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Brett's week 2 AP vote


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My Sept. 7 AP ballot; USF No. 13

Posted September 07, 2008 by Brett McMurphy

Updated Sep 07, 2008 at 11:31 AM

This week Team Last week

1. Georgia 1

2. USC 3

3. Florida 4

4. Missouri 5

5. Oklahoma 6

6. LSU 7

7. Ohio State 2

8. Auburn 9

9. Texas 10

10. East Carolina 22

11. Penn State 12

12. Texas Tech 11

13. South Florida 14

14. Arizona State 15

15. Kansas 17

16. Oregon 18

17. Wisconsin 19

18. Alabama 13

19. BYU 16

20. Wake Forest 20

21. Illinois 25

22. UCLA NR

23. Clemson 23

24. Utah 24

25. Fresno State NR

Almost in: Cal, Vanderbilt

See you later: West Virginia, South Carolina

Before you ask about the Bulls: USF inches up one spot to No. 13. The Bulls had a dominating performance – statistically, at least – against UCF, but poor special teams play and questionable clock management nearly cost them. Like I said last week, the Bulls should make their biggest movement in the polls this week based on their performance against Kansas.

Quick thoughts: Yes, East Carolina is No. 10. Maybe I should have them higher? They’ve defeated the defending ACC and Big East champions in back-to-back weeks. They completely dominated West Virginia, 24-3. They remind me of USF last year when the Bulls had wins over Auburn and West Virginia (USF jumped from No. 18 to No. 6 after beating WVU 21-13). East Carolina has arguably the two best wins of anyone in the Top 25. Maybe I should have put them higher? … I dropped Ohio State from No. 2 to No. 7. The Buckeyes needed five – five! – turnovers to hold off Ohio. I agree with Ohio State WR Brian Hartline, who said: “That was pathetic. OU should’ve won the game.†… Alabama dropped five spots – perhaps having the Tide No. 13 after beating Clemson was too high – after Bama was limited to 172 yards and one offensive TD against Tulane. … Next week’s poll should get jumbled up pretty good with USF-Kansas, Ohio State-USC and UCLA-BYU on tap.

http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/comments/my-sept-7-ap-ballot-usf-no-13/

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uhhh, ECU at #10 and WVU completely out?

Brett is a d-bag of epic proportions.

YES, ECU belongs high up in the polls... maybe even #10.

but dropping WVU completely out is dumb.

this guy lost all my respect when he ranked Shittsburgh ahead of us in the preseason, and he continues squandering what little respect he had left.

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uhhh, ECU at #10 and WVU completely out?

Brett is a d-bag of epic proportions.

YES, ECU belongs high up in the polls... maybe even #10.

but dropping WVU completely out is dumb.

this guy lost all my respect when he ranked Shittsburgh ahead of us in the preseason, and he continues squandering what little respect he had left.

agreed on ECU at #10.  WVU got creamed but I keep them in the top 25. 

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I don't disagree with Brett on this one... ECU SHOULD be #10... they've proven the most of any team in the country so far.  They've actually played 2 good teams and won.  No one else has.

WVU dropping out is a bit much if ECU is that good.  Dropping WVU basically says ECU is a bad loss, which means they shouldn't be ranked #10.

I would bet WVU would stay in the 20's when the results come out.

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did you guys watch West Va play???  they looked AWFUL.

i dont think they should or will be out of the top 25 but they looked BAD.

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I don't know if I agree with them at #10.  Good wins but who's to say VT and WVU weren't severely overrated?  Not saying I'm 100% against it, just not sure that they should jump that much.

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good point, but all they can base it on is the preseason hype and performance of 2 games...  so at this point, #10 seems fine... it'll all adjust over the coming weeks... either they are that good and they'll stay or move up, or they'll get passed by.

early polls don't mean all that much.

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good point, but all they can base it on is the preseason hype and performance of 2 games...  so at this point, #10 seems fine... it'll all adjust over the coming weeks... either they are that good and they'll stay or move up, or they'll get passed by.

early polls don't mean all that much.

You're exactly right.  I guess that's what you keep in mind.  It's not really on field performance as much as a popularity contest at this point.  ECU happened to play and beat two fairly big names.

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With that logic, how is wvu out of the top 25 when they lost to the team you put in the top 10. I think it's ridiculous to think that they go from 8 to out of the top 25 by a team replacing them in the top 10. If they are that good then wvu should get the respect of being beat by a top quality team. Im not saying they should be high but atleast 25th. by the way if i was wvu I would try to forget everything they just did and have a team meeting and go back to running the old offense lol.

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