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USA Today preseason Top 25

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    When was the last time Notre Dame, Miami and Alabama all were out of the preseason Top 25?

    1. Southern California (45) 11-2 1,481 4
    2. LSU (4) 11-2 1,372 3
    3. Florida (9) 13-1 1,278 1
    4. Texas 10-3 1,231 13
    5. Michigan (2) 11-2 1,218 9
    6. West Virginia 11-2 1,205 10
    7. Wisconsin 12-1 1,114 5
    8. Oklahoma 11-3 1,026 11
    9. Virginia Tech 10-3 1,005 18
    10. Ohio State 12-1 919 2
    11. Louisville 12-1 836 7
    12. California 10-3 763 14
    13. Georgia 9-4 604 NR
    14. Auburn 11-2 595 8
    15. Tennessee 9-4 583 23
    16. Rutgers 11-2 466 12
    17. UCLA 7-6 454 NR
    18. Penn State 9-4 440 25
    19. Nebraska 9-5 388 NR
    20. Arkansas 10-4 360 16
    21. Florida State 7-6 301 NR
    22. TCU 11-2 233 21
    23. Boise State 13-0 222 6
    24. Hawaii 11-3 214 24
    25. Texas A&M 9-4 209 NR
    Others receiving votes (with 2006 records)
    Boston College (10-3) 150; Georgia Tech (9-5) 150; Miami (Fla.) (7-6) 91; Notre Dame (10-3) 90; South Carolina (8-5) 90; Wake Forest (11-3) 71; Missouri (8-5) 58; Oregon State (10-4) 52; Brigham Young (11-2) 47; Clemson (8-5) 30; Oregon (7-6) 30; South Florida (9-4) 26; Texas Tech (8-5) 20; Alabama (6-7) 16; Oklahoma State (7-6) 15; Southern Mississippi (9-5) 14; Iowa (6-7) 12; Kansas State (7-6) 8; Memphis (2-10) 5; Houston (10-4) 4; Arizona (6-6) 1; Duke (0-12) 1; Kentucky (8-5) 1; Washington State (6-6) 1.
     
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Spurrier is a voter this year, I see.
     
  3. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Yep. Duke, as always.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And behind the likes of Hawaii, Boise State, Rutgers and TCU...
     
  5. I can't see LSU or Florida finishing that highly.

    Not impressed with Les Miles & Co. at all. After watching LSU in person, I couldn't fathom how they lost a single game.

    As for Florida, too many losses on defense and I think everyone's going a bit overboard on the Tim Tebow hype. A bit of a backslide for Urban Meyer, the Tony La Russa of college football.

    My top 5... based on who I think will be there at season's end.

    Southern Cal
    Michigan
    Virginia Tech
    Auburn
    Oklahoma
     
  6. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    agree florida is high. think some voters gave them first because they were champs. i figured around bottom of top 10. a ton of talent, but a lot of it unproven at this point.
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I think OU is rated awfully high considering they are very, very unsettled at QB.
     
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    No way in hell Auburn should be that high. They lost too much from last year, and have too many question marks, to be in my top 10.

    The Tigers play eight home games, but the four road games are at Florida, Georgia, LSU and Arkansas -- which is pretty damn brutal.
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Even unranked, the Domers are overrated. And how did Georgia jump so high from the final poll last year. Let me guess, they have a lot of players back from last year's crappy team.
     
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    USC and Virginia Tech in the title game.

    Adibi will win whatever award goes to the best defensive player of the year.
     
  11. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    So WVU plays W Michigan, Marshall, E Carolina and Miss St as their OOC? Seriously? The little sisters of the poor could go 4-0 against that. Looks like their entire season comes down to 2 weeks -- Rutgers and Louisville back-to-back.
     
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Well, that crappy team did go 9-4 last year. Once Georgia settled on Stafford at quarterback, and once he got used to playing at the college level, the Dogs were a pretty strong team by the end, closing the season with wins over Auburn, Ga. Tech and Virginia Tech.
     
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