Another topsy (25) turvy season closes with Rankman's final weekly poll release.
Rankman, like Rutgers, got off to a frigid start before finishing like Vince Carter at the rim.
Ohio State was a sorry excuse for a preseason No. 1 pick, and we deeply apologize for Clemson at No. 8.
Weeks ago, though, against a raging Crimson Tide, Rankman held back undefeated Alabama and elevated one-loss Florida to No. 1.
Last weekend, the Associated Press and Harris polls came aboard while Florida fell one point short of No. 1 in the USA Today coaches' pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey contest.
Kudos to editors who read comments and said "what?" and flagged Rankman for once posting two teams at No. 16 and, another week, for turning in a top 27.