Ratto: Inside our voter's Top 25 ballot

September 7, 2011, 5:17 pm
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Sept. 6, 2011


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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, the first of many this season:

Last week
This week
1. LSU
Beat Oregon, 40-27
Northwestern State
Best win of the week deserves top ranking
2. Boise State
Beat Georgia, 35-21
Only of nine road teams to win all week
3. Alabama
Beat Kent State, 48-7
@ Penn State
Much will be revealed at State College
4. Oklahoma
Beat Tulsa, 61-34
Looked sharp v. C-USA power
5. Florida State
Beat Louisiana-Monroe, 34-0
Charleston Southern
6. Texas A&M
Beat SMU, 46-14
Idle is a popular opponent this week
7. Stanford
Beat San Jose State, 57-3
@ Duke
Duke lost to Richmond last week. Use your judgment
8. Virginia Tech
Beat Appalachian State, 66-14
@ East Carolina
Potential upset special here
9. South Carolina
Beat East Carolina, 56-37
@ Georgia
It just gets harder and harder
10. Wisconsin
Beat UNLV, 51-17
Oregon State
Beavers looked bad against Sac State
11. Mississippi State
Beat Memphis, 59-14
@ Auburn
Could be end of the national champs
12. Baylor
Beat TCU, 50-48
Enjoy the afterglow
13. South Florida
Beat Notre Dame, 23-20
Ball State
Theyll be ranked by the philistines soon, too
14. Nebraska
Beat Chattanooga, 40-7
Fresno State
Cal softened the Dogs up
15. West Virginia
Beat Marshall, 34-13
Norfolk State
LSU in three weeks
16. Michigan State
Beat Youngstown State, 28-6
Florida Atlantic
Not worthy of your attention yet
17. Ohio State
Beat Akron, 42-0
The annual MAC Tour continues
18. Oklahoma State
Beat La.-Lafayette, 61-34
Thursday Night Trap Game
19. Arkansas
Beat Missouri State, 51-7
New Mexico
It might actually be an easier game
20. Florida
Beat Florida Atlantic, 41-3
The extra 10 letters hurts this match
21. BYU
Beat Mississippi, 14-13
@ Texas
They could be co-independents next year
22. Maryland
Beat Miami, 32-24
The uniforms are fine; shut up
23. Penn State
Beat Indiana State, 41-7
Well find out
24. Texas
Beat Rice, 34-9
Like we just said, Attention Span Boy
25. Northwestern
Beat Boston College, 24-17
Eastern Illinois
Big deal last week; not so much now

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