Former Clemson quarterback Hunter Johnson passes the ball during the second half of the Tigers' spring game at Memorial Stadium on Apr 8, 2017. Johnson has transferred to Northwestern and can play this season. (Joshua S. Kelly/USA Today)

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff


Bohls: AP ballot mostly status quo

Posted September 15th, 2019


Seems like there’s been a huge shortage of Top 25 matchups and just big-time games through the first three weeks of the season, meaning very few upsets as well.

So the top five in my Associated Press Top 25 ballot remained the same from last week. I think you could make a case for any of the top five as the No. 1 team in the country and maybe even my No. 6 team, Oklahoma. I don’t think any of those five has truly separated itself from the pack.

I dropped from my ballot No. 21 Maryland, No. 23 Michigan State and No. 25 North Carolina.


Here’s my top 25:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State
  4. LSU
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Utah
  8. Auburn
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Oregon
  11. Florida
  12. Texas
  13. UCF
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Michigan
  16. Washington State
  17. Cal
  18. Penn State
  19. Washington
  20. Iowa
  21. Texas A&M
  22. Kansas State
  23. Virginia
  24. Boise State
  25. TCU