Jesse Kurtz's Top 25 Poll - Sunday, December 2nd

By: Jesse Kurtz
By: Jesse Kurtz

Final rankings reveal a Buckeyes-Tigers National Championship

Wow!  What a college football season.  A year to expect the unexpected.  Crazy upsets that changed the top-25 more than Elizabeth Taylor changes husbands. 

With Missouri AND West Virginia losing last night, Ohio State and LSU slip into my national championship.  Ohio State is #1 because they are the only one-loss team from a major conference.  And LSU because they did not lose a single game in regulation.  It took six overtimes to hand the Tigers two lossesin 2007.  They are the most deserving two-loss team in the country.

Many believe Georgia deserved a shot.  Even though I like the way the Bulldogs are playing, I couldn't vote them in the top-2 because they didn't play in their conference championship game.  Same goes for one-loss Kansas.  The Jayhawks end up at #8 in my final poll for a couple of reasons.  Despite only having one loss, I could not vote them higher than Oklahoma (who won the Big 12) or Missouri (the Tigers beat them two weeks ago).  Kansas had a very nice season, but a schedule that included cupcakes in non-conference play, and a conference schedule that did NOT include Texas or Oklahoma, leaves a lot to be decided about how good Kansas really is.  Finishing the season at #8 is nothing to be ashamed of.  In fact, the Jayhawks should be VERY proud.

Finally, I have to address Hawaii.  The Warriors showed a ton of heart last night, rallying from 21 points down to beat Washington.  They deserve a BCS bid after going 12-0.  However, I won't listen to the argument that they should play for a national title.  Hawaii checks in at #9 in my final poll.

Thanks for checking in each and every week to keep up with my Top-25 rankings.  It has been fun.  It has also been a learning experience.  This is VERY tough.  I have a new appreciation for those who have voted in the Top-25 for decades.  It takes time, and attention to detail.  I hope I did college football justice with my work this season.  I look forward to doing it all over again next fall.

Got a comment, or want to submit your Top-25??? You can do so on the top right-hand side of the page.

Until next time, keep living the dream.  Jesse Kurtz KKTV Sports Anchor/Reporter

Rank # 1: Ohio State
Rank # 2: LSU
Rank # 3: Georgia
Rank # 4: Oklahoma
Rank # 5: USC
Rank # 6: Virginia Tech
Rank # 7: Missouri
Rank # 8: Kansas
Rank # 9: Hawaii
Rank # 10: West Virginia
Rank # 11: Florida
Rank # 12: Arizona State
Rank # 13: Wisconsin
Rank # 14: Clemson
Rank # 15: Illinois
Rank # 16: BYU
Rank # 17: Boston College
Rank # 18: Auburn
Rank # 19: Tennessee
Rank # 20: Texas
Rank # 21: Virginia
Rank # 22: Boise State
Rank # 23: Air Force
Rank # 24: Michigan
Rank # 25: Arkansas

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