Even after a loss, life goes on . . . as does the BlogPoll, for which I submitted my ballot earlier this evening. There have been some changes since last week's ballot, but the conference races are starting to take shape and here is how the top 25 appears from here:
I will do what I can to explain the rationale behind my rankings shortly, but, in the meantime, feel free to offer your constructive criticisms in the comments below.