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BlogPoll: Boise State Rockets to the Top

All the talk and speculation is over. We now have a week's worth of college football evidence to go on, and I've got no problem ranking Boise State No. 1.

Homerism's faithful followers know that I prefer rankings based on what a team has done on the field. My goal is to recognize achievement above all, so that the teams that put together the best seasons end up being ranked the highest at the end of the year.

Obviously, this poses a bit of a challenge one week into the season, and my ballot will look dramatically different next week (and the week after that and the week after that...).

WARNING: What you're about to see may shock you. If you're a fan of a powerhouse program that actually takes offense at this kind of thing, avert your eyes.


SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Blatant Homerism Ballot - Week 2

Rank Team Delta
1 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_up 8
2 LSU Tigers Arrow_up 13
3 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_up 7
4 Michigan Wolverines --
5 Utah Utes --
6 Arizona Wildcats Arrow_up 15
7 BYU Cougars --
8 Fresno St. Bulldogs --
9 Missouri Tigers --
10 Kansas St. Wildcats --
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish --
12 Northwestern Wildcats --
13 Maryland Terrapins --
14 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 8
15 Texas Tech Red Raiders --
16 Georgia Bulldogs Arrow_down -4
17 Wisconsin Badgers Arrow_down -3
18 Ohio St. Buckeyes Arrow_down -15
19 Oregon Ducks Arrow_down -1
20 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_down -7
21 Kentucky Wildcats --
22 Texas Longhorns Arrow_down -14
23 Alabama Crimson Tide Arrow_down -22
24 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_down -17
25 USC Trojans Arrow_down -21
Dropouts: Florida Gators, Virginia Tech Hokies, Miami Hurricanes, Iowa Hawkeyes, Arkansas Razorbacks, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oregon St. Beavers, Florida St. Seminoles, Pittsburgh Panthers, Boston College Eagles, Navy Midshipmen

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings »


*I understand what Boise's detractors are saying about the challenge of playing in the WAC versus the power conferences. However, no team can claim a better win in the opening weekend than the Broncos. They are a clear No. 1. For the moment.

*I tend to give more credit to teams that perform well away from home. Hence, Arizona checks in at No. 6 after blowing out the Rockets at Toledo.

*The only thing saving the Oklahoma Sooners from falling out of the rankings entirely was my favorable impression of Utah State. I suspect the Aggies are far better than they're being given credit for.

*If Miami wins at Ohio State this weekend, the Hurricanes will almost assuredly jump from unranked to numero uno.

*While we're at it, my Bloguin Heisman ballot: 1st - Kellen Moore, 2nd - Patrick Peterson, 3rd - DeMarco Murray.

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