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Official B/R Writers' Poll: Week Five

MIAMI - JANUARY 01: Virgina Tech fans celebrate during the FedEx Orange Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Dolphin Stadium on January 1, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Mitchell GoldenCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2009

Virginia Tech looks to be the real deal after whomping Miami, and the B/R writers acknowledge that by placing the Hokies fourth overall, compared to sixth in the AP.

How else does the B/R poll compare to College Football's most revered (and hated) rankings system?

Iowa is given slightly less respect by the B/R writers, who put the Hawkeyes three spots lower than their AP ranking. They raised Georgia Tech to No. 22, three more than their AP No. 25 ranking.

Other than that, it looks like most writers either agree with the poll, or are copying from it. That, or most B/R writers are natural SEC homers, as five out of the top 25 are from the SEC. The next closest conference is the Big 12, with three.

The Poll:

  1. Florida (8) 290
  2. Texas (2) 286
  3. Alabama (2) 279
  4. Virginia Tech 246
  5. LSU 235
  6. Boise State 220
  7. USC 209
  8. Oklahoma 195
  9. Cincinnati 179
  10. TCU 167
  11. Ohio State 166
  12. Oklahoma State 120
  13. Houston 116
  14. Penn State 115
  15. Oregon 112
  16. Iowa 104
  17. Miami 89
  18. Georgia 88
  19. Ole Miss 80
  20. Kansas 77
  21. Nebraska 69
  22. Georgia Tech 67
  23. BYU 64
  24. California 59
  25. Michigan 44

Also Receiving Votes: South Florida 26, Missouri 21, Auburn 18, Utah 14, South Carolina 13, North Carolina 7, UCLA 7, Florida State 7, NC State 7, Notre Dame 6, Rutgers 5, Michigan State 3, West Virginia 3, Texas Tech 2, Wisconsin 2, Arizona 2, Oregon State 1


The B/R Writers' Poll is compiled weekly by Mitchell Golden. To submit your rankings, please send an excel spreadsheet with your votes to by Noon EST on Monday.


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