Top five were easy; bottom two were, eh… not so easy.
- Southern California
BEST OF THE REST
- Boise State
- Boston College
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Texas Tech
- I really could have broken this week’s ballot down into three parts: the top five (easy); the middle five (Boise State, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas Tech and Utah – also easy); and the bottom two (ugh).
- In the end, I went with TCU and Boston College over Missouri, Oklahoma State and Cincinnati. I can’t put my finger on why, exactly. At least BC and Missouri have it in their hands to justify the call.
- I was impressed with Boise State’s play against a respectable Fresno State team. The Broncos are a well coached bunch and Chris Petersen knows how to assemble his talent. I’m surprised his name isn’t being bandied about more seriously for one of the numerous head coaching openings. Plus, that Oregon win has regained a little of its luster.
- It sure was nice not to have to weigh the relative merits of Oklahoma-Texas-Texas Tech. For the record, with the win over Okie State, I would have given the nod narrowly to Oklahoma.