College Football: 2010 Blog Poll Week Two

Buckeye CommentarySenior Analyst ISeptember 9, 2010

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 06:  Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen watches from the sidelines against the Virginia Tech Hokies at FedExField on September 6, 2010 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
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RANK TEAM RECORD PRV SOS NEXT GAME
1Alabama1-01111v. (20) Penn State
2Ohio State1-0299v. (10) Miami
3Boise State1-0828IDLE
4Oregon1-010121at Tennessee
5Oklahoma1-0384v. (13) Florida State
6Florida1-0497v. South Florida
7Texas1-0576v. Wyoming
8Wisconsin1-0793v. San Jose State
9TCU1-0946v. Tennessee Tech
10Miami1-011`58at (2) Ohio State
11Georgia1-012125at South Carolina
12Florida State1-01445at (5) Oklahoma
13Virginia Tech0-163v. James Madison
14Iowa1-015136v. Iowa State
15USC1-01662v. Virginia
16Arkansas1-017163at Lou. Monroe
17Nebraska1-018135v. Idaho
18LSU1-02251at Vanderbilt
19Auburn1-019113at Miss. State (9/9)
20Penn State1-020118at (1) Alabama
21Texas A&M1-023157v. Lou. Tech
22Michigan State1-024119v. Florida Atl.
23Boston College1-025112v. Kent State
24Utah1-0NR57v. UNLV
25North Carolina0-1137IDLE

 

Demerit: It’s late, I know.

Movers: Boise State find themselves ranked inside the top three for the first time ever on my ballot.  They won the most hyped game of the opening weekend against a conference contender, and it was essentially a road game.  It seems like they do just enough to win these big games while their opponent always plays below their potential.  I suppose I need to give BSU some credit for that.

Is there any team that answered any lingering more resoundingly than Oregon?  

Just like Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas, the Ducks had to replace a high-quality starter under center. All four teams wondered what their offenses were going to look like.

While the rest of the group struggled with everything from snapping the ball to completing more than 50 percent of their passes, Oregon took it easy on New Mexico while scoring 72 points.  It may have been against the Lobos, but it was still more impressive than almost anyone else.

You could make an argument that TCU should make a leap commensurate with Boise’s for their win over Oregon State.  I would listen.  Then again, who cares?  It’s Week two.

Sliders: Why can’t Florida move the ball on offense?  Does Texas have a running backs coach?  Has Utah State ever scored against an Oklahoma caliber opponent before?  Each of these squads could plummet out the Top 10 without too much debate based on last week’s performances against totally overmatched opponents.

After that, the rest of this list is basically arbitrary.  We have very little to go on at this point.