Ratto: AP Top 25 Rankings (111510)

November 16, 2010, 1:00 am
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Nov. 15, 2010RATTO ARCHIVE
Ray Ratto

Each week, the Associated Press college football ballot shrinks a few teams, and now is down to maybe six that really matter. But we soldier on, because we are faithful and devoted and because it kills a Sunday morning that might otherwise be spent interacting with the family. Our man's poll, with salient abuse as required:

1 (1)
TCU (at New Mexico)
The stats of the San Diego State win were more lopsided than the score.
2 (3)
Boise State
(Fresno State) The only top-flight team not to struggle.
3 (2)
Oregon (Arizona) Could easily have dropped behind ....
4 (4)
Auburn (at Alabama) Distractions? What distractions?
5 (5)
LSU (Mississippi)
UL Monroe did the best it could.
6 (6)
Nebraska (at Texas A&M) Interchangeable with ...
7 (7)
Oklahoma State
(at Kansas)
... which may well be the best Big 12 team.
8 (8)
Michigan State (Purdue)
Pretty standard outing.
9 (9)
Stanford (at Cal) Auburn keeps winning, which isn't good news.
10 (10)
Wisconsin (at Michigan)
Bret Bielema has this thing about punting.
11 (12)
Ohio State (at Iowa) Solid win against kind of solid opponent.
12 (13)
Alabama (Georgia State) People still like these guys ...
13 (14)
(at Mississippi State)
... more than, say, these guys.
14 (15)
Virginia Tech
(at Miami)
Imagine how different this would be without JMU?
15 (19)
Missouri (at Iowa State)
Fine, fine.
16 (20)
Oklahoma (at Baylor)
Okay, swell.
17 (18)
(New Mexico State) Cutting it a little fine against Fresno.
18 (NR)
Texas A&M (Nebraska)
Of all the three-loss teams, the best pedigree.
19 (11)
(at San Diego State) Two losses in a row by a total of 65 points.
20 (NR)
USC (at Oregon State)
Nice win over Arizona, which had to disappear.
21 (NR)
North Carolina State
(at North Carolina) Best of an odd ACC group.
22 (23)
Arizona (at Oregon) Bad time to get vulnerable.
23 (NR)
Florida State
(at Maryland)
Lost to NC State, otherwise ...
24 (NR)
Northern Illinois
(Virginia Tech)
Two losses deserves some like.
25 (25)
Delaware (Villanova)
Big (well, small) win over UMass.
Previous Rank in Parentheses

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