I don’t really know how one can argue Alabama at number one, and realistically, I think the top four are probably the same for just about everyone. After that though, there may be some discrepancies and some disagreements.
I love the West Virginia offense and the Michigan State defense, both may be strong enough to carry each team a long way.
I do not like the banged up Oklahoma offensive line that was a part of a sluggish offense.
Ohio State has a ridiculous amount of talent, Big Ten teams better be happy they can’t win the conference.
Texas is going to be better than you think. Their defense struggled the first three drives, then settled in, it’s going to be a very fierce unit.
Going into the year, I felt South Carolina as very overrated. What I saw against Vanderbilt did nothing to tell me otherwise.
Losing in a well, well played football game against a better opponent, especially on the road, does more for me than wiping the floor with some cupcake. Hence Georgia Tech is in the top 25 along with Boise State. To me, they looked like they could be one of the 25 best teams in the country
Just outside the top 25, South Florida will probably bust their way into it at some point, while Auburn plays Mississippi State this weekend, I wouldn’t be surprised if the winner jumps in by next season.
5. Florida State
6. West Virginia
7. Michigan State
10. Ohio State
15. South Carolina
16. Kansas State
17. Notre Dame
18. Virginia Tech
20. Oklahoma State
21. North Carolina
22. Boise State
25. Georgia Tech
Florida, Baylor, Michigan, Utah, Auburn, South Florida & Mississippi State