Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot ...
The new Associated Press Top 25 will be out around noon, and here's my ballot. The poll after Week 1 is a tricky one, in that it has to transition from the preseason poll -- built on expectations -- and the normal poll protocol, which is base the rankings on results. You can't do that completely yet -- Stanford had the week off, and many teams had games against far lesser opponents that only tell so much, even when a team is dominant.
It's a week without a huge amount of change -- only two games pitted ranked teams against each other -- I already had Clemson as high as any AP balloter, so I moved the Tigers up one spot for a three-point home win against Georgia. Along the same lines, I had Georgia lower than most, so a three-point road loss to a top-five team doesn't drop the Bulldogs far. I did, however, have LSU lower than most and was impressed by a 10-point neutral-site win against TCU, so LSU's up to 12 and TCU's barely in the rankings now. I already had Washington on my ballot and had Boise lower than most, so there's less change needed there.
Least impressive win by a ranked team this weekend? Probably Nebraska giving up 35 points to an unremarkable Wyoming team -- even if 14 points came late, it raises concerns about how Nebraska will hold up against tougher Big 10 competition. I only added one new team to my 25 and chose Wisconsin, which I had on the cusp in the preseason ballot and had three 100-yard rushers in its opener.
Here you go -- as always, I appreciate the comments and criticism and they certainly play a role in shaping my ballot each week. ...
2. Ohio State
6. Florida State
7. Texas A&M
11. Notre Dame
12. South Carolina
17. Oklahoma State