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Thursday, August 18, 2005

This is thoroughly strange. Okay. I've come to terms with Texas #2 after Duh at #1. Then... I run out of top ten teams at about five. Seriously. I don't want to rank anyone sixth. I had severe issues ranking someone #2. So you can look at this like #1 USC. 2-5: Some teams. 6-10: Some more teams.

I am accepting feedback on this thing before I submit it towards the end of the week. I'm open for your input on just about everybody. Suggest away.

1Southern CalSophisticated as hail.
2TexasI am contractually bound to fear Vince Young as if he was Satan incarnate after the Rose Bowl.
3MichiganHomer pick? I dunno. This is where I think they go now.
4LSUOne quarterback away from Zow! No, not that Zow.
5TennesseeAinge sort of shaky end of last year, plus major secondary issues.
6Miami (Florida)Also contractually obligated to have one Florida team in the top ten.
7PurdueSnakebitten last year, now have a healthy kicker and the whole defense back. Everybody.
8Virginia Tech
Sorry, Ian.
9OklahomaNo one except Adrian Peterson is back. That's still pretty good.
10FloridaSeriously, who names their kid "Urban"?
11Ohio State
Troy Smith sucks; a lot of other parts don't.
Probably going to annihilate everyone they play. Have scads of talent relative to rest of Big East... how exactly did this happen? Louisville is in Kentucky.
13Texas A&M
Franchione liftoff year, also many people back from last season... last season when they lost to Baylor!
14IowaI fear Kirk Ferentz. I do not fear 255 pound redshirt freshman defensive tackles.
15Arizona State
Hi Sam Keller. You probably did the right thing.
16GeorgiaTee Martin hypothesis tested this year. Everyone forgot about that Ware kid, but he's pretty good himself.
17CalExpect a lot of tasteless headlines featuring Marshawn Lynch.
19Boston CollegeStupid Pat Eaves.
20Bowling GreenThe best quarterback in college football. Shi'ite defense.
21Florida StateNo quarterback, no Cromartie, Jeff Bowden, real teams to oppose. Dadgummit.
22MinnesotaHalf of a really, really good team. Half of a violent illness.
23North Carolina StateSection Six convinced me. I also have a soft spot for losers of tight games.
24Texas Tech
25AlabamaFor Warren.

Update: After consideration and some input, I flipped Texas A&M and Arizona State. Ditto for Bowling Green and Auburn. This one's in the system, baby.