The results of the two Top 20 matchups last week caused a great deal of shuffling in our Week 2 ballot.
LSU handed Oregon its second straight loss to an SEC team. Turnovers plagued the Ducks all night, while the Tigers played the SEC ‘smash mouth’ game to perfection. We give ‘The Hat’ some respect this week and move the Tigers up accordingly. For the BlogPoll as a whole, the Tigers take the number 1 spot home this week.
On the flip side, Georgia tried, but couldn’t use the same strategy against Boise State. Quarterback Kellen Moore carved up the Bulldogs 3-4 defense to the tune of 261 PaYds and 3 TDs. Never seen the Georgia Dome empty that fast before.
We were also very impressed with Wisconsin in their 51-17 win over UNLV. Pairing transfer quarterback Russell Wilson with a talented running back combo like Monte Ball and James White makes the Badgers a dangerous team.
Notre Dame and USC fall out after disappointing performances, as does TCU. The Horned Frogs, without a defense (gave up half-a-hundred to Baylor) look like just another Mountain West team right now.
|1||Alabama||1-0||1||McCarron gets leg up in the QB battle. Nittany Lions next.|
|2||Oklahoma||1-0||2||A week to rest before visiting Florida St. Sept 17.|
|3||Stanford||1-0||8||Heisman front runner Luck, Cardinal throttle SJSU 57-3.|
|4||LSU||1-0||9||Tigers jump after ‘D’ holds Ducks to 95 rush yards.|
|5||Boise St.||1-0||7||QB Moore picks apart UGA. Richt in trouble…already?|
|6||Wisconsin||1-0||13||Badgers, QB Wilson serve notice, drop Rebels 51-17.|
|7||Virginia Tech||1-0||4||RB David Wilson (162 RuYds, 3TDs) lets VT roll 66-13.|
|8||Florida St.||1-0||5||Noles win, but no style points in 34-0 victory vs. ULM.|
|9||Nebraska||1-0||6||QB Taylor ‘T-Magic’ Martinez-251 TotYds vs. UT-Chat.|
|10||Arkansas||1-0||10||Joe Adams electric in Hogs 51-7 win over Missouri St.|
|11||Texas A&M||1-0||11||Aggies RBs Gray & Michael prove too much for SMU.|
|12||Oklahoma St.||1-0||12||Cowpokes roll ULL 61-34. Host #25 Arizona Thurs.|
|13||Oregon||0-1||3||Ducks can’t handle another smash mouth SEC team.|
|14||South Carolina||1-0||14||Spurrier spots ECU 17-point lead, rallies for 56-37 win.|
|15||West Virginia||1-0||16||HC Holgorsen, QB G. Smith can light up the scoreboard.|
|16||Mississippi St.||1-0||20||RB Ballard runs wild on Memphis. At Auburn on Sat.|
|17||Ohio St.||1-0||NR||Buckeyes still have players…upend Akron 42-0.|
|18||Clemson||1-0||21||New QB Tajh Boyd hits 3TDs in debut…43-19 Troy win.|
|19||Arizona St.||1-0||22||6-8 QB Osweiler is a freak Throws for 262 vs. UC-Davis.|
|20||Michigan St.||1-0||23||Spartans struggle to put away Youngstown St. 28-6.|
|21||Texas||1-0||24||Longhorns rally late to drop Rice 34-9. Host BYU next.|
|22||Missouri||1-0||25||Mizzou out of the gate slow, drop Miami OH 17-6.|
|23||Georgia||0-1||15||After Boise loss, Sat. game vs. USC looms large.|
|24||Florida||1-0||NR||Muschamp gets first win as Gator HC…41-3 over FAU.|
|25||Arizona||1-0||NR||QB Nick Foles 5TDs leads Wildcats over N.Arizona.|
|Others considered: USC, Notre Dame, Maryland, Pittsburgh, BYU, Houston, Penn St., South Florida, Baylor, Illinois, North Carolina St., Michigan, Iowa, Cincinnati, San Diego St., Central Florida, California, Northwestern, Air Force, Texas Tech, Hawaii, TCU, Miami, Fla.|