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How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

11/5/2012

Neither Adam nor I have any hand in the BCS standings or the Associated Press poll. But we do vote in ESPN.com's weekly power rankings. Here's how we voted this week:

Adam's Top 25

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. Kansas State

4. Notre Dame

5. Georgia

6. Ohio State

7. LSU

8. Florida

9. Florida State

10. South Carolina

11. Oregon State

12. Louisville

13. Clemson

14. Texas A&M

15. Oklahoma

16. Stanford

17. UCLA

18. Nebraska

19. Louisiana Tech

20. Rutgers

21. Texas

22. Mississippi State

23. USC

24. Northern Illinois

25. Toledo

Brian's Top 25

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. Kansas State

4. Notre Dame

5. Ohio State

6. LSU

7. Georgia

8. Florida State

9. Florida

10. Clemson

11. South Carolina

12. Oklahoma

13. Louisville

14. Oregon State

15. Stanford

16. Texas A&M

17. UCLA

18. Nebraska

19. Louisiana Tech

20. Texas

21. USC

22. Toledo

23. Northern Illinois

24. Texas Tech

25. Kent State

Our top four teams are identical, and we differ on No. 5. I moved Ohio State up a notch, while Adam elevated Georgia. I only dropped LSU one spot after it mostly outplayed No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, while Adam dropped the Tigers to No. 7. ... We both have Nebraska at No. 18, which happens to be where the Huskers rank in the BCS standings. ... I very nearly put Northwestern in this week, but that would be inconsistent with our Big Ten power rankings. I was really not impressed with some of the candidates for the bottom of the poll. Rutgers and Mississippi State? They've played nobody. I rewarded Kent State, even though it was blown out earlier this year by -- wait for it -- Kentucky. Yeah, things are rough. ... Some solid MAC-tion in our ballots with Toledo and Northern Illinois on both and Kent State on mine. That means there are as many MAC teams as Big Ten teams in Adam's Top 25 and more in mine. It's been that kind of year.

What does your Top 25 look like this week?