How we voted in the latest rankings

November, 21, 2011
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It's that time again, as we once again reveal our ballots for the ESPN.com power rankings. We like to keep things transparent around here.

Brian Bennett's ballot

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

Adam Rittenberg's ballot

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

Like most folks, Bennett and I reluctantly have put the top three SEC teams in the first threes spots on our ballot. We differ at No. 4, as Bennett continues to gush over Stanford and Andrew Luck, while I didn't penalize Oklahoma State as much as he did for the Pokes' loss to Iowa State. He has Boise State three spots higher than unbeaten Houston, while I have the Cougars ahead of the Broncos.

We both give Michigan State more love than most pollsters, as Bennett has the Spartans at No. 9 and I have them at No. 10. We both have Wisconsin at No. 12, while I have Michigan on spot higher (No. 15) than Bennett does. I'm also a bit higher on Penn State and Nebraska than my co-blogger. I have USC three spots higher than he does after the Trojans' big win in Eugene, while he likes South Carolina more than I do. Virginia makes an appearance on both of our ballots, and we both include one team the other person doesn't have (Georgia Tech for Bennett, West Virginia for yours truly).

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