2014-09-03

Brick's Picks - Volume 2

Welcome to the second edition of Brick's Picks. Today we'll be tackling two subjects: The new rankings, and week two's slate of games.

First on the agenda is the new AP poll!
http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1

FSU remains on top, howevever they are hemmorhaging votes. As a fan of college football, I cannot remember the last time rankings changed so drastically over the period of one week, even from the preseason rankings to week one. Texas A&M and South Carolina traded ranks! To put this in perspective, A&M was #21 and South Carolina was #9 heading into the season. Barring the top two spots in college football, and a few minor details, the AP Top 25 has become extremely accurate, in this writer's opinion. Seven different teams recieved #1 votes, in other news, so while FSU and Alabama held on to their respective spots, their performances against Oklahoma State and West Virginia did not go unnoticed, evidenced in their averages.

Here's where I have the FBS teams of college football (1-25):

1. Florida State
2. Oregon
3. Oklahoma
4. Georgia
5. Michigan State
6. Ohio State
7. Stanford
8. Notre Dame
9. Baylor
10. Texas A&M
11. LSU
12. USC
13. Ole Miss
14. Arizona State
15. UCLA
16. Wisconsin
17. Nebraska
18. Kansas State
19. Missouri
20. Louisville
21. Duke
22. Penn State
23. Arizona
24. Western Kentucky
25. Boston College

I'm sure you're seeing names you might not have expected on the list, but this is week one. We have only one performance from each of these teams to base the rankings on- and I'd rather not give these spots to unranked teams like Oklahoma State or Navy for losses- even with outstanding performances in each of their games, considering their opponents. Oklahoma State moved up in the polls despite losing 37-31 to FSU in the AP Poll, and while I understand the reason, I disagree with the choice to give them more points out of principle. You win, you advance. You lose, you drop down.

That's all for this edition of Brick's Picks! Please get as angry as possible and write me a reply in the forums!

Written by Brickington

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