For the third consecutive season,I will be providing my own personal Top 25 poll each week during the college football season. My poll philosophy all season long will remain the same and that is by 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. Do you agree or disagree? Let me know below or on Twitter @TomGozz

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. LSU
  5. Michigan
  6. Georgia
  7. Oklahoma
  8. UCF
  9. Ohio State
  10. Washington State
  11. Kentucky
  12. Penn State
  13. Texas
  14. Florida
  15. West Virginia
  16. Utah
  17. Michigan State
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Texas A&M
  20. Utah State
  21. Syracuse
  22. Washington
  23. Houston
  24. Northwestern
  25. Fresno State

 

Why did Washington State and Kentucky jump Penn State?-Last week I had 2 loss Penn State ranked higher than Washington and Kentucky, The reason for the change this week is because Washington State and Kentucky looked better in wins than Penn State. I've in past polls had Iowa lower than the average AP voter. Kentucky won as a seven point under dog on the road in the SEC on the last place of the year against Missouri. Washington State did not feel the effects of College Gameday as they won on a game winning drive on the road against Stanford. The Cougars and Wildcats did enough to make the move up the poll.

Syracuse finally makes the Top 25! For the first time in three years doing the poll, the Syracuse Orange make the Top 25! This is the first time in seventeen years Syracuse as a program has been ranked. My ranking is a bit higher than the AP standing of 22 for a few reasons. Syracuse is a 4th down stop and a Pittsburgh overtime loss away from being undefeated (sure they are also a play away from losing to North Carolina at home). Plus Syracuse's quality wins are better than those teams below them (Houston, Fresno State, Virginia and Boston College)

Can LSU beat Alabama?- No.

Fine I'll write more about the game- Other people have told me "Never doubt the Tigers at night at home". True. Coach O has been GREAT for the program although some LSU fans want him fired after every single loss. I don't think LSU has the talent to hang with this year's Alabama team.

Tom “Goz” Goslowski is both a Heisman Trophy voter and College Football Hall of Fame Voter. You can hear him weekdays on Levack and Goz 2-7pm on 1045 The Team ESPN Radio Albany.