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My AP top 25 ballot: Oklahoma moves up to No. 1

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield waves the school flag following a 31-16 win against Ohio State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield waves the school flag following a 31-16 win against Ohio State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch/TNS) TNS

There is a new team at the top of my ballot.

Oklahoma took over the No. 1 spot after thrashing Ohio State 31-16 on the road Saturday night. The Sooners were no match for the Buckeyes last season, but this game was very different and showed what new coach Lincoln Riley can accomplish with this group.

Baker Mayfield looked like the Heisman frontrunner throwing for 386 yards and three touchdowns.

Oklahoma also played well on defense, limiting Ohio State to 350 yards.

Winning at Ohio State is the most impressive win any team has pulled off two weeks into this young college football season. For that, Oklahoma deserves to move up in the national polls.

Here is a look at the rest of my ballot:

1. Oklahoma

2. Alabama

3. Clemson

4. USC

5. Penn State

6. Washington

7. Oklahoma State

8. Michigan

9. LSU

10. Louisville

11. Wisconsin

12. Georgia

13. Ohio State

14. Florida State

15. TCU

16. Virginia Tech

17. Kansas State

18. Washington State

19. Tennessee

20. Stanford

21. Miami

22. UCLA

23. Colorado

24. California

25. San Diego State

The Associated Press will release its complete top 25 poll Sunday afternoon.

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett

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