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Week eight BlogPoll ballot

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We have until Wednesday to get this sorted out, so let me know if you agree, disagree and what changes you would make. 

Rank Team Delta
1 Texas --
2 Alabama --
3 Penn State --
4 Southern Cal 1
5 Oklahoma State 1
6 Oklahoma 3
7 Utah 1
8 Texas Tech 2
9 Florida 2
10 Ohio State 1
11 Georgia 1
12 LSU --
13 TCU 13
14 Boise State 1
15 Pittsburgh 10
16 Ball State 5
17 Tulsa 5
18 Missouri 4
19 South Florida 5
20 Georgia Tech 6
21 Florida State 5
22 Northwestern 4
23 Boston College 3
24 Kansas 1
25 Brigham Young 12


Dropped Out: Michigan State (#16), Virginia Tech (#17), Wake Forest (#18), North Carolina (#19), California (#20).

Texas is obviously the number one team in the nation at the moment. They completely dominated Missouri, who a couple of weeks ago looked like a possible national championship contender. 

The race for number two is tight, but I went with Alabama, since Penn State has really yet to get a season defining victory, though that could come this week against Ohio State. Outside of the top three, I moved USC to 4th, dropped Oklahoma State to fifth and moved both Oklahoma and Utah up. The reason Texas Tech dropped was because I felt they could have easily defeated the Texas A&M Aggies, yet struggled there. Florida, unfortunately, gets knocked because they didn't play. I hate doing that, but it sometimes has to be done. Rounding out the top-ten is Ohio State, who I moved up a spot. 

TCU rose the most in my ballot, shooting up 13 spots to 13th after defeating BYU, while the Cougars dropped 12 spots to 25th. I also have ranked seven non-BCS teams, with six of them all within the top-20. Tulsa is one to look out for, since they have a fairly easy schedule and the nation's best offense. 

Michigan State dropped out after getting embarrassed by Ohio State. Virginia Tech lost to Boston College, who cracked my top-25, while Wake Forest tumbled out of the rankings after their 26-0 loss to Maryland, as did both Cal and North Carolina. 

So there is my ballot. Am I ranking Utah too high? BYU too low? TCU too low? 

Let me know.