Week 12 BlogPoll Ballot

Paul Johnson thinks your polls are a bunch of crap. - Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

Including some bitter decisions being made.

The first thing I'll say here is to welcome the SEC to the School of Hard Knocks. All of your collective strength of schedules dropped this week, and so the entire SEC (save Alabama, due to erroneous circumstances beyond the control of this poll) drops at least one spot this week. It's also Hate Week, they looked bad against Georgia Southern, and Stanford had a huge win this weekend, so georgia gets a bonus spot of dropping. If you are an SEC fan and have a problem with this, that really sucks, because you can just DEAL WITH IT.

Now, onto more explanations. Notre Dame, 'Bama, and Florida State move up in the wake of Oregon and K-State's losses. Oregon only drops to #4 because they lost in a very close game to a very good team (who rises to #6). K-State falls to #7 because they got lit up by Baylor. LSU falls a bonus spot for almost losing to the second-worst team in the division. Clemson falls a spot to make room for Stanford (they didn't look particularly good against NC State, either). Oregon State jumps up on principle after a big win and the SEC scheduling cupcakes.

The rest of the pack was basically just shifted around according to my interpretations of the weekend's events. This season has been absolutely ridiculous and has taken a few months off of my life at the very least.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker