Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot

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September

Creating a ballot for the Associated Press top 25 gets a little easier each week, as the ballot becomes less projection and more results-based. There's still a balance between the two, and the occasional contradiction between the two, but here's my ballot after Week 2:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Texas

4. Boise State

5. Oklahoma

6. Florida

7. Oregon

8. TCU

9. Iowa

10. Nebraska

11.  Wisconsin

12. Arkansas

13. Miami

14. USC

15. LSU

16. South Carolina

17. Auburn

18. Penn State

19. Utah

20. Michigan

21. Pittsburgh

22. Stanford

23. North Carolina

24. Houston

25. Florida State

NOTES: So hard to pick out the real 2-0 teams from those who have romped over lesser teams. Dropped Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech completely out -- Hokies lost to a I-AA team, bad enough that I dropped Boise a notch because it lessens the "quality win" they pulled out on Monday. Georgia Tech lost to a Kansas team that lost to a I-AA. I dropped West Virginia after an unimpressive overtime win at Marshall, but they could bounce back in by beating Maryland, setting up the game at LSU in two weeks. Also gave long looks to Clemson, California and even Air Force, which routed BYU. I'll be interested to see if Baylor, which has looked good, can give TCU a test this week.

Thoughts? Comments? Which unranked team best deserves to be in the poll?

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