BlogPoll, Week 4: Arizona Wildcats Rise To 20

Sept. 15, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats running back Daniel Jenkins (3) breaks a tackle from South Carolina State Bulldogs linebacker Reggie Owens (42) and linebacker Tevin Richard (32) during the second half at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats beats the Bulldogs, 56-0. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

A quiet victory against the South Carolina State Bulldogs pumped the Arizona Wildcats up three spots to 20th place in the SB Nation BlogPoll leading into Week 4. The 3-0 Wildcats did themselves very little if any harm in how they dispatched S.C. State, while some other teams did UA a favor.

As a whole, the biggest drops in the week came from Michigan State (14 spots), who fell to Notre Dame, and then the obvious fall by the USC Trojans (13 spots) after their loss to Stanford. The Cardinal were the ones making the biggest push, and David Shaw's team moved up 14 slots to the No. 8 position in the poll -- they even got a first-place vote.

Fun thing to point out: The Wildcats little jump-skip of a leap puts them one place ahead of the Rich Rodriguez's old Michigan Wolverines. Like Arizona, Brady Hoke's squad has the potential to drop more this week as they have a tough test against the Irish.

Maybe we make a competition out of Arizona in Year 1 of the RichRod and Michigan in Year 2 without him. Yes, I am baiting the Michigan commenters that are lurking.

Full poll is after the jump.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Results after Week 3

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (89) 24.99 0.10 --
2 LSU Tigers 23.31 1.99 --
3 Oregon Ducks 21.27 4.84 Arrow_up 1
4 Georgia Bulldogs 19.89 2.28 Arrow_up 1
5 Florida St. Seminoles 19.76 4.46 Arrow_up 1
6 Oklahoma Sooners 17.29 5.54 Arrow_up 1
7 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.08 5.16 Arrow_up 2
8 Stanford Cardinal (1) 17.04 3.67 Arrow_up 14
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 16.52 3.78 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 16.04 3.12 --
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14.19 4.02 Arrow_up 7
12 Texas Longhorns 13.63 3.63 Arrow_up 3
13 Florida Gators 12.59 4.60 Arrow_up 4
14 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.39 3.53 Arrow_down -2
15 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.81 4.82 Arrow_down -2
16 USC Trojans 10.50 4.94 Arrow_down -13
17 TCU Horned Frogs 8.52 4.33 Arrow_down -1
18 UCLA Bruins 8.08 3.65 Arrow_up 2
19 Louisville Cardinals 7.61 3.46 --
20 Arizona Wildcats 6.54 4.55 Arrow_up 3
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.54 4.37 --
22 Michigan St. Spartans 4.59 3.28 Arrow_down -14
23 Northwestern Wildcats 2.59 4.73 Arrow_up 11
24 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2.56 3.61 Arrow_up 6
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.97 3.70 --
Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska Cornhuskers | Iowa St. Cyclones |Baylor Bears | Oregon St. Beavers | Boise St. Broncos | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Virginia Tech Hokies | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Tennessee Volunteers |Central Florida Knights | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Missouri Tigers | Toledo Rockets | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Cincinnati Bearcats | Wisconsin Badgers | N.C. State Wolfpack | Texas A&M Aggies | Vanderbilt Commodores | Purdue Boilermakers | Utah Utes | Arkansas Razorbacks |Utah State Aggies | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | ULM Warhawks |Miami Hurricanes | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT

Total Ballots: 90

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