Blogpoll Draft Ballot: Week 3

Miracle of miracles, I remembered to put this together a day earlier than the deadline.  So, this time around I can solicit your comments and criticism before it goes final.

After a week of upsets and disappointing performances by highly-rated teams, there's a fair amount of movement here.

  • OSU and Alabama are almost inseparable at this point.  I give the edge to 'Bama for looking flawless on Saturday, while OSU has some special teams issues to work out.  But, IMO, Miami is a much better team than PSU, so the separation is negligible.
  • Boise drops 4 spots.  That happens when the victim of a seemingly-great win turns around and loses to a 1-AA.  Relatedly, TCU jumps Boise because their win over Oregon State looks better than Boise's win over VT.  (Of course, Boise gets a crack at Oregon St. next weekend.)
  • Oklahoma jumps after destroying Florida State, a team I wildly overrated last week.
  • Iowa moves up a spot--and gets clear separation from Wisconsin, their ballot twin--for looking utterly dominant against ISU, a team they've struggled with in the past.  The Hawkeyes' trip to Arizona looks like the most interesting game of this weekend.
  • As for 10-25: just winging it, basically.  South Carolina was a major omission in my ballot last week, and Georgia doesn't totally drop out because they played without their best player.  Miami loses only 7 spots because lots of good teams get beaten up in Columbus.  Penn State stays where they are because lots of good teams get beaten up in Tuscaloosa.

Thoughts?

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