We’re just two weeks into the college football season, and already my Associated Press Top 25 ballot has undergone a big shakeup.
By virtue of its domination of Ohio State on the road, Oklahoma climbed four spots in my rankings to a strong No. 2 position behind — you know whom — Alabama.
In addition, Southern Cal was truly impressive in its victory over Stanford. Maybe too impressive for Texas’ tastes. So I vaulted the Trojans from 13th to No. 3.
Penn State did little to deserve even a slight demotion, but I dropped the Nittany Lions from No. 2 to No. 4 because of the strength of victories by the Sooners and the Trojans.
My top five went like this: Alabama, OU, USC, Penn State and Clemson. New to my top 10 are Washington (eighth) and Georgia (10th). I also bumped up Kansas State to 11th.
- Penn State
- Oklahoma State
- Kansas State
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- Virginia Tech
- Washington State
- South Florida
- San Diego State