Alabama coach Nick Saban yells to the officials during the fourth quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Arkansas on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Fayetteville, Ark. Alabama won 49-30. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)

BEVO BEAT Football

Bohls: Aggies move up; OU in my Top 10

Posted October 30th, 2016


The top seven teams on my Associated Press Top 25 ballot survived on Shakeup Saturday. The rest weren’t so lucky as eight of the teams on my last week’s ballot fell, five of them to unranked teams.

My top five remain the same with Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington and Ohio State.

Clemson survived Florida State in one terrific game that was definitely shaped by some controversial penalties. Just google Jimbo Fisher if you don’t believe me.


Texas A&M was a big beneficiary, climbing up to No. 6 on my vote. Moreover, the Aggies move into prime position for a College Football Playoff berth with the losses of the Big 12’s two unbeatens, Baylor and West Virginia, on the road. Plus, Boise State lost to Wyoming. I really think the Aggies have an excellent shot at getting a second SEC berth in the CFP, should the Huskies stumble.

Louisville still looms as well, ranked seventh on my ballot.

Newcomers include Oklahoma State at No. 18 and South Florida at No. 24.

Here’s my ballot:

  1. Alabama
  2. Michigan
  3. Clemson
  4. Washington
  5. Ohio State
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Louisville
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Auburn
  11. North Carolina
  12. Penn State
  13. Western Michigan
  14. Nebraska
  15. Boise State
  16. Baylor
  17. Florida State
  18. Oklahoma State
  19. West Virginia
  20. Florida
  21. Virginia Tech
  22. LSU
  23. Washington State
  24. South Florida
  25. Utah

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