It's week four, everybody, and it was filled with a ton of top ten upsets, which made my job very difficult. Some of the stranger reasonings are after the jump. If yours isn't addressed, let me know in the comments.
|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: Florida State (#14), Notre Dame (#22), Washington (#25).
- First things first, Boise State jumped LSU to take the #4 spot. LSU is yet to play a top 25 team (Washington was in there last week, but the USC win is looking pretty fluke-y) and struggled against Mississippi State. Boise State, meanwhile, dominated an Oregon team that is now in the top 25 and dominated what was thought to be a very good Cal team. They haven't been challenged by any of their mediocre opponents, either.
- Ohio State, not Oklahoma, is rising fast again because they don't have Landry Jones. I considered putting Oklahoma higher up, but Jones has been unimpressive in a very important position. Ohio State has looked very solid outside of the close USC game against a few decent teams - Oklahoma hasn't played a decent team.
- Georgia is hugely resurgent. They've played nothing but good teams, and have looked strong after the Oklahoma State loss.
- Cal was terrible.
- Missouri is in over Georgia Tech because, unlike the Yellow Jackets, the Tigers are yet to lose. I consider the teams to be of equal strength, and that was my tie-breaker. Yeah, kind of stupid, but remember: I didn't have UNC in my top 25 either.