- Ohio State
- West Virginia
- Notre Dame
Wake Forest, Boise State, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Auburn
Ranking teams two through six is incredibly difficult. I'm still a little torn on whether Florida or Arkansas is the superior ball club. I feel California's better than USC, but we'll get a better view of that next weekend. USC beat Arkansas but that was ages ago and the Trojans just look a little more flawed than the 'Hogs right now.
I've kept Louisville ahead of Rutgers because without that setting, without an unbelievable second-half defensive effort, without the whole magic of the evening Louisville's probably the better team by a fraction.
I almost dropped Auburn severely in the rankings last week, and this weekend proved that I should have pulled the trigger on that.
Two weekends ago someone lectured me about not having Boston College in my rankings, then the Eagles lost ugly to Wake Forest. Last weekend I was lectured about not having Texas further up in the rankings, and then they went out and lost to Kansas State. Sometimes I have a decent read on these teams, guys, you just have to wait the season out.
They are who we thought they were!
I'm wrong sometimes, and tend to adjust accordingly. But sometimes the conventional wisdom and the excitement of the weekend are also wrong.