- Southern California
- Texas Tech
BEST OF THE REST
- Ohio State
- Oklahoma State
- Penn State
- No team on my Week 11 ballot lost. Because of that, I couldn’t find a reason to demote any school, so for the first time this season, my ballot’s unchanged.
- There are a few teams I’m keeping my eye on for my top twelve in the future, though, as their resumes build: North Carolina, Oregon State (both of whom have three losses, but have played serious schedules) and Michigan State (beat Penn State, and it’ll be there).
- Following up from that, it’s worth remembering that there are still a number of significant games left to play, starting with Oklahoma-Texas Tech. I expect that this week’s ballot is an aberration from a consistency standpoint.