2012 BlogPoll, Week 3: Arizona Wildcats Come In No. 23

Sept. 8, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; A pass intended for Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Tracy Moore (87) is broken up by Arizona Wildcats cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) and cornerback Jonathan McKnight (6) during the second half at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats beat the Cowboys 59-38. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Like they did in the AP Poll after the upset win against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, the Arizona Wildcats found themselves in SB Nation's Week 3 BlogPoll. RichRod's crew came in at No. 23, though they were also in the top five in standard deviation at 4.99.

Not surprising. Many poll-takers probably made a leap to put Arizona that high. The other mindset is that it's likely an anomaly.

Deserving to be ranked or not, we can revert to the cliche to say that Saturday's 59-38 victory was only one game. The score might have said the Wildcats dominated, but take away all of Cowboy turnovers and this one might've made for a double-overtime classic. Of course, Arizona fans hate double-overtime classics, so you all are probably glad that the Wildcats took the easy route out.

Among other notable moves, UCLA made a leap after a win against Nebraska, and USC fell to No. 3 in the BlogPoll after an underwhelming performance against Syracuse. Oregon remained steady at No. 4 and Stanford moved up three slots to No. 22.

Here's a question for you. After this weekend, is the Pac-10 I wish Pac-12 South more deadly than the North Division?

Entire BlogPoll is below the jump.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Results after Week 2

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (88) 24.90 0.46 --
2 LSU Tigers (2) 22.93 2.33 Arrow_up 1
3 USC Trojans (3) 21.93 4.41 Arrow_down -1
4 Oregon Ducks 20.89 4.16 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 19.16 2.38 Arrow_up 3
6 Florida St. Seminoles 17.45 6.06 Arrow_down -1
7 Oklahoma Sooners 17.00 5.38 --
8 Michigan St. Spartans 16.99 2.84 Arrow_up 1
9 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.33 4.98 Arrow_down -3
10 Clemson Tigers 15.49 3.49 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.80 4.78 Arrow_up 1
12 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.56 4.05 Arrow_up 8
13 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 12.48 5.44 Arrow_up 1
14 Virginia Tech Hokies 11.99 3.84 Arrow_up 2
15 Texas Longhorns 11.01 4.25 Arrow_up 3
16 TCU Horned Frogs 7.94 4.78 Arrow_up 6
17 Florida Gators 6.77 4.55 Arrow_up 10
18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6.66 4.71 Arrow_up 3
19 Louisville Cardinals 5.98 3.80 Arrow_up 4
20 UCLA Bruins 5.90 4.74 Arrow_up 21
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.34 4.44 Arrow_down -2
22 Stanford Cardinal 5.07 4.85 Arrow_up 3
23 Arizona Wildcats 4.90 4.99 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 3.97 4.49 --
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.61 3.22 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: BYU Cougars | Oregon St. Beavers | Baylor Bears | ULM Warhawks | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Arizona St. Sun Devils |Boise St. Broncos | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Northwestern Wildcats |Utah State Aggies | Arkansas Razorbacks | Iowa St. Cyclones | Wisconsin Badgers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Cincinnati Bearcats | Air Force Falcons| South Florida Bulls | Central Florida Knights | Texas Tech Red Raiders |Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Wake Forest Demon Deacons | Duke Blue Devils | Rice Owls | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Miami Hurricanes | North Carolina Tar Heels | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT

Total Ballots: 94

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