Thursday, December 10, 2009


Below is my last ballot for the "regular season". You can find the actual poll here.

I really wanted to vote the Gators second. But, while the Gators rate at least a TD fave over most undefeated teams- the exception is probably Texas. So the Longhorns get the benefit of the doubt.

I am a little peeved that the BCS is paring TCU and Boise State (ed note: although if that is what it takes to get two mid-majors in and two BCS League teams out, fine). Both teams would acquit themselves well versus Cincinnati and Iowa- and isn't part of this BCS arrangement to give the mid-major powers shots against the big boys? the same big boys who simply won't ever play them away from home? I know I will be dead before the Gators go to Boise- but is it now too much to ask to let the Horned Frogs play the Bearcats some neutral? Instead we get the new and improved Poinsetta Bowl- separate but equal.

Disaappointing to see Houston lose those games at the end- both UCF and the C-USA Championship Game. Their great start- wins @ Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and @ Mississippi State- set them up to make national noise. Now, I'm not sure even a Bowl win over Air Force will get aC-USA team into the main national polls.

1Alabama 1
2Texas 1
3Florida 2
4TCU 1
5Boise State 1
7Oregon 1
8Ohio State 1
9Georgia Tech
10Brigham Young 1
11Iowa 1
12LSU 1
13Penn State 1
14Miami (Florida) 1
15Virginia Tech 1
16Oklahoma State 1
17Oregon State
18Utah 1
19Nebraska 2
20Stanford 2
21West Virginia 2
23East Carolina
24Central Michigan
25Houston 11
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Southern Cal (#18), Pittsburgh (#20), Troy (#25).