The Hustle Belt BlogPoll Top 25 for Week 7

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Our BlogPoll voter jumps off the West Virginia bandwagon while also wondering if it's time to dismiss Ohio from his ballot.

I've been on the West Virginia bandwagon for most of the season, ranking them higher than most BlogPoll voters as they were No. 3 on my ballot last week. And then the Texas Tech disaster happened. C'est la vie, Mountaineers.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon maintain their spots at the tops while other teams move up and down and stuff. More explanations below.

Some thoughts:

- I didn't want to remove Louisiana Tech from my poll but I had to make room for Texas Tech after it curb-stomped West Virginia. Probably could've slid Texas out but I'll give the Longhorns one more week there.

- The TCU drop was perhaps correcting what should've happened a week ago after starting quarterback Casey Pachall left the school. Yeah i know they blew out Baylor, but I chose to move up some other teams after impressive wins.

- Alabama and Oregon have been my No. 1 and 2 teams all season long, and nothing has happened yet to make me waver and change my vote.

- I have Oklahoma much lower on the list than most voters - that loss to Kansas State still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, even if the Wildcats have proven themselves time and time again.

- My thoughts on Notre Dame from last week still stand. I'm not sure they'd beat the teams ranked 6-14 but the Irish continue to keep beating teams still in the top-25 but ranked below that tier (Stanford, Michigan). A couple of their wins, especially Michigan State, aren't nearly as impressive as people thought at the time. I don't think they'll beat USC or Oklahoma (I'd be very worried about the Sooners if I was an Irish fan).

- Ohio, why most you test me? I moved them up a spot to 20th, but you can easily make a case that they don't deserve to be in the top 25 at all.

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