Final Blogpoll Ballot 2012

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    Here's my final 2012 Blogpoll bracket.

I tried to give higher rankings to bowl winners with nice records and and ranked those top 25 by their relative strength of schedule. Stanford is 5 because I believe the Pac 12 is legitimately strong. I have nowhere to put Ohio State since the Buckeyes didn't play a bowl, but they did finish with the best record in the nation, so # 3 it is.

The only other difficulty I found was ranking the good 2-loss mid-majors. Utah State came out on top of that decision losing only to BYU (by 3pts), Wisconsin (2 pts.) and beating a very strong San Jose State team on the road.

Good Turnover in Lieu of Bad Turnovers

New year, new times - same old champions - but 2013 will mean a whole lot of turnover in Army's coaching staff.

Sal lists the current departures as OL coaches Bill Tripp and Gene McKeehan (both retiring from coaching) and notes the hiring of a new running backs coach, as well as the departure of D-Line coach Clarence Holmes.

Say what you will about continuity regarding the coaching staff, the defense needs a boost, as does recruiting. 2-10 with the #1 rushing attack in the USA? It's clearly time for a change. This is a team that could and should have won 8 games and won with style. New coaching pieces don't always bring winning, nor do they necessarily bring style - but this team already has style and hasn't done any winning in the first place. I look forward to the fresh new members of the coaching staff.



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