Monday, January 08, 2007

Sports: If you were part of the AP how would you vote?

All the bowl games except for the BCS championship have been played.

If I had to cast my vote in the AP poll tonight, this would be my top-10.

1. Ohio State - if Florida beats them you have to wonder if the Big-10 was overrated
2. Florida - a blowout loss to Ohio State could drop them pretty far down
3. LSU - demolished ND in more impressive fashion than USC
4. USC - losses to Oregon State and UCLA were "worse" losses than LSU's losses
5. Boise State - the win over Oklahoma was amazing
6. Louisville - solid win over Wake
7. Wisconsin - win over Arkansas suggests they are pretty good
8. Michigan - only quality wins were early wins over Wisconsin and ND
9. Oklahoma - tough loss to Boise State
10. Auburn - tough call on whether the #3 SEC team is better than the #1 Big12 team

UPDATE: What can you say? The Big-10 turned out to be a BIG BUST. Chants of over-RATED are raining down on Big-10 fans. They went 2-5 this bowl season with their top two representatives blown out on the national stage.

My rankings:

1. Florida - a blowout win over Ohio State leaves no doubt that speed kills the slow footed Big10
2. LSU
3. USC - they have to be kicking themselves for inexplicable losses to Oregon State and UCLA
4. Ohio State - Florida beats them like a drum, if the loss was narrow, I'd place them #2 but there is no way a team that gets crushed like that deserves the #2 spot
5. Boise State
6. Louisville
7. Wisconsin
8. Michigan
9. Oklahoma
10. Auburn

The polls are out:
AP says ...
1. Florida (64) 13-1 1,624
2. Ohio State 12-1 1,492
3. LSU 11-2 1,452
4. USC 11-2 1,389
5. Boise State (1) 13-0 1,383
6. Louisville 12-1 1,338
7. Wisconsin 12-1 1,288
8. Michigan 11-2 1,145
9. Auburn 11-2 1,112
10. West Virginia 11-2 1,035

USA Today says ...
1. Florida (63) 13-1 1,575
2. Ohio State 12-1 1,435
3. LSU 11-2 1,418
4. USC 11-2 1,345
5. Wisconsin 12-1 1,328
6. Boise State 13-0 1,275
7. Louisville 12-1 1,270
8. Auburn 11-2 1,119
9. Michigan 11-2 1,092
10. West Virginia 11-2 1,012

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2 Comments:

Blogger ohio_guy said...

If the Buckeyes win on Monday, I could care less where anyone else finishes

2:59 PM  
Blogger Rene said...

Thanks for dropping by Ohio Guy!

I'm looking forward to an exciting game on Monday.

There will be no split national championship this year. Whoever wins the BCS championship game on Monday will get the AP #1 slot.

Under the old bowl system:
OSU vs. USC in Rose Bowl
Louisville vs. Wake in Orange
Florida vs. ??? in the Sugar
Oklahoma vs. ??? in the Fiesta

The "at large" pool would have been Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan and Boise State. My guess is that LSU and Michigan would have gotten the two open slots which would have denied us that amazing Boise State vs. Oklahoma game.

4:35 PM  

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