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|
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:
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.