This will probably be my most controversial ballot.
With the loss of Alabama to Florida in the SEC Title Game I moved Texas up #1. The reasoning is simple Texas beat OU head to head and even though OU went to the Big 12 title game and Beat an overmatched Missouri team my opinion is that they should not have been there in the first place.
I have stated that over the past few weeks and I don't intend to change that now.
Florida moves to #3 with their win over Alabama but their one loss to Ole Miss doesn't move them up past the top 2.
USC is up to #4...I won't put them over UF because the offense should have made a stronger case against ASU, Cal and UCLA. It isn't just about stats, the offense left some points on the field and in this era of Style points that matters.
Alabama is right where they should be...they had a great season but they ran out of gas.
As for Utah, Boise State and PSU...I labored a bit over this. Going undefeated does matter even if its in a non-BCS conference so I kept PSU at #8 not becuase they aren't as good as Utah and BSU but because that even with their one loss they played Coastal Carolina and Temple, a couple of doormats. I’ll give them the Beavers as they beat us and I will even give them pass for Syracuse because they were probably good when they scheduled them and one can never know how a team will be 2-3 years after you put them on the schedule, but I have a real hard time with scheduling FCS patsies like this…especially when they don’t even play everyone in their conference.
The Big 10 takes a lot of grief from the pundits, fans, and press. Some deserved some not. But the Big 10 (11) isn't big enough to have a conference Championship so there is no reason why they can't play a round robin within the conference. Dump Coastal Carolina and Temple and play Minnesota and Northwestern and that credibility gap closes big time.
Scheduling is also the same reason why I have Texas Tech where they are...I mean come on, Eastern Washington, Nevada, UMass? I understand the argument the split conferences try put forth but some of these schools don't even try to be creative.
Ohio State rounds out the top 10...
Have at it...Final changes need to be in by Noon tomorrow!