Analyzing this week's BlogPoll Top 25

Thanks to everyone for chipping in on Tuesday's post, and by everyone I mean only the proprietor of this fine site. We'll be posting twice a week for the remainder of the season, as explained here. Personally, I did not make any changes based off feedback although it probably looks pretty bad that SB Nation's Mid-American Conference blog did not put Ohio in its top 25. But you're on my radar now, Bobcats. Perhaps next week.

In the second post each week each week, I will talk about two things: 1: this week's SB Nation BlogPoll. 2. Changes I made in my own BlogPoll either based on feedback from you, our loyal readers, or me just second-guessing myself.

The top-25 poll after the jump....

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 1

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (81) 25.16 2.79 --
2 USC Trojans (10) 23.62 0.95 --
3 LSU Tigers 22.16 3.00 --
4 Oregon Ducks (1) 21.60 2.84 --
5 Florida St. Seminoles 18.20 4.94 --
6 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.77 3.09 --
7 Oklahoma Sooners 16.89 4.60 --
8 Georgia Bulldogs 16.86 4.35 --
9 Michigan St. Spartans 16.45 3.09 --
10 Clemson Tigers 15.52 3.35 --
11 Arkansas Razorbacks 14.11 4.93 --
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.00 4.34 --
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers 11.65 3.91 --
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.16 5.74 --
15 Oklahoma St. Cowboys (1) 10.56 5.08 --
16 Virginia Tech Hokies 9.77 4.45 --
17 Wisconsin Badgers 9.10 4.84 --
18 Texas Longhorns 8.78 4.76 --
19 Michigan Wolverines 6.10 4.58 --
20 Kansas St. Wildcats 6.07 4.66 --
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5.68 5.45 --
22 TCU Horned Frogs 5.13 4.41 --
23 Louisville Cardinals 4.00 3.87 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 2.66 4.96 --
25 Stanford Cardinal 2.32 2.87 --
Others Receiving Votes: Ohio Bobcats | Florida Gators | Utah Utes | BYU Cougars | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | North Carolina Tar Heels | Central Florida Knights | Washington Huskies | Miami Hurricanes | Missouri Tigers | Nevada Wolf Pack | Connecticut Huskies | Duke Blue Devils | Northwestern Wildcats | UCLA Bruins | Iowa St. Cyclones | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | South Florida Bulls | Illinois Fighting Illini | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Purdue Boilermakers | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Iowa Hawkeyes | Utah State Aggies | New Mexico Lobos | Temple Owls | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Colorado St. Rams | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Auburn Tigers | New Mexico St. Aggies | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

As you can see, Alabama was pretty dang close to a consensus No. 1. Our top six teams were the same as the consensus top six teams, just in a slightly different order. Alabama, USC, LSU, Oregon, Florida State and West Virginia is a pretty formidable top six after a week of play. I see a lot of voters weren't all that enamored with Oklahoma State, sticking them 15th despite earning one first-place vote

Be sure to check out that link in the previous paragraph for Andy Hutchins' extremely detailed post breaking down a ton of deviations. We did not earn the Jim Tressel's Numb Existence Award this week! So there's that.

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