|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: Tennessee (#16), Houston (#20), Utah (#22).
I made the decision to put TCU ahead of Florida when the Horned Frogs were beating a pretty good Utah team senseless. After watching a game in which Florida struggled to move the ball against South Carolina and in which Tim Tebow didn't know what to do with plenty of time to throw the ball, I decided that Florida has serious problems on offense (at least relative to where they should be). Georgia is the only semi-credible opponent against which the Florida offense has impressed. Ergo, the Gators are #4. At this stage in the season, their ranking is irrelevant because they'll jump TCU and Alabama if they run the table and win in Atlanta. However, I don't like the Gators chances against the Tide right now. If competent Greg McElroy shows up (as opposed to midseason slump McElroy), then Bama is more likely to score on the Florida defense than vice versa.