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How we voted in latest ESPN.com rankings

In the interest of transparency -- and really, what do we have to hide? -- let's look at the latest ESPN.com power rankings ballots Brian and I turned in Sunday.

Brian Bennett's ballot

1. LSU

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma State

4. Stanford

5. Virginia Tech

6. Arkansas

7. Boise State

8. Oregon

9. Michigan State

10. Houston

11. Wisconsin

12. USC

13. South Carolina

14. Oklahoma

15. Georgia

16. Michigan

17. Kansas State

18. TCU

19. Baylor

20. Nebraska

21. Clemson

22. Penn State

23. West Virginia

24. Florida State

25. Cincinnati

Adam Rittenberg's ballot

1. LSU

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma State

4. Virginia Tech

5. Stanford

6. Oregon

7. Boise State

8. Arkansas

9. Michigan State

10. Wisconsin

11. Houston

12. USC

13. Oklahoma

14. South Carolina

15. Michigan

16. Georgia

17. Kansas State

18. TCU

19. Baylor

20. Nebraska

21. West Virginia

22. Clemson

23. Penn State

24. Texas

25. Southern Miss

We have the same top three teams but differ on No. 4, as Bennett goes with Stanford and I have surging Virginia Tech. I like Oregon a bit more than Bennett does, and he's higher on the Hogs from Arkansas than I am after LSU gave Bobby Petrino's boys a bayou beatdown on Saturday. Both of us have Legends Division champion Michigan State at No. 9, and I have Wisconsin at No. 10, while Bennett has the Badgers one spot lower. Bennett has Michigan at No. 16, while I have the Wolverines one spot higher but still not in the top 14. (The Wolverines must finish in the top 14 of the BCS standings to earn an at-large berth.) Nebraska appears at No. 20 on both of our ballots, while Penn State falls to No. 22 on Bennett's and No. 23 on mine. We differ on the final two spots, as Bennett went with Florida State and Cincinnati, while I have Texas and Southern Miss.