MotSaG Top 25 – Week 9

MotSaG Top 25
1. Oregon
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. Florida State
5. Baylor
6. Miami
7. Stanford
8. Clemson
9. Oklahoma
10. Missouri
11. Auburn
12. Texas Tech
13. Fresno State
14. Northern Illinois
15. UCF
16. Oklahoma State
17. Texas A&M
18. Louisville
19. UCLA
20. Wisconsin
21. LSU
22. South Carolina
23. Michigan State
24. Arizona State
25. Michigan

Of all the weeks for Ohio State to set the box score on fire, it had to be this week, didn’t it? With Alabama taking care of business against a pesky Tennessee, Florida State pasting NC State and Oregon pulling away from UCLA, Ohio State’s 63-14 clubbing of the hapless Nittany Lions wasn’t able to stand out among a sea of blowouts.

I’m dropping Florida State because that Clemson victory last week seems to have lost a little luster, in my eyes, after seeing them struggle against Maryland. And NC State, for all the times they’ve played spoiler in the ACC, just aren’t that great. BUT, if Florida State can handle Miami next weekend, it will be hard to keep them out of the top two. I don’t think Miami is all that great, either, but beating two undefeated top-ranked teams has to stand for something.

I tried to keep the SEC from creeping back in to the rankings, but South Carolina deserves credit for beating Missouri, even if that game ended in the most Missouri-way possible. The rest of the SEC snacked on a bunch of scrubs that really shouldn’t count for much. But hey, SEC.

Our B1G brethren certainly didn’t help themselves, either. I considered Minnesota for the rankings for the first time in probably 8 years. They probably deserve it, too. But I threw Michigan in there because nothing will bring me more pleasure to see them fall out of the rankings AGAIN when they lose to their “little brothers” next week.

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