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CRFF BlogPoll Ballot | Week 7

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Usual nonsensical CRFF methodology applies.

The unbeatens: 1-12
LSU still has the best resume, Stanford has the worst. Until everyone in the middle plays everyone I did the best I could with the order.

The one-loss teams: 13-25
Dana gets to lead this group for no other reason than I feel like they could play with anyone at this point, and that counts an LSU rematch. After that there are a few solid teams, then it gets real dicey at #19.

 

The CRFF BlogPoll Methodology
There are a few steps we go through to break the teams into different tiers, then rank them within their tier.

Step 1: We rank all the teams from BCS-AQ conferences in order of record.  All undefeated teams go to the top, then the one loss teams, then the two loss teams, then... you know how counting works. So at no point - EVER - will any team be ranked above a team that has a better overall record.

Step 2: Non BCS-AQ teams can be dropped into each tier at CRFF's discretion. If we think Boise State is good enough to be in the undefeated tier with the BCS schools, they go in, if we deem then not good enough, they are out of the poll completely.

Step 3: We rank within the record tiers. This is where it gets subjective, although we try to standardize it a little. The ranking within the record tiers is based purely on resume. Whichever team has got to this record tier by beating the best opponents will be the first seed in this tier.  Of course, the "who they beat" part is pretty subjective, but at some point you have to rank based on what we watch each week right?