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An obvious problem that arose in the vaccuum left by my delinquency was the fall off of my public ballot disclosure. I write "public" because I mostly kept voting, although I sadly missed this week. Here's what the past three ballots have looked like:

Week of 10.23:

Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio State 25
2 Southern Cal 24
3 Michigan 23
4 West Virginia 22
5 Louisville 21
6 California 20
7 Texas 19
8 Clemson 18
9 Arkansas 17
10 Auburn 16
11 Florida 15
12 Tennessee 14
13 Wisconsin 13
14 Notre Dame 12
15 Boston College 11
16 Rutgers 10
17 LSU 9
18 Georgia Tech 8
19 Nebraska 7
20 Oklahoma 6
21 Boise State 5
22 Oregon 4
23 Wake Forest 3
24 Texas A&M 2
25 Missouri 1

Dropped Out:


Week of 10.30:

Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio State --
2 Michigan 1
3 West Virginia 1
4 California 2
5 Arkansas 4
6 Auburn 4
7 Florida 4
8 Tennessee 4
9 Southern Cal 7
10 Texas 3
11 Louisville 6
12 Wisconsin 1
13 Rutgers 3
14 Boston College 1
15 Clemson 7
16 Notre Dame 2
17 LSU --
18 Oklahoma 2
19 Boise State 2
20 Georgia Tech 2
21 Texas A&M 3
22 Washington State 4
23 Oregon 1
24 Wake Forest 1
25 Virginia Tech 1

Dropped Out: Nebraska (#19), Missouri (#25).


Week of 11.06:

Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio State 25
2 Michigan 24
3 Texas 23
4 California 22
5 Arkansas 21
6 Auburn 20
7 Florida 19
8 Louisville 18
9 Southern Cal 17
10 Wisconsin 16
11 Rutgers 15
12 LSU 14
13 Tennessee 13
14 West Virginia 12
15 Boise State 11
16 Notre Dame 10
17 Oklahoma 9
18 Wake Forest 8
19 Boston College 7
20 Georgia Tech 6
21 Oregon 5
22 Oregon State 4
23 Brigham Young 3
24 Virginia Tech 2
25 Maryland 1

Dropped Out:


As you can see, the deltas are all effed up, so I apologize. I guess the biggest things to note:
  • The most recent ballot reflects games through last Saturday, so for these purposes, Louisville was still undefeated.
  • Texas made a big jump mostly because Colt McCoy is playing out of his mind; I am not sure if the SEC teams are that good or if they are just beating each other up; and no one else seems like an obvious choice for the top five, save for Cal, which remains there.
  • Notre Dame has stayed in the same area for weeks because it plays no one and has lost to the only discernably good team it's played.
  • I have been tempted to drop Michigan a number of times given how badly the offense has played in recent weeks, but I see no other team with a resume that argues for its ascendancy.