Every week, Senior Insider Ray Ratto votes in the Associated Press College Football Poll. Here is this week's stab at perfection.
RANKTEAMLAST WEEKTHIS WEEKCOMMENT1LSUWON AT ALABAMA, 9-6, OTWESTERN KENTUCKYVery good penalty killing2BOISE STATEWON AT NEVADA LAS VEGAS, 48-14TEXAS CHRISTIANLast chance to impress the voters3STANFORDWon at Oregon State, 38-13OREGONAll-in, boys4OKLAHOMA STATEBEAT KANSAS STATE, 52-45At Texas TechNeeded to play 5 SEC games to win Saturday5ALABAMALost to LSU, 9-6, OTAt Mississippi StateSomewhere, Bobby Bowden nods knowingly6OREGONWON AT WASHINGTON, 34-17At StanfordA quarterback question at the perfect time7OKLAHOMABEAT TEXAS A&M, 41-25Celebrating absurdly late byeWHAT THE HELL DO YOU MEAN, BYE?8ARKANSASBEAT SOUTH CAROLINA, 44-28TENNESSEEPut South Carolina to the torch9CLEMSONWatched South Carolina loseWAKE FORESTTough one here, but it is at home10HOUSTONWON AT ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM, 56-13At Tulane ThursdayUnbeaten, untied, unloved except for Case Keenum11VIRGINIA TECHCheated at RiskAt Georgia Tech ThursdayThat one loss looks so tiny in the rearview mirror now12SOUTH CAROLINALost at Arkansas, 44-28FLORIDAThe Ole Ball Coach needs this one13NEBRASKALost to Northwestern, 28-25At Penn StateLosing at home to the brainiacs is not a good result14SOUTHERN CALIFORNIABitched about the officiating in the Arizona State gameWASHINGTONIt must gall them thinking UCLA is in line to win the South15MICHIGAN STATEBEAT MINNESOTA, 31-24At IowaStruggling against Minnesota sure beats losing at Iowa16KANSAS STATELost at Oklahoma State, 52-45TEXAS A&MFive yards from blowing up Oklahoma State's title hopes17WISCONSINBEAT PURDUE, 62-17At MinnesotaFattened up on Purdue, will bloat up even more this week18PENN STATEWatched their world be obliteratedNEBRASKAThe least of their worries right now is a football game19SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPIWON AT EAST CAROLINA, 48-28CENTRAL FLORIDAAn interesting game here. Okay, I lied.20TEXAS CHRISTIANWON AT WYOMING, 31-20At Boise StateSpoiler alert! Spoiler alert!21GEORGIABEAT NEW MEXICO STATE, 63-16AUBURNMark Richt can crush his detractors right here22MICHIGANLost at Iowa, 24-16At IllinoisAnd no, they still don't want Rich Rodriguez back23TEXASBEAT TEXAS TECH, 52-20At MissouriA trap game? Given that we'll probably ignore it, no24CINCINNATIWON AT PITTSBURGH, 26-23WEST VIRGINIAOne loss in the Big East is like three in real football25GEORGIA TECHDid some early Christmas shoppingVIRGINIA TECH THURSDAYThis was almost North Dakota State, that's how grim it is