Here is this week's Top 25:
California Golden Blogs Top 25 - Week 6
|3||TCU Horned Frogs||--|
|7||Texas A&M Aggies||4|
|9||Ohio State Buckeyes||4|
|10||Alabama Crimson Tide||2|
|11||Michigan State Spartans||1|
|12||Florida State Seminoles||2|
|13||Oklahoma State Cowboys||8|
|15||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||3|
|16||Ole Miss Rebels||--|
|T-17||California Golden Bears||1|
|25||Duke Blue Devils||NEW|
Teams dropped from last week's Top 25: USC Trojans
Speaking of the SEC, I'm having a hard time gauging the quality of the conference because the conference has such a weak non-conference slate.
I've rewarded teams for playing tough games against top-5 foes and this week Cal gets a slight bump by taking Utah to the wire despite an awful performance by the offense.
1. It wasn't too hard to rank the undefeated teams, based on the quality of their best win(s). It wasn't too hard to rank the one loss teams, based on the quality of their best win and the difficulty of their one loss. What was hard was integrating those two rankings, to decide how to compare an undefeated team with a weak schedule (Everybody in the B1G! LSU!) to a one loss team with a tough schedule. As much as possible I'm trying to respect head-to-head, which is why Florida > Ole Miss > Alabama, and why Michigan > Northwestern > Stanford, etc. That will be more and more difficult soon, I suspect.