NCAAF Power Poll

September 20, 2010

Bummed with a lot of the resume ballots. Also bummed with other power poll ballots with too much inertia. Thoughts:

Major conference (Mountain West included) power breakdown:

Big 12 Big East Big Ten MWC PAC10 SEC
OSU TCU Stanford Bama
Texas Wisconsin Oregon Arkansas
Nebraska Arizona
OU Iowa Utah Az St Auburn
OSU WVU AFA USC
Pitt Penn State BYU Florida
Michigan UCLA So Car
MSU OR St LSU
Indiana Kentucky
Georgia
Rutgers
K-State USF jNWU
TAMU
Tx Tech
Mizzou Tenn
Vandy
Colorado Purdue Cal MSU
Baylor Syracuse Illinois
Kansas Cinci
UCONN SDSU Uwash
Louisville Wyoming Miss
Iowa St CSU Wazzou
New Mex
UNLV

Teams on the same level are more or less level. Teams bunched in conferences tend to represent tiers. For example, Utah/Air Force/BYU could all approximate Arizona State or USC as they are along the same lines and grouped.

With that, my power ballot:

1 Alabama
2 OSU
3 TCU
4 Stanford
5 Oregon
6 Boise State
7 Arkansas
8 Texas
9 Wisconsin
10 Nebraska
11 Arizona
12 Oklahoma
13 Arizona State
14 Utah
15 Auburn
16 Iowa
17 Oklahoma State
18 Air Force
19 West Virginia
20 Southern Cal
21 Florida
22 Penn State
23 NC St
24 BYU
25 Nevada

Boise State and Nevada both get inserted from the WAC, who wasn’t included in the above conference listing due to the rest of their conference showing up below any other major conference team.

The 8 teams sitting just outside the ballot are Pitt, LSU, South Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan, Oregone State, UCLA, and Wake. All fall in clusters right around the 24-25 mark, but I’ve been less than impressed with each. At least less impressed than Nevada’s win over Cal.

Conference Breakdown:

ACC 1
Big 12 4
Big East 1
Big Ten 4
MWC 4
Pac10 5
SEC 4
WAC 2