College Football Top 10 After November 22

With Texas Tech losing big to Oklahoma, there is a shake up in my top 10. With three high quality one-loss teams out of the Big 12 South, the biggest difficult for me was picking which order to put them in. Head-to-head doesn’t work because they all beat each other. I was looking at home v. away which would favor Texas (winning on a neutral field and losing on the road), but that is not really telling. I know a lot of national pole voters like the what-have-you-done-lately meth0d which would favor Oklahoma however I look at the whole season. I tried to decide based on who looked best, but that didn’t get me far. However, in the end I decided to eliminate Texas Tech from the #1 spot in the Big 12 South based on their lopsided loss. This left me taking Texas or Oklahoma for the #1 spot. For this I went head-to-head and put Texas in the higher spot of the three.

The other change was Utah knocking BYU out of the top 10. While it was a tough choice between Cincinnati, Georgia, Missouri, and Penn State, I decided to go with the Tigers of Missouri to replace BYU.

1. Alabama (11-0)
2. Utah (12-0)
3. Boise State (11-0)
4. Ball State (11-0)
5. Texas (10-1)
6. Oklahoma (10-1)
7. Florida (10-1)
8. Texas Tech (10-1)
9. Southern Cal (9-1)
10. Missouri (9-2)

1 Comment

  1. dchud said,

    November 24, 2008 at 23:11:26

    I’ve been enjoying these the past few weeks. And totally agree – if you’re undefeated, you should be at the top, period.

    Seeing “smaller” undefeated teams left out of the title chase year after year has really soured me on college football over the years.