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Bohls: Louisville takes a fall; Houston climbs

Posted November 20th, 2016


Save for Louisville, which had a colossal flop against Houston, little has changed in my Associated Press Top 10. Everyone else held serve.

One point that my ballot shows is just how few elite teams there are in college football. If there were more teams that were stronger, Ohio State and Michigan would have fallen more spots after narrow victories on Saturday. My Top 10 almost looks the Big Ten standings with four of my top five teams.

I dropped Louisville to 11th after Houston just throttled the Cardinals.


I inserted the Cougars into the No. 20 spot after their second huge win of the year.

I moved Oklahoma up to No. 7 after crushing West Virginia on a snowy night in Morgantown. I really think the Sooners have a crack at the College Football Playoff, even with two losses, because they should be rewarded with such a tough non-conference schedule, albeit with lopsided defeats to the Cougars and Buckeyes.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Michigan
  4. Penn State
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Washington
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Clemson
  9. USC
  10. Colorado
  11. Louisville
  12. Western Michigan
  13. Boise State
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Auburn
  16. Florida State
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Florida
  19. West Virginia
  20. Houston
  21. Nebraska
  22. North Carolina
  23. Iowa
  24. Washington State
  25. Utah

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