Not much movement at the top of this week's ballot, but plenty of movement at the bottom. Next week will be a different story due to a better selection of games. This week gave us plenty of exciting finishes, but none of them had a big affect on the poll.
Let me know what you think in the comments section. The final ballot is due Monday morning.
- Not much movement in the top half of the poll. Alabama moved up for looking really good on the road against Penn State. I would rank South Carolina's road win against Georgia ahead of Wisconsin's defeat of a completely terrible Oregon State team in a game played at 9 a.m. PDT.
- Both the Hokies and Buckeyes get dinged a little for poor performances against inferior, but not awful opponents. Ohio State got dinged more for being at home.
- Next week's a big week for non-conference games. Obviously the big one is OU-FSU. The winner of that one will jump a couple of spots. Auburn goes on the road for the first time this year against a Clemson team that struggled against Troy and Wofford. West Virginia plays at Maryland in a game that will tell us a lot about both teams. Ditto for Ohio State at Miami.