Friday, August 8, 2008

Preseason Football Rankings Are OUT!!!!

The NCAA college football preseason rankings are officially out!  The Georgia Bulldogs are the #1 team going into the 2008/ 09 season.   GA is followed by USC, Ohio State, Florida, Oklahoma, Mizzouri, Clemson, West Virginia, LSU and Auburn rounds out the top ten power rankings preseason. The rest of the top 20 are below.  Here is a link to see the entire rankings and ESPN analysis.  

11Texas0-0222The pass defense struggled in '07. Does new DC Will Muschamp have a solution? In the pass-happy Big 12, he'll need to find answers -- fast.
12Wisconsin0-0219Wisconsin's last Big Ten title came in 1999. The good news? The Badgers get Big Ten favorite Ohio State at Camp Randall Stadium on Oct. 4.
13Texas Tech0-0203Harrell, Crabtree and Co. get much love (and deservedly so). If the Red Raiders' defense joins the party, a BCS bowl berth could be on the horizon.
14Brigham Young0-0152The Cougars own consecutive MWC titles and are favored to win their third straight this season. A 16-game league winning streak doesn't hurt, either.
15Arizona State0-0131Dennis Erickson led ASU to 10 wins in his first year. Year 2 will prove to be more difficult with five Pac-10 road games and a visit from Georgia.
16Virginia Tech0-0106Defense rules -- especially in Blacksburg. The Hokies have led the ACC in total defense the last three seasons, but only four starters return in 2008.
17Oregon0-0106Dennis Dixon is gone, and QBs Nathan Costa and Justin Roper offer little experience. But the Ducks should once again be in the Pac-10 mix.
18South Florida0-0103The Bulls have defeated preseason favorite West Va. the last two years. If they accomplish the trifecta on Dec. 6, they just might win their first league title.
19Tennessee0-0102The 'us against the world mentality' makes its return. Most expect the Vols to finish third in the SEC -- the SEC East that is. Is UT underrated -- again?
20Penn State0-099Rumors of Joe Paterno's retirement. Off-the-field issues. Suspensions. You can bet that few teams are looking forward to the season more than PSU.

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