How we voted in's Top 25

September, 30, 2013
Neither Adam nor I vote in the Associated Press, USA Today coaches' or Harris polls. We do get a lot of customer service satisfaction survey emails, though. And we have a say in the weekly power rankings. Here's what we said this week:

Adam's Top 25

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Clemson
4. Stanford
5. Ohio State
6. Georgia
7. Texas A&M
8. Florida State
9. LSU
10. Louisville
11. Oklahoma
12. UCLA
13. South Carolina
14. Washington
15. Miami
16. Baylor
17. Northwestern
18. Florida
19. Arizona State
20. Wisconsin
21. Michigan
22. Oklahoma State
23. Fresno State
24. Maryland
25. Mississippi

Brian's Top 25

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Oregon
4. Ohio State
5. Stanford
6. Georgia
7. Florida State
8. Texas A&M
9. LSU
10. Louisville
11. Miami
12. Oklahoma
13. UCLA
14. South Carolina
15. Washington
16. Northwestern
17. Baylor
18. Florida
19. Arizona State
20. Wisconsin
21. Fresno State
22. Michigan
23. Ole Miss
24. Texas Tech
25. Northern Illinois

Ohio State fans, direct your anger to Mr. Rittenberg for ranking you No. 5. In all seriousness, the Buckeyes probably will have to make a big statement this week and have teams ahead of them falter to get up to the No. 2 spot. First order of business: Keep winning. ... Big Ten teams are in mostly the same place on both our ballots. Neither of us punished Wisconsin much for losing at Ohio State. ... I bumped down Michigan another notch after UConn got hammered 41-12 by Buffalo. Not a good development for the Wolverines' image. ... Adam ranks future Big Ten member Maryland for the first time, while I welcomed in Northern Illinois, which is 2-0 vs. Big Ten teams this season.

What does your top 25 look like this week?



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