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Revised (Probably Final) Preseason BlogPoll Ballot Draft

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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:

Rank Team
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Southern Cal
4 Oklahoma
5 LSU
6 Ohio State
7 Penn State
8 Alabama
9 California
10 Clemson
11 Oklahoma State
12 Mississippi
13 Georgia Tech
14 Virginia Tech
15 Boise State
16 UCLA
17 TCU
18 Oregon
19 North Carolina
20 Brigham Young
21 Georgia
22 Michigan State
23 Pittsburgh
24 Iowa
25 Southern Miss

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.

Go ‘Dawgs!