Archive for the ‘Blogpoll’ Category

Blogpoll Draft Ballot… Week 3

September 21, 2009

Before you read this, know this- this is a rough ballot. Think you can do better? let me know what you would change.

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Alabama
4 LSU
5 Penn State 1
6 California 2
7 Mississippi 2
8 Boise State 2
9 Georgia 3
10 Southern Cal 5
11 TCU 2
12 Oklahoma 2
13 Ohio State 4
14 Cincinnati 9
15 Miami (Florida) 7
16 North Carolina 4
17 Kansas 1
18 Missouri 1
19 Virginia Tech
20 Oklahoma State 2
21 Georgia Tech 14
22 Michigan 2
23 Notre Dame 2
24 Florida State
25 Brigham Young 14
Last week’s ballot

Dropped Out: Nebraska (#15), Oregon State (#21).

Blogpoll Top 25… Week 2

September 17, 2009

Here is the Blogpoll for Week 2:

You can find the rest of the poll along with the usual commentary from Brian here.

Blogpoll Final Ballot… Week 2

September 16, 2009

Here is the final ballot from Subway Domer. Not a lot changed from week one- or my draft ballot for this week. I kept the Irish in the top 25, and I’m pretty sure I’ll take some shit for it- but whatever.

I’m really waiting for these next few weeks to play out, so my ballot can be a little more directed instead of narrated. So here’s the ballot, and I am putting a bonus video on the bottom for all of my Irish fans still bitching about last week. It’s time to move on- we’ve got it going on…

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Alabama 6
4 LSU
5 Southern Cal
6 Penn State
7 Georgia Tech
8 California
9 Mississippi 1
10 Boise State 2
11 Brigham Young 2
12 Georgia 3
13 TCU 3
14 Oklahoma 3
15 Nebraska 3
16 Kansas 4
17 Ohio State 3
18 Oklahoma State 15
19 Missouri
20 North Carolina 1
21 Oregon State 1
22 Miami (Florida) 1
23 Cincinnati 1
24 Michigan
25 Notre Dame 14
Last week’s ballot

Dropped Out: Michigan State (#19), Utah (#25).

Blogpoll Roundtable: Freshman, Tradition, And Scandal

September 16, 2009

Alright, alright. So I got a little busy when the first Blogpoll Roundtable was published. That’s why I woke up a few hours before the rest of Subway Station. Here is this weeks edition of the Roundtable hosted by College Game Balls:

1. Which freshman impressed you more last weekend: the California dream Matt Barkley who quarterbacked USC over tOSU or white lightening Tate Forcier who slashed through Notre Dame? Which one would you like to have on your team? Feel free to write in another worth candidate.

Put the knife a little deeper in my sack, why don’t ya. Am I to sit here and say that I want the starting quarterback of one of the two biggest rivals on my team? Did I not suffer enough Saturday? Well if you want an answer, than you will have to handle the consequences… I don’t give a shit. Send me either. I don’t care. Both will sit behind Clausen this year and possibly next year. If Jimmy leaves early, they will sit behind Dayne Crist next year- and every year that he is there. They will sit behind Andrew Hendrix or Tommy Rees (incoming freshmen for 2010). I might even redshirt Forcier and Barkley- just so they could sit on the bench for 5 years.

Are you fucking serious asking that question to me? Shit.

2. Let’s play a game of pretend the unthinkable happened. Commissioner __________ of your conference has been forced to resign after he was caught canoodling with some harlots. Great news, you’ve been chosen to succeed him. To make your mark you decide to make a big change. What is it going to be?

The commissioner of my conference? I picked a good week to answer the Blogpoll, huh? Well, for the sake of this post, I will call Notre Dame A.D. Jack Swarbrick the commissioner of The Conference of One. A big change? You’re talking about a school that makes less changes in Tradition and thinking than the Vatican.

Here’s a smaller one that may go unnoticed- which is a good thing when dealing with the old alumni: Put those trophies front and center. No, I’m not talking about the 7 Heisman’s, or the 12 National titles… I’m talking about the trophy games against rivals- all 5 games, including the one game with 2 trophies. Quit hiding these things and make a spectacle of ourselves. C’mon… it’ll be fun.

3. This week the quality of games is kicked up a gear. Other than your own, which game are you most looking forward to?

Florida State @ BYU. I’m as curious as a cat in heat about BYU and the possible future of the Stormin’ Mormons. Even though Florida State is unranked- this is still a big game for BYU as they continue to try and climb the polls and make a run at the BCS and even- the National title game. This game has intrigue, and contradiction- two of my favorite things.

4. What mascot and/or tradition would you thieve from another school if it was socially acceptable.

This one will put Notre Dame in the forefront and help battle our most hated rival, U$C. I’ll take the UCLA Cheerleaders:

Blogpoll Draft Ballot… Week 2

September 14, 2009

Here is the draft ballot for week 2. Please provide any comments or complaints in the comment section.

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Alabama 6
4 Southern Cal 1
5 LSU 1
6 Penn State
7 Georgia Tech
8 California
9 Mississippi 1
10 Boise State 2
11 Brigham Young 2
12 Georgia 3
13 TCU 3
14 Oklahoma 3
15 Nebraska 3
16 Kansas 4
17 Ohio State 3
18 Oklahoma State 15
19 Missouri
20 North Carolina 1
21 Oregon State 1
22 Miami (Florida) 1
23 Cincinnati 1
24 Michigan
25 Notre Dame 14
Last week’s ballot

Dropped Out: Michigan State (#19), Utah (#25).

Blogpoll Top 25 Week 1

September 11, 2009


I was unable to post a final ballot, so my draft ballot was the final ballot. I was also unavailable to provide any commentary for my choices, and won the Coulter/Kos Award for being a homer. That’s not exactly a good award- but I feel that the rest of the pollsters will catch up to my ND at #11 ranking soon enough.

You can find the entire poll here with commentary from Brian– as usual.

Blogpoll Draft Ballot… Week 1

September 8, 2009

Please provide any thoughts or commentary in the comment section. This was a difficult ballot to produce, and I’m sure that I made a few errors. Call me out…

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Oklahoma State 1
4 LSU 1
5 Southern Cal 1
6 Penn State 1
7 Georgia Tech 1
8 California 1
9 Alabama 2
10 Mississippi 4
11 Notre Dame 4
12 Boise State 5
13 Brigham Young 8
14 Ohio State 2
15 Georgia 2
16 TCU
17 Oklahoma 14
18 Nebraska 1
19 Michigan State 3
20 Kansas 3
21 North Carolina
22 Oregon State 2
23 Miami (Florida)
24 Cincinnati
25 Utah
Last week’s ballot

Dropped Out: Oregon (#10), Virginia Tech (#18), Iowa (#20), Florida State (#25).

The Blogpoll Roundtable: Sleepers

September 4, 2009

I have to apologize. Due to some massive time constraints this week, I was unable to participate in the Blogpoll Roundtable.

I do encourage you to read the host post at Hey Jenny Slater and the other posts that are linked in the comment section there.

These Roundtable’s are a great read, and it really helps you see what the opinions of other bloggers from around the country are about a variety of issues.

I just thought you should see it, and I will have a post up for the next Roundtable.

Peace.

The Preseason Blogpoll Top 25

September 1, 2009

The rest of the poll, along with commentary from Brian can be found HERE.

Blogpoll Final Ballot- Preseason

August 24, 2009
Rank Team
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma State
5 LSU
6 Southern Cal
7 Penn State
8 Georgia Tech
9 California
10 Oregon
11 Alabama
12 Ohio State
13 Georgia
14 Mississippi
15 Notre Dame
16 TCU
17 Boise State
18 Virginia Tech
19 Nebraska
20 Iowa
21 Brigham Young
22 Michigan State
23 Kansas
24 Oregon State
25 Florida State

Thanks to those who commented on the first ballot. I took those comments to heart and took a harder look at the teams- and you know what? I’m more confused than ever. Outside of the top 3, the rest of this ballot is a total crapshoot.

I did make one minor adjustment. I swapped spots with Cal and LSU. LSU might be a bit underrated, and as much as I think Cal could possibly win the Pac-10 this year- I can’t rank any Pac-10 school over the Trojans yet.

As far as Alabama and Ole Miss are concerned… I will keep them where they are for now. I can promise you that my ballot for each week, for the most part, will not be based on my previous week. I will move a few teams around every week, based on play against certain level of competition.