Here is the Wimple's week 1 ballot for the SBNation blogpoll, formerly the MGoBlog blogpoll. Again, the Wimple advocates (and practices) resume polling, which means my early ballots are going to clash-- sometimes violently-- with the consensus ballots that predominate in this (and most) polls. My commentary on my Week 1 rankings are below the ballot.
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Here's my methodology. Rule #1: I make exceptions to all of the following rules, as I see fit, except for Rule #2. Rule #2: for at least one week, the winner of a game must outrank the loser of the same game. Rule #3A: We cannot measure a team's quality until it beats a quality opponent. (I understand that the "quality opponent" is subjective, and I've gotten over it. So should you.) Rule #3B: Beating a 2A team is usually a meaningless exercise.
So: Boise State beat the highest quality opponent this week, and because there are no other relevant weeks in the mix, it's an easy choice which team takes the top spot. I think Pitt, Oregon State, Cincinnati, and Connecticut were the next best teams to be beaten, and so the teams that beat those teams fill out the top five on my ballot. I made exceptions to my three rules to rank Virginia Tech (a loser this week, but to the highest quality opponent) and Temple (which beat a 2A team, but the defending champ 2A team, and crosstown rival, which had a three-game winning streak going into 2010, including a win over the 9-win Temple of '09).