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Preseason Blog Poll Ballot Up for Review

I've been asked to participate in this year's BlogPoll, meaning all the readers of Gobbler Country have been asked to participate as well. Each week I'll post a preliminary ballot for you to berate. After that ballot is thoroughly thrashed in the comments by the readers of this site, I'll edit it based on your suggestions and submit the final ballot. The weekly BlogPoll gets posted on Wednesdays on

Here's my preseason Top 25 for you to flog.

Rank Team
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Southern Cal
4 Oklahoma
5 Alabama
6 Ohio State
8 California
9 Virginia Tech
10 Oregon
11 Mississippi
12 Oklahoma State
13 Georgia Tech
14 Penn State
15 Brigham Young
16 Georgia
17 Boise State
18 TCU
19 Utah
20 Nebraska
21 Iowa
22 Florida State
23 Oregon State
24 Clemson
25 Southern Miss


- I think Florida and Texas are the two best teams in the country and will meet in the BCSCG.
- It's a preseason ballot, so most explanations can end with "because I f-ing said so!"
- I'm high on the Pac 10 this year, especially Oregon.
- I'm low on the Big Ten this year, just like every other year.
- I will not consider any Big East team for inclusion in the Top 25.
- Southern Miss looked good toward the end of last year and I'm a big fan of Fedora from his Oklahoma State days.
- I really like BYU and think Max Hall is the country's second-best traditional QB behind Bradford.
- North Carolina fans said they were shocked (shocked!) that voters would put the Heels as high as they did in the coaches' poll. So I left them off my ballot.

Let me know what you think in the comments. I'll post the final ballot before it's due on Aug. 24.