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SBNation BlogPoll Week 8 Ballot

Here's the Purple Wimple ballot to the SBNation BlogPoll for this week. Remember, I'm resume-polling, according to the Three Rules below.

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The Purple Wimple Ballot - Week 8

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

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And 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.

I don't feel like there's a whole lot to say about this week's ballot, except that I no longer place an unbeaten team lower than a one-loss team (or a two-loss team, for that matter). LSU, Missouri, and Oklahoma State are the beneficiaries of this movement.

I dropped Nebraska out of my ballot altogether, because Texas showed what I suspected already: Nebraska is not a powerhouse team. The 'Huskers resume consists of wins over beaten Kansas State and Idaho, and a loss to rebuilding Texas. Yippee for you, Big Red; now go beat somebody good.

Probably San Diego State's appearance on my ballot will spark a grumble or two; for you elitists who are offended, consider this before commenting: the Aztecs are two very bad calls (for which both the Big12 and the Mountain West have officially apologized) from 6-0, including a win over Mizzou in Columbia. In six days I bet Oklahoma won't be able to say the same.