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My Preseason Top 25...plus five

Posted on: July 25, 2008 11:23 am
 

Here's my preseason rankings I submitted as a voter in TheGreek's TBDPITL. I'm hitching my wagon to Missouri this year. People knock Gary Pinkel and maybe rightfully so but he's not the leader on the field. Chase Daniel is that guy and I think this kid has the stuff champions are made of. The Tigers schedule sets up fairly well too. The opener against Illinois will be a test but one they pass with flying colors in my opinion. The next real test should be at Texas and Missouri can lose this game and still get into the Big XII title game. There they would most likely face Texas in a rematch or Oklahoma. A win there and they're in. Anyways, here we go......

 

1. Georgia Bulldogs logoA showdown in the desert looms if Spurrier doesn't bite them first.

2. Missouri Tigers logoDaniel & Co. have a chance to put the Tigers on the map right out of the gate against the Illini in St. Louis.

3. Oklahoma Sooners logoCan Bradford avoid the sophomore slump?

4. Southern Cal. Trojans logoJoe McKnight needs to be all he can be to keep the pressure off of Sanchez.

5. Florida Gators logoWill the Gators defense hold up through the SEC mine field?

6. Ohio St. Buckeyes logo They're loaded, but an early season trip to the left coast should tell us all we need to know.

7. Texas Longhorns logoThe Horns have some time to tune up before the Red River Shootout.

8. Clemson Tigers logoEverything points towards the BCS for the Tigers. Now they just have to avoid that pesky late season collapse.

9. LSU Tigers logoWill the loss of Perriloux prove to be too much to overcome?

10. Arizona St. Sun Devils logoDennis Erickson is a winner wherever he goes. Is this the year he gets past California Pete?

11. Auburn Tigers logoTate and Lester conjure up recent memories of Brown and Williams.

12. West Virginia Mountaineers logoDespite the departure of Rodriguez and Slaton, things look Devine in Morgantown.

13. Texas Tech Red Raiders logoDefensive Coordinators have nightmares about other wordly wideout Michael Crabtree.

14. Kansas Jayhawks logoReesing is back but Talib leaves a big hole on the edge of the Jayhawks defense.

15. Wisconsin Badgers logoP.J. Hill has Heisman potential for a typical Badger team.

16. Illinois Fighting Illini logoHow much can Zook squeeze out of the Juice?

17. BYU Cougars logoThis year's most likely BCS buster. 

18. Tennessee Volunteers logoCan Fulmer live up to his contract extension and get back to the BCS? Not likely in the loaded SEC.

19. Virginia Tech Hokies logoTaylor or Glennon? Glennon or Taylor? When was the last time you saw a two-headed national champion?

20. Pittsburgh Panthers logoIntroducing 2010 Heisman Trophy winner LeSean McCoy.

21. Penn St. Nittany Lions logoEveryone but the QB back from a 9-4 squad. Was he that good anyways?

22. South Florida Bulls logoThe mohawk is gone but Grothe and his legs are back.

23. Florida St. Seminoles logoJimbo and Drew start to assert themselves and the Noles begin their climb back to elite status.

24. South Carolina Gamecocks logoIn Week 3 the Dawgs come calling but Spurrier has some business to take care of first.

25. Michigan Wolverines logoNew coach, new system. New everything on offense. The ride may be bumpy but it will end up with a bowl game.

26. Wake Forest Demon Deacons logoHow does Jim Grobe do it at a school with an enrollment 6,700?

27. Fresno St. Bulldogs logoBeating Georgia Tech in last year's bowl game was one thing. But Pat Hill has been down this road before.

28. Oregon Ducks logoDixon and Stewart are gone. With them went the majority of the Ducks offense.

29. Alabama Crimson Tide logoThe Saban rebuilding process continues in a very competitive SEC.

30. - Connecticut Huskies logoThe conference co-champs have a lot of talent back and the Mountaineers and Panthers both head to East Hartford.

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Comments

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2009 1:04 pm
 

My Preseason Top 25...plus five

Hahaha! Yeah I haven't blogged since donovan. New one is coming soon though! I already voted on though!



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2009 2:37 pm
 

My Preseason Top 25...plus five

Wow. Boy am I stupid.

This is LAST year's preseason.



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2009 2:37 pm
 

My Preseason Top 25...plus five

Like the list. Only problem is the game against USC is at home, not at USC.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2008 9:30 pm
 

My Preseason Top 25...plus five

Thanks Greek. Maybe I'm too close to FSU to see what everyone else does but I love the freshman class coming in and declaring some leadership. The program hasn't had that in a while. That, along with the skill position talent and a year under their belt in a new system should make them a player in the ACC.

As for Mizzou and Arizona St. - The Tigers have probably the most dynamic duo in Daniel and Maclin this side of Tebow and Harvin. If their defense plays just solid, they can win the Big XII. Dennis Erickson is a tremendous coach and once again we see a great pair in Carpenter and Herring. They obviously have two huge tests when they host Georgia and travel to USC. But I think they'll be in the mix.

Always willing to take the criticism though.



TheGreek
Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2008 12:28 pm
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