There’s no doubt that Alabama is the best team in the nation.  They dominated their first game without Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and until they lose, they will stay at No.1.

Boise State passed Ohio State for No. 2 simply based on who they played.  The Virginia Tech game was tough, but Boise once again found a way to pull it out and solidify themselves as the second-best team in the country.

Florida was the most disappointing team in the top 10 and struggled with Miami (OH) at home, who was a team who finished close to last in total offense and defense last season.  Tebow – you are missed.

I understand that Oregon only beat New Mexico, but 72-0 is impressive no matter who it’s against especially when their star running back, LaMichael James, didn’t play.  They set a team record for yards with 720, but will have a tough time repeating that performance in Week 2 when they go to Knoxville to take on Tennessee.  Then we will find out if they are worthy of their top 10 ranking.

One of the teams to watch out for is Florida State.  I think they will steadily climb the ranks all season and will be a top 10 team in the end.  Christian Ponder has improved and new head coach Jimbo Fisher has something to prove to all those naysayers that said Bobby Bowden should’ve stayed for one more season.

There will most definitely be some shakeups in the poll next week as there are an array of top 25 teams battling it out.  And you can bet that either Notre Dame or Michigan will be in my top 25 next week because they just missed the cut this week.  We will also find a lot more about Ohio State and Miami (FL) after Saturday.  This should be a great quarterback match up as well as Terrelle Pryor and Jacory Harris go head-to-head in the Horseshoe.

Submitted by Steve Giles