Early draft, so please correct if anything seems out of place. The orders of the teams aren't really hammered out yet, but these are the top 25 teams...just give or take a few on the order.
|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: California (#21), Notre Dame (#24).
- One, two, and three are interchangable based on the game. They're the top 3 by so much that the rest doesn't matter.
- Boise, Cincy, and TCU are now the clear next three, and will likely remain in a holding pattern for the rest of the season, until one of them lose.
- Then it all goes to hell. LSU drops the least of the four major losers yesterday, because they played the best team (duh). Why, then, did Penn State drop so much? Because they got dominated. It wasn't even close. The other teams at least were close, and hell, if Iowa's QB Ricky Stanzi didn't get hurt they win that game. Can't be said for Penn State. (Oh, and I hate Penn State. Probably contributed to a spot.
- I had a very difficult time decided the final two. I was forced to choose between Navy, Clemson, and Oregon State. In the end, I went with the orange teams based solely on resume. It was Navy's loss to Temple that did them in, which is strange, because Clemson lost to Maryland, who's worse than Temple, by the same margin. Why the discrepancy? We all saw the game, and knew that Maryland probably got outplayed and C.J. Spiller was definitely hurt. (And Clemson's in the ACC, I'm giving them a little place in my heart).Oh, and they lost to two top ten teams by a combined total of 7 points.