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CRFF BlogPoll Ballot | Week 8

Methodology after the jump.

The Unbeatens: #1-#9
The list of unbeatens is dwindling, and the remaining 9 arent really doing much to deserve huge moves up or down anyway.  So for the most part these stayed the same, although I did rethink my position on Clemson and Stanford from last week and moved the former up a few and the later down.

The One Loss Wonders: #10-#24
The crapshoot division. I think we have a solid top 4 here, and after that it is a bunch of teams that don't "feel" good enough to still only have one loss, yet here they are.

The Two Loss Team: #25
This was kinda interesting this week as there were 24 zero and one-loss teams, leaving me to pick the prom king of the 2-lossers, and I went with everyone's least favorite, Texas A&M. I still feel like there is a good team in there, and out of all the choices at two losses I think they have shown the most potential to be good.


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?