Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Preseason Blogpoll

Two years ago, Brian asked me to join the inagurual blogpoll. It proved to be an enlightening experience. Prior to the blogpoll, I assumed I could do a better job than most real pollers. However, you soon realize there is no way to get a good feel for all the potential poll teams. On any given weekend I watch parts of six games and still miss more nationally than I see. The inefficiency of polling pushed me from indifferent to a firm playoff proponent.

Even though I don't think polls should decide titles I gladly accepted Brian's invite to participate in the 2007 blogpoll. It is an interesting study and there is plenty of give and take throughout the season.

Below is my preseason ballot. I am high on the SEC and ACC (and BC). Low on the Big East and midmajors.

1 Southern Cal 25
2 LSU 24
3 Oklahoma 23
4 Texas 22
5 Virginia Tech 21
6 South Carolina 20
7 West Virginia 19
8 Michigan 18
9 Florida 17
10 Wisconsin 16
11 Ohio State 15
12 Louisville 14
13 Georgia 13
14 Tennessee 12
15 Penn State 11
16 California 10
17 Georgia Tech 9
18 Boston College 8
19 UCLA 7
20 Texas A&M 6
21 Auburn 5
22 Alabama 4
23 TCU 3
24 Hawaii 2
25 Florida State 1

Dropped Out:


Joe Bags said...

Very interesting choices with Oklahoma and South Carolina.

ClassO10 said...

can i just ask why you like south carolina so much? im pretty curious because no other poll i have seen has them that high and was just wondering what your reasons were?

ATL_eagle said...

My South Carolina pic was my biggest stretch. I was watching them the other night on CSTV and realized how many close losses they had last season. I figured, what the hell, their luck is bound to change this year.