Another week of college football is in the books, and it's time to post my Top 25 for Week Six. I will also give my reasoning for each team's spot. No you don't have to agree, but let's be civil. If you believe in the system, it will all work itself out in the end.
1. Alabama: If I had to pick a team that I think has truly played great from start to finish it would be the Crimson Tide. They look the best, and their style of play is punishing. Alabama should be undefeated playing Florida in the SEC title game.
2. Texas: Texas looked asleep against Colorado for a half. They woke up later and showed how good they are. The Long Horns have already beaten Texas Tech and UTEP, as well as Wyoming on the road. They will get to prove themselves against Sam Bradford and Oklahoma next week.
3. Virginia Tech: The season looked lost with a Virginia Tech loss to Alabama in the opening week. Now it looks like Alabama may be the only team that can beat Tech. The Hokies have beaten Miami and Nebraska, both in my top 15. They'll challenge the triple option next week to prove their ranking.
4. Florida: Without the full use of Tim Tebow, Florida took care of LSU. LSU still doesn't impress me with their play, but I can't see Florida being any further down unless they lose a game. I don't think their schedule will allow that.
5. Boise State: When Boise State has been challenged they've won. They shut down Oregon, Bowling Green, and Fresno State. The Broncos are undefeated and have earned their top-five spot.
6. Southern Cal: Southern Cal has earned this spot because their loss was without their starting quarterback and their beating of Ohio State. We'll judge the Trojans further after a Notre Dame, Oregon State, and Oregon three game stretch. Notre Dame and Oregon will be on the road.
7. Miami: The Hurricanes finally got a break and showed how sweet it was. Miami got blasted by Virginia Tech, but they have still beaten three ranked teams. Very impressive and worthy of this spot.
8. TCU: Beating Virginia and Clemson on the road is not an easy task. Throw in another trip to Colorado for the Air Force Academy and the Horned Frogs have earned their spot. Utah and BYU are looking to show they still have a claim to the MWC title though.
9. Ohio State: Ohio State has lost close to USC, and won close with Navy. I'm not sure what Buckeye squad we'll see when they play Iowa and Penn State, but those two games will be how we judge this year's team.
10. Cincinnati: Believing in Cincinnati is tough. Their biggest road win is over Oregon State, hardly impressiveve. A trip to South Florida will show which ranked Big East team is legitimate. I do trust that Brian Kelly is a great coach and will be moving to a bigger school soon.
11. Iowa: Iowa is undefeated, but certainly not overpowering. A close game with Northern Iowa still has me concerned. Beating Penn State has become an annual tradition for Iowa. We'll have to see them play Ohio State before a true judgement can be made.
12. Georgia Tech: The Triple Option is not a gimmick, it's a weapon in Atlanta. Georgia Tech put up 42 points in three quarters to prove it. If Josh Nesbitt can threaten the passing game, GT is hard to beat.
13. Nebraska: Talk about a team you can't predict. Nebraska was so close to beating Virginia Tech, but they forget to score against Missouri until the fourth quarter. The Cornhusker defense is strong, I just don't know about the offense yet.
14. BYU: One loss and you're forgotten about in the polls. Not so fast my friend. BYU still beat Oklahoma with Sam Bradford playing. They neutralized the Heisman Trophy winner. They're a threat to any team they play.
15. Oregon: The season seemed lost after Boise. A win against Southern Cal has this team primed for a Rose Bowl berth. They didn't win pretty last week, but with a starting QB out, you just want to leave with the "W."
16. LSU: Preseason rankings aside, what has LSU done to impress you. Almost losing to Mississippi State? Scoring three points at home last week? Or is it that referee's call against Georgia? Nothing that LSU has done says "top 10" much less SEC contender.
17. Oklahoma: They lost to BYU and Miami. Sam Bradford is back and ready to take on Texas. The winner of that game is looking to be the Big 12 South champ, and probably Big 12 Champion.
18. Oklahoma St: The Cowboys are down Dez Bryant for an unknown time. That certainly hurts them offensively. This team can still score, it'll come down to the defense to help this team back into contention.
19. Penn State: Super-soft schedule bit them in the butt against Iowa. So Eastern Illinois proves nothing to me. Darryl Clark gets rattled and when that happens, he's worthless.
20. Houston: Case Keenum keeps Houston moving. A solid win against Mississippi State on the road. Houston is not a team you can simply pencil a win against.
21. Utah: I never understood why a seven-point loss in Eugene cost Utah so much. Utah took out a solid Colorado State squad. No, it's not last year's team, but these guys are still pretty solid.
22. South Florida: South Florida's offense looks even better with new quarterback B.J. Daniels. The Bulls have always been a solid squad, and they're undefeated. A win against Cincinnati would prove the Bulls BCS worthy.
23. Kansas: Todd Reesing has the Jayhawks undefeated. The game against Iowa State wasn't pretty, but you gotta keep winning. Oklahoma on Oct. 24 will show us how good Kansas is.
24. Notre Dame: Jimmy Clausen and Notre Dame only have one loss. I know they're playing close games, but they're winning. This gets them into the polls. Beating USC will keep them there.
25. South Carolina: The only thing that makes South Carolina poll worthy is their win over Ole Miss. Now that's not even impressing me. The Gamecocks will show their true colors against Alabama next week.
Other Teams to Watch: Central Michigan, Tulsa, Troy, and Idaho. These teams are hitting their stride with big games upcoming.
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