers | Nevada Wolf Pack | Connecticut Huskies | Duke Blue Devils | Northwestern Wildcats | UCLA Bruins | Iowa St. Cyclones | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | South Florida Bulls | Illinois Fighting Illini | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Purdue Boilermakers | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Iowa Hawkeyes | Utah State Aggies | New Mexico Lobos | Temple Owls | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Colorado St. Rams | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Auburn Tigers | New Mexico St. Aggies | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 8:30 AM CDT

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?