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Full disclosure: My latest AP ballot

23

October

This week's ballot appeared in danger of remaining disturbingly stable until the hysteria in Happy Valley that transpired late Saturday evening.

As a result of Penn State's 24-21 takedown of Ohio State, the Nittany Lions make their 2016 ballot debut, at No. 23. Navy also returns (at No. 24) following another offensive outburst (42-28 against Memphis), while I finally consume the Western Michigan Kool-Aid and put the Broncos at No. 25.

Meantime, Auburn and LSU both move up six spots -- to No. 15 and 17, respectively -- after convincing conference romps.

And the ballot bids adieu to Houston, Arkansas and USF. Honestly, I'm not sure which of those teams had the worst weekend.

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

[Last modified: Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:08am]

    

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