Ballots don't become final until Wednesday at 10:00 EST, so hit me with your feedback. This is a team project, folks.
Dropped Out: TCU (#23).
- The top three. They say that if you're not getting better, you're getting worse. LSU destroyed Virginia Tech 48-7, and Oklahoma destroyed Miami 51-13, so consider that "getting better." Southern Cal did absolutely nothing to deserve dropping two spots except, well, nothing. It's very difficult to destroy anybody while sitting on the sofa.
- The next three.West Virginia, Louisville, and California all struggled against inferior teams before finally pulling away. Doing what you're supposed to do and nothing more means you stay where you are.
- Florida. Okay, so I know it was Troy, but Tim Tebow threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more. The Gators scored 42 unanswered points in the first half alone. I don't know about you, but that scares me to death. Of course, I'm jumpy this week when it comes to reptiles.
- Georgia Tech seems to have taken a very large jump. Why? Am I off base on this?
- Oregon. How good are the Ducks? How bad are the Wolverines? The jury is still sequestered.
- The rest is a giant mushy mess. South Carolina is the second best SEC team until further notice. Arkansas didn't play, and therefore "got worse." Ohio State struggled against Akron in the first half. Is South Florida better than Georgia, Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia Tech, or Auburn? Update [2007-9-10 22:59:58 by Joel]: (Duh! Of course, they're better than Auburn. Unless you ask Tim Brando, who doesn't care about game results, you know.) Who knows, but their record says they are. I think Tennessee may actually be the best of the one loss teams, so why do I have them below Georgia? Any insight into the Tennessee collective on that? In any event, both of those teams are better than the rest of the one loss teams, because their losses were to much better teams, except for Virginia Tech, but boy did they get hammered. Pummeled. Bulldozed. Destroyed.
Again, this is a draft. Comments are appreciated.