When I bumped Nebraska out of the Top Ten in September, I left open the possibility of moving the Huskers back up once the defense started to play like we expected. Well, that happened, and combined with a wacky weekend of football, I've moved the Huskers up to #8. Homer pick? Probably. But here's my justification. Nebraska didn't narrowly escape Vanderbilt or Duke...and Nebraska's victories over Ohio State and Washington keep looking better and better.
Oklahoma State's blowout of Baylor finally convinced me to move them up to #3. So they'll likely be #2 next week after the LSU/Alabama game.