Have At It: Blog Poll Top 25 Draft Ballot

I've to this point been pretty wishy-washy with my Blog Poll rankings, in large part because there wasn't gobs of data to dive into in the first place. But here we are, the regular season is halfway complete, and our team, the Longhorns, suddenly find themselves among the front runners.

So this week I bust out the charts, plotting each team's wins (excluding non-Division 1 opponents) and strength of schedule, as measured by Jeff Sagarin here.  As always, I'm open to your feedback. Please bear in mind: this is not a power poll. So telling me you think "Texas would beat Alabama" is not a relevant consideration. We're ranking on resume alone here; variations in how one values a loss, margin of victory, and home/road splits could lead you to rank teams differently than I have below. I welcome your thoughts.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 SCHED
1. Alabama @ UGA (+11) UK (+3) n-CLEM (+24) @ ARK (+35) WKY (+34) TUL (+14) 38
2. Texas n-OU (+10) @ CU (+24) ARK (+42) RICE (+42)
@ UTEP (+29) FAU (+42) 43
3. Penn St Ore St (+31) @ WIS (+41) ILL (+14) @ PUR (+14) TEM (+42) @ SYR (+42) 74
4. USC Ohio St (+32) ORE (+34) @ UVA (+45) ASU (+28) @ Ore St (-6) 3
5. Oklahoma St @ MU (+5) Troy (+31) HOU (+19) A&M (+28) @ WSU (+26) 94
6. Florida LSU (+30) MIA (+23) @ TN (+24) @ ARK (31) HI (+46) MISS (-1) 21
7. Oklahoma TCU (+25) @ BU (+32) CIN (+26) @ WAS (+41) n-TEX (-10) 32
8. Georgia @ S.CAR (+7) @ ASU (+17) TN (+12) C. MICH (+39) ALA (-11) 23
9. Texas Tech NEB (+6) @ KSU (+30) @ NEV (+16) MASS (+42) SMU (+36) 105
10. Ohio State MIN (+13) @ WIS (+3) PUR (+13) Troy (+18) Ohio (+12) @ USC (-32) 40
11. Utah Ore St (+3) @ AF (+7) @ MICH (+2) UNLV (+21) @ Utah St (+48) @ WYO (+33) 72
12. Boise St @ ORE (+5) BGU (+13) LA Tech (+35) @ SMU (+17) 111
13. Virginia Tech @ UNC (+3) GT (+3) @ NEB (+5) WKY (+14) @ ECU (-5) 30
14. BYU UCLA (+59) NM (+18) @ WAS (+1) @ Utah St (+20) WYO (+44) 121
15. Missouri @ NEB (+35) n-ILL (+10) NEV (+52) BUF (+21) OK ST (-5) 87
16. LSU @ AUB (+5) Miss St (+10) UNT (+38) @ UF (-30) 66
17. California
MSU (+7) ASU (+10) CSU (+35) @ WSU (+63) @ UMD (-8) 55
18. North Carolina
CONN (+26) ND (+5) @ MIA (+4) @ RUT (+32) VT (-3) 36
19. Michigan State
NW (+17) ND (+16) IA (+3) @ IU (+13) FAU (+17) @ CAL (-7) 45
20. Vanderbilt S. CAR (+7) @ MISS (+6) AUB (+1) RICE (+17) @ MIA (OH) (+21) @ Miss St (-3) 48
21. Wake Forest
@ FSU (+9) MISS (+2) @ BU (+29) Clem (+5) Navy (-7) 13
22. Ball State
NAVY (+12) @ IU (+22) @ Akron (+17) @ Toledo (+31) @ WKY (+17) Kent St (+21) 107
23. Kansas CU (+16) FIU (+30) @ ISU (+2) La Tech (+29) @ USF (-3) 95
24. Georgia Tech
@ BC (+3) Miss St. (+31) Duke (+27) @ VT (-3) 89
25. Minnesota @ ILL (+7) @ BGU (+25) IU (+9) NIU (+14) FAU (34) @ Ohio St (-13) 77

Under consideration: Oregon State, TCU, South Carolina, Oregon, Connecticut, Northwestern, Tulsa, South Florida, Boston College, Florida State, Navy

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