BlogPoll: Sooners Make Their Move

It all goes back to the age-old dilemma of quantity versus quality.

As college football powers continue to post more skins on their walls, is it better to have a group of solid wins or a marquee victory or two?

Excluding head-to-head results, the Oklahoma Sooners’ opponents in 2010 – Utah State, Florida State, Air Force, Cincinnati and Texas – have run up a combined record of 14-5 through the first five weeks of the season. The only team whose opponents have a better combined winning percentage is Missouri, which has played a I-AA team.

The overall performance of OU’s competition almost compelled me to move the Sooners up to the top spot in this week’s BlogPoll ballot. However, Alabama’s back-to-back wins against Arkansas and Florida give the Tide an edge for the time being.


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Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide
2 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_up 3
3 LSU Tigers Arrow_down -1
4 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 2
5 Auburn Tigers Arrow_up 2
6 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_down -3
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes Arrow_up 1
8 Arizona Wildcats Arrow_up 2
9 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_up 10
10 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_up 3
11 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_up 1
12 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_up 3
13 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_up 3
14 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Arrow_up 10
15 Nevada Wolf Pack Arrow_up 5
16 Missouri Tigers Arrow_up 5
17 Northwestern Wildcats Arrow_up 5
18 Miami Hurricanes
19 Iowa Hawkeyes
20 South Carolina Gamecocks
21 Arkansas Razorbacks
22 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_down -18
23 Florida St. Seminoles
24 Wisconsin Badgers Arrow_down -6
25 Air Force Falcons
Dropouts: N.C. State Wolfpack, Florida Gators, USC Trojans, Utah Utes, Texas A&M Aggies, Indiana Hoosiers

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*Michigan State got a big bump this week after knocking off Wisconsin. I know everyone is happy to have Mark Dantonio is doing better health-wise, but think there are any worries in East Lansing about him busting Sparty’s groove?

*Auburn moves up this week more by virtue of the fact that I think I had underrated the Tigers a week ago than their blowout win against Louisiana-Monroe.

*Even though they keep doing it unimpressive – if not downright stupefying – fashion, the Bayou Bengals continue to build up a strong resume. I suspect the Mad Hatter takes a tumble down the rankings after this weekend’s trip to the Swamp.

*Homerism’s Bloguin Heisman ballot: 1st place – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU; 2nd place – Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan; 3rd place – Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn.

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