The ballot I submitted to the Associated Press for this week's college football Top25.

Most of these didn't play this past week, so I won't talk about every team like usual. But, I'll mention each of the top 10:

1. Alabama (13-0; Last week: 1; Actual AP rank: 1): Just an impressive season for the unquestioned best team in college football.

2. Ohio State (11-1; LW: 2; Actual: 2): Really strong finish for the Buckeyes. Despite not winning the Big Ten, they've one of the elite teams.

3. Washington (12-1; LW: 4; Actual: 4): Outside of Alabama, the Huskies had the most impressive performance on championship weekend, routing Colorado 41-10.

4. Clemson (12-1; LW: 3; Actual: 3): Tigers got the No. 2 spot in the CFP and join Alabama as the only teams that are 4-0 against the CFP Top 25.

5. Michigan (10-2; LW: 5; Actual: 6): Although they didn't win the Big Ten, I give the edge to the Wolverines over Penn State because of their 49-10 win against the Nittany Lions.

6. Penn State (11-2; LW: 7; Actual: 5): Great season and great in-season turnaround for the Nittany Lions. They finished very well and won the Big Ten.

7. Oklahoma (10-2; LW: 8; Actual: 7): Like Penn State, the Sooners entered October with two losses, but they haven't lost since.

8. Wisconsin (10-3; LW: 6; Actual: 8): They've got three losses, but each of the three came by a touchdown against Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State.


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9. Southern Cal (9-3; LW: 11; Actual: 9): Plenty of CU fans won't like seeing the Trojans jump over their Buffs. There are good arguments for both sides. But, when the teams are this close, I go back to head to head, and USC beat the Buffs, 21-17, in October.

10. Colorado (10-3; LW: 9; Actual: 11): Buffs very deserving a top 10 spot, and as I said you can argue for them being a spot higher. Either way, Buffs have had a great season.

The rest:

11. Oklahoma State (9-3; LW: 10; Actual: 13)
12. Western Michigan (13-0; LW: 12: Actual: 12)
13. Florida State (9-3; LW: 13; Actual: 10)
14. West Virginia (10-2; LW: 14; Actual: 14)
15. Auburn (8-4; LW: 15; Actual: 17)
16. Stanford (9-3; LW: 16; Actual: 16)
17. Louisville (9-3; LW: 18; Actual: 15)
18. Virginia Tech (9-4; LW: 17; Actual: 18)
19. Florida (8-4; LW: 19; Actual: 20)
20. South Florida (10-2; LW: 20; Actual: 25)
21. LSU (7-4; LW: 21; Actual: 19)
22. Iowa (8-4; LW: 23; Actual: 21)
23. Houston (9-3; LW: 24; Actual: unranked; first among others receiving votes)
24. Pittsburgh (8-4; LW: 25; Actual: 22)
25. Temple (10-3; LW: unranked; 23)

Dropped out

Navy (9-3; LW: 22)

Knocking on the door (3 teams I have next in line)

Navy
Utah (8-3)
Boise State (10-2)

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