One big upset in last week’s top ten, so there’s change this week. (*tiebreaker)
- Ohio State
- Oklahoma State
Also considered: Arizona State, Stanford, Texas A&M
By the narrowest of margins, I went with Auburn. Arizona State’s played well and was a close call, but the Sun Devils lost to Stanford. It’s certainly possible that I may be treating a Stanford squad that’s notched a bunch of impressive wins over ranked teams unfairly. But Auburn’s starting to get that team of destiny smell around it and I had a hard time ignoring that.
I struggled with that last pick, no question, and wound up spending about twenty-five minutes putting this week’s ballot together.