September 15, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal cornerback Wayne Lyons (2), linebacker A.J. Tarpley (17), and linebacker Shayne Skov (11) celebrate after the game against the Southern California Trojans at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal defeated the Trojans 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

FanSided Top 25 - How VBR Voted

Earlier today, our friends over at Saturday Biltz released the latest edition of the FanSided Top 25.  You can view the full poll HERE.  Both Tim and Matt have a vote in this poll and in the interest of openness, transparency, and mostly to get ridiculed for our rankings, we will be sharing our weekly ballots with our loyal readers here at VBR.  Leave your comments and threats in the comments section below!

The big moves this week came from Stanford and USC, coming off the Cardinal’s upset win on Saturday night in Palo Alto.  Both Tim and Matt had the Trojans ranked second going into the game, while Tim had Stanford #21 and Matt did not rank them.  My how things changed.  Notre Dame continues to shoot up both rankings, sitting at 3-0 and coming off a dominant prime time win against Michigan State.  Things look to shake up again this coming weekend with Florida State and Clemson meeting in Tallahassee, Michigan traveling to South Bend to face the Fighting Irish, and both Kansas State and Oklahoma facing their first big test of the season as the Sooners and Wildcats meet in Norman.  In a couple of “below the radar” games, Rich Rodriguez takes Arizona to Eugene to face Oregon, while Oregon State travels to the Rose Bowl to face the undefeated UCLA Bruins.


1. Alabama
2. LSU
3. Oregon
4. Oklahoma
5. Florida State
6. South Carolina
7. Georgia
8. Texas
9.  Florida
10. West Virginia
11. Notre Dame
12.  Clemson
13. Stanford
14. USC
15. Kansas State
16. Michigan
17. Michigan State
18. Ohio State
19. UCLA
20. TCU
21. Arizona
22. Louisville
23. Oregon State
24. Ohio
25. Rutgers


1. Alabama
2. LSU
3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon
5. South Carolina
6. Georgia
7. Clemson
8. Florida State
9. West Virginia
10. Texas
11. Notre Dame
12. Florida
13. Kansas State
14. Stanford
15. Ohio State
16. USC
17. Kansas State
18. TCU
19. Louisville
20. Arizona
21. UCLA
22. Oregon State
23. Michigan State
24. Nebraska
25. Northwestern

View last week’s polls HERE!

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