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Not much movement in my AP Top 25 ballot

Cupcake weekend in college football meant few shakeups in my AP Top 25 rankings.

I thought about moving Wisconsin up from No. 5 after a quality, double-digit win over Michigan, but it wasn't enough for me. In my rankings, the Badgers have beaten one top-25 team: Northwestern. Oklahoma has wins over Ohio State, TCU and Oklahoma State. Clemson has wins over Auburn and Virginia Tech. I feel more confident in Wisconsin – just not confident enough to move them up yet.

I dropped USF one spot to No. 24 , and because Northwestern is quietly on a roll (six consecutive wins, including victories over Michigan State and Iowa). I also moved Memphis over Mississippi State after the Tigers hung 66 on SMU. The Wolverines dropped out of my rankings to make room for Boise State.

So this weekend was mild. Expect next one to be wild.

Here's the AP Top 25 ballot I submitted Sunday morning:

1.       Alabama (11-0)

2.       Miami (10-0)

3.       Oklahoma (10-1)

4.       Clemson (10-1)

5.       Wisconsin (11-0)

6.       Auburn (9-2)

7.       Georgia (10-1)

8.       Ohio State (9-2)

9.       Notre Dame (9-2)

10.   UCF (10-0)

11.   TCU (9-2)

12.   USC (10-2)

13.   Penn State (9-2)

14.   Washington State (9-2)

15.   Washington (9-2)

16.   Michigan State (8-3)

17.   Oklahoma State (8-3)

18.   Stanford (8-3)

19.   Memphis (9-1)

20.   Mississippi State (8-3)

21.   LSU (8-3)

22.   Northwestern (8-3)

23.   Virginia Tech (8-3)

24.   USF (9-1)

25.   Boise State (9-2)

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