Right now, I would vote A&M in the top 10, Stanford probably 11 to 15 range.
All of these teams have flaws, except maybe Louisville, based on what we've seen. Bama wears people down, with unbelievable depth, and overcomes whatever flaws they have.
While I thought Mich St might be able to play with Ohio St, that is out the window now. So it's up to Wisconsin and Michigan if the Buckeyes are going to be derailed. Badgers play @ Michigan and host Ohio St in successive games coming up, with an off week in between. We'll know whether they are in the mix or out of it by end of the day October 15. The defense appears to be really solid
Clemson, Houston and Stanford all have concerns. UH vs Louisville should be a great offensive show later in November, but this week's Clemson-Louisville game will eliminate one of them from the unbeaten ranks.
Washington survived its first real test this week at Arizona, in OT. Coleman ran for 180+ yards, but the Huskies also gave up 175 and 2 TDs to Dawkins of 'Zona. So another undefeated matchup this Friday night with Stanford at Washington.
Tennessee, Baylor, Nebraska and Miami are all undefeated too, along with Utah, Boise St and San Diego St. Vols get UGa this week. Baylor plays Iowa St, then an off week, then KU, before playing Texas. They'll be 6-0 when they go to Austin. Miami is @ Ga Tech this week, then hosts Fla St the following week
Nebraska is also likely to get to maybe 7-0 as they host Illinois this week, have an off week, then @ Indiana and host Purdue, before their 10/29 matchup @ Wisconsin, and the following week, @ Ohio St
Utah is @ Cal this week, then Arizona, @ Ore St and then @ UCLA. If they survive that, then Washington would be next on their calendar.
Hard to figure on the Aztecs. Their toughest games left may be UNLV and Nevada, later in the year
Boise St plays Utah St this week, and also has BYU and UNLV on the slate still
A lot still to play out, but it's going to be interesting
Now with all the questions about who will get the LSU job (Herman, Briles already being mentioned), and the fallout in South Bend, this season is just getting going. It's college football, and why we're all on LionFan's site. Where is he by the way?