Here it is, in just in time:
A few justifications and explanations after the jump...
- Alabama moves into first after playing a solid team at a neutral field and obliterating the overmatched opponent. USC and LSU are close behind after easily dispatching cupcakes.
- Oregon, Michigan State, and West Virginia all see rises after putting up solid wins; either for the level of competition or for the level of total offensive output. The Spartans, despite a shaky game passing the ball, have one of the best wins on the board in the early season.
- South Carolina and Oklahoma both slide a little after having a bit of trouble in the opener.
- Virginia Tech and Clemson both get a bump for beating solid out of conference opponents, and I will patiently wait for each to lose two inexplicable games in the next three months.
- Michigan takes a tumble after the Alabama loss. I don't feel comfortable putting the Wolverines in front of any of the teams in the top 19.
- Tennessee sneaks in on the basis of playing a major conference team well.
We still don't know much, so I tried to err on the side of rewarding teams that played better competition in week one.