"Final" is a bit loosely defined here, as I can still make last-second switches up until tomorrow morning, but here is what will remain pending any 11th hour moves.
|Last week's ballot|
Changes from the draft:
- Penn State down. That was a fair consensus in the discussion.
- Arizona down. Ditto. Like TCU's bump down earlier in the season, Arizona has plenty of opportunity to prove themselves; their November is brutal.
Team to Consider: Houston
Houston is determined to break the computers. Their defensive metrics are putrid, but their offensive ones are world-class. For example, their Total Offense scores at 3.31 - more than a full standard deviation ahead of Nevada at 2.26. This late in the season, that's just obscene. Is their offense that good? Were the defenses they faced that bad? I haven't threshed it out yet, but Houston bears watching. I'd like to wait one week before moving them, simply so that I'm not reacting too reflexively.