|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: Oklahoma (#16), Michigan (#20), Georgia (#23).
*Oklahoma, Michigan and Georgia are out. Stanford is in.
*Couple of odd adjustments: I actually moved LSU down after a road win at Georgia.
*I moved Alabama down from No. 1, behind idle Florida and Texas -- now, I had been putting Bama at No. 1 as early as anyone (after Week 1). I based the drop on what I thought was a pretty interesting head-to-head comparison: I thought Florida looked better beating Kentucky in Lexington than Alabama did. (Moving idle Texas ahead of Alabama, too? Well, maybe that needs to be rethought -- Texas will not benefit from Oklahoma losing yesterday; it'll make a UT win in 2 weeks a little less impressive.)
*I'm still high on Cincinnati and TCU.
*Miami vaults back up, although I recognize that you can't value a win over Oklahoma for Miami and not give BYU more credit for beating Oklahoma, because they did it in Norman.
*I use a lot of direct and indirect transitive properties -- teams beating other teams head-to-head, and how teams did against common opponents.
*(Houston just screwed up everyone's resume-balloting: They have this incredible "plus" -- beating Oklahoma State in Stillwater -- and this insanely bad "minus" -- getting throttled by lowly UTEP. It'll be interesting to see how people reconcile it.)
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