|Last week's ballot|
See you later, Ole Miss. With a bad taste in my mouth, I moved them up last week by default. They have literally done nothing at this point to deserve any ranking.
Regression to the mean is a wonderful thing. As always, I rank based on overall resumes, not overweighing one particular week. For instance, I don't see four teams better than USC. I'm much lower on LSU than most polls. I like their roster, but they aren't playing like a top ten team to this point.
With the season sample size getting bigger, it's getting slightly easier to put together a coherent ranking, although all the upsets don't help. Nice to see the Big East making a little noise however.