Here is my Top 25 for this week.
The biggest question was how far up to move Oregon based on its big win over Stanford.
I thought long and hard about it, but decided to leave Ohio State at two, Boise State at three and Oregon at four. One reason? For all the talk of schedules, to date the computar rankings show Boise State’s has been much harder.
CBSSports.com has Boise State’s strength of schedule at 34, Oregon’s at 79 and Ohio State’s at 97. So why not move down Ohio State? I guess I don’t see a lot different in the resumes of Oregon and Ohio State yet — each beat fairly convincingly the one highly-ranked team they have played at home (Ohio State-Miami, Oregon-Stanford). And maybe there are still some visions of Ohio State beating Oregon in the Rose Bowl in there, as well. But it’s close in my mind, and could change on any weekend.
Here’s the rest of the poll:
2, Ohio State
3, Boise State
14, Michigan State
19, Oklahoma State
22, Kansas State
24, Air Force
25, Florida State