So, crashing things into the Moon has been taking up slightly more of my time than I expected. I've let you guys down with my less-than-real stat dump over the summer, and I had nearly given up on my Horn Brain Poll of Unlimited Vagary and Speculation project when I realized how much I've been slacking off around here. That deserves a quick kick in the face, and instead of dragging my carpal-tunnel ridden carcass into bed tonight, I'm going to hash out my latest incarnation of the HBPoUVaS. The catch is, I feel that, three weeks along, we should now be able to back up our ballots with at least a few data points. That's right, people, we've entered the realm of nearly-palpable reasoning when it comes to comparing football teams. Very soon I will be backing up these ballots with statistical breakdowns of the major media and computer polls, and very soon many of you will stop clicking through to read the rest of my posts...
The Quasi-Hebdomadary Horn Brain Poll of Illimitable Vagary and Speculation
Now with 18% more vocabulary words!
|Rank||Horn Brain's Picks||Why You Don't Deserve Better:
No longer am I biased. This ranking
rings truer than an aluminum bat
rebounding from Pete Carroll's crotch
after Ray Maualualualualaugugla
returned that INT. Ok, you deserve
Showed signs of being not awesome
for two quarters against Cincy. Why
are they all bigger than us?
Gators trade spots with OU while they
wait the requisite two weeks to hang
dry their jorts in that humidity.
Tebow turned Ike away.
Defense looks ok, now. Perhaps just
surprised by Juices new mastery of
chucking the ball towards the endzone
in Week 1.
Honestly? I just think they'd beat Texas.
Otherwise they'd be lower.
Most disappointing 29 pt win ever.
You carried your kicker off the field.
I'll carry you into the Top 10. There's
really no separation beyond the Top 5
yet, now that I look at it.
Haven't beaten anyone yet, but they're
always scary. Once they lose they can
drop down further, but until then, still
Does Auburn really deserve this spot,
or am I just playing a game with myself
to see how long I can keep them here?
I want to see more 3-2 games.
||Owr Defnse isu nstppobale 4 SMOO!
Ok, I know they struggled a bit against
Washington, but Chuck Norris must
have rubbed his beard on their linemen
after the game. Or maybe someonegave them a Mountain Dew in practice.
I don't blame you for beating Fresno,
I blame Fresno for not beating you when
they had the chance(s).
Didn't have their QB killed in 2 OT. Now
that's what I'm talking about. Oops.
Was Tulane a letdown? Or were WVU
and VT just that bad? I'm guessing
more letdown/we rock too much for
practice than completely poor comp.
Scoring points is the best way for you to
not look like you're in the Big 10.
Flop. This is where you land. Now just
lose to Michigan and the transformation
will be complete. tOSU: As boring as
Utah could have saved me four hours of
DVR space if they'd opened at tOSU
instead of Michigan.
Won't see many better QB's than Snead
all year. I'm leaning off the side of this
wagon, just in case, however.
|19||Fresno State||Coulda, woulda, shoulda, didn't.
Would have won that game at home.
Let's hope our 'Horns are sharper in
||Pat White just can't get a break.
Texas Tech (most years) with a
Looked good against Clemson, then
looked bad again, then played a neon
gumdrop. You stay down here until you
make up your mind.
Playing offense like they needed to last
#25 is becoming my "give 'em a chance"
spot for this poll.
I'll keep my review confined to the very top, since that's all that's really clear. I'd like to see anyone who is of the opinion that USC shouldn't be #1 right now put something in the comments, because I'm having a hard time thinking of a real challenger. Oklahoma we can tell will be elite this year. Florida Missouri, and Georgia are all kind of in limbo as we still need more from them to decide between them. I think Florida should be ahead of Georgia right now, but I have no idea where to put Missouri. I did this rather haphazardly, so by all means point out what you don't like and I'll see if it makes sense to me.