Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff


Moving Horns up on AP Top 25 ballot

Posted September 11th, 2016


I moved the Texas Longhorns up three spots from 15th to 12th on my Associated Press Top 25 ballot Sunday morning after watching the end of the wild Texas Tech-Arizona State and San Diego State-Cal games, which didn’t seem to want to end and gave defense a bad name.

The Longhorns, playing without seven starters most of the game, look better and better.

There were so few upsets in Week 2 that there probably won’t be a lot of change in the AP Poll.


I did move Clemson down several slots to No. 7 after its unimpressive win over Troy.

My two surprise teams, Iowa and Washington, continue to play well.

I bumped up Central Michigan to No. 22 after its inexplicable, stunning upset of Oklahoma State with the craziest Hail Mary you’ve ever seen. Makes me wonder when the Chippewas got the extra play the rules should not have allow why every coaching staff doesn’t have an NCAA rules specialist on its sideline just for instances like Saturday’s.


1. Alabama
2. Florida State
3. Houston
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan
6. Stanford
7. Clemson
8. Iowa
9. Washington
10. Oklahoma
11. Wisconsin
12. Texas
13. Louisville
14. Oregon
15. Texas A&M
16. Notre Dame
17. Ole Miss
18. Boise State
19. Miami
20. Pittsburgh
21. Baylor
22. Central Michigan
23. Arkansas
24. LSU
25. San Diego State