The BlogPoll voting deadline is Monday and I’ve done some tinkering to the bottom ten teams in my top 25, so what I’m pretty sure is the final draft of my preseason
guesswork ballot looks like this:
I’m pretty sure the UCLA Bruins and the BYU Cougars are too high, but I’m losing faith in the Michigan St. Spartans and the Pittsburgh Panthers just on general principle and I’m not willing to put the Georgia Bulldogs in the top 20 until and unless they get to 1-0. Or perhaps 2-0. Or maybe even 3-0. We shall see.
(For what it’s worth, as of this writing, no one appears to have ranked the ‘Dawgs lower than I did, but The Rakes of Mallow joined me in ranking Georgia No. 21, while Tomahawk Nation submitted a ballot based on projected schedule strength that ranked the Red and Black No. 1.)
The team that didn’t make the cut that I’m pretty sure I’m going to regret omitting is the Oregon St. Beavers, but, honestly, when the Arizona Wildcats are the best team you face prior to the Saturday before Halloween, you have something to prove.
The team that didn’t make the cut that I’m pretty sure I’m going to get to mock and belittle fellow BlogPollsters for including is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
All right, I am now officially going to quit fretting over which random guesses of mine are more or less goofy than prior random guesses of mine.