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BlogPoll Week 11 Ballot - Oregon Is The New SEC

Oregon moves into No. 1 in our BlogPoll ballot for this week. Toledo drops but remains in our Top 25 as Northern Illinois and Kent State both move up.

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For the first time all season, there are different teams in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in my BlogPoll Top 25. Alabama's loss to Texas A&M will surely shake up everyone's ballots for this week. For me, they only drop to No. 4 behind the other three undefeated teams.

Even with Toledo's loss to Ball State on Tuesday night, I decided to keep the Rockets in there at No. 24. You may ask yourself why I didn't extend Ohio the same courtesy after its first loss. I just think Toledo's better, that's all. Both Northern Illinois and Kent State move up as well.

Some thoughts:

  • Welcome back into my BlogPoll Top 25, Texas. We've had some back-and-forth about your inclusion, but for the time being you've earned a spot. Can the Longhorns play spoiler to Kansas State's national title bid?
  • It's possible I have Georgia rated lower than everyone else. I stand by it. I haven't forgot about the thumping South Carolina handed you, Bulldogs.
  • Louisville, Oregon State and Toledo all remain in my top 25, so congratulations. I already had Louisville rated relatively low at No. 16 heading into last week's game, so their fall is not as precipitous.