How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

Neither Adam nor I vote in the Associated Press, USA Today coaches or Harris polls, and the BCS rejected our computer rankings for its formula (granted, out math was quite shoddy). But we do have a say in ESPN.com's weekly national power rankings, and here's what we said this week:

Adam's Top 25

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. LSU

6. Florida State

7. Texas A&M


9. Miami

10. Baylor

11. Louisville

12. Georgia

13. South Carolina

14. Stanford

15. Missouri

16. Wisconsin

17. Oklahoma

18. Fresno State

19. Texas Tech

20. Washington

21. Virginia Tech

22. Florida

23. Nebraska

24. Northern Illinois

25. Michigan State

Brian's Top 25

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. Florida State

6. LSU


8. Baylor

9. Texas A&M

10. Miami

11, Louisville

12. Stanford

13. Georgia

14. South Carolina

15. Missouri

16. Oklahoma

17. Wisconsin

18. Virginia Tech

19. Fresno State

20. Texas Tech

21. Florida

22. Auburn

23. Michigan State

24. Washington

25. Northern Illinois

We are obviously much kinder to the Big Ten than the AP poll, which has only two league teams (Ohio State and Wisconsin) this week. Adam and I are both very high on Wisconsin and can't believe the Badgers aren't in the coaches' poll. ... We both also include Michigan State this week, while Adam also has Nebraska in the poll and ahead of the Spartans. I'm a little more impressed with MSU right now because its win at Iowa is better than anything on the Huskers' résumé. But it is close. ... We both also dropped Michigan and Northwestern out this week. They remain just on the cusp and can get back in with some bounce-back performances. ... I flip-flopped Oregon and Clemson, finally moving the Ducks up to No. 2. Clemson's performance against Boston College and Georgia's loss didn't help. ... A bunch of losses this week meant that teams such as Baylor, UCLA, Missouri and Virginia Tech made big leaps on our ballots. ... One question I keep having is what to do with Florida. The Gators obviously have a tremendous defense, but their offense is abysmal. Do they really deserve to stay in the rankings?

What does your Top 25 look like this week?