What am I if not biased toward my own league? Seven Big 12 teams in my poll this week with Baylor and Oklahoma State rounding out the group on the bottom of the list. Iowa State is sneaking ever closer to joining my list as well if they can put together a marque win soon.
My top two now goes Bama and then Florida State at the recommendation of the community. Oregon at no. 3 with LSU at no. 4 and Georgia rounding out the top five. Tell me you didn't think at least a little about putting the old man and Kansas State at no. 5? I know I did.
As it stands they come in at no. 6 and they'll continue to face tough challenges during league play, but the way they played OU was impressive. I'm also finding myself more and more convinced of Brian Kelly's work at Notre Dame, which is a little discouraging as a Kansas fan who currently watches our team employ a Notre Dame castoff.
My darkhorse favorites are Louisville and Oregon State. Louisville because Charlie Strong is going to be a very hot name for any big time jobs opening up (Arkansas?) and Oregon State because they are succeeding after so many failures under coach Riley.