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This was the first week that I looked for an admin asst. to hand this over to. What a luxury to be able to do after a weekend that only left you in the doldrums. I didn't want to, but I balloted thru and here's what I came up with:
The Next Seven
The Top Five is unchanged after four of those teams took an active bye week. And there weren't many changes in the Next Seven either. I was no longer compelled to argue the case for Okie State after a lackluster performance against Colorado, at home. So they fell. And LSU is too busy learning the hard way that thine clock is thine enemy to really notice that they no longer grace my ballot.
As for this week's newbies, the Beavers may be the biggest surprise. However, they arguably play in this season's toughest conference and their losses are as respectable as they can be. So the second best team in the Pac-10 is worthy.
Then there's Iowa. The Big 11 is a terrible conference this year. It consists of a couple welterweights that have feasted on several powder puffs (which is a step above cream puff). It's the Monday before Thanksgiving and you know what that means...this conference is done playing football for a month and a half.
I don't like moving a team down during an off week, but if a Clempson, VA Tech or LSU makes a statement...so be it.