Dropped Out: Louisville (#17).
- Much like Jim Tressel, Texas was my number one team, but my poll does not reflect this.
- I fear USC has reloaded. And with Cal already collapsing under their expectations, USC doesn't appear to have too difficult a road back to the national title game.
- The media seems to be adopting a "hey, they still won" attitude with Notre Dame. I won't do so. If they continue to win, they'll move up, but they didn't impress me in that game. If Chan Gailey had been anywhere near Charlie Weis's equal, I think Notre Dame would have lost.
- Michigan also failed to impress. The defense looked pretty good, but it was against Vandy. Chad Henne's football career appears to progressing Merlin-style; he's getting less experienced as time goes by.
- I moved Clemson up, but with their top linebacker out for the season, they've got their work cut out for them defensively.
- Penn State had better find a running game quickly. Hell, just put Derrick Williams back there. It couldn't be worse than what they managed against mighty Akron.
- I tried not to go too crazy with Tennessee and Cal. Tennessee looked pretty good, and Cal looked pretty bad but it was just one game, and at home for Tennessee. They'll both have to show me more before I move them into the top-10 or out of the top 25 entirely, respectively.
- Have there been two more disappointing big games than the past two Florida State-Miami games? Man, those sucked to watch.
- Wisconsin makes it in just because they're a Big Ten team. UCLA may have been more deserving. We'll see how it goes.
- I feel bad for dropping Louisville entirely, but I just can't see them beating any of the top-25 teams after losing Michael Bush. I wouldn't mind being proven wrong, though.