SBNation BlogPoll Top 25: Week 8

In the latest edition of the SBNation BlogPoll Top 25, the LSU Tigers held on to the top spot for the eighth week in a row, with little other movement in the top 10 as every team managed a victory. The only change? Oklahoma State moving ahead of Boise State, presumably because of favorable ratings from the computers in the BCS standings, not the convincing nature of the win over Texas -- it wasn't particularly convincing.

Interesting that the voters have Clemson in front of Oregon, a move that seems to smack of the orthodoxy of having an undefeated team in front of a defeated one, something absent from my ballot. Why? Well, I think Oregon is a better team than Clemson. After all, the only Ducks loss came against the best team in the country and Clemson hasn't had to play the best team, so it makes sense that one team has suffered a defeat and the other has not, right?

Notice the absence of the Longhorns, as well, which is understandable after two straight losses and no major resume-building victories. Still the computers like Texas, right? And the voters liked Texas a couple weeks ago, so why drop the Longhorns all the way out of the poll?

Anyway, check after the jump for the official ballot and head over the mothership to check out the thoughts from Andy Hutchins.


SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Results for Week 8

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 LSU Tigers (57) 24.58 0.67 --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (23) 24.08 0.69 --
3 Oklahoma Sooners (6) 23.08 0.82 --
4 Wisconsin Badgers 21.30 1.29 --
5 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 20.23 1.18 Arrow_up 1
6 Boise St. Broncos 19.87 1.44 Arrow_down -1
7 Stanford Cardinal 19.10 1.81 --
8 Clemson Tigers 18.72 2.08 --
9 Oregon Ducks 17.07 1.49 --
10 Arkansas Razorbacks 15.12 3.56 --
11 Kansas St. Wildcats 13.49 3.12 Arrow_up 3
12 Nebraska Cornhuskers 12.41 2.95 Arrow_up 3
13 West Virginia Mountaineers 11.50 3.21 Arrow_up 3
14 Michigan St. Spartans 11.38 2.70 Arrow_up 8
15 Virginia Tech Hokies 10.86 3.02 Arrow_up 4
16 South Carolina Gamecocks 10.01 4.15 Arrow_up 1
17 Michigan Wolverines 7.76 3.07 Arrow_down -6
18 Texas A&M Aggies 6.66 4.46 Arrow_up 6
19 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 6.40 3.03 Arrow_down -7
20 Houston Cougars 5.99 4.14 Arrow_up 1
21 Illinois Fighting Illini 4.44 3.17 Arrow_down -8
22 Auburn Tigers 3.99 3.62 Arrow_up 4
23 Washington Huskies 3.45 2.99 Arrow_up 4
24 Penn St. Nittany Lions 3.34 3.91 Arrow_up 1
25 Arizona St. Sun Devils 2.56 2.85 Arrow_down -7
Others Receiving Votes: Georgia Bulldogs | Notre Dame Fighting Irish | USC Trojans | SMU Mustangs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Longhorns | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Baylor Bears | Southern Miss. Golden Eagles | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Florida Gators | Florida St. Seminoles | North Carolina Tar Heels | Virginia Cavaliers | Ohio St. Buckeyes | Wake Forest Demon Deacons | Temple Owls | South Florida Bulls | TCU Horned Frogs
Updated: Oct 18, 2011 9:30 AM EDT
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