Friday, August 21, 2009

Boiled Sports Joins the Blogpoll

Look at us, growing up and becoming men. Sort of, anyway.

We've been added to the ranks of bloggers who get to vote in the CBS college football blogpoll, brought to you by Brian of MGoBlog fame. A little more on the blogpoll can be found here, if you're so inclined.

Point is, we'll be voting this year. Which means.... what, exactly? Well, we're "encouraged" to get the poll up early in the week and let our readership chime/bash/insult/comment/poop/sigh about it. This is supposed to make us re-think omissions we may have made or things we might have overlooked. Of course, this assumes you guys (and girls) are smarter than us. Which, okay, may be so. But we have a vote. (Nyah-nyah!)

First poll is due Monday, so here's ours.

RankTeam
1 Florida
2 Southern Cal
3 Texas
4 Oklahoma
5 LSU
6 Oklahoma State
7 Penn State
8 Ohio State
9 Alabama
10 Utah
11 Virginia Tech
12 Georgia
13 California
14 Mississippi
15 Oregon
16 Boise State
17 TCU
18 Georgia Tech
19 Michigan State
20 Illinois
21 Nebraska
22 Texas Tech
23 Kansas
24 Rutgers
25 Tennessee

Let me just say a few things before you jump all over it (if you were planning to jump all over it).

1) It's a preseason poll and preseason polls mean even less than in-season polls. And since nobody has played a game yet, it's about the best time to gives teams a vote who you might surprise people and thus, deserve some consideration. If you don't put Boise State in the Top 20 now, they'll never get high enough for a BCS bowl. That sort of thing.

2) After the top ten or fifteen (which are more or less what the media has decided, given in a slightly different order), I voted in some teams that aren't what the media thinks. Why? Because I can and because I think teams like Illinois, Rutgers and Tennessee are going to have better seasons than people think. Oh, and they definitely deserve a ranking more than teams like Notre Dame (who voters vote for because they're lazy) or Florida State (is this a going-away present for Bobby?).

3) Yes, we want your input on this, but only if you agree with us. No, of course that's not true. But let's not let things get out of hand. It's just a blogpoll, after all. Let's save our histrionics for the value of names on the back of Purdue's jerseys.

That's all. Enjoy and expect to see a revised poll each Sunday or Monday during the season.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

IU not in your top 25, thats shocking. Why dont you act like Spurrier and not have Tebow as All SEC QB???? Classic Boiled Sports move.

Purdue Matt said...

Tennesssee doesn't belong. I like where you put over hyped Ole Miss.

Purdue Matt said...

FSU belongs in the top 20. Ponder returns at QB, good o-line, good d, Jermaine Thomas is a good RB.

J Money said...

If FSU shows they belong, I'll have no problem including them. But they've underachieved for years now....

I know everyone thinks that about Tennessee, but I think they're going to surprise some people. They likely won't stay in my top 25 for long, but if they turn out to be good, I want to look S-M-R-T.

J Money said...

Also, I should point out I did this without 'dowd or Tim's input. I'm a dick like that.

Ryan F said...

C'mon, be a homer and at least give Purdue a vote. Humor us!

Ok, or not. I'm at least satisfied with ND not being up there.

Plang said...

Hey dick, er, J:

I would switch Utah and TCU. I've been paying close attention to the MWC (WAC-lite) and TCU is going to be the better team. Utah did great last year, but they have two completely inexperienced guys competing for QB - one a true freshman. They lost a lot of key position players also. TCU has a much better chance to come away with an undefeated season.

BSU is probably okay where you have them, for now. I would drop Nebraska - I think they are a year away from making much noise. They can work their way into the top 25. The rest of it looks okay considering we don't really know anything yet.

J Money said...

Fair points, Plang. I gave Utah a bump because they deserved a better fate last year. And I think a fair reward is me voting them #10 in a meaningless poll. Ha.

I was mixed on Boise, too.... I like them, but I hesitate to put them as high as people love to because most WAC teams aren't as good as everyone wants to think they are (witness UGA curb-stomping Hawaii). However, I'm like the idiot media in not forgetting them beating Oklahoma so I give them some points there.

Again, good feedback. The Daily Gopher has Notre Dame #9, so they deserve a nut-punch more than anyone.

Weasel Cleaner said...

My lurker days are over on the site. Excellent blog. At this point in the season any poll is fine as long as Notre Dame is excluded.

Purdue Matt said...

Wait a second. Where is BYU?! They are the best team in the MWC this year and they get Utah and TCU in Provo.

Plang said...

Matt - if you are being sarcastic, then it is indeed funny. If you are being serious, then you need to actually look and see what is happening in Provo. BYU plays Oklahoma in their first game, and everyone will get to see how inexperienced their O-line is. Additionally, BYU hasn't beaten a Top 25 non-conference team in many years, and no one is predicting it to turn around this year. They are going to be calling the Sooners "stepdad" by the third quarter - because the Okies will be beating them and BYU will hate them.

Purdue Matt said...

I am being serious. They will probably lose to Oklahoma, but I think they will beat FSU and run the table in the MWC. Their senior QB Max Hall is a good one. The last 4 times BYU has had a senior QB, they have taken home the MWC title.

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Anonymous said...

Please don't say "Southern Cal." It's USC. They aren't some regional campus in the University of California system.

Mr. Anonymous said...

Southern Cal

dozer8589 said...

Southern Cal

J Money said...

Anon -- I call them USC but the voting system/site only offers "Southern Cal" as the option. Not my call.

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