Each week, 15 SBNation.com college football staffers assemble votes to create our College Football Playoff field, if the season were to end right this second. It's fun, and no grownups can make us stop doing it, no matter how early in the season it is!
Here are our ballots after Week 4, only Week 4, and no other weeks that have happened or will happen:
|Alex Kirshner||Alabama||Louisville||Ohio State||Texas A&M|
|Bill Connelly||Alabama||Ohio State||Louisville||Michigan|
|Bud Elliott||Alabama||Ohio State||Louisville||Clemson|
|Dan Rubenstein||Alabama||Louisville||Texas A&M||Houston|
|Jason Kirk||Louisville||Alabama||Michigan||Ohio State|
|Jeanna Thomas||Ohio State||Alabama||Louisville||Houston|
|Luke Zimmermann||Alabama||Louisville||Texas A&M||Wisconsin|
|Matt Brown||Alabama||Ohio State||Louisville||Wisconsin|
|Richard Johnson||Alabama||Ohio State||Louisville||Michigan|
|Sarah Hardy||Alabama||Louisville||Ohio State||Houston|
|Spencer Hall||Ohio State||Louisville||Houston||Alabama|
|Steven Godfrey||Ohio State||Louisville||Houston||Texas A&M|
|Wescott Eberts||Alabama||Louisville||Houston||Texas A&M|
Slap that together, and you get our top four.
- Alabama and Louisville are easy choices. Both saw their best wins (Ole Miss and Florida State, respectively) get more valuable in Week 4.
- Ohio State's a little tricky, but there's no real reason to heave the Buckeyes out yet. OSU's blowout of Bowling Green looks less impressive after mid-major Memphis beat BGSU by 74 points, and neither OSU nor top conquest Oklahoma played in Week 4.
- Houston's in sort of the same shape, but did breeze through a 61-point road win at Texas State.
- Texas A&M has beaten Arkansas, Auburn, and UCLA, two of them away from home. That'd also work for now.
- I have Michigan ahead of Ohio State at this exact moment, after that 39-point takedown of Penn State and that win over Colorado becoming more impressive thanks to the Buffaloes winning at Oregon.
Here's Richard with Dan to explain all this (skip ahead to the 30-second mark):