29) North Carolina
30) San Diego State
See my Pac-12 Rankings as well as some notes about my ballot after the jump...
4) Arizona State
10) Washington State
12) Oregon State
Check out my complete, conference by conference rankings here.
Notes On The Rankings:
- LSU made a big jump as expected. They ran over a strong Oregon team without the suspended players and did so without ever letting Oregon hope for a comeback. I seriously considered moving them to number one, but Oklahoma destroyed a Tulsa team off of a ten win season. The SEC West race between LSU, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi State is going to be a blast to watch.
- Now that Boise State dispatched Georgia without breaking a sweat it's already time to start taking a glance at the rest of their schedule to try and find possible losses. Both the Tulsa and Nevada games are at home, so those don't look to be an issue. On the road against Fresno State and San Diego State or at home against TCU look to be the only games where the Broncos may trip up.
- Texas A&M looked impressive, as much as it pains me to say it. I thought that SMU would put up a much better fight than that, but the Christine Michael/Cyrus Gray backfield is going to be a load for teams to handle.
- Ohio State looks like they won't miss a beat without many of their suspended players. The game in Columbus is starting to look more and more scary. Colorado's next opportunities to break the road game loss streak are Ohio State, Stanford, Washington, and Arizona State. Ouch.
- The top half of the Pac-12 stayed the same outside of Stanford and Oregon switching places. USC did not impress, but I'll wait to see Arizona State take on Missouri this week to gauge whether or not to move them up. If Jeff Tuel had not gotten hurt, I would have moved Washington State ahead of Colorado. Another ouch.
Who would you move up or down?