2012 BlogPoll, Week 5: 7 teams earn first-place votes

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Alabama is still the relatively comfortable king of college football. But BlogPoll voters think there may be more than a few crown princes, given the first-place votes for six other teams.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 4

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (85) 24.81 0.74 --
2 Oregon Ducks (2) 22.94 2.50 Arrow_up 1
3 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 21.85 2.93 Arrow_up 2
4 LSU Tigers 21.53 2.44 Arrow_down -2
5 Georgia Bulldogs 20.34 2.40 Arrow_down -1
6 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 18.80 2.56 Arrow_up 8
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 18.37 2.36 Arrow_up 2
8 Stanford Cardinal (2) 17.65 3.11 --
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 16.55 3.20 Arrow_up 2
10 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.49 4.46 Arrow_down -3
11 Florida Gators (1) 14.82 3.46 Arrow_up 2
12 Texas Longhorns 14.20 2.73 --
13 USC Trojans 11.43 4.49 Arrow_up 3
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.17 4.09 Arrow_up 1
15 TCU Horned Frogs 10.45 3.86 Arrow_up 2
16 Clemson Tigers 9.14 4.54 Arrow_down -6
17 Oklahoma Sooners 7.92 4.65 Arrow_down -11
18 Louisville Cardinals 7.83 3.15 Arrow_up 1
19 Oregon St. Beavers 7.16 4.63 Arrow_up 10
20 Michigan St. Spartans 4.65 3.11 Arrow_up 2
21 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 4.51 3.57 Arrow_up 3
22 Northwestern Wildcats 3.74 4.30 Arrow_up 1
23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3.10 2.95 Arrow_up 10
24 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2.51 2.69 Arrow_up 2
25 Ohio Bobcats 2.49 3.11 --
Others Receiving Votes: Baylor Bears | Iowa St. Cyclones | UCLA Bruins | Boise St. Broncos | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Michigan Wolverines | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Arizona Wildcats | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Virginia Tech Hokies | Cincinnati Bearcats | Minnesota Golden Gophers | Texas A&M Aggies | Wisconsin Badgers | Tennessee Volunteers | Central Florida Knights | Purdue Boilermakers | Ball St. Cardinals | Miami Hurricanes | Utah State Aggies | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Nevada Wolf Pack | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 8:45 AM CDT

Seven teams received first place votes this week, the Frogs moved up, and the Sooners dropped. Lets take a look at week 5 of the SBNation BlogPoll after the jump.

Alabama is still your clear number 1. I don’t expect them to vacate that spot unless someone beats them down the line. What is interesting is six other teams received first place votes. Some voters feel Florida State, Oregon, Kansas State, Stanford, Notre Dame, and Florida have better wins and deserve the top spot. I think it is hard to argue against Bama at this point.

The Big 12 has five teams ranked in the BlogPoll top 25 and nine teams are receiving votes. That is pretty impressive. TCU moved up two spots this week to #15. Kansas State is the highest ranked Big 12 team at #6.

West Virginia dropped three spots while winning their game over Maryland. Apparently the voters weren’t too impressed.

Frogs O War has the lowest bias rating of any other blog…"Frogs O' War continues to be slightly more skeptical about TCU than most of the rest of the BlogPoll is, but the Frogs creeping up the rankings may be enough to keep FO'W here for the near future."

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