I was all set yesterday to write a glowing review of the Rams opening weekend victory over Arizona Cardinals while heaping praise on the best young quarterback in the history of sports, Sam Bradford. Then, the unthinkable happened. The Rams lost. I lost my will to post. It happens.
So instead you’ll get our Blogpoll for Week 2 and some of the reasons behind it. As always leave some opinions. We may just change some stuff if we think you’re right.
Here’s a look at Week 2.
|2. Ohio State||+2|
|4. Boise State||-2|
|12. South Carolina||N|
|20. West Virginia||+2|
|22. Penn State||-9|
|25. North Carolina||-1|
Dropped out: Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Georgia, Oregon State.
First off, no change at the top. Alabama is good. We moved Boise State down to #4 after Virginia Tech lost to James Madison, Ohio State beat a ranked Miami team and Oregon went into Knoxville and won 48-13.
Oklahoma’s destruction of Florida State moves them up to #7. Florida State drops out. Can’t lose by 30 and stay in my poll.
Lots of teams in the middle are moving up by default. Georgia Tech lost to a team who lost to an FCS school. Out. Virginia Tech lost to an FCS school. Out. Georgia was lingering on the fringe and Oregon State should’ve been out last week.
The big jumper is Arkansas and that’s really only because of losses.
Penn State and Miami both lose to the #1 and #2 teams respectively so they fall, but not all the way out.
Michigan debuts at #19 after two decent wins against UConn and Notre Dame.
South Carolina joins at #12 after defeating Southern Miss and Georgia. Freshman tailback Marcus Lattimore is the real deal.
I think I’m going to give UNC the boot in favor of California.
I’m going to pay close attention to the Washington-Nebraska game this weekend. I think the Huskers will win but Jake Locker may give them fits on the ground. People may start to realize that Nebraska isn’t as good as they think.
California vs. Nevada. Winner gets ranked, loser goes away.
Georgia vs. Arkansas and Georgia Tech @ North Carolina. Both Georgia teams are coming off crushing losses. North Carolina can’t afford to start 0-2. Arkansas is trying to prove its lofty ranking. Something’s gotta give.
Tennessee vs. Florida. If Tennessee can put together a whole game and capitalize on Florida’s slow starts the Vols could pull the upset.
Texas @ Texas Tech. The Longhorns have trouble in Lubbock. This could be no different.
This week’s slate of games may not have the big time ranked matchups that last week had, but it certainly has some very evenly matched ones.
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