BlogPoll Ballot, Week Twelve: BLOOD EVERYWHERE

Holy crap this was an interesting week of college football.  Besides LSU at the top spot this ballot was none too easy to fill out, and it's still a mess.  Here's the poll, and meager justifications after the jump:

 

  • On 2-5 -- My eyes tell me 'Bama's the second best team in the nation, and no one has a good enough resume to displace them from the two spot.  Stanford barely edges out Arkansas because I think their win over USC is better than Arkansas' best win, South Carolina.  Oklahoma State is 5th, because Iowa State is by far the worst loss of that group.
  • 6-10: Boise Boise Boise.  If only you had an accurate kicker.  The win over Georgia is still a good one.  USC must be ranked above Oregon, and since I think Oregon could tire MSU to death, they're 7 and 8.  MSU's resume, with wins over Nebraska Michigan and Wisconsin is now better than Clemson's resume, especially with Clemson's shameful loss to NC State.
  • 11-15:  Virginia Tech has beaten Georgia Tech and...that's it.  I know they only have one loss, but I still think Clemson's resume is better.  I would not be surprised at all to see the Hokies lose to Virginia this week.  Oklahoma and Wisconsin are a match made in heaven, both teams boned by dumb timeouts in the last minute.  Oklahoma has the better wins, so they're slightly above the Badgers.  Michigan finally has a good win, and Kansas State picked up another decent win against Texas.
  • 16-18:  Tire firey goodness.  How soon we forget that Houston almost lost to UCLA, how I can take them seriously?  South Carolina beat Georgia and even though Georgia won the SEC East, the Gamecocks get the slight nod. 
  • 19-25:  Whatever.  As Spartan Dan said, eff it, I'm going bowling.

Thoughts are appreciated, and I'm more than happy to move teams around if a case can be made.  I'll answer your questions and concerns in the comments.

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