Except for the one week a month ago when seven Top 25 teams fell on the same day, the top 10 has been very stable this season. Of course, we can always count on Alabama robbing all the suspense and being on top.
Just seems like there’s this large chasm between the Crimson Tide and, well, everyone else.
Ohio State remained in my No. 2 position on my Associated Press Top 25 ballot, but with some misgivings since my No. 3 team, Penn State, beat the Buckeyes. The Nittany Lions do have two losses, however.
Oklahoma continues to rise and sits at No. 6 on my ballot. In truth, when it comes to the College Football Playoff, the Sooners just can’t get there, even if they win the Big 12 this weekend when they face Oklahoma State. All about that 13th data point, but OU needs a lot of help, namely losses by Washington and Clemson in the Pac-12 and ACC title games.
Louisville has been in a free fall, dropping its last two games to Houston and Kentucky. I put them at No. 17.
Here’s my ballot:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Western Michigan
- Oklahoma State
- Florida State
- West Virginia
- Virginia Tech
- Air Force
- Boise State
- South Florida
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