Wow, three straight weeks with an unchanged top five… who’da thunk it?
BEST OF THE REST
- Boise State
- Georgia Tech
- Ohio State
- Yeah, I know, Iowa.
- But if you’re not going to slot the Hawkeyes there, which school do you choose? Every one I contemplated had warts of one sort or another. If you put Penn State there, how can you leave Iowa out? Oklahoma State hasn’t beaten any team of consequence and lost badly to Texas. Wisconsin lost to the only two ranked teams on its weak schedule. The remaining choices are all three-loss teams like Virginia Tech (tempting, I admit) and Stanford (hot team, but with a loss to Wake Forest – ugh).
- LSU moved back into my top twelve by virtue of process of elimination as well. The Tigers offense leaves much to be desired and they don’t have a signature win, but they haven’t been embarrassed by anyone, either. And their schedule is tougher than the likes of Oklahoma State’s and Wisconsin’s. Sigh.
- As easy as it was to construct my top ten, it was a struggle finishing the ballot. Total time spent: 45 minutes.