Finally, we’re seeing some separation.
Three of the Top 10 teams on my Associated Press ballot lost but only because they were paying three other teams in my top 10.
By virtue of its squeaker over powerful Louisville, Clemson and the Louisville Cardinals basically swapped positions. I rushed Clemson from No 7 to No. 2 and grudgingly dropped the Cards from No. 2 to No. 7. They might should be No. 3.
I have two Big 12 teams on my ballot with Baylor at No. 14 and West Virginia at No. 19. Both survived big scares.
Texas A&M had a workmanlike win over awful South Carolina and rose to No. 8 on my vote.
Newcomers included Colorado at No. 22, Air Force at No. 23 and Western Michigan at No. 24.
3. Ohio State
8. Texas A&M
12. Boise State
13. North Carolina
17. Florida State
19. West Virginia
23. Air Force
24. Western Michigan
25. North Dakota State
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