I am accepting feedback on this thing before I submit it towards the end of the day. I'm open for your input on just about everybody. Suggest away.
|1||Southern Cal||They did give up a ton of yards to the Fightin' Rainbows.|
|3||Georgia||Partially thanks for a really, really fun weekend in the blogosphere, but if UGA gets the Shocker to play like that on a weekly basis, look out.|
|4||LSU||Lost to Katrina.|
|5||Ohio State||This polling thing isn't fun anymore.|
|7||Virginia Tech||I'm not much of a Vick believer; NC State way outgained them in total offense.|
|8||Michigan||Offense is a machine. Defense is very concerning.|
|9||Tennesee||7 points over UAB? At least you're not Oklahoma.|
|10||Iowa||Starters out 20 minutes in.|
|11||Florida||Meyer finds out that Leak isn't much of a runner despite being really tan.|
|12||Notre Dame||Most impressive performance of anyone outside of UGA.|
|13||Arizona State||Waxed Temple, as per the contract.|
|14||Louisville||Not impressive against UK.|
|15||NC State||Outplayed VT and offense looks much, much better already with Trestman.|
|16||Boston College||ACC prospects looking up?|
|17||Florida State||Yeah, they won... I guess.|
|18||Miami||I think they'll have a better year despite the FSU loss because Wright alternated great plays with terrible ones instead of just the terrible ones.|
|19||Minnesota||Maroney still good, though Cupito did not look improved at all.|
|20||Georgia Tech||I don't really believe in them but they've got a more impressive scalp than just about anyone not named TCU so far.|
|21||Clemson||Whitehurst for real this time... naw.|
|22||Texas A&M||Dude, go for two.|
|25||TCU||Commenters point out that my poll lacked internal consistency given the vicious Cal-beating if I had OU up here and not the Horned Frogs. Guilty.|
Dropped Out: Cal, Auburn, Bowling Green, Oklahoma
Games I Saw: Michigan-NIU, Miami-FSU, NC State-VT, Houston-Oregon (about half), UW-BGSU(about a third), Boise-Georgia (lingering slow-mo DVR over and over again), Minnesota-Tulsa (about a third, not paying huge attention), ND-Pitt (first half), Arizona-Utah, GT-Auburn (second half), UK-UL(second half).
(thank God for DVR... literally halves the time a game takes, maybe even more if you FF between plays.)
Please fire away in the comments with objections and suggestions.
Update: Commenters point out a lack of consistency in my logic, so I bumped GT up to #20, dropped OU entirely, and TCU enjoys #25.