Couple of thoughts...
* USF #1? Yes. If you strip away the names of the schools and look at the victories, USF has a much more impressive resume than Ohio State.
* Ohio State could even be lower. While they've looked very good in victory, they simiply haven't played anybody that gives a true indication of how good they are.
* LSU. Yes, they lost - in triple OT - but they have wins over VT, S. Carolina and Florida. Could also argue they deserve the top spot. Still.
* Why are so many one-loss teams above BC, Kansas and ASU? None of them have any real wins of note. Yes, that probably makes me a hypocrite for ranking OSU so high, but their D is excellent (plus, this is the same reason I didn't rank OSU #1). However, with tough tests to come, each could jump in later polls.
* WVU, VTech and USC in the mid-teens. All have failed against the lone good team each has played.
* Michigan at #19?! No, not a homer vote. In fact, I'd rank them lower but behind who? Cinci whose big win is vs. exposed fraud Rutgers? Hawaii who tries to lose each week? Texas whose best "win" is a close loss to Okie? Tennessee whose only good win is against a Georgia team whose only good win is against a mediocre 'Bama team? Are Michigan's two wins against PSU and Purdue "worse?" Thus, by default, I put Michigan much higher than I ever intended when I began this week's poll. Additionally, they're getting better. And that counts.
* I've always been a bowl guy, but for the first time ever, I might be leaning toward an eight team playoff (not 16 as I still want losses to sting).