This week's ballot for the Athlon Sports mock selection committee:
1. Ole Miss
2. Mississippi State
3. Florida State
4. Notre Dame
*You could put either Mississippi school at No. 1 as far as I'm concerned. Factoring in a tougher non-conference schedule, I put Ole Miss at the top of the heap.
*Even with all the noise around Jameis Winston and the rest of the program, I still make FSU the best team in the country. I'd have the Seminoles favored against every other team on a neutral field. I don't know how much longer FSU will hold onto that distinction, though.
*Baylor's miraculous win against TCU portends a messy finish in the Big 12. I do think any scenario where the Bears don't go undefeated would leave them outside the final four.
*If you want to argue that Alabama has a better body of work than OU for the No. 8 spot, I'll hear you out. I'd contend that the Sooners gave a slightly more impressive showing against a common opponent.