It was an eventful week at the top in that there were some big matchups and some very close games, but ultimately, not a ton of movement in the poll. Here is my ballot:
A few thoughts:
- There was some movement within the top 15, but no team moved in or out of my top 15. Oregon's impressive win at USC combined with Notre Dame's flirtation with disaster compelled me to drop ND a spot, but I think it's pretty tough to distinguish between K-State, Oregon, and ND, particularly if ND adds a road win at the Coliseum.
- I'm not in love with TCU, but the alternative was Michigan.
- I debated dropping Mississippi State. They really haven't beaten anyone. But they play LSU this week, so either they will drop out or they will make a big move.