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But at the top, it's not very interesting. Alabama is easily the best team in the nation, at least right now. They have had a very good offense, and a dominant defense. They have handled every team they've played pretty much with ease, while the other assumed contenders, Florida and Texas, have looked very good at times, and pedestrian at others. So, after another week, Alabama tightens its grip on the #1 spot. Texas moves up this week due to their wins over Oklahoma and the strength of the Texas Tech win. I like their resume more than that of Iowa, BSU, or Cinci. Iowa gets the nod over the other unbeatens. Although they have struggled, they have also gone on the road and gotten wins against two good teams (Penn State and Wisconsin). BSU beats out Cinci for the moment, though BSU's schedule will allow teams to pass them in the coming weeks.
Beyond that, it's a crapshoot. The ACC has proven again to be a roulette wheel with their top teams knocking each other off. That manifests itself in the poll with the ACC teams dropping after Georgia Tech's weekend win. USC won on the road, which counts for something even if it was against Notre Dame. After the top 10, it's a whole lot of teams that either haven't proven anything, or haven't had the opportunity.
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