Here it is, yo, followed by some thoughts.
|Last week's ballot|
First off, yes, I put Texas at #1. Florida, we've all agreed, has been up there because of their reputation and the fact that they're defending champs. I'm not saying they're not the best team -- I think they probably will turn out to be. But the past few weeks have been less than impressive. And so the consensus was to put Alabama #1. And then on Saturday, Alabama should have lost at home to Tennessee. Gotta love that uber-powerful SEC. So, based on that performance, no, I don't think 'bama should be #1. Meanwhile, Texas continues to roll. So yes, they're number 1 this week.
Iowa and TCU jump up. Impressive wins for both. Iowa's for not having the loss a lot of us expected and for winning a tough road game. TCU for absolutely crushing BYU. That was a no-doubter. Nobody ever gets to see them, but TCU is good.
USC, yes, I still think they're very good, and their road win was impressive, too. But I just think TCU and Iowa's teams are more impressive right now.
I feel a little bad dropping Boise State, but their wins just aren't impressing me enough and the teams around them are winning big games. I'm actually tempted to put LSU and Oklahoma State above them, too. Check out the Cowboys, folks -- one 45-35 loss to Houston away from being perfect.
Miami -- did I drop them too far? Possible.