Kory’s NCAA Top 25 after week 1

By on September 7, 2010
  1. Boise State- Do I think they are the best team, no. It’s a dog and pony show for them the rest of the way. Barring a monumental letdown they make the Championship unless two other teams can go the distance. Put them in the SEC or Big Ten and they lose three games. Can you tell I don’t like this pick at all. 
  2. Alabama  (last week 1) – Played with SJSU all day as they held a 591-175 advantage in yards gained. With 334 of those yards coming through the air Penn State has another thing to think about.
  3. Ohio State (last week 2) – A trouncing of an overmatched Marshall team really doesn’t say much but the offensive balance the Bucks displayed was impressive.
  4. Oregon (last week 6) – 720 yards of offense and 59 points at halftime. This one could have been a lot worse, never mind the Lobos would probably struggle in the FCS.
  5. Iowa – A very ho hum 37 – 10 win over a cupcake. This game looked like a high level practice.
  6. Nebraska – The run defense surrendered a worrisome 179 yards to Western Kentucky. Bo Pelini better fix the D in hurry or this ranking won’t last.
  7. Florida – Yes, they won 34-12 but the game was much closer than the score and Miami of Ohio isn’t exactly a power winning all of one game last year.  Play this way again and a down USF program will come out of The Swamp with a marquee victory.
  8. Texas – A very workman like game for the Horns. If the defensive backs can finish off some of the big plays they let slip through their hands Texas will be at the top of the rankings all year.
  9. Miami – 210 yards and three TDs is isn’t a bad game and Jacory Harris did it in one half’s worth of work. The defense looked outstanding in giving up a paltry 110 yards.
  10. TCU – beating a middle of the road Pac 10 team in a defacto home game is nice but I’m still not sold. Fortunately for the Horned Frogs they only have one more hurdle to an undefeated season, a Utah team that beat Pitt.
  11. Wisconsin – The same Badgers, over 200 yards and four TDs on the ground and a very limited passing game.  A SJSU team that just got destroyed by Alabama pays a visit this weekend.
  12. Virginia Tech – Should have won Monday night if they hadn’t come out looking so shell shocked and starting in a 17 – 0 hole. As usual Tech starts slow…
  13. Georgia Tech – Paul Johnson opened up the playbook and the offense exploded for 12 passing yards. Then there is that 360 yards the ground game brought to the party.
  14. Arkansas – Tennessee Tech doesn’t provide much of a litmus test but Arkansas was efficient as Ryan Mallett went 21-for-24 for 301 yards and three touchdowns.
  15. Auburn- If that was the real Cameron Newton the Tigers are going to be tough to handle. His 357 total yards and five TDs provided for a sparkeling debut.
  16. Penn State – True freshman Robert Bolden started off slow but settled down in the second half leading the Lions to four TDs
  17. Florida State – Christian Ponder, all four TDs in 14 attempts of him, will give a shaky Oklahoma D all it can handle.
  18. Georgia – Everyone knew the offense was going to be special but holding any team, even Louisiana-Lafayette, to five first downs is tough to do. If the D can keep it up the Dawgs will be players in the SEC.
  19. Oklahoma – Luckily I had Oklahoma low to start so after a horrible showing in week one I don’t have to drop them that far. A seven point win against Utah State should have Norman very worried about this weekend’s visit from FSU.
  20. Stanford – Andrew Luck is as advertised 17-for-23 for 316 and a career high four TDs. We wont know much about the Cardinal until they hit the Notre Dame, Oregon, USC stretch of the schedule.
  21. West Virginia – I have to have a Big East team somewhere, and considering it comes down to the Mountaineers and Orange, WVU gets the spot. Could be a brutal year for the Big East. Why does the Mountain West not get the automatic BCS bid?
  22. LSU – they get the credit for winning and join the top 25. Does LSU pull out the 30-24 win if UNC doesn’t have 13 players suspended? 
  23. USC – Matt Barkley looked impressive in tossing five touchdowns but the defense gave up 588 total yards, 459 of those through the passing game. What happens when the opponent is not Hawaii?
  24. Texas Tech – The offense clicked as expected but it’s not the offense people are worried about. Tech’s new 3-4 scheme showed improvement over last year’s model, it would have been tough to be any worse…
  25. Oklahoma State – I may have been very, very wrong about the pokes. They looked impressive in week one. Kendall Hunter had to have lingering effects from that ankle injury last year because he looked like a man possessed in running over Washington State for 257 yards, four TDs and a ridiculous 12.2 YPC.


On the bubble – Houston, Navy, Michigan, Notre dame, Utah

Dropped out – UNC, Oregon State, Pittsburgh,

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