SBN BlogPoll Top 25: Week 1

The final results are in from all across the blogosphere -- the first BlogPoll Top 25 is here. Alabama takes home the #1 ranking, with USC and Oregon also receiving first-place votes. Did BYU make the national poll? How did our ballot here on VTF compare?

Read on!

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 1

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (81) 25.16 2.79 --
2 USC Trojans (10) 23.62 0.95 --
3 LSU Tigers 22.16 3.00 --
4 Oregon Ducks (1) 21.60 2.84 --
5 Florida St. Seminoles 18.20 4.94 --
6 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.77 3.09 --
7 Oklahoma Sooners 16.89 4.60 --
8 Georgia Bulldogs 16.86 4.35 --
9 Michigan St. Spartans 16.45 3.09 --
10 Clemson Tigers 15.52 3.35 --
11 Arkansas Razorbacks 14.11 4.93 --
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.00 4.34 --
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers 11.65 3.91 --
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.16 5.74 --
15 Oklahoma St. Cowboys (1) 10.56 5.08 --
16 Virginia Tech Hokies 9.77 4.45 --
17 Wisconsin Badgers 9.10 4.84 --
18 Texas Longhorns 8.78 4.76 --
19 Michigan Wolverines 6.10 4.58 --
20 Kansas St. Wildcats 6.07 4.66 --
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5.68 5.45 --
22 TCU Horned Frogs 5.13 4.41 --
23 Louisville Cardinals 4.00 3.87 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 2.66 4.96 --
25 Stanford Cardinal 2.32 2.87 --
Others Receiving Votes: Ohio Bobcats | Florida Gators | Utah Utes | BYU Cougars | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | North Carolina Tar Heels | Central Florida Knights | Washington Huskies | Miami Hurricanes | Missouri Tigers | Nevada Wolf Pack | Connecticut Huskies | Duke Blue Devils | Northwestern Wildcats | UCLA Bruins | Iowa St. Cyclones | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | South Florida Bulls | Illinois Fighting Illini | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Purdue Boilermakers | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Iowa Hawkeyes | Utah State Aggies | New Mexico Lobos | Temple Owls | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Colorado St. Rams | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Auburn Tigers | New Mexico St. Aggies | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 7:30 AM MDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

There you see our beloved Cougars in the 29th position, having received votes, but not enough to get ranked.

Make sure you check out the always awesome Ballot Watchdog that Andy Hutchins performs on each week's poll. It runs down which schools the voters disagreed on the most (Ohio State), which blogs vote against the current, and which are the biggest homers.

Our first effort (with more of our own voters to come aboard) earned Week 1's "Straight Bangin Award," given to the site whose poll is the least biased toward the team that site represents. This means that many other ballots included BYU in the Top 25, but ours did not. Hopefully this means we are as objective as possible here, but as Andy says, "A low number indicates that you suffer from an abusive relationship with your football team." Maybe so!

This can be a bit confusing, because here on VTF, were aren't just having one writer submit a Top 25 and calling it a day. We have our own staff of voters, so this results in our poll on VTF having a "also receiving votes" section. But for our submission to the national BlogPoll, only the Top 25 are submitted. So while BYU came in at 26 on the VTF ballot, it did not make the top 25 and therefore received no points from us in the national BlogPoll.

Or in other words:


Sorry if it's confusing -- but that's the best I can do to explain it.

Let us know your thoughts on our ballot or on the national BlogPoll!

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