Ratto's AP Top 25 Poll (1030)

October 30, 2011, 5:44 pm
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Every week, Senior Insider Ray Ratto votes in the Associated Press College Football Poll. Here is this week's stab at perfection.

RANKTEAMLAST WEEKTHIS WEEKCOMMENT1LSUTicketing Nick Saban's carAt AlabamaArmageddon2ALABAMAFertilizing Les Miles' lawnLSUNo, seriously, Armageddon3BOISE STATEEntertaining CFL West for football, NHL Northwest for everything elseAt Nevada Las VegasNo Armageddon here, though4STANFORDWon at Southern California, 56-48, 3 OTAt Oregon StateA trap game here if ever there was one5OKLAHOMA STATEBEAT BAYLOR, 59-24KANSAS STATESuddenly a less enormous game6OREGONBEAT WASHINGTON STATE, 43-28At WashingtonAn even better trap game, given that Stanford awaits7OKLAHOMAWon at Kansas State, 58-17TEXAS A&MA stunning performance begets another8ARKANSASWon at Vanderbilt, 31-28At South CarolinaNot a good result, not an easy opponent9CLEMSONLost at Georgia Tech, 31-17Dazed and confusedTech is good, but shouldn't have been this good10NEBRASKABEAT MICHIGAN STATE 24-3NORTHWESTERNWildcats like to score, don't like to prevent scoring11SOUTH CAROLINAWon at Tennessee, 14-3ARKANSASSee Arkansas analysis12HOUSTONBEAT RICE, 73-34At Alabama BirminghamIf you thought Rice was easy, wait 'til you see this13VIRGINIA TECHWon at Duke, 14-10Kickin' it old skool at Frankie Beamer's cribHard to see another loss by these guys14SOUTHERN CALIFORNIALost to Stanford, 56-48, 3 OTat Colorado, FridayA loss that makes them look better15KANSAS STATELost to Oklahoma, 58-17At Oklahoma StateA loss that makes them look much worse16PENN STATEBEAT ILLINOIS, 10-7Joe Pa reflecting on his recordUnderinspiring week after week, but they never seem to lose17MICHIGAN STATELost at Nebraska, 24-3MINNESOTAGood game to get well on18MICHIGANBEAT PURDUE, 36-14At IowaGood game to pretend that one can get well on19WISCONSINLost at Ohio State, 33-29PURDUEGood game to win easily20SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPIWon at Texas El-Paso, 31-13At East CarolinaHunch rout, only it's a hunch that is actually a mortal lock21TEXAS CHRISTIANBEAT BRIGHAM YOUNG, 38-28At WyomingMaybe Cowboys are for real; maybe it's just the Mountain West being the Mountain West22ARIZONA STATEBEAT COLORADO, 48-14At UCLAWon't be watched by anyone who has another channel23CINCINNATIWatched some hockeyAt PittsburghLike watching a canceled drama24GEORGIAWon at Florida, 24-20NEW MEXICO STATENot a good game for this late in the year25TEXASBEAT KANSAS, 43-0TEXAS TECHTech got smoked by Iowa State, so this could kind of suck

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