Dropped Out: Auburn (#15), Kansas (#22), Maryland (#24), Oregon (#25).
As always, you are the members of Tomahawk Nation. I come to you for advice.
General Themes this week include:
- Alabama has the combination of talent and resume deserving of the #1 spot
- The Big 12 has 4 teams worth of consideration for the top 5 spots
- USC and UF both bounced back after their losses, both had major injury situations to deal with, and both smoked their opponents.
- The ACC has a lot of "good", but not great teams. They are the 3rd best conference right now.
- In my final, I will move Utah and BYU down. These guys aren't super talented and they don't have quality wins at this juncture.
- South Carolina will move to 20ish. That defense is very good and if Spurrier has them cranking... They arguably outplayed their opponent in both losses.
- I'm dropping Virginia Tech behind FSU. Is this homerism? Maybe. Their quality wins are Nebraska, Gtech, and a stolen game at the #21 team....
- UNC. This could be your ACC champion, if they get their QB back.
- The Big East is dangerously close to not having a ranked team.
- Boise played much worse than the score indicated. Their only "quality" win is over an Oregon team on their 3rd string QB.
- Ball State is the ONLY mid major in the ballot with an NFL QB
- Waiting: Tulsa, Michigan State. Argue for them and they're probably in.
- Remember our Poll's premise: who would win in a head to head matchup on a neutral field? I rank them based on that, and adjust if any absurdities occur (I won't have a 3 loss team over an undefeated team except in the rarest of circumstances).
- It is now up to you! Where am I right? Where am I wrong? This is now going on Sportsline, so make sure Tomahawk Nation doesn't get embarassed!