* Wow, that's some seriously boring ballot, ain't it? The Top 10 are absolutely unchanged and the top 20 are about the same except for a couple of losing teams dropping out. There was not a single surprise last week as every single team on my ballot won unless they were playing a higher-ranked opponent. Except San Diego State, but it was No. 25 and lost to a TCU team that was favored by 4 points.
* And don't expect much from next week, either. Only three games involving the top 10 teams that might cause a ripple - Oklahoma State at Texas, Michigan at Michigan State and Arizona State at Oregon. The top six teams, the only real candidates for the national championship, are all facing double-digit underdogs.
* At this point, I'm not willing to put any two-loss team on the ballot. Texas A&M is still in all the polls, which befuddles me. And yes, Florida lost to the top 2 teams on my ballot, but lost each game by at least four touchdowns. That team's not worthy of a top 25 spot right now.
* New teams that made the ballot this week: Baylor, North Carolina, Washington.
* Conference-by-conference tally: Pac-12 (5), Big 12 (5), SEC (4), Big Ten (4), ACC (4), MWC (1), Big East (1), C-USA (1).