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Full disclosure: My latest AP ballot

Joey Knight, Times Staff Writer

Sunday, October 5, 2014 9:15am

After a full hour of drafting, revising, deleting and cursing the day I agreed to be an AP football voter, my latest ballot finally is complete.

To deem it a dumpster fire would be too mild. This is a train wreck, the Hindenburg, Lady Gaga's hairdo, Skip Holtz's offense.

But isn't that what makes college football so darn magnificent?

All I know is, I feel pretty solid about my top six. Unless I'm mistaken, the only two-loss team on my ballot is Stanford, but those were two quality defeats (USC, Notre Dame). USC is out. So is LSU. And Wisconsin. And...heck, half the ballot from last week was bounced.

Returning to my top 25 is Arizona State. Making their respective debuts are TCU, Arizona, Georgia Tech and Utah.

1. FSU

2. Auburn

3. Baylor

4. Ole Miss

5. Notre Dame

6. Mississippi State

7. Oklahoma

8. Alabama

9. Oregon

10. Michigan State

11. Georgia

12. UCLA

13. Texas A&M

14. TCU

15. Oklahoma State

16. Nebraska

17. Arizona

18. East Carolina

19. Ohio State

20. Missouri

21. Kansas State

22. Arizona State

23. Georgia Tech

24. Stanford

25. Utah