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Week Five BlogPoll Ballot Submitted

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When drafting my BlogPoll ballot this week, I started with a clean white piece of paper.

I didn't look at any ballots, whether my previous ones or anyone else's current or former ones, and I didn't look at any rankings, whether by coaches, sportswriters, or webloggers. Instead, I started from two sets of data: a list of the undefeated teams in Division I-A and a list of the college football teams with one loss. I ranked them separately, putting all the unbeatens in order in one column and all the once-beatens in order in the other, then I merged the two lists.

Here are the results at which I arrived:

Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio State --
2 Oregon 3
3 Michigan 1
4 Texas 3
5 Auburn 3
6 Louisville --
7 Louisiana State 1
8 Clemson 1
9 Southern Cal 6
10 Tennessee 5
11 West Virginia 3
12 Florida 2
13 Cal 7
14 Notre Dame 4
15 Georgia 1
16 Georgia Tech 10
17 Wisconsin 9
18 Nebraska 1
19 Boise State 7
20 Iowa 7
21 Rutgers --
22 Florida State 3
23 Washington 2
24 Wake Forest --
25 Missouri 2

Dropped Out: TCU (#11), Virginia Tech (#12), Oklahoma (#22).

My explanation will follow later, but, for now, feel free to offer your constructive criticisms in the comments below.

Go 'Dawgs!