ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 8: Tevin Washington #13 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets passes against the Maryland Terrapins at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
This week, only Winfield, OrientalNC, and my votes were in. I personally think the top 6 are all interchangeable. I agree LSU has a nasty defense but there is something to be said about top notch offenses in Stanford, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. The rest of the ballot was mostly shifted around based on who won and who lost. I think the bottom of the ballot is getting fairly interesting as well. I think Houston, Baylor, Illinois, and Kansas State deserve some top 20-ish love.
OrientalNC: I am leaving the Top Ten unchanged this week. I moved us, Texas, Auburn, and Florida down. I am worried that we may be in for a streak of reality in the coming weeks, and this vote is preparation for what may start very soon. Florida and Texas are decent teams (maybe a lot better than us), but they we shattered yesterday. Guess who gets the Sooners next week? Kansas!!! Did Kansas help block Oklahoma's move to the PAC-12? Hmmmm....
I moved South Carolina, Illinois, Kansas State, and VPI up. The Gamecocks looked a lot better with Shaw at QB. After all the drama during the summer about Garcia, he may have good sideline seat for the remainder of his college career. I am not sure whether VPI is realy good, or Miami is not, but the Hokies made an impressive return to the ACC race. That Clemson shut them completely is frightening.
I introduced Wake Forest and UGa to the poll. I hate to admit it, but the mutts are starting to look like a pretty good team.
Winfield: I think we'll win a a deviation award this week. Since Tech hasn't played well in two game, I've "dropped" only because I think other teams are playing better if that mentality makes any sense. Tech doesn't need to score 60 points every game but they do need to show that they can consistently control a game and I fear they are losing that aspect. Top 10 remains pretty much the same. The middle spots, 11-20 could almost all be jumbled around and still make some sort of sense. Michigan, I don't want to vote for you, but how do you always win when you just have Denard Robinson? Texas and FSU continue to fall as they are being exposed as media darlings only and media darlings always get exposed. Auburn falls as well.