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This week’s Sports of Boston College Football Top 10 sees Ohio State and Oklahoma State fall out of the rankings (bad week for OSU’s), however Ohio State retained some votes due to the quality loss. Conversely, USC’s win helped it break the tie at #3 and close the lead on Texas at #2. Florida remained a unanimous #1 and one of four SEC programs in the Top 10, joining Alabama, Mississippi, and LSU. ACC schools Georgia Tech, Miami, and Virginia Tech all recieved votes.
Pollsters are SoB’s Carl, Erikk, Jonathan, KC, Mike, and Ty and comments were gathered with the votes. The ballots are available.
|1||Florida (6)||60||1||Jonathan says ‘They might surprise us all by being mortal, but I doubt it.’|
|2||Texas||52||2||Erikk says ‘They might surprise us all by being mortal, but I doubt it.’|
|3||USC||49||3||Mike says ‘QB Matt Barkley passes first big test with comeback win at Ohio State.’|
|4||Alabama||45||3||KC says ‘Nick Saban has the Crimson Tide flying high, team should start 5-0.’|
|5||Penn State||36||5||Erikk says ‘A close game against a team that barely beat Navy, but maybe a different Ohio State showed up.’|
|6||California||25||9||Erikk also says ‘See Penn State and replace Syracuse with Eastern Washington.’|
|7||Mississippi||24||7||Jonathan says ‘October 10 vs. Alabama will be one hell of a Deep South showdown’|
|8||BYU||15||10||Jonathan says ‘Ok, you beat Oklahoma. I doubt you can do it again, but I can’t put them ahead of you.’|
|9||LSU||9||—||Mike says ‘They’re winning, but not dominating. Upset coming?’|
|10||Boise State||4||—||KC says ‘Easy sailing rest of the way playing on “best” field in football.”|
Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 3, Ohio State 3, Oklahoma 3, TCU 3, Miami (FL) 1, Virginia Tech 1
Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma State 5, Ohio State 8