How I Voted (in the AP poll): Bama No. 2, Tigers fall out and Irish squeak in the top 4 _lowres

 

How I Voted is a weekly blog in which Ross Dellenger reveals his AP Top 25 voting.

1 Clemson (1)

2 Alabama (3)

3 Iowa (4)

4 Notre Dame (7)

5 Oklahoma (6)

6 Michigan State (10)

7 Ohio State (2)

8 Florida (8)

9 North Carolina (12)

10 Michigan (11)

11 Baylor (14)

12 Oklahoma State (5)

13 Stanford (15)

14 Florida State (17)

15 TCU (9)

16 Northwestern (19)

17 Navy (22)

18 Mississippi State (24)

19 Ole Miss (NR)

20 Pittsburgh (23)

21 Houston (13)

22 Washington State (25)

23 UCLA (NR)

24 Utah (16)

25 Oregon (NR)

  • Newbies: 19 Ole Miss, 23 UCLA, 25 Oregon
  • Dropped out: Arkansas (21), LSU (18), Wisconsin (19)
  • Others considered: Texas A&M, Toledo, Temple, Western Kentucky
  • Biggest fall (still in poll): No. 21 Houston (eight spots)
  • Biggest jump: 18 Mississippi State (six spots)