It's out! SB Nation's Week 1 BlogPoll has arrive, and like everything else, it has Alabama No. 1, Michigan falling wayyy down (to No. 19) and our own Badgers sliding as well, to No. 17.
You'll recall we here at B5Q kept the Badgers at No. 12 in our ballot, which today earns B5Q a spot in Andy Hutchins' Coulter/Kos Award for a high bias rating. Our top five also varied from the mothership's, which had LSU ahead of Oregon at No. 3. and Florida State at No. 5. We had the 'Noles at No. 9. I see you, ACC bloggers.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan State's No. 9 ranking falls in line with our No. 8, while Nebraska (No. 13) and Ohio State (No. 14) jump ahead of Wisconsin. We did have the Huskers at No. 14 and the Buckeyes at No. 15, but again, we had the Badgers No. 12.
At the tail end of the ballot, Ohio made B5Q's ballot, but not SB Nation's (the Bobcats were the leaders among "Others Receiving Votes," though). Notre Dame also snuck in the aggregate Top 25 at No. 21, while it was absent on ours. We're stubborn enough not to be swayed by a beatdown of a team like Navy. Go figure.
We're curious to see what you think, both of the discrepancies between the B5Q ballot and SB Nation's and what your own Top 25 might look like. As always, the comments section is all yours.