BlogPoll Week 7: K-State Enters Top 5

Elsewhere, West Virginia tumbles and Texas Tech soars to No. 18.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 7

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (62) 24.64 0.84 --
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.32 2.15 --
3 Florida Gators (5) 22.51 1.40 Arrow_up 2
4 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 21.99 1.36 Arrow_up 2
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4) 21.30 1.81 Arrow_up 2
6 LSU Tigers 18.41 2.62 Arrow_up 3
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 17.05 2.44 Arrow_down -4
8 Oregon St. Beavers 16.89 3.84 Arrow_up 2
9 Oklahoma Sooners 16.18 3.44 Arrow_up 5
10 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 16.05 5.49 Arrow_down -2
11 Florida St. Seminoles 13.70 3.69 --
12 USC Trojans 13.09 4.69 --
13 Georgia Bulldogs 11.82 3.12 --
14 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 10.21 3.80 Arrow_up 5
15 Louisville Cardinals 9.88 3.84 Arrow_up 3
16 Clemson Tigers 9.49 4.56 --
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 9.29 3.46 Arrow_down -13
18 Texas Tech Red Raiders 8.32 4.52 Arrow_up 13
19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7.33 3.61 Arrow_up 1
20 Texas A&M Aggies 6.36 3.70 Arrow_up 4
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 6.24 3.87 --
22 Stanford Cardinal 4.83 4.42 Arrow_down -5
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.96 4.92 --
24 TCU Horned Frogs 2.11 2.61 Arrow_up 4
25 Michigan Wolverines 1.76 2.58 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Iowa St. Cyclones | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | Texas Longhorns | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Northern Illinois Huskies | Toledo Rockets | North Carolina Tar Heels | UCLA Bruins | Wisconsin Badgers | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Ball St. Cardinals | Utah State Aggies | Kent St. Golden Flashes
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 8:30 AM CDT

As you'd expect, West Virginia's 49-14 loss to Texas Tech was the primary catalyst for change this week. The Mountaineers fell fell 13 spots to No. 17, while Texas Tech rose from the unranked to one spot lower, No. 18. I didn't have Texas Tech ranked in my ballot, though their next two weeks -- at both TCU and Kansas State -- could heavily influence that. All around, in fact, Texas Tech's schedule is crazy. After K-State, the Red Raiders host Texas and Kansas before finishing the season on the road at both Oklahoma State and Baylor.

Speaking of K-State, the Wildcats crept into SB Nation's Top 25 for the first time after a 27-21 road win over Iowa State. Notre Dame also used a two-spot climb to slide in at No. 5. South Carolina, meanwhile fell out of the top five coming up short at LSU, 23-21. That fall surprised me a little bit, as I only dropped the Gamecocks two spots to No. 6.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma rose five spots to No. 9, Mississippi State rose five to No. 14, Texas A&M climbed four to No. 20 and Stanford fell five spots to No. 22. Also, no sign of our Badgers yet, though they are still receiving votes. I reinserted Wisconsin into my ballot at No. 23.

As awards go, only one for B5Q this week and it's due to our inclusion of Wisconsin: third place in the "Coulter/Kos Award" for a high bias rating (calculated by subtracting the blogger's vote for his own team from the poll-wide average) that indicates "you are a shameless homer."

# Blog Team Ballot Bias
1 Frogs O' War TCU Horned Frogs ballot 5.89
2 BCS Guru USC Trojans ballot 2.91
3 Bucky's 5th Quarter Wisconsin Badgers ballot 2.87
4 Maize n Brew Michigan Wolverines ballot 2.24
5 Tom Fornelli Notre Dame Fighting Irish ballot 1.70
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