Not much change at the top of the ballot, but the second half of the ballot is almost completely new. I dropped the teams that suffered bad losses over the weekend -- removing them completely. That includes Nebraska as well; obviously I misread the whole situation with the defense.
Baylor rides the wave of teams coming in. Kansas State gets a huge promotion for doing what Nebraska fans only dream of: blowing out Miami (Florida) in your home stadium. Michigan State finally gets ranked for showing an offense outside of Le'Veon Bell. Michigan gets penalized a little for looking a little too pedestrian against a Mountain West service academy at home.
UCLA gets on the ballot with their huge performance against the Huskers. Other new teams are Virginia Tech, Stanford, Arizona State, and most grudgingly, Texas and Notre Dame. I needed teams to insert into the mix, and those were the best available. Arkansas struggled against a 1-AA team and lost to a Sun Belt team; they don't look like a top 50 team anymore. Wisconsin has a better case; they lost to a lower-tier Pac-12 team....but they're gone. Nebraska might have still warranted a vote, but not after this past week's stinker.