I guess it's only fitting that a day after my colleague Native State eviscerated preseason polls, I present my SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 ballot.
Obviously my heart is telling me to put Oklahoma at No. 1. My head can't get past the strength and flat nastiness of Alabama, though. I'm rolling with the Crimson Tide on top.
My other issue: How to treat LSU given the news about Jordan Jefferson and Russell Shepard? I initially had the Tigers ranked third and considered dropping them once it became clear that the Bayou Bengals would be without their services for the foreseeable future. In the end, I opted to keep LSU where it is out