Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


We want your top five


Everyone and their brother has a top 25 nowdays, so why should we in the Inland Northwest not join the rush? Given your interest in college football, we might as well come up with our top five, at the least.

For background, here is the coaches' top-25 with Ohio State No. 1, USC No. 2 and Auburn No. 3. Here is the AP poll with USC and Auburn flipped.

Let's start a Monday morning thing. Give me your top five in the Comments. I'll put them together and put out a fan's top five on Tuesday afternoon. Here is mine for this week:

1. Ohio State
2. Auburn
3. USC
4. Michigan
5. West Virginia

I'm sure this won't be the end of the season top five, partly due to Auburn's schedule and USC's injuries, but I think this is how these teams stand right now.

For more background, USA Today takes a look at the season at the one-third point.

Check the polls, read the stories and then give me your top five.

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.