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Full disclosure: My latest AP ballot



Another turbulent, tectonic, tumultuous Saturday rocked the college landscape.

Just like almost every Saturday preceding it in the last month. Face it, disorder is the new world order in the zany, zone-read era.

Ten teams on my previous ballot -- exactly 40 percent -- lost Saturday, resulting in big-time upheaval. Alabama supplants Louisville as my No. 1 team, with the Cardinals falling only to No. 6.

Elsewhere, North Carolina took the biggest leap, 10 spots to 15th. I didn't toss FSU totally off the cliff (after all, it dominated Ole Miss and USF), but the Seminoles' legs are dangling off the edge at No. 23, just ahead of Oklahoma and LSU.

I know the Tigers pummeled a feeble foe (Missouri), but they did it without their best player (Leonard Fournette). Don't try telling me LSU doesn't look re-invigorated under Ed Orgeron.

And no USF this week, but Jim Leavitt does make an appearance as defensive coordinator for No. 21 Colorado.

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Ohio State
4. Michigan
5. Houston
6. Louisville
7. Washington
8. Texas A&M
9. Tennessee
10. Nebraska
11. Wisconsin
12. Baylor
13. Miami
14. Ole Miss
15. North Carolina
16. Stanford
17. Arkansas
18. Boise State
19. West Virginia
20. Utah
21. Colorado
22. Florida
23. FSU
24. Oklahoma
25. LSU

[Last modified: Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:10am]


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