Five MAC teams receive votes in BlogPoll Top 25

Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Ohio remains in the BlogPoll Top 25; Northern Illinois, Toledo, Ball State and Kent State all receiving votes from someone, somewhere

A number of teams moved up in this week's BlogPoll Top 25, as Florida, Kansas State and Notre Dame all moved up two spots and LSU - after a few weeks of sweet decline - bounded up three spots after beating South Carolina.

Among Mid-American Conference teams, the Ohio Bobcats remained in the Top 25 despite another close win on Saturday. They remain at No. 23. Northern Illinois, Toledo, Ball State and Kent State all received votes this week. More thoughts below.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 7

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (62) 24.64 0.84 --
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.32 2.15 --
3 Florida Gators (5) 22.51 1.40 Arrow_up 2
4 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 21.99 1.36 Arrow_up 2
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4) 21.30 1.81 Arrow_up 2
6 LSU Tigers 18.41 2.62 Arrow_up 3
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 17.05 2.44 Arrow_down -4
8 Oregon St. Beavers 16.89 3.84 Arrow_up 2
9 Oklahoma Sooners 16.18 3.44 Arrow_up 5
10 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 16.05 5.49 Arrow_down -2
11 Florida St. Seminoles 13.70 3.69 --
12 USC Trojans 13.09 4.69 --
13 Georgia Bulldogs 11.82 3.12 --
14 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 10.21 3.80 Arrow_up 5
15 Louisville Cardinals 9.88 3.84 Arrow_up 3
16 Clemson Tigers 9.49 4.56 --
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 9.29 3.46 Arrow_down -13
18 Texas Tech Red Raiders 8.32 4.52 Arrow_up 13
19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7.33 3.61 Arrow_up 1
20 Texas A&M Aggies 6.36 3.70 Arrow_up 4
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 6.24 3.87 --
22 Stanford Cardinal 4.83 4.42 Arrow_down -5
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.96 4.92 --
24 TCU Horned Frogs 2.11 2.61 Arrow_up 4
25 Michigan Wolverines 1.76 2.58 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Iowa St. Cyclones | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | Texas Longhorns | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Northern Illinois Huskies | Toledo Rockets | North Carolina Tar Heels | UCLA Bruins | Wisconsin Badgers | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Ball St. Cardinals | Utah State Aggies | Kent St. Golden Flashes
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

- I knew West Virginia would fall but I'm not sure I expected them to drop 13 spots all the way to No. 17. But getting blown out by Texas Tech will do that to you, I suppose. Surprisingly, the Mountaineers are still ranked ahead of the Red Raiders.

- Texas Tech, TCU and Michigan all make return appearances into the top 25.

- At this point, we're just going to call the SB Nation blog One Bronco Nation Under God a great friend of Hustle Belt. He gave Ball State its lone vote this week, penciling the Cardinals in at No. 24.

- Kent State's lone vote comes courtesy of The Unbalanced Line, an Army blog.

- Northern Illinois's No. 34 ranking comes largely off the OBNUG ballot, which has the Huskies eighth in his poll, up 20 spots from last week. CougCenter, a Washington State blog, has NIU 23rd.

- Toledo pops up on two blogs, OBNUG (of course), where the Rockets are 10th and SB Nation's Purdue blog, Hammer & Rails, who has Toledo 25th.

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