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Blogpoll Ballot: Week 1

I am still new to this blogpoll, but I operated under a simple philosophy this week: If you were ranked and lost, I did not rank you. I view teams that make the preseason top 25 as chosen by people that are probably much more educated than I on such matters. They are, in my opinion, the 25 best teams suited for the season before it starts. Therefore, if you lose that first game, you did not deserve the ranking. The two exceptions this week were Illinois and Clemson, who played ranked teams to start. Both are gone though, Illinois because they were already low and Clemson because of the margin of loss. What follows is my first week ballot. Feel free to comment and add suggestions before I submit the final one later this week. Remember, this is the only Purdue ballot out there, so make your voice heard!

(Ed. Note: I'll likely change things even more depending on the result of Rutgers- Fresno State and Tennessee-UCLA tonight)

Rank Team Delta
1 Southern Cal 1
2 Ohio State 1
3 Georgia 2
4 Oklahoma 3
5 Missouri --
6 Florida --
7 LSU 3
8 Auburn 6
9 Texas --
10 West Virginia 1
11 Wisconsin 1
12 Kansas --
13 Penn State 6
14 Alabama 12
15 Texas Tech 5
16 Oregon 2
17 Brigham Young 2
18 Tennessee 1
19 Arizona State 3
20 South Florida 1
21 Wake Forest 5
22 Utah 1
23 South Carolina 3
24 California 2
25 Miami (Florida) 1

Dropped Out: Clemson (#8), Virginia Tech (#13), Fresno State (#22), Rutgers (#24), Pittsburgh (#25).