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. LSU
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State
  4. Clemson
  5. Penn State
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. Oregon
  9. Utah
  10. Baylor
  11.  Minnesota
  12. SMU
  13. Appalachian State
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Auburn
  16. Michigan
  17. Notre Dame
  18. Iowa
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Kansas State
  22. Boise State
  23. Memphis
  24. Wake Forest
  25. UCF

Alabama still over Ohio State at 2?-That top three gets tougher and tougher each week. Did the Buckeyes have a huge win over Wisconsin? Absolutely. However with a backup quarterback playing for Alabama, I thought Arkansas would put up much more of a fight with the Crimson Tide. I'll keep Alabama at two for now but if others argued Ohio State should be even getting votes for number, I believe they have a very strong case.

Way too much love for undefeated teams?- The biggest criticism my recent poll my poll would have is that in comparison to the overall AP poll my rankings of the undefeated teams (Baylor, Minnesota, App State, SMU) is much higher than the AP's. In my defense I would say, how else should I rank them? How many 2 loss Power 5 teams SHOULD be ranked ahead of undefeated teams? By the way Minnesota and Baylor ARE Power 5 schools! They have not lost a game this season. If they lose, I will bump them back but when you are undefeated still heading into November, your team should be ranked higher than the teams who have suffered multiple losses.

 

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.