Final ballot is due Tuesday. Full preliminary ballot is after the jump. You will hate it.
- LSU, Alabama, Arkansas. No. 1-3 just about everywhere. No. 1-3 here.
- No. 4-6 benefit more from others' misfortune more than what they did last week. Oklahoma State has beaten better teams than Stanford and Virginia Tech have. Is their loss worse than the other two? Absolutely. But their wins and overall schedule are higher quality.
- Stanford over Virginia Tech for No. 5. Again, they're wins are better and in this case their loss is, too. Stanford's win over USC is much better than any the Hokies have.
- Please leave your suggestions for edits and reasoning in the comments.