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Rank Team Delta
1 Florida 1
2 Alabama 1
3 Texas
5 Boise State
6 Cincinnati
7 Oregon 2
8 Ohio State 2
9 Iowa 2
10 Georgia Tech 3
11 Pittsburgh 3
12 Penn State
13 Brigham Young
14 Virginia Tech 4
15 Miami (Florida) 5
16 Houston 2
17 LSU 1
18 Southern Cal 3
19 West Virginia
20 Oregon State 2
21 California 2
22 Oklahoma State 7
23 Nebraska
24 Utah 1
25 Central Michigan
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: North Carolina (#17), Clemson (#19), Mississippi (#24).

I wasn't trying to play the homer with Pitt, voting them four spots higher (at #11)than their highest ranking in the polls. I voted them ahead of Penn State, whose best win may be versus Temple, and ahead of three-loss teams Virginia Tech, Oregon State, and LSU mainly because Pitt has played decent teams in a BCS conference and has one fewer loss to this point. Plus Pitt's most recent loss was to a pretty good team who happens to be a rival and was on the road. Not exactly a bad loss. And if you STILL think I'm playing the homer card, I also only dropped Georgia Tech three spots as well. I don't subscribe to the theory that losing later means it should count more than losing earlier.