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BOZICH | My college football Top 20/Bottom 5 (WKU, UK, U of L, IU included)

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Rick Bozich of WDRB Sports ranks the Top 20 and Bottom 5 teams in college football every week. Rick Bozich of WDRB Sports ranks the Top 20 and Bottom 5 teams in college football every week.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Taking a look at the rankings is the last thing that University of Louisville fans want to do today. (Look ASAP: The Cards were still No. 6 in Jeff Sagarin’s computer formula which had not updated with the weekend scores at 8 a.m.)

I update.

I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t do everything possible to reduce the troubling fear of seeing either Oklahoma or Penn State in the College Football Playoff.

So I persist with another edition of the Top 20/Bottom 5 (cheap shots at no extra cost).

TOP 20

1. Alabama (12-0) — Anything less than 15-0 will be a disappointment.

2. Ohio State (11-1) — The Buckeyes don’t have to worry about a loss or injuries in a conference title game and will still make the playoffs. It’s a great country

3. Clemson (11-1) The Tigers looked as if they were finally eager to accelerate from cruise control against South Carolina.

4. Washington (11-1) — The Huskies’ 45-17 road win against No. 23 Washington State was the weekend’s top performance.

5. Michigan (10-2) —  I agree with Jim Harbaugh. The zebras hurt the Wolverines -- and the Big Ten can't fine me.

6. Wisconsin (10-2) — Apparently the Badgers don’t miss that Bielama guy.

7. Colorado (10-2) — The Buffs win twice, advancing to the Pac-12 title game with Washington and nobody is talking about stealing their coach, Mike McIntyre.

8. Oklahoma  (9-2) — Playoff?  The Sooners lost to Houston by 10.  Playoff? The Sooners lost to Ohio State by 21.

9. Penn State (10-2) — Playoff? The Nittany Lions lost to Pitt by 3. Playoff? They lost to Michigan by 39.

10. USC (9-3) — Nobody is talking about dumping Clay Helton any more. Funny how that works.

11. Western Michigan (12-0) — Perfection is difficult in any league.

12. Texas (5-7) — I’m not the first to predict that Tom Herman will deliver a roaring start with Charlie Strong’s returning players. In fact, I believe Charlie pretty much said it.

13. Navy (9-2) — You do understand how difficult it is to win nine games (and score 75 points Saturday) at a service academy, right?

14. No reason to worry.

15. You cannot be serious.

16. Western Kentucky (9-3) — I’d take the Hilltoppers over UK or U of L on a neutral field. Anybody with me?

17. Kentucky (7-5) — Season tickets for 2017 are on sale now!

18. Louisville (9-3) — I’ve already said enough.

19. Indiana (6-6) — The Hoosiers have beaten Purdue four in a row. Somebody get reaction from Bob Griese, Rod Woodson, Otis Armstrong and Drew Brees.

20. You’re on your own.

BOTTOM FIVE

5. Notre Dame (4-8) — It’s not the 4-8 that is the problem. It’s trying to imagine Brian Kelly turning things around and actually winning a national title.

4. LSU (7-4) — The Tigers think they’re going to overtake Alabama in the SEC West with Ed Orgeron hiring Lane Kiffin away from Nick Saban? Please explain.

3. Oregon (4-8) — For some reason those uniforms didn’t seem as cool this season.

2. Big 12 — Your league is about to be frozen out of the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.

1. SEC East (1-3) — Florida loses to Florida State, Georgia loses to Georgia Tech and South Carolina loses to Clemson. Commissioner Sankey needs to send Mark Stoops a “Thank You” card ASAP because this group of four went 1-3 against the ACC. (Corrected: Hey, it was early.)

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