The first edition of the 2009 Bleacher Creature College Football Poll offers some twists on the recognized college football polls.
Like the AP, Coaches, and Harris Interactive polls, the top three teams in the country are clearly out in front of the rest of the pack. Florida, Texas, and Alabama all received first place votes and are the only teams to break the 900 point mark in this week's poll.
The Bleacher Creature poll, in it's second season, purposefully waits until after the fifth week of the season to begin polling in order to better evaluate on-field results rather than preseason notions.
Though, there will always be some forshadowing involved in ranking teams, it is the duty of every pollster to vote on where they believe each team should be ranked at this moment and to vote without an agenda or bias that would blind objectivity.
The conference breakdown for week six are as follows: Big XII 6, SEC 5, Big Ten 4, ACC 3, Big East 2, Mountain West 2, Pac-10 2, WAC 1
To view how each pollster voted click here.
On to the Week Six Bleacher Creature College Football Rankings...
1. Alabama 5-0 (18) 967 Next: at No. 23 Mississippi
2. Florida 4-0 (19) 953 Next: at No. 4 LSU
3. Texas 4-0 (3) 909 Next: Colorado
4. LSU 5-0 818 Next: No. 2 Florida
5. Boise State 5-0 779 Next: idle
6. Virginia Tech 4-1 742 Next: Boston College
7. USC 4-1 716 Next: idle
8. Cincinnati 5-0 694 Next: idle
9. Ohio State 4-1 631 Next: No. 20 Wisconsin
10. Iowa 5-0 618 Next: Michigan
11. TCU 4-0 597 Next: at Air Force
12. Miami (FL) 3-1 554 Next: Florida A&M
13. Auburn 5-0 485 Next: at Arkansas
14. Oregon 4-1 475 Next: at UCLA
15. Penn State 4-1 392 Next: Eastern Illinois
16. Kansas 4-0 349 Next: Iowa State
17. Oklahoma State 3-1 290 Next: at Texas A&M
18. South Florida 5-0 269 Next: idle
19. Nebraska 3-1 262 Next: at No. 21 Missouri
20. Wisconsin 5-0 235 Next: at No. 9 Ohio State
21. Missouri 4-0 232 Next: at No. 19 Nebraska
22. BYU 4-1 192 Next: at UNLV
23. Mississippi 3-1 153 Next: No. 1 Alabama
24. Georgia Tech 4-1 150 Next: at Florida State
25. Oklahoma 2-2 144 Next: Baylor
Others Receiving Votes: South Carolina 142, Stanford 36, Michigan 31, Notre Dame 27, Georgia 22, Houston 18, West Virginia 15, Pitt 9, Arizona 6, Utah 6, Rutgers 3, Texas Tech 1
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Bleacher Creature Pollsters: 78Lion, Allen Kenney, BabyTate, Brad Vipperman, Bret Feddern, Brooks Webb, Carl Stine, Dan Scofield, Dean Walker, Delane Kelley, Garrett Traggorth, HD Handshoe, James Crytzer, Jameson Fleming, Joe Guarr, Joel Barker, Joseph Morgan, Justin Potts, Keith Shelton, Kevin McGrady, Kevin Trahan, Kristofer Green, Les Adkins, Mark welling, Michael Collins, Michael Foster, Michael Oleszek, Michael Shibley, Misthaufen, Mitch Wilson, Mitchell Morse, Paul Salman, Peter Rohman, Rick McMahan, Ron Clements, Ryan Jelley, Sportscaster007, Tiger Histalmos, Timothy Croley, Tyler Stimson.