Hammer & Rails Ballot - Week 13
|1||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||--|
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||--|
|5||Kansas St. Wildcats||2|
|7||Texas A&M Aggies||2|
|9||Florida St. Seminoles||-4|
|11||South Carolina Gamecocks||8|
|13||Kent St. Golden Flashes||1|
|14||Northern Illinois Huskies||3|
|18||San Jose St. Spartans||--|
|19||Utah State Aggies||5|
|20||Rutgers Scarlet Knights||-5|
|23||Boise St. Broncos||--|
|25||Ball St. Cardinals||--|
|Dropouts: Louisville Cardinals, Texas Longhorns, Tulsa Golden Hurricane|
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "
Pretty straightforward here:
- Notre Dame is in the National title game no matter what, and they have earned it. If Pittsburgh wins next week they will have beaten 10 bowl eligible teams, which is quite impressive. They also have wins over the possible Pac-12 and Big 12 champions.
- The winner of the SEC championship will be their opponent. With Oregon not making the Pac-12 title game they cannot leapfrog the SEC champ. Kansas State won't move past them, either.
- As for the rest of the poll, I am high on Northern Illinois and Kent State, especially since we're likely going after Dave Doeren.