Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Preseason Blogpoll Released at mgoblog

The preseason blogpoll was released today. Check out all sorts of interesting statistics and details on the poll over at mgoblog. Below is a breakdown of BC Interruption's votes compared to the rest of the blogpoll (click on each of the team names to get a breakdown of the ballot).

BlogpollBCITeam
12Georgia
28Ohio State
31Southern Cal
45Oklahoma
59Florida
612Missouri
77LSU
83Clemson
94West Virginia
106Auburn
1113Texas
1210Texas Tech
1325Wisconsin
1414Virginia Tech
1516Kansas
1617Arizona State
1715Tennessee
1821Oregon
19
South Florida
2018Brigham Young
21
Penn State
2224Illinois
2311Wake Forest
24
Alabama
2520Utah


The largest delta between our ballot and the blogpoll came with Wake Forest - finishing 12 spots lower in the blogpoll - and Wisconsin, who finished 13th in the blogpoll but barely cracked our Top 25. Call us bullish on the ACC and bearish on the Big Ten?

Ahh, where did Boston College finish, you ask? Well I guess bloggers decided to split the difference between the USA Today Coaches Poll (#31) and the Associated Press Poll (#33). Boston College finished with enough votes in the Others Receiving Votes category to place #32. Here is the breakdown of votes that the Eagles received.

The Eagle in Atlanta led the way ranking Boston College the highest at #16. The Ohio State blog Buckeye Commentary had the Eagles next highest at #18. We had the Eagles at #19. An Ole Miss, Nebraska, and Cal blog had the Eagles in the #23 spot. Three other bloggers voted for the Eagles in the #24 and #25 slots.

A preseason poll that, quite frankly, isn't all that exciting for Eagles fans. Hopefully if the team gets off to a 4-0 start we'll start to see a little more love in the polls as the season progresses.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

I think the Alabama ranking is the biggest load of shit ever. I hate Saban. Clemson better pound them.

Brian said...

Agreed. A few weeks ago I met a guy who is a huge Auburn fan. He told me a funny joke about Alabama.

Q: What do Alabama fans and maggots have in common?
A: They've both been living off a dead bear for the last few decades.

Found this mildly entertaining ...

I'm guessing Alabama goes 7-5 this year. They are still pretty young and inexperienced.