BlogPoll Ballot, Week 10: Pushed To The Brink

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The four best teams in the country looked vulnerable over the weekend but still managed to keep their perfect seasons intact.

LSU was just a few bad coaching decisions away from moving back into the BCS championship race. Instead they blew a last minute lead at home, against Alabama, and join the list of teams on the outside looking in. Notre Dame was pushed to the limit against Pittsburgh and Kansas State may have suffered a key injury to their key player in their struggle with Oklahoma State. Then there was Oregon, who scored at will against USC but also looked very susceptible on defense. In all, not a great weekend for the Top Four but at least they remained unblemished.

My Top 10

Rank

Team

Comment

#1

Alabama

Won 21-17 at LSU

#2

Oregon

Won 62-51 at USC

#3

Kansas State

Beat Oklahoma State 44-30

#4

Notre Dame

Beat Pittsburgh 29-26

#5

Ohio State

Beat Illinois 52-22

#6

Clemson

Won 56-20 at Duke

#7

Louisville

Beat Temple 45-17

#8

Georgia

Beat Mississippi 37-10

#9

Florida State

IDLE

#10

LSU

Lost to 21-17 to Alabama

Teams On The Rise

LSU's loss to Alabama made it possible for a handful of teams to move up within the Top 10, and then there were four others moving up within the Top 20.

Team Number of Spots
Ohio State 1
Clemson 1
Louisville 1
Georgia 1
Florida State 1
Oregon State 1
Boise State 4
Louisiana Tech 4
UCLA 6

Teams That Dropped

Four teams dropped totally off my ballot this week and three others took a plunge.

Team Number of Spots
LSU 5
Mississippi State 3
Oklahoma State 3
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