The final regular season BlogPoll has been posted and there are few surprises.
The Crimson Tide dropped three spots from first to fourth, while the Gators (with 31 first-place votes), Sooners (19), and Longhorns (7) each inched up a notch to take over the top three poll positions, respectively.
The Bulldogs, who are the BlogPoll’s third highest-ranked S.E.C. squad, advanced two spaces to No. 16, slightly behind No. 14 Georgia Tech and just ahead of 17th-ranked Capital One Bowl opponent Michigan State and 18th-ranked Cotton Bowl-bound Ole Miss.
Incidentally, I retained custody of the Straight Bangin’ Award by displaying a -3.91 bias against my own team, giving me rather a substantial edge over the second-place finisher (-1.91), so, yeah, I’m still in a funk after Georgia’s loss to Georgia Tech turned a disappointing season into a disastrous one.