The CBSSports BlogPoll kicks off this week, so I am ready to give my ballot. This past week was a bloodbath for ranked teams, as FOURTEEN teams that were in the AP Top-25 suffered at least one loss — SIX of the Top 10! There is going to be a lot of shuffling around, so here is my attept to make sense out of all of it.
18 Arizona St.
22 Utah St.
A few thoughts:
- Even though Clemson lost during the week to Florida State, I found it hard to drop them below Duke, considering they absolutely destroyed them on their own court.
- I think Villanova could be ranked higher, but I didn’t want to move them above Marquette, who I still think is a top 10 team — they just had a hiccup on the road in a BIG EAST game
- The bottom half of last weeks AP Top 25 was hit hard. 3 teams lost twice, and they were heavily penalized. Texas now has 7 losses (3 in a row), so I just had to drop them out.
- Syracuse may very well drop out of the real Top 25, but I think they still think they should stay — Even though they now have 6 losses, they did just beat a tough WV team, and lost to a surging Villanova team who probably desrves to be in the top 10.
So there goes my first ballot…comments, suggestions, and hatred is welcome.