I was out of town last week so I did not have the opportunity to submit a ballot. This week, however, I am on board and because of the two week layoff and a number of changes up top, I started from scratch, without looking at my prior ballot. Without further ado:
The Crimson Quarry Ballot - Week 8
|2||Kansas St. Wildcats||--|
|3||Alabama Crimson Tide||--|
|5||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||--|
|6||Oregon St. Beavers||--|
|7||Ohio St. Buckeyes||--|
|8||Mississippi St. Bulldogs||--|
|11||Florida St. Seminoles||--|
|12||Texas Tech Red Raiders||--|
|17||Rutgers Scarlet Knights||--|
|18||South Carolina Gamecocks||--|
|19||Texas A&M Aggies||--|
|23||Arizona St. Sun Devils||--|
|24||Penn St. Nittany Lions||--|
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "
I welcome any and all opinion on this one. A few random thoughts:
- Yes, I dropped Alabama to third. I think Florida's body of work justifies putting them where they are. Also, Kansas State gets the move to #2 because of their two excellent road wins over Oklahoma and West Virginia.
- I feel like a bit of a homer with four Big Ten teams in the poll, but I thought the low-end Big Ten teams were the best candidates for those slots.
That's really about it. More when the poll itself is released on Tuesday.