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FootBlogPoll: Week Twelve

Unreal City,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying 'Stetson!
'You who were with me in the ships at Mylae!
'That corpse you planted last year in your garden,
'Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
'Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?
'Oh keep the Dog far hence, that's friend to men,
'Or with his nails he'll dig it up again!
'You! hypocrite lecteur!—mon semblable,—mon frère!'

T.S. Eliot - The Wasteland (1922)
It was that kind of week in college football. Nine of the 25 teams I ranked last week lost (some in the most horrific of fashions) thus leaving a bunch of leaks to plug with this week's edition.

[Games I Took In This Week]
Another respectable football weekend turned in by me:

Boise State v. Fresno State
Rutgers v. Louisville
Northwestern v. Ohio State
Connecticut v. Pittsburgh
Florida State v. Clemson
Navy v. Notre Dame
Southern California v. California
Iowa v. Wisconsin
Louisiana State v. Alabama
Auburn v. Georgia
Amherst v. Williams

[Ballot]
Week One
Week Two
Week Three
Week Four
Week Five
Week Six
Week Seven
Week Eight
Week Nine
Week Ten
Week Eleven

BlogPoll Central

[Notes About This Week's Ballot]
1. After Louisville, I have no idea where those teams should go or whether they should even appear on a ballot.

2. If you have a trained eye, you will see that Wisconsin, despite losing this week, did not drop in my ballot. And I feel pretty OK about that for some reason. Maybe because the ass-end of this ballot is a complete and utter question mark.

3. To LSU and Auburn: Thanks for the vindication.

4. The only real questions I have as to specific slotting is whether PSU should swap with ND (I can't see why other than the fact that ND has one more loss), whether West Virginia should slide ahead of Fresno State, and where Florida goes (if they belong anywhere).

FootBlogPoll: Week Twelve
RankTeamRecordPreviousValue
1.Southern California10-01
2.Texas10-02
3.Miami (FL)8-13
4.Lousiana State8-14
5.Notre Dame7-25
6.Penn State9-17
7.Virginia Tech8-19
8.Ohio State8-210
9.Alabama9-16
10.Georgia7-28
11.Auburn8-213
12.Oregon8-212
13.UCLA9-114
14.Fresno State8-115
15.West Virginia8-117
16.Michigan7-319
17.Louisville7-224
18.Texas Christian10-125
19.South Carolina7-3NR
20.Florida7-311
21.Wisconsin8-321
22.Boston College7-3NR
23.Minnesota7-3NR
24.Oklahoma6-3NR
25.Clemson6-4NR

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