Blogpoll Ballot: Week 13

Let chaos reign:

 

Analysis after the Jump:

 

  • No, I don't love the Hokies. I merely jump Virginia Tech to No. 2 because I don't think you should play for the National Championship if you're not even the best team in your own division within your conference. I think LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas are probably the best three teams in the country, but you can make an argument that if Arkansas beats LSU, then whomever is selected to play Georgia in the SEC championship loses to the Bulldogs, none of them could play for the title. As usual, if they don't want to bitch they shouldn't lose.
  • Are we really sure Alabama is that good? Their best win is over Arkansas, followed by Penn State, followed by... Vanderbilt?
  • Houston is as good of a number three, keeping the "conference champions only" rule in mind, than many others. Who wouldn't want to see Case Keenum try to figure out the LSU defense?
  • Stanford could get screwed too. They could finish 11-1, but as long as Oregon wins the Civil War the Cardinal cannot go to the Pac-12 title game.
  • Boise is the big loser, especially this year. I think there is no question they get their shot at the title if they had beaten TCU. Now, they may not even get a BCS bowl.
  • For Purdue, we want Michigan to beat Ohio State and potentially get a second BCS berth from the Big Ten. That means the TicketCity and Pizza Pizza bowls will likely have to pick between us, Northwestern, and Illinois for a bowl. Also, at 6-6 Ohio State may elect to decline a bid in order to defer any NCAA punishments coming.
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