Below is my latest ballot, based on results from this week, along with adjustments for SOS.
Dropped Out: Arizona (#22), Wisconsin (#23), Boston College (#24).
Teams Considered: West Virginia, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Nebraska
Explanation on the next page
New #1: Alabama has the hardest schedule of the unbeatens. I am started to be more sold on them as well, as I think they will beat Florida in the SEC Championship game.
- I moved Oregon and Oklahoma State down slightly for barley winning this past week.
- The biggest mover is Stanford at -9 spots after losing to Cal last night... With my numbers, I could make the case for dropping Stanford out, as they are the only 4 loss team on this ballot. Still, I think beating Oregon and USC has to count for something. They are going to finish ahead of USC in the Pac 10, so as long as USC is ranked, Stanford should be as well.
- Some may question Mississippi getting ranked. LSU has been relatively shaky all year. There just aren't a lot of 3 loss teams that are out there that can make a stronger case right now (WVU, Nebraska, Navy, Wisconsin)... I thought about putting Arizona ahead of Mississippi due to a very strong SOS, but it felt weird putting them on there because they honestly let one slip against Oregon.
Any thoughts on the ballot?