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Poll by: HawkeyeZim - Official Pollster

Pollster's general comment about their poll:
My poll attempts to rank the most deserving teams in college football. My poll is a weekly/compounding snapshot and doesn't attempt to predict future games nor what team is better then another, just who has the best overall resume. To evaluate resume, i use overall record, SOS and quality wins. When these attributes are close I lean to a measurement called margin of domination. This is a measure of how well a team controls a game without using margin of victory which i believe to be one-sided, leaving teams who control games with defense shortchanged. This is scaled to take into account the quality of the opponents. I started using the MOD measurement as of 12/1/12

Compare HawkeyeZim's poll to others.

# Pre-Season Week: 1 Week: 2 Week: 3 Week: 4 Week: 5 Week: 6 Week: 7 Week: 8 #
1 Alabama (1-0) Alabama (2-0) Clemson (3-0) Georgia (4-0) Clemson (5-0) Clemson (6-0) Georgia (7-0) Penn State (0-0) 1
2 Michigan (1-0) USC (2-0) USC (3-0) Clemson (4-0) Georgia (5-0) Georgia (6-0) TCU (2-0) Georgia (0-0) 2
3 Tennessee (1-0) Oklahoma (2-0) Alabama (3-0) USC (4-0) Oklahoma (0-0) TCU (1-0) Alabama (7-0) TCU (0-0) 3
4 California (0-0) Georgia (2-0) Oklahoma (3-0) Oklahoma (4-0) Michigan (0-0) Washington State (6-0) Miami (4-0) Miami (0-0) 4
5 Virginia Tech (1-0) Clemson (2-0) Michigan (3-0) Michigan (4-0) TCU (0-0) Alabama (6-0) Penn State (0-0) Alabama (0-0) 5
6 South Carolina (1-0) Michigan (2-0) Oklahoma State (3-0) TCU (4-0) Miami (2-0) Miami (3-0) Wisconsin (4-0) Wisconsin (0-0) 6
7 USC (1-0) Louisville (2-0) Mississippi State (3-0) Alabama (4-0) Washington State (5-0) Penn State (6-0) Clemson (6-1) Clemson (0-0) 7
8 UCLA (1-0) South Carolina (0-0) San Diego State (3-0) San Diego State (4-0) Alabama (5-0) Wisconsin (3-0) Notre Dame (0-0) Notre Dame (0-0) 8
9 Ohio State (1-0) UTSA (0-0) California (0-0) Duke (4-0) Penn State (5-0) San Diego State (6-0) Michigan State (3-1) Michigan State (0-0) 9
10 LSU (1-0) Houston (0-0) Georgia (3-0) Penn State (4-0) San Diego State (5-0) Washington (6-0) Oklahoma (1-1) Oklahoma (0-0) 10
11 Maryland (1-0) Iowa (0-0) Oregon (0-0) Texas Tech (4-0) Wisconsin (2-0) Notre Dame (5-1) Washington State (6-1) Oklahoma State (0-0) 11
12 Georgia (1-0) Penn State (2-0) Virginia Tech (3-0) Washington (4-0) Washington (5-0) Michigan State (2-1) USC (6-1) NC State (0-0) 12
13 Oklahoma State (1-0) Tennessee (0-0) Iowa (0-0) Wisconsin (1-0) UCF (2-0) Oklahoma (0-1) Ohio State (6-1) Virginia Tech (0-0) 13
14 Pittsburgh (0-0) Virginia Tech (2-0) Duke (3-0) Virginia Tech (4-0) Notre Dame (4-1) Oklahoma State (0-0) Michigan (1-1) Ohio State (0-0) 14
15 Washington (1-0) UCLA (0-0) Texas Tech (3-0) Utah (4-0) Oklahoma State (4-1) Texas Tech (5-1) Oklahoma State (1-0) UCF (0-0) 15
16 Louisville (1-0) Utah (2-0) Wisconsin (0-0) South Florida (4-0) USC (4-1) USC (5-1) NC State (6-1) Washington (0-0) 16
17 Auburn (1-0) LSU (0-0) Michigan State (0-0) UCF (1-0) Florida (3-0) Ohio State (5-1) Virginia Tech (0-0) South Florida (0-0) 17
18 Wisconsin (1-0) California (0-0) Maryland (0-0) Tennessee (0-0) Ohio State (4-1) Michigan (0-1) Memphis (1-0) Washington State (0-0) 18
19 Penn State (1-0) Oregon (0-0) Penn State (3-0) Florida (2-0) Virginia Tech (4-1) NC State (5-1) UCF (4-0) Memphis (0-0) 19
20 Kansas State (1-0) Oklahoma State (2-0) South Florida (3-0) Louisville (3-1) Michigan State (1-1) Virginia Tech (5-1) Washington (6-1) Iowa State (0-0) 20
21 South Florida (1-0) Washington (2-0) Washington (3-0) Notre Dame (3-1) Texas Tech (4-1) Navy (3-0) San Diego State (6-1) South Carolina (0-0) 21
22 Stanford (1-0) Wisconsin (2-0) Miami (0-0) Ohio State (3-1) Georgia Tech (2-0) Auburn (5-1) Virginia (0-0) LSU (0-0) 22
23 Oklahoma (1-0) South Florida (2-0) Utah (3-0) California (0-1) Duke (4-1) Georgia Tech (0-0) South Florida (1-0) USC (0-0) 23
24 Western Kentucky (0-0) Kansas State (0-0) Memphis (0-0) Oklahoma State (3-1) Auburn (4-1) UCF (3-0) Navy (3-1) Michigan (0-0) 24
25 Miami (1-0) Miami (0-0) Houston (0-0) Georgia Tech (1-0) Louisville (4-1) Houston (0-0) Toledo (0-0) Georgia Tech (0-0) 25
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None
Dropped:
Ohio State (1-1)
Maryland (2-0)
Pittsburgh (0-1)
Auburn (1-1)
Stanford (1-1)
Western Kentucky (0-0)
Dropped:
Louisville (2-1)
South Carolina (0-0)
UTSA (0-0)
Tennessee (0-1)
UCLA (0-0)
LSU (0-1)
Kansas State (0-0)
Dropped:
Mississippi State (3-1)
Oregon (0-0)
Iowa (0-1)
Michigan State (0-1)
Maryland (0-1)
Miami (1-0)
Memphis (0-0)
Houston (0-1)
Dropped:
Utah (0-0)
South Florida (5-0)
Tennessee (0-1)
California (0-2)
Dropped:
Florida (3-1)
Duke (0-0)
Louisville (4-2)
Dropped:
Texas Tech (5-2)
Auburn (5-2)
Georgia Tech (0-1)
Houston (0-0)
Dropped:
San Diego State (0-0)
Virginia (0-0)
Navy (0-0)
Toledo (0-0)