According to the Blogpoll metric, there were quite a few bloggers who placed North Carolina in their top 25. I was not one of them.
Also Considered: North Carolina, Arizona State, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Ball State.
As impressive as UNC’s road win over Rutgers was, the Scarlet Knights appear to be a pretty bad team this year, so we have no idea where that victory stands in the grand scheme of things. This Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech will be far more telling. Barring an Aubrun-MIssissippi State encore, I’ll most likely put the winner of this game into the top 25.
The same goes for Florida State. I don’t know why the mainstream polls have the Seminoles in the top 25, as we are 3 weeks into the season and they have done exactly nothing. Fortunately they get a chance to prove their mettle this Saturday when Wake comes to Tallahassee.
As for the rest of the poll, USC is now th unquestioned #1, BYU and South Florida are rewarded for their performances, Ohio State is punished after laying an egg against the Trojans, Fresno State doesn’t drop out after a valiant loss to the Badgers, and Alabama junps six spots for no apparent reason.