Goz’s College Football Top 25 (Week 7)
This season I’ll be providing my own personal Top 25 poll each week during the college football season. My poll philosophy is ranking the teams I believe are the best twenty five best in the country following that given week’s games. Below are my rankings and comments about each week’ biggest shake up and changes.
4) Ohio State
6) Texas A&M
10) Ole Miss
14) Florida State
17) West Virginia
18) Virginia Tech
21) Western Michigan
22) Boise State
I was so wrong about Stanford and Virginia Tech- I thought highly of Stanford heading into the season with a Heisman Trophy candidate at running back and a solid defense. The Cardinal were destroyed by Washington (a top 10 team) and then this week they were crushed by Washington State. The Cardinal just are not anywhere close to being the team that was so close to playing in the college football playoff last season. In the ACC, Virginia Tech smoked North Carolina who I had ranked as 20th in my poll last week. The Hokies earlier this season were beat by three touchdowns to a Tennessee team that has narrowly escaped victories. Going from unranked to 18th in this week's poll is a huge leap for the Hokies. I had not even considered them a top 30 team last week. No one impressed me more than the team from Blacksburg, Virginia this week.
I was right about Houston, Texas A&M and Miami- In comparison to other national poll voters, Miami and Houston were much lower on my poll. Houston was still riding the waves of beating a Oklahoma team in Week 1, while Miami had beaten no one but Georgia Tech. The Hurricanes showed flashes of a good team but still not as good as the top tier of the ACC. Houston was beaten by Navy and looks likely they will have two losses at the end of the season when they have to take on Louisville. Texas A&M really dominated the game against Tennessee but somehow the Vols all year long have kept games close at the end.
LSU at 15?! Am I crazy?- Even I sometimes look at this ranking and think "What am I thinking". But remember it comes down to ranking who you believe are the top 25 teams in the country. Who below LSU are you convinced could be them in a game? How about a game in Death Valley? May be Arkansas? Well we will find out in November. Auburn is 24th they did beat the Tigers but that game ended in controversy as LSU actually did score the game winning touchdown before it was taken off the board. I hope LSU makes me look smarter. I would prefer not to have another Stanford here.