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SBNation BlogPoll Ballot: Week 7

Boise's back on top of the Purple Wimple's week 7 ballot in the SBNation BlogPoll.

Remember, this is a resume ballot-- not a power poll (although the difference between the two is narrowing, as the resumes are filling out...)

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

The Purple Wimple Ballot - Week 7

Rank Team Delta
1 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_up 1
2 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_up 1
3 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 2
4 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_up 2
5 Auburn Tigers Arrow_down -1
6 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_up 3
7 Utah Utes Arrow_up 3
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes Arrow_down -1
9 Nevada Wolf Pack Arrow_up 4
10 South Carolina Gamecocks --
11 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_up 1
12 Alabama Crimson Tide Arrow_down -11
13 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_up 8
14 Arkansas Razorbacks --
15 Iowa Hawkeyes Arrow_up 1
16 Florida St. Seminoles --
17 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Arrow_down -6
18 LSU Tigers --
19 California Golden Bears --
20 Missouri Tigers --
21 Air Force Falcons Arrow_down -6
22 Oregon St. Beavers --
23 Arizona Wildcats Arrow_down -15
24 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_up 1
25 N.C. State Wolfpack --
Dropouts: Kansas St. Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines, Florida Gators, Wisconsin Badgers, Miami Hurricanes, Northwestern Wildcats, Temple Owls

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "

Now the ritual reading of the Three Rules: 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. Rule #3B: Beating a 2A team is usually a meaningless exercise.

The resumes of the top six teams on this week's ballot strengthened, generally. Virginia Tech, Oregon State, and no-longer-hapless New Mexico State helped Boise State; Air Force, Florida State, and Cincy helped Oklahoma; Stanford and Arizona State helped Oregon; Air Force, Oregon State, and SMU helped TCU; Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and Western Michigan helped Michigan State; and South Carolina really helped Auburn.

Miami, on the other hand, may not be Ohio State's signature win anymore, after Illinois's clobbering of Penn State in Happy Valley. Arkansas and LSU return to my ballot, each after squeaking out wins over decent teams (LSU's fake+outrageously+lucky+field+goal win at the Swamp only will add fuel to Pat Forde's contention that Les Miles sold his soul to the devil).

Unlike the major polls, I include Oregon State, and (see Rule #2) place the Beavers ahead of Arizona.