NCAA Football BlogPoll: Week 11

Buckeye CommentarySenior Analyst INovember 18, 2009

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 14:  Texas Longhorn fans look on as the Longhorns beat the Baylor Bears 47-14 on November 14, 2009 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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RANK TEAM RECORD PREVIOUS SOS NEXT GAME
1.Texas10-0250v. Kansas
2.Alabama10-0122v. Chattanooga
3.Florida10-0334v. Florida International
4.Georgia Tech10-1412v. (25) Georgia (Nov. 28)
5.TCU10-0548at Wyoming
6.Cincinnati10-0665Idle
7.Ohio State9-21149at Michigan
8.Stanford7-32411v. California
9.Oregon8-286at (22) Arizona
10.Boise State10-01291at Utah State (Nov. 20)
11.LSU8-2729at (21) Ole Miss
12.Iowa9-21333v. Minnesota
13.Pittsburgh9-11557Idle
14.Oklahoma State8-21760v. Colorado (Nov. 19)
15.Virginia Tech7-3223v. N.C. State
16.Clemson7-32325v. Virginia
17.Wisconsin8-22154at Northwestern
18.Penn State9-21884v. Michigan State
19.Oregon State7-32514at Washington State
20.North Carolina7-3NR44at Boston College
21.Mississippi7-3NR61v. (11) LSU
22.Arizona6-31413v. (9) Oregon
23.Miami7-3108v. Duke
24.USC7-395Idle
25.Georgia6-4NR15v. Kentucky

This may be the hardest piece to write each week.  I have an opinion but it is compulsory in many ways.  I believe in my ranking but I also know they only live for one week.  Instead of attempting to justify this slop, I am just going to talk about it.

Best of a bad lot: Stanford is a the best 7-3 team.  You could make an argument for Virginia Tech or Miami, but you would be wrong.  I can hear you saying, “So, that makes them the eighth best team in the country right now?”  

No, but their back-to-back offensive clinics against Oregon and USC gives them a seriously impressive streak.

 If they polish off California and Notre Dame in the same fashion, they will definitely be the best 9-3 squad and deserving a ranking higher than No. 8.

Worst of the best: Boise State continues to excel in the not-that-impressive department. Raise your hand if you think the Broncos are the fourth, fifth, or sixth best team out there.  (I have both hands up right now.)  

And, yes, I think Oregon would dispatch of them at this point by more than seven points.

Uno: Does anyone else think it is weird that there are only two teams with only one loss?