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No matter the order, the Top 3 were known, and since Florida/Alabama have to meet if both stay unbeaten, the order doesn't matter. Somewhat surprised with Boise at 4, ahead of 2 BCS conference unbeaten teams. Iowa/Cincy could be a fun little battle of off the radar BCS teams trying to sneak in if they can run the table and get help in front of them. Oklahoma at 15 with 3 losses (though close against good teams) is surprising, especially since they are a spot ahead of a 1 loss BYU team that knocked of the Sooners on a neutral field.
Not a lot of complaints here. LSU is still overrated I think but Alabama should take care of them and make the race for top one loss team between USC/Oregon and Miami/Georgia Tech
The AP poll is not part of the BCS but Alabama actually jumped Florida for number one, which is rare for #1 to drop without losing. I don't know how much Florida's lead is in the polls that are part of the BCS but I wouldn't be surprised if Alabama was closing in on Florida in those too.
Originally posted by Quezzy The AP poll is not part of the BCS but Alabama actually jumped Florida for number one, which is rare for #1 to drop without losing. I don't know how much Florida's lead is in the polls that are part of the BCS but I wouldn't be surprised if Alabama was closing in on Florida in those too.
In the 10/11 Harris Poll, Florida lead by 147 points over Alabama. In the 10/18 Harris Poll, it was down to 66. If we assume that every single Harris Poll voter had Florida somewhere in their top 3, then on 10/11 the proportion was 99-11-4 (1st-2nd-3rd). On 10/18 it was something like 77-26-11. In other words, Florida lost 22 first place votes, with 15 voters dropping them down to #2, and 7 voters dropping them from #1 to #3.
Not as much swing in the USA Today poll. On 10/11 Florida was 53-5-1 (1st-2nd-3rd), and on 10/18 they had fallen to 49-9-1. Alabama went from 5-11-43 (again, this number is only accurate if they were in the top 3 for every voter) to 9-23-27. So most of the gain was people moving Alabama ahead of Texas into the #2 spot. It is interesting that Florida got one 3rd place vote both weeks, and Texas got one 1st place vote both weeks. I wonder if that's the same coach? And no, Mack Brown is not one of the coaches who has a vote this year.
5 of the 6 computer polls publish rankings last week, and Florida maintained a .04 lead over Alabama in those rankings.
Yeah, but there are at least reasons for hope in Houston. The Texans could be pretty good in a short time period. Especially since they are in a relatively weak division. The Rams are in a tough[er] divisoin and are enterng cap hell here soon.