BlogPoll Week 11: Touchdowns are overrated

As always, this is neither a power poll or predictor of future success.  More thoughts after the jump.

I found it very annoying that people were shouting "If you didn't like LSU/Alabama, then you don't really appreciate football!" at me after the 9-6 Game of the Century.  Considering the amount of time I spend watching it, I feel like I have a healthy - or, I suppose you could say unhealthy - respect for the game.  I can recognize great defense when I see, but I can also appreciate crappy quarterbacking and a bunch of poor special teams decisions by Nick Saban.  As good as the Tide and Tigers defense are, if you did a draft of the quarterbacks of top 25 teams, where do A.J. McCarron and the LSU platoon go?  LSU is a rock-solid number one unless they slip up against Arkansas or Georgia in the final two weeks of the season.  

As far as a rematch?  As I started saying a few weeks ago, I really think it's going to come down to deciding between one-loss Alabama and undefeated Boise State.  However, the most entertaining option would be for Stanford to blow the doors off of Oregon, Notre Dame and Arizona State while Oklahoma State obliterates the Sooners in Bedlam.  Good luck choosing between that, BCS.  

The Big Ten is a total mess.  You try to figure out how to order a conference with a bunch of two-loss teams that beat each other and a Penn State team whose best win is either Illinois, Northwestern or Purdue.  I love that Iowa, Penn State, UCLA, Virginia and Wake Forest all control their own destiny for conference championship game spots.  America.

This was basically stated in the last paragraph, but we've reached the point in the season where schools that beat other schools and have similar records are not in the exact order of head-to-head victory.  I tried to keep it as clean as I could (South Carolina over Georgia, Clemson over Virginia Tech), but there are way more data points in play now, so head-to-heads are not the only criteria.

Teams I'm not sure on the placement of: Texas, Ohio State and the Conference USA schools.  I mean, look at Houston's schedule.  I know undefeated is undefeated, but I don't know how you really give much credit to that.

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