First Draft of Final BlogPoll Ballot Submitted

I don’t know about you, but, now that the season is over, I’m spent. A report on last night’s gymnastics meet will follow tomorrow; a full explanation of---and, if necessary, revision of---my postseason top 25 will follow shortly thereafter.

For now, here is the preliminary BlogPoll ballot draft I submitted this afternoon, which (to reiterate) will be explained soon. Ignore the arrows; I started from a clean white piece of paper (several, actually) and organized the entire top 25 anew, without regard to my own earlier ballots.

Here is how my resume-based rankings break down:

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

Dropped Out: Boston College (#20), North Carolina (#22), Northwestern (#24).

Your constructive criticisms are appreciated. I’ll let you know how I distinguished the teams---and, particularly, why I came down the way I did on choosing the No. 1 team, a question with which I wrestled extensively---in short order. As always, persuasive cases made in the comments may sway me and convince me to change my rankings before the final deadline.

Go ‘Dawgs!

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