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Full disclosure: My latest AP ballot



Let's clarify something here and now: If I were a College Football Playoff selection committee member, this ballot would look a bit different.

The CFP protocol states when two teams being considered for the playoff are comparable, their head-to-head result (if there was one) and the conference championship game are among the primary tie-breakers.

In light of that, Penn State would rank ahead of Ohio State on my CFP ballot. The Nittany Lions may not necessarily be better, but we all know the best teams don't always vie for championships (see March Madness).

But this isn't a CFP ballot. For AP poll purposes, I'm ranking the teams I feel are the best 25 in the country, in order.

Hence the reason I have Ohio State second.

It's also why I have Iowa 14th, Temple 16th and USF 20th. In my assessment, all are among the nation's 20 best teams at this point in time.

And time's running out. This is the final poll until the new year.

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Washington
5. Penn State
6. Oklahoma
7. Michigan
8. Wisconsin
9. USC
10. FSU
11. Colorado
12. Western Michigan
13. West Virginia
14. Iowa
15. Oklahoma State
16. Temple
17. Houston
18. Stanford
19. Virginia Tech
20. USF 
21. Auburn
22. LSU
23. Louisville
24. Pittsburgh
25. Florida

[Last modified: Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:23am]


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