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REFORMED, FINAL BLOGPOLL BALLOT WEEK NINE

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The reformed Blogpoll ballot follows, the one where we yes, moved PItt from their accidental YES IT WAS ACCIDENTAL placement above Georgia Tech. There's a bit of other jiggling in there, so don't pay too much attention to the Deltas, which move every time you edit the thing.

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama
2 Texas 1
3 Florida 1
4 Iowa
5 Cincinnati
6 Boise State
7 Oregon
8 TCU 1
9 Southern Cal 1
10 Georgia Tech 1
11 Penn State 1
12 LSU 3
13 Oklahoma State 4
14 Pittsburgh
15 Virginia Tech 3
16 Notre Dame 3
17 Utah 3
18 South Carolina
19 Ohio State
20 West Virginia 3
21 Arizona
22 Mississippi
23 Houston 7
24 Clemson
25 Brigham Young 3
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Miami (Florida) (#10), South Florida (#21), Texas Tech (#24), Wisconsin (#25).

Oh, you hate where we have TCU? You would, but Florida State annihilated the same BYU team at home, and Florida State is Christian Ponder on one side and eleven speed bumps on defense. They beat Clemson, too, but in all this is the admission few pollsters will make: WE'RE JUST KEEPING UNDEFEATED TEAMS IN AN AMORPHOUS CLUMP UNTIL THEY SHAKE OUT. Save any charges of absurdity for the finale, when you begin introducing unforeseen twins, mysterious wealthy benefactors, and arguments like "But that was a good loss!" to validate your claims. Putting Florida third is a purely emotional choice because in Sparta we do not look kindly on field goals, whereas in Alabama they dream of sludgy, hard-punching 9-0 championship games. Any other justification than anger at a lack of style would be a lie here, like Brazilian soccer fans booing when the ball is kicked back to the goalie. In our academy, it's just an unmanly move.

The rest, as usual, is a hot mess, but that's fairly reflective of reality at this point.