And here's what the net effect of the 60 SBN writers who turned in a ballot is as we head for the bowl season.
LSU is the unanimous choice of every person and computer everywhere. USC ("ours") suffers from (South)east perception, while USC ("theirs") benefits from it. How, I'm not quite sure.
Total Ballots: 60
I'm beyond grasping at straws at the degree of support Penn St. still has. There aren't even straws to account for Florida St.