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Monday, November 12, 2012
How we voted in's Top 25

By Brian Bennett

Neither Adam nor I vote in any of the three major polls, and we are not judges on "The Voice." But we do have a voice in the weekly power rankings, and this is what we said this week:

Adam's Top 25

1. Oregon
2. Kansas State
3. Notre Dame
4. Alabama
5. Georgia
6. Ohio State
7. Texas A&M
8. LSU
9. Florida State
10. Florida
11. South Carolina
12. Clemson
13. Stanford
14. Oklahoma
15. UCLA
16. Nebraska
17. Oregon State
18. Texas
19. Louisiana Tech
20. Louisville
21. Rutgers
22. USC
23. Michigan
24. Northern Illinois
25. Kent State

Brian's Top 25

1. Kansas State
2. Oregon
3. Notre Dame
4. Alabama
5. Texas A&M
6. LSU
7. Ohio State
8. Georgia
9. Florida State
10. Clemson
11. South Carolina
12. Florida
13. Oklahoma
14. Stanford
15. UCLA
16. Nebraska
17. Louisiana Tech
18. Oregon State
19. Texas
20. USC
21. Louisville
22. Northern Illinois
23. Texas Tech
24. Kent State
25. Rutgers

We have the same teams in our top two, just in a different order. I had Oregon No. 2 for several weeks but went with Kansas State as my new No. 1 just based on the Wildcats' far more impressive body of work. ... I dropped Ohio State two spots even though the Buckeyes were off last week. What? I did so mostly to reward Texas A&M for the best win by any team this season, and then it's tough not to have LSU right there since the Tigers did beat the Aggies. ... We both have Nebraska at No. 16, while Adam ranks Michigan at No. 23. I left the Wolverines off as my last team out, since they needed a miracle to win at home against Northwestern. Looking at the bottom of my rankings now in retrospect, I probably should have put Michigan in. That's a wrong that will be righted if the Wolverines keep winning.

What does your Top 25 look like this week?