Giglio Top 25: No reason to hold loss against Aggies

jgiglio@newsobserver.comSeptember 15, 2013 

  • Giglio’s Top 25

    Rank, Team, Previous

    1. Alabama 1

    2. Clemson 2

    3. Oregon 4

    4. Stanford 3

    5. Ohio State 5

    6. Texas A&M 6

    7. Louisville 7

    8. Florida State 8

    9. LSU 9

    10. Georgia 10

    11. South Carolina 11

    12. Miami 12

    13. Michigan 13

    14. Baylor 14

    15. Oklahoma State 15

    16. UCLA 16

    17. Oklahoma 17

    18. Ole Miss 21

    19. Florida 18

    20. Northwestern 19

    21. Washington 24

    22. Notre Dame 20

    23. Northern Illinois 23

    24. Texas Tech NR

    25. Georgia Tech NR

    Out: Nebraska (22), TCU (25)

Note: Joe Giglio is one of 60 AP voters

Texas A&M lost by seven points at home to the No. 1 team in the country.

Should the Aggies (2-1) be docked in the rankings for a 49-42 loss to Alabama?

I don’t think so, not yet anyway. With road games against Arkansas and Ole Miss next on the schedule, we’ll know more about the Aggies in the next few weeks. Right now, they’re staying at No. 6 on my ballot.

I flipped the Pac-12 favorites, with Oregon (3) moving up one slot and Stanford (4) moving down one. Stanford has never been about style points but a 34-20 win at Army, a week after Ball State beat the Black Knights 40-14 does give me pause.

The aforementioned Rebels (3-0), a sleeper to knock off No. 1 Alabama on Sept. 28, move up three spots after making quick work of Texas, 44-23 on the road.

A pair of Techs, Texas Tech (3-0) and Georgia Tech (2-0), move in after losses by Nebraska and TCU, the latter to the Red Raiders, who did the job with their backup quarterback.

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