Nothing too off-the-wall to start out the season with my first BlogPoll ballot:
The preseason poll is always a bit of a superficial guess as to where teams stand, but my main overarching thought is that the general love for Boise State in other rankings is a bit overboard. I have a hard time seeing the Broncos getting out of the first week without a loss (with a de facto road game again Virginia Tech in Landover) and that’s a team that isn’t going to keep a sky-high position in the rankings if they’re not undefeated (even if they beat Oregon State in their third game of the season).
More importantly for me, will the Illini provide me with any type of excuse to submit a semi-justifiable homer vote at any point this season? Anyone? Bueller?
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