Braves & Birds Ballot - Week 14
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One observation on my ballot: this is a pretty good year in terms of depth of quality teams. Look at 16-20. Those five teams combined for only 11 losses and all five either won or tied for their division titles. We have three major conference title games coming up this weekend and there isn't a suspect team playing in any of them (even in the ACC!). One thought on why: this has been a relatively upset-free season. We thought coming into the season that this would be like 2007 in that there wasn't a dominant team and therefore that results would be crazy from week to week. It's true that this year was like 2007 in that none of the top teams from the preseason polls ended up in contention for the national title in November, but this year has been unlike 2007 in that there haven't been a pile of upsets. You don't get three one-loss teams in the Big Ten or an obvious big two in the Pac Ten if this were a year in which there was massive parity between the teams.
On the other hand, I got 22 teams on my ballot and then had to struggle for the last three.