Anyhoo, allow me to present the official ACCFR preseason Blog Poll ballot in all it's glory. Bash away if you like.
--This specific ballot is a power poll. I'm ranking teams based on how good I think they are, not where I think they'll finish at the end of the year. I'll switch to resume-ranking sometime in the first few weeks of the season.
--All in all, a pretty boring ballot, and not much different than what you'll see in the preseason mags and on ESPN et al, except for that curveball at #25. And I'm deadly serious about the Heels this year.
--I'm backlashing the backlash against Ohio State. Yeah, I get it, they got dominated in the last two title games. They play in - debatably - the worst BCS league. But you tell me who's a better team heading into 2008. USC? We'll find out on Sept. 13. Oklahoma? They got drilled in a BCS game last year too and not by the national champs. Defensively challenged Florida, coming off a 4-loss year? I don't think so. Georgia? Overrated and they're losing players almost daily to injury and to the county clink.
--Conference call: ACC (4 teams), Big East (2), Big Ten (4), Big XII (5), Pac 10 (3), SEC (5), Mountain West (2).