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How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

If you don't like the BCS standings or AP poll, don't blame us. Adam and I don't vote in any of the major rankings. But you can put some of the blame on us if you disagree with ESPN.com's weekly power rankings, where we do have a ballot. Here's how we voted this week:

Adam's Top 25

1. Notre Dame

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Georgia

5. Texas A&M

6. Florida

7. Stanford

8. Oregon

9. Kansas State

10. LSU

11. South Carolina

12. Oklahoma

13. Nebraska

14. Florida State

15. Clemson

16. Oregon State

17. UCLA

18. Northern Illinois

19. Kent State

20. Utah State

21. Michigan

22. San Jose State

23. Penn State

24. TCU

25. Northwestern

Brian's Top 25

1. Notre Dame

2. Alabama

3. Texas A&M

4. Florida

5. Ohio State

6. Georgia

7. Stanford

8. Oregon

9. Kansas State

10. LSU

11. South Carolina

12. Oklahoma

13. Nebraska

14. Florida State

15. Clemson

16. Oregon State

17. UCLA

18. Northern Illinois

19. Utah State

20. Kent State

21. Michigan

22. Penn State

23. Texas

24. Boise State

25. Northwestern

We both have five Big Ten teams ranked this week. Homers? Hardly, if you've studied our ballots all season. Truth is, a whole bunch of teams near the bottom of the poll lost last week, opening up some spots for others. Penn State won eight of its last 10 games, while Northwestern finished 9-3. ... I'm sure Ohio State fans will not be happy with me ranking the Buckeyes No. 5 after a 12-0 season. That's fine. I saw Ohio State four times in person this year, and while I'm extremely impressed with how that team found ways to win every week, I prefer the résumés of the teams I have ahead of the Buckeyes. As you'll note, I'm a little unconventional with where I placed Texas A&M and Georgia; the Bulldogs just haven't beaten enough good teams, in my opinion, while A&M is on fire and has the single best win of any team all season (at Alabama). If you want to disagree and say that the Buckeyes belong as high as No. 2, I'm not going to argue with you. It's a preference thing. ... Other than that, our Top 25s aren't that different. Adam introduces San Jose State and TCU in his rankings, while I brought back Boise State and kept Texas in after its loss to TCU. The middle of the Big 12 is one big jumble of similar-looking teams.

What does your Top 25 look like this week?