As a Georgia fan, it’s good to have a hobby to take my mind off my hobby. Gallows humor over, here’s how I think the twelve best in the land shape up right now:
- Virginia Tech
- Boise State
- Ohio State
- Southern Cal
- Selecting the top five really wasn’t much of a struggle for me this week. Va. Tech is the only one in that bunch with a loss, but they’re playing as well as anyone in the country right now. (Check out Tyrod Taylor’s passer rating against ACC competition.)
- The last slot came down to a choice between LSU, TCU and Penn State. The schedule is killing the Nittany Lions right now. They’ve played one good team – Iowa – and lost. At home. TCU’s a closer call, but I just have this feeling in a head to head match up, LSU wins that game. So the Tigers get the nod.
- The team getting the most benefit of the doubt from me is Texas, which hasn’t played anybody yet, except for an unranked Texas Tech team that the ‘Horns didn’t exactly dominate. I’ll have a much better picture of Texas after the next three games.
- It’s still early enough in the year that you can make a legitimate argument for seven or eight teams to occupy that twelfth slot, so I’ll be interested in seeing how the vote breaks down this week.