The week thirteen BlogPoll result have been released and it has a strong flavor of MACtion.
Notre Dame is No. 1 in this week's BlogPoll, gets almost all the first-place votes, and is pretty much assured of carrying that No. 1 ranking into the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. Whatever: that was expected.
The really cool thing about this week's BlogPoll is the respect that otherwise unsung teams command. While the top four remained the same, and the biggest move in the top 15 came with Florida State's five-spot plummet after a home loss to Florida, Kent State, Northern Illinois, and Utah State all hopped into the top 20, taking Nos. 18 through 20 in that order.
That mid-major sympathy couldn't get San Jose State into the top 25, alas, nor did it prevent brand names like Michigan and Texas from remaining in the top 25 despite losses on the weekend. But the jumps those three teams made, of five spots each, highlights the sort of responsiveness and intellectual rigor the BlogPoll aspires to.