Our Top 25 ballots for this week

October, 17, 2011
10/17/11
10:15
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Brian and I have turned in our Top 25 ballots for this week's ESPN.com power rankings, and as always, we're letting you in on how we voted.

As a reminder, we will be using the BCS standings when listing a team's ranking for the rest of the season.

OK, let's get to those ballots.

Brian's Top 25

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Boise State
5. Wisconsin
6. Oklahoma State
7. Stanford
8. Clemson
9. Oregon
10. Arkansas
11. Kansas State
12. South Carolina
13. Michigan State
14. West Virginia
15. Virginia Tech
16. Nebraska
17. Texas A&M
18. Auburn
19. Houston
20. Michigan
21. Georgia Tech
22. Notre Dame
23. Penn State
24. Illinois
25. Arizona State

Adam's Top 25

1. LSU
2. Oklahoma
3. Alabama
4. Boise State
5. Wisconsin
6. Oklahoma State
7. Stanford
8. Clemson
9. Oregon
10. Arkansas
11. Kansas State
12. Michigan State
13. West Virginia
14. South Carolina
15. Nebraska
16. Virginia Tech
17. Michigan
18. Auburn
19. Houston
20. Illinois
21. Georgia Tech
22. Texas A&M
23. Notre Dame
24. Penn State
25. Washington

Once again, our top 10 teams are virtually identical -- the No. 2 team being the only difference -- as there were no major upsets in Week 7. Not to speak for Brian, but Wisconsin certainly has a chance to move up in our rankings if it knocks off Michigan State in East Lansing. I'm a little higher on Michigan State than Brian, and I also have Nebraska one spot higher than he does. Michigan and Illinois both paid heavy prices in his rankings, and the Illini are now behind Penn State on his ballot. I didn't punish the Wolverines and Illini quite as severely, while Penn State returned to my ballot after improving to 6-1. Brian is much higher on 4-2 Texas A&M than I am, and we went with different Pac-12 teams (Washington for me, Arizona State for him) to round out our Top 25s.

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