The new BlogPoll has been released and confusion reigns: Alabama is No. 1 with 42 first-place votes, trailed by No. 2 Texas Tech with 21, No. 3 Penn State with ten, and No. 4 Florida and No. 6 Oklahoma with one each. Texas checks in at No. 5 without being ranked first on any BlogPollster’s ballot.
While I did not win any of the extracurricular awards, my ballot came in second in the running for Mr. Numb Existence---which goes to the voter whose views conform most nearly to those of the poll as a whole; I know, I’m as shocked as you are---and third in the race for Mr. Manic-Depressive. They’re overrated! They’re underrated! She’s my sister! She’s my daughter!
Closer to home, the chase for the top spot in the S.E.C. Power Poll has tightened up, as the Crimson Tide lead the surging Gators by a margin of ten first-place votes to eight. The Bulldogs rank third, just out in front of the Bayou Bengals.