SB Nation Blog Poll: ODB Week 5 Ballot

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The most divergent Blog Poll ballot in ODB history is ready for your perusal. Putting this thing together was more difficult than any before it, by far.

I'm not overstating things in that blurb up there at all; our four voters had wildly different takes from this week in CFB and it was an absolute chore synthesizing them into one ballot. To remind everyone, how I do this is by assigning a point value to each vote, so, for example, a #1 for Alabama gives them 25 points, a #2 for Oregon 24 points, and so on, and then I average across the four ballots. That means you can have situations where people agree that a team should be, for example, 9th in the rankings, but because of wild swings in other teams, they may be 7th or 8th. Or you could have one person convinced a team is top-10 caliber, but they fall out because of disagreements with the other three. I think it's the most fair way to do things.

Our ballot is below. I'm not totally crazy about how it turned out, particularly in the late teens through the end, but there's not much I can do about it. That area of the ballot is basically a crapshoot, anyway, and I know our guys try to overreact as little as possible. I'm particularly perturbed that we don't have Michigan State represented, but as I look at the ballot, I don't know who I'd kick off. Same goes for Oklahoma State, who very nearly beat our #10 team. This is a lot harder than you'd think.

Yeah, we had Baylor in our ballot. Hate on it if you want to, I don't care.

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