Miami is the only team on Duke’s schedule to make this week’s Top 25. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports
Each week, the Fansided network collects our ballots for the weekly top 25. With Florida State and Pitt playing late Monday night, this poll is coming out day later than usual. However, for transparency’s sake, here is my ballot after the opening week of college football.
4) Ohio State
6) South Carolina
8) Texas A&M
11) Florida State
14) Oklahoma State
15) Notre Dame
25) Miami FL
I moved Clemson all the way up to #3 due to their big win over Georgia. I thought they looked like one of the top teams in the country and rewarded their big home win. I didn’t drop Georgia, however, because I thought there should be no penalty to losing in that environment against that talented of a team. Otherwise, I went mostly chalk with 6 SEC schools in my top 12. I also snuck Miami into the top 25 after Duke Johnson’s impressive showing against Florida Atlantic.
Chris has covered Duke athletics for Phil Steele, Southern Pigskin, Blue Devil Lair, and Duke-Forum.com. A lifelong fan, Chris grew up wasting away in the autumn heat at Wallace Wade and recovering in his beloved seat in Cameron. Follow him on twitter @Ball_Durham