Yours truly has been hand selected by SB Nation to participate in the annual BlogPoll Top 25 voting system. Did they pretty much let anyone in who had a halfway decent blog, could type a sentence with less then 4 misspellings, and knew how to pen “Ryan Perrileaux”? Sure, but don’t let that keep you from thinking it’s a prestigious honor to be included in such a thing.
So what is this BlogPoll thing you speak of Pistolsguy? Let me explain in 3 bullet points (because that’s what I was taught to do in business school):
1. Every Monday I (along with hundreds of other college football bloggers) submit my top 25 poll to SB Nation who then creates a composite ranking based on other bloggers’ polls
2. From Monday-Wednesday you guys (my readers) get to weigh in via the comments section to tell me what I had wrong. Don’t think Texas should be that high? Light me up. Mississippi State is underrated? Let me have it.
3. On Wednesday I (along with hundreds of other college football bloggers) re-submit my poll for an official ranking later that week.
The truly awesome thing is that you guys get a say on what this poll looks like and the blogging community, who is generally much more in tune with what true college football fans think than some graduate assistant voting in the coaches poll or some writer who only covers 1 team, gets to voice its collective opinion. In other words: there’s going to be a lot of Boise State love.
Plus the transparancy will be refreshing as you guys get to call me out for being an idiot.
You can read more about the BlogPoll here. Let’s get on with my Week 1 rankings/explanations.