*Same as it has been for the last few weeks: Alabama is the best team in the country based on the eye test, but the Crimson Tide haven't accumulated the same body of work as some of the other contenders. Beating the tar out of Mississippi State this weekend would help boost their case, of course.
*Consider me a believer in Texas Tech. Coordinator Art Kaufman has transformed the Red Raider D into a solid unit, while the offense has plenty of firepower. Fending of a rapidly improving TCU team in its own house spoke well of Tech's resiliency. They'll need it if they want to win in Manhattan this weekend.
*With the way Oklahoma is playing right now, the Sooners are probably one of the three or four best teams in the nation. That loss to KSU will probably end up haunting them for a while. From a resume standpoint, a big win this weekend over Notre Dame would firmly establish the Sooners as the top outfit with one loss.
*I'm either being too harsh with Ohio or too generous with Mississippi St.
*Coming up with the final few teams was a challenge this week. Among the squads that just missed the cut were Louisiana-Monroe and Northwestern.
Thoughts on the ballot? What did I get wrong? (Keep in mind that I vote based on body of work, not how good I think a team may be.)