Posted October 20th, 2005 by Brian
Filed under: Football

  Matt Brian USA Today AP
1 Texas Texas USC USC
2 Virginia Tech USC Texas Texas
3 USC Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
4 Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia
5 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
6 Texas Tech Texas Tech Miami Miami
8 Miami LSU Texas Tech UCLA
9 Florida St. UCLA UCLA Notre Dame
10 LSU Florida St. Florida St. Texas Tech
11 Penn St. B.C. B.C. Florida St.
12 Wisconsin Penn St. Notre Dame Penn St.
13 B.C. Ohio State Ohio State B.C.
14 Auburn Auburn Penn St. Ohio State
15 Oregon Wisconsin Auburn Oregon
16 TCU Notre Dame Oregon Auburn
17 Ohio St. Tennessee Wisconsin Tennessee
18 Notre Dame Oregon Tennessee Florida
19 Michigan St. Florida Florida Wisconsin
20 Colorado TCU W. Virginia W. Virginia
21 Florida Nebraska TCU TCU
22 Tennessee W. Virginia Michigan St. Michigan St.
23 Louisville Michigan St. Cal Virginia
24 Cal Fresno St. Virginia Fresno St.
25 Minnesota Michigan Minnesota Cal
Our Thoughts

Brian – Texas cemented their spot at #1 this week when they walked over a very respectable Colorado team without their best running back. The Horns rolled to 5 touchdowns on their first 5 possessions, you can’t get any more perfect than that. Meanwhile, USC (and especially their defense) looked beatable in South Bend. It took a gutsy drive from Matt Leinart and some bonehead plays by Notre Dame in the last 2 minutes or else Texas would be everyone’s number one. The Trojans are good and probably deserve to be in Pasadena if they win out (they have a tough three game stretch to finish the season), but right now with the way the top teams are playing they’re just barely holding off Virginia Tech in my eyes.

Matt – Texas looked as dominant as ever, coasting through their victory against Colorado. But the big game of the weekend was, of course, USC at Notre Dame. I saw the game, but I am still pretty confused on everything that happened at the end of the game. Somehow I think Notre Dame got screwed by the Pac-10 refs. Figures. USC just buys everyone off.

I have decided to take my poll in a different route starting now. I am going to group the teams into their respective amount of losses, and then within that group I will rank who I think is better than the other. I know this can be a problem when dealing with smaller conferences, but to some respect, everyone should get a chance and the quality of programs in the smaller conferences has been getting better every year.


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  1. reply to  #1


    How crazy is it that we both have Texas Tech at #6? Just sounds weird.

  2. reply to  #2


    It is weird and they’d probably lose to several of the teams right behind them, but they’re undefeated and deserve the spot as long as that’s the case. We’ll find out this weekend (win or lose) how good they really are. If they get blown out by Texas everyone is going to drop them big time (and give the Horns little credit.)

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