Goz’s Top 25 College Football Rankings (Week 9)
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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
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Texas A&M
- West Virginia
- Washington State
- Michigan State
- South Florida
- NC State
- Appalachian State
- San Diego State
LSU has more quality wins (Miami, Georgia, Mississippi State and Auburn) than Michigan's (Michigan State, Wisconsin) The Tigers get the slight edge over the Wolverines this week.
Should Washington State be higher?- Led by Coach Mike Leach the Cougars have positioned themselves to be in the discussion for a potential Pac 12 title and Rose Bowl bid. If it wasn't for a blocked kick against USC in the fourth quarter, the Cougars could be undefeated. The College Gameday scene and matchup against Oregon is arguably the biggest weekend in school history and no dobut it had an effect on the game. If the Cougars can beat a good Stanford team this week, I'll reconsider the ranking
Florida-Georgia and the Ramifications of the week- Just a few years ago I attended the game formerly known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party". It is a PARTY. Besides the Gameday and shenanigans before kickokff it does have a huge impact on the season. If Florida wins, the Kentucky Wildcats would control the destiny of the SEC East. I have Florida ranked higher because of their win over LSU. Plus if either team runs the table and gets Alabama in the SEC title, they will at least have a outside chance to get to the college football playoff.
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.