The LSU Tigers have been No. 1 in SB Nation Atlanta's BlogPoll ballot since Week 2. Just like most of last year, LSU has managed to collect the nation's best resume at the end of every week so far. The AP caught on this week, moving LSU ahead of incumbent Oklahoma, while the Coaches' Poll will take note at some point. Check SBNation.com for the poll results later this morning, but here's our ballot for the week:
SB Nation Atlanta Ballot - Week 5
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||--|
|4||Boise St. Broncos||--|
|7||Oklahoma St. Cowboys||10|
|10||Virginia Tech Hokies||2|
|12||South Carolina Gamecocks||-6|
|13||West Virginia Mountaineers||--|
|14||South Florida Bulls||6|
|15||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||--|
|17||Texas A&M Aggies||1|
|18||Florida St. Seminoles||-10|
|22||Arizona St. Sun Devils||--|
|24||Louisiana Ragin Cajuns||--|
|25||TCU Horned Frogs||--|
|Dropouts: USC Trojans, Illinois Fighting Illini, Fla. International Golden Panthers, North Carolina Tar Heels, California Golden Bears|
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "
And here's our voting breakdown:
Quick rationale behind my side: Not really all that happy with ranking Oklahoma No. 3, actually, but somebody's gotta go there. Boise State's wins over Georgia and Toledo count as quality, while Wisconsin has sufficiently buried bad teams. From there on out it's a bunch of ehhhhhhhhhhs until we get to ULL at No. 21, which has beaten a good FIU team and put more points on Oklahoma State than Texas A&M did.
Happy with how high we have Clemson and West Virginia, though I don't think either of us trusts Clemson one bit. And after last week when I voted solo and earned the award for least-homery ballot, I think Doug's placement of Georgia Tech might put us in the running for the flip side. Racking up achievements!
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