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Monday, November 25, 2013
How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

By Brian Bennett

Neither Adam nor I vote in any of the three major polls, but we do have a voice in ESPN.com's weekly national power rankings. Here's what we said this week:

Adam's top 25

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

Brian's top 25

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

Not a whole lot of surprises here, but Michigan State moves up into the top 10 for Adam. I still have Wisconsin one spot ahead of the Spartans, but it's so close I can see the case for it going either way. Looking forward to seeing how Michigan State handles another common opponent this week when Minnesota goes to East Lansing. ... I'd say we look pretty smart for keeping Ohio State ahead of Baylor while some voters were doing the opposite. ... Big Ten teams have played three teams we currently have ranked: Arizona State, UCLA and Northern Illinois. And they lost to all three of them. ... Minnesota's time in the Top 25 came to an end with its loss to the Badgers. I came away impressed with the Gophers' toughness and defensive effort last week. The program just desperately needs more skill players on offense.

What does your top 25 look like this week?