|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: Oregon (#17), Georgia Tech (#20), Oregon State (#23), Texas Tech (#25).
Some might question why I'd promote Florida State after losing, but that goes to one of my base assumptions in ranking teams. Competing neck-and-neck with teams of equal or better strength and losing should count more than playing lesser competition, especially when you play down to lesser competition. Florida State's rise is more due to watching teams ahead of them tumble than rewarding the 'Noles for a loss. I can't rate Nebraska's victory as somehow being superior to Florida State's loss at this time, so that's where that stands. These ratings are a fluid situation, and once Nebraska starts playing BCS level competition, then we'll readdress those ratings.