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This Week's Oddsmakers' Top 25

(Yes, United people, I'll get to last weekend, keep checking back.)

(My roofer just used the expression "wedge of cheese" in explaining why water comes inside my house when it rains.)

Here's this week's Las Vegas Sports Consultants Top 25 poll, with AP rankings in parentheses.

Point of fact: When I first published this poll two weeks ago, LVSC had five teams that were especially overrated by the AP pollsters: Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa, West Virginia and Arkansas. Three of the five have since lost, none in particularly impressive fashion. In my first published LVSC rankings, the Vegas oddsmakers had three teams that were especially underrated by AP pollsters: LSU, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Those three teams have since gone 6-0, winning the six games by an average margin of 30.67 points. Just saying, is all.

Your most overrated teams by the AP this week: West Virginia, Auburn, Rutgers. Your must underrated teams: LSU, Wisconsin, Oregon.

(Also, when I talked to the LSVC about some of the discrepancies between their poll and the AP poll, they expressed the opinion that the differences would gradually get smoothed out as actual results reflected the LVSC power rankings, and that by the end of the season the polls would look a lot more alike. We'll see.)

1. Ohio State (1)
2. Michigan (2)
3. Southern Cal (3)
4. Texas (5)
5. LSU (14)
6. Florida (9)
7. Cal (12)
8. Clemson (10)
9. Wisconsin (17)
10. West Virginia (4)
11. Louisville (6)
12. Tennessee (8)
13. Notre Dame (11)
14. Auburn (7)
15. Nebraska (20)
16. Oregon (25)
17. Oklahoma (19)
18. Arkansas (13)
19. Missouri (23)
20. Boise State (15)
21. Boston College (18)
22. BYU (NR)
23. Rutgers (16)
24. Georgia Tech (21)
25. Virginia Tech (NR)

Not ranked by LVSC: Texas A&M (22 in AP), Wake Forest (24).

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 23, 2006; 10:39 AM ET
Categories:  College Football  
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