My final regular-season AP poll
During a long, dark drive home from Atlanta, I pondered my poll. I now have produced my opinions into written form. It goes like this:
5. Boise State
7. Ohio State
9. Georgia Tech
10. Virginia Tech
12. Penn State
16. Oregon State
17. Miami Florida
18. Oklahoma State
20. West Virginia
24. Texas Tech
*I thought about putting TCU at No. 2, but it's hard to demote Texas after running the table in a more difficult conference. I'd rather see Alabama-TCU in Pasadena. Honestly, I don't think it's going to matter. Alabama, who I've had at No. 1 for seven weeks, is the best team and it's not close.
*I moved Iowa up again. You know it was tough for me. They're 10-2 and their body of work is more impressive than Penn State's.
*I refuse to drop Nebraska after their game against Texas. They won. I saw it.