Every week, our intrepid jackass . . . sorry, senior insider Ray Ratto votes in the Associated Press College Football Poll. This is this weeks repeated stab at perfection.
RANKTEAMLAST WEEKTHIS WEEKCOMMENT1Louisiana StateBeat West Virginia, 47-21KentuckyBig win on the road should open an eye or two2AlabamaBeat Arkansas, 38-14FloridaOne more swing through the grinder3Boise StateBeat Tulsa, 41-20NevadaLast year, this one killed a title. This year, no4OklahomaBeat Missouri, 38-28Ball StateThe Fightin' Lettermens are 3-1, could be big. But won't be5Virginia TechBeat Marshall, 30-10ClemsonProbably the biggest game on the card next to Duke-FIU6Oklahoma StateBeat Texas A&M, 30-29Beer PongBig comeback at A&M will linger awhile7StanfordYardworkUCLABruins scuffled with Oregon State, not a good sign8WisconsinBeat South Dakota, 59-10NebraskaConference season begins with a bang9ClemsonBeat Florida State, 35-30at Virginia TechWinner takes the conference10South CarolinaBeat Vanderbilt, 21-3AuburnEventually, it catches up to them11OregonBeat Arizona, 56-31Fixing rain guttersFixing rain gutters Coming from off the pace impressively12Texas A&MLost to Oklahoma State, 30-29at ArkansasA nice traditional SEC test13South FloridaBeat UTEP, 52-24at PittWatch the Big East . . . well, wither and die14NebraskaBeat Wyoming, 38-14at WisconsinCovering the W schools as best they can15FloridaBeat Kentucky, 48-10AlabamaAll-in in Gainesville16Georgia TechBeat North Carolina, 35-28at NC StateNC State got whipped by Cincinnati; you be the judge17MichiganBeat San Diego State, 28-7MinnesotaA conference breather right away18TexasPlotting to rename Big XIIat Iowa StateTwo unbeatens, for awhile19ArkansasLost to Alabama, 38-14Texas A&MCould kill the season if it doesn't go right20West VirginiaLost to LSU, 47-21Bowling GreenTrust me, it won't feel the same21BaylorBeat Rice, 56-31at Kansas StateThe Fight For No. 20; makes your blood boil, don't it?22IllinoisBeat Western Michigan, 23-20NorthwesternASU beating USC was better for the Illini than this23Arizona StateBeat USC, 43-22Oregon StateNice reward after big performance24Texas ChristianBeat Portland State, 55-13SMUThat early loss to Baylor is healing nicely25UtahPut up storm windowsWashingtonGood litmus test for down the road