That hardly means everything is illuminated at this point, though. Alabama and Florida State consolidated their position at the top of the poll with victories on Saturday, with Baylor and Ohio State bearing down on them. Stanford and Oregon still lurk as the best of the one-loss teams. And below them remains a slew of potential options for BCS at-large berths.
How did all of this affect the poll this week? Before we go any further, here’s how our ballots combined to form the Week 11 poll after the first weekend of November football:
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Ball State (4), Minnesota (3)
After staying static for weeks, the top ten of the Tailgater Poll had its first real shift. Aside from Oregon’s defeat, there were several other teams that experienced precipitous drops on the week.
The Tailgaters saw fit to send Oklahoma to the bottom of the poll after they were blown out in Waco by Baylor. The Sooners, now sitting on two losses, were deemed by the crew to be one of the weaker two-loss teams in the field. We also saw Miami drop ten spots after losing a second straight game, following the Florida State defeat with a shocker against Virginia Tech.
The poll says goodbye to BYU, Houston, and Texas Tech after all three were beaten on the weekend. The poll welcomes Nebraska this week, with Ball State and Minnesota also receiving votes.
That said, you’ve probably got a different opinion than us. With the spirit of contention in mind, you will find our individual ballots below. Leave your personal picks, acrimonious invective, base insults, insulting suggestions, or belligerent rants down in the comments below. You’re also always welcome to hit up any of us on Twitter to offer a piece of your mind…