Monday, May 22, 2006

Post Spring Top 25

I will be honest, I have not had the chance to research all 119 DIA teams but I will give the post spring top 25 a crack. Texas and USC are having some off the field problems but there is enough talent to keep these schools among the top 10. I don't see a clear cut No. 1 like Miami, Oklahoma and USC were the last few years.

I am still sticking with Auburn as my No. 1 team and Ohio State is a solid No. 2. Notre Dame has returned to greatness and I expect many preseason publications to have the Irish ranked in the top three. Lets not forget West Virginia, the Mountaineers have the best shot to run the table. Boston College is my surprise team. I expect very few to preseason pubs to rank the Eagles because they only return 13 starters. But the Eagles have a schedule set up beautifully to make a run at the ACC title. So you can see this poll is not based on talent alone. The top 4 teams are schools I think that the best talent and manageable schedule to run the table.

  1. Auburn- Snubbed by the BCS in 04, but won't be this year.
  2. Ohio State- Tressel Twist, the offense will be unstoppable.
  3. USC- Quarterback issues is something Carroll is not used.
  4. West Virginia- The talent is there but the Big East sucks.
  5. LSU- Trips to Auburn and Florida are among the first 6 games.
  6. Notre Dame- Quinn has the weight of the Irish on his shoulders.
  7. Texas- Can't afford to lose Taylor along with Young.
  8. Florida- Meyer's glory year is always year No. 2.
  9. Oklahoma- Peterson's Heisman year?
  10. Miami- New(old) OC Rich Olsen will spark the offense.
  11. Michigan- Carr needs a Big Ten title or else?
  12. Boston College- Can the Eagles win the ACC?
  13. Georgia- Richt's team will not fall too fall from the top of the SEC.
  14. Iowa- 5th straight New Year's Day bowl for the Hawks.
  15. Louisville- The best offense in the nation.
  16. Florida State- Is this Junior's year?
  17. Texas Tech- Pass right, pass left, pass middle and finally a defense.
  18. California- Who will quarterback the Bears?
  19. Clemson- Losing Whitehurst not that big of a deal.
  20. Virginia Tech- Last time the Hokies were underrated they won the ACC.
  21. Oregon- The Ducks must play at USC and Cal.
  22. Nebraska- The Huskers are back.
  23. Arizona State- Koetter's team has to put it together with all this talent.
  24. Penn State- Paterno has major holes to fill.
  25. Alabama- The defense will have to carry the Tide.

really early top 40(from January)


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