6.) Florida State
7.) West Virginia
10.) South Carolina
11.) Michigan State
Beat Southern Miss 49-20
With the new look Taylor Martinez, Nebraska showed their offense is more explosive than a year ago. If the Huskers can survive a few games without Rex Burkhead (questionable vs. UCLA), a run in the Big Ten is likely. The defense only allowed 260 total yards and has to be given praise, after spending a week not knowing what to game-plan for.
15.) Oklahoma State
19.) Virginia Tech
22.) Kansas State
25.) Boise State
Up for discussion:* I had Alabama No. 2 last week in my head, but their dominance over Michigan proved to me that right now they are the No. 1 team in the land. It's not just their defense, but the offense will put up some points in the SEC of all leagues.
* Everyone has been talking about West Virginia all offseason and I just didn't see it - I do know. They moved up a couple spots.
* Boise State remains in my Top 25 despite the loss to Michigan State. Some say it was an ugly game and have dropped Michigan State. I think it was two solid programs battling it out.
* Wisconsin moves down a couple spots for me. The Badgers might need a couple weeks to get on the same page with their ACC transferring quarterback. They only beat 1-AA Northern Iowa 26-21.