Monday, November 24, 2008

Blogpoll ballot

I moved Florida to the No. 2 spot now that the Big XII teams have all picked each other off. I favored ACC teams in later part of the ballot because I honestly believe it is the best conference from top to bottom. While lacking heavyweights, the conference doesn't have one easy W.

Games I watched
BC-Wake Forest 100% (twice)
Georgia Tech-Miami 75%
Clemson-UVA 25%
Michigan-Ohio State 25%
Florida State-Maryland 75%
Texas Tech-Oklahoma 25%



RankTeamDelta
1 Alabama --
2 Florida 1
3 Southern Cal 4
4 Texas --
5 Oklahoma --
6 Utah --
7 Penn State 1
8 Texas Tech 6
9 Boise State --
10 Ball State --
11 Ohio State 1
12 Oklahoma State 2
13 Cincinnati 2
14 Missouri 2
15 Pittsburgh 2
16 Georgia 2
17 Georgia Tech 9
18 Boston College 3
19 Virginia Tech 7
20 TCU 2
21 Oregon State 2
22 Oregon 4
23 Northwestern 3
24 Mississippi 2
25 Florida State 1

Dropped Out: Michigan State (#11), Brigham Young (#13), Miami (Florida) (#19), Maryland (#20), Central Michigan (#24), North Carolina (#25).

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4 Comments:

At 2:11 PM, Blogger chicagofire1871 said...

atl,

You don't think Duke is an easy W for other ACC teams?

Let me ask this differently. Would you rather play VTech every year or Duke every year. It seems as though WF gets a guaranteed conference win every season.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger BCMike said...

I'd take Duke over any other conference's cellar dweller.

Duke has two wins over bowl teams (Navy, Vandy), and a possible third if UVA upsets VT this weekend. Look at the bottom rung for the other conferences:

Big12, Iowa State (2-10, one of two wins vs. SD State)
Big10, Indiana (3-9, wins over Western KY and Murray State)
SEC, Arkansas (4-7, wins over Louisiana-Monroe, Western Illinois, and a 5-6 Auburn team)
BigEast, Syracuse (3-9), wins over Notre Dame and Northeastern.
PAC10, Washington (0-11)

Duke would be favorites over any of these teams, save perhaps Arky where the home team might get a point or two.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger matthew said...

good points mike, thats a nice way to look at it. the conference really is pretty solid all around. It seems like half the conference is ranked between 22 and 30 every week.

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger BCMike said...

Thanks, Matthew.

Also, our friend Jeff Sagarin seems to agree with Bill:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbc08.htm

Conference Rankings

1 ATLANTIC COAST (A) = 78.40 78.19 ( 2) 12
2 BIG 12 (A) = 78.34 78.43 ( 1) 12
3 SOUTHEASTERN (A) = 76.60 77.05 ( 3) 12
4 BIG TEN (A) = 75.27 75.44 ( 4) 11
5 BIG EAST (A) = 74.78 73.89 ( 5) 8
6 PAC-10 (A) = 72.51 71.99 ( 6) 10
7 MOUNTAIN WEST (A) = 70.30 70.82 ( 7) 9
8 MID-AMERICAN (A) = 65.16 65.36 ( 8) 13
9 WESTERN ATHLETIC (A) = 64.67 64.91 ( 9) 9
10 CONFERENCE USA (A) = 64.47 64.16 ( 10) 12
11 I-A INDEPENDENTS (A) = 64.46 64.07 ( 11) 4
12 COLONIAL (AA)= 62.27 61.91 ( 12) 12
13 SUN BELT (A) = 60.24 59.82 ( 13) 8
14 SOUTHERN (AA)= 58.68 58.18 ( 14) 9
15 BIG SKY (AA)= 52.21 52.52 ( 15) 9
16 PATRIOT LEAGUE (AA)= 50.67 49.58 ( 18) 7
17 IVY LEAGUE (AA)= 50.43 49.98 ( 17) 8
18 MISSOURI VALLEY (AA)= 49.56 48.79 ( 20) 9
19 SOUTHLAND (AA)= 48.88 49.24 ( 19) 8
20 GREAT WEST (AA)= 48.69 50.20 ( 16) 5
21 BIG SOUTH (AA)= 47.97 48.30 ( 21) 7
22 OHIO VALLEY (AA)= 43.28 43.27 ( 22) 9
23 NORTHEAST (AA)= 40.08 39.56 ( 23) 8
24 MID-EASTERN (AA)= 38.22 38.04 ( 24) 10
25 PIONEER (AA)= 38.09 37.48 ( 25) 9
26 SOUTHWESTERN (AA)= 30.68 31.39 ( 26) 10
27 I-AA INDEPENDENTS (AA)= 30.54 30.61 ( 27) 5
28 ***UNRATED*** (**)= -90.00 -90.00 ( 28) 1

 

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