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BlogPoll: Preliminary Week 13 Ballot

Here is our preliminary blogpoll ballot for week 13. The college football regular season is all but complete. And while this college football season can largely be considered a dud, last weekend's college football lineup was pretty awesome. Plenty of nailbiters and overtime games for your holiday college football fix.

The weekend's biggest winners:

  • Our stomachs
  • Boise State - the Broncos saw Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech's BCS at-large hopes take a huge hit this weekend.
  • Houston - the Cougars were leading inter-city rival Rice 59-0 at half, and went on to win 73-14 to claim a spot in the Conference USA championship game against ECU
  • SEC - South Carolina, Florida and Georgia went 3-0 against their in-state ACC rivals. New year, same old ACC.

The weekend's biggest losers:

  • ACC - see above re: Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech
  • Oklahoma State - Cowboys get blanked in Bedlam by a 6-5 Oklahoma team. That can't be sitting too well in Stillwater.
  • Pittsburgh, Mississippi and North Carolina - ranked teams that couldn't get it done in this weekend's rivalry games
  • Al Groh

Leave your thoughts on our ballot in the comments section.

 

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama (12-0) --
2 Florida (12-0) 1
3 Texas (12-0) 1
4 TCU (12-0) --
5 Cincinnati (11-0) --
6 Boise State (12-0) --
7 Oregon (9-2) 1
8 Ohio State (10-2) 1
9 Virginia Tech (9-3) 2
10 Iowa (10-2) 4
11 Penn State (10-2) 1
12 Georgia Tech (10-2) 5
13 Stanford (8-4) 9
14 Miami (Florida) (9-3) 2
15 Southern Cal (8-3) 3
16 Oregon State (8-3) 1
17 California (8-3) 2
18 LSU (9-3) 2
19 Nebraska (9-3) 2
20 Brigham Young (10-2) 5
21 Central Michigan (10-2) 5
22 West Virginia (8-3) 4
23 Pittsburgh (9-2) 13
24 Houston (10-2) 2
25 Clemson (8-4) 12

 

For your reference, here is last week's ballot.

Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (#15), North Carolina (#23), Mississippi (#24).

Welcome (Back): Central Michigan (#21), West Virginia (#22), Houston (#24).

Also Considered: Arizona (7-4), Northwestern (8-4), Auburn (7-5), Oklahoma State (9-3), North Carolina (8-4), Boston College (8-4)

Teams We Disagree On The Most: LSU (6.36), West Virginia (5.66), Miami (Fla.) (3.54)

Teams We Agree On: TCU (#4), Ohio State (#8), Virginia Tech (#9), Penn State (#11), Stanford (#13), Southern Cal (#15), Oregon State (#16), Central Michigan (#21), Pittsburgh (#23), Houston (#24)

By Conference: Pac-10 5, ACC 4, Big East 3, Big Ten 3, SEC 3, Big 12 2, Mountain West 2, Conference USA 1, MAC 1, WAC 1

Games Jeff Watched:

Texas at Texas A&M
Boston College at Maryland
Pittsburgh at West Virginia
Clemson at South Carolina
Alabama at Auburn (50%)
Nevada at Boise State (50%)
Arkansas at LSU (50%)
Notre Dame at Stanford (50%)
Georgia at Georgia Tech (50%)
Rutgers at Louisville (25%)
Florida State at Florida (25%)
Tennessee at Kentucky (25%)
Navy at Hawai'i (25%)

Games Brian Watched:

Texas at Texas A&M
Rutgers at Louisville
Pittsburgh at West Virginia
Nevada at Boise State
Boston College at Maryland
Clemson at South Carolina
Georgia at Georgia Tech
Ball State at Western Michigan (50%)
Alabama at Auburn (50%)
Arkansas at LSU (50%)
Notre Dame at Stanford (50%)
Florida State at Florida (50%)
UCLA at USC (50%)
North Carolina at NC State (25%)
Virginia Tech at Virginia (25%)
Utah at Brigham Young (25%)
Missouri vs. Kansas (25%)