SB Nation released the first BlogPoll Top 25 of the new college football season and the Stanford Cardinal football team settles in at number seven. More importantly, they've received a single number one vote, which is something they did not receive previously. Unlike many other rankings, the BlogPoll provides full transparency where you can view the ranking of each poll participant.
According to the Stanford breakdown, the folks at MGoBlog, a Michigan blog, were the ones who voted Stanford number one. The Cardinal also received a second place vote from Alligator Army, a Florida blog, voted the Cardinal number two behind Alabama. Although Stanford finished seventh in the poll, they were voted fourth the most and sixth second most. A 20th vote likely was the culprit in dropping them down to No. 7. The folks at In The Bleachers are responsible for that vote. Head after the jump to view the poll in its entirety.
BlogPoll Top 25
Results for Week 1
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011