Every week, Senior Insider Ray Ratto votes in the Associated Press College Football Poll. Here is the final stab at perfection.
RANK TEAM COMMENT 1 ALABAMA You saw the game. 2 OKLAHOMA STATE Losing close to Iowa State has its perks 3 LOUISIANA STATE A better effort would have gotten them second 4 OREGON The Rose Bowl kept them in place 5 ARKANSAS SEC West gets three of top five, as it should be 6 STANFORD A field goal away from, well, fifth 7 BOISE STATE Too good for too long; not their fault they drew ASU 8 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Even less visible in the bowl game than LSU 9 SOUTH CAROLINA SEC four of top nine 10 HOUSTON Case Keenum will live forever 11 WISCONSIN One touchdown did them in 12 OKLAHOMA I forget. What bowl did they win? 13 TEXAS CHRISTIAN Another strong season before the hell of the Big East 14 BAYLOR Best bowl game ever only got them this far 15 KANSAS STATE Bill Snyder is still pissed 16 MICHIGAN STATE Big show in overtime 17 MICHIGAN Big show, period 18 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Subtly, quietly excellent 19 VIRGINIA TECH They did something, I think 20 WEST VIRGINIA Scoring 70 only gets you angry letters from the other team's moms 21 BRIGHAM YOUNG Hard to believe, but only three losses 22 GEORGIA Fifth SEC team saves Mark Richt's job 23 NORTHERN ILLINOIS Beating Arkansas State is one shining moment 24 CINCINNATI In general, feh 25 NORTH DAKOTA STATE Guess why these guys are here