Matt’s FBS Top 25 after week 1

By on September 7, 2010

Matt’s FBS Top 25

1)      Alabama— Still atop the pile after their week one primer.

2)      Ohio State—Pryor looked every bit the Heisman candidate on his way to rolling the Thundering Herd.

3)      Boise State—Step One of Operation “Prove We Belong” was a success in Blacksburg.  After traveling to Wyoming next week, they will host a pissed off Oregon State team that took a tough road loss to fellow Bronco upstart, TCU.

4)      Oregon—After crushing New Mexico at home, the Ducks face a tough road opponent at Tennessee.

5)      Iowa—Ricky Stanzi gave the Hawkeye faithful a scare when he fell awkwardly, but Iowa got off to an early start and never looked back.

6)      Florida—The Gators look like they could use another year of eligibility from Maurkice Pouncey.  8 fumbles won’t instill much confidence in the Gators faithful.

7)      TCU—The Horned Frogs proved they aren’t ready to give up on national title dreams by getting the season off with a bang in their 30-21 victory over Oregon State.  They still must win all their games to have a shot.

8)      Virginia Tech—Heartbreaking loss to Boise St. after leading late is just another in a series of seasons in which the Hokies are behind the eight ball out of the gate.

9)      Texas—Mack Brown has re-committed to the run apparently, handing it off 49 times.  I think he misses Colt.

10)  Nebraska—Redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez directed the Huskers to the win, displaying both his passing an rushing skills in an easy matchup versus Western Kentucky.

11)  Georgia Tech—Tech’s next opponent, Kansas, just lost to North Dakota State (an FCS school).  Don’t get caught looking ahead to your match in Chapel Hill, Jackets. 

12)  West Virginia—The first half wasn’t pretty but they still steam-rolled Coastal Carolina.  They will have a decent opponent in Maryland to prep them for their road tilt with LSU.

13)  Wisconsin—Without the two early TOs this wasn’t even a game.  The Badgers look ready to shake things up in the last season of the Big Ten Undivided.

14)  Miami—Not much to say here with an easy blowout of a subpar opponent…more will be revealed next week in Columbus at the Horseshoe.

15)  Oklahoma—The Sooners looked sloppy in their season opener.  They have a lot of work to do to tune up for Florida State next weekend.

16)  Arkansas— The Razorbacks looked razor sharp behind Mallet’s rocket arm.

17)  USC—It wasn’t pretty but they got it done.  The defense was a huge liability to the team and Kiffin was ready to take on his next dream job until the whistle finally blew and the Trojans eked out a 49-36 victory.

18)  Auburn—Cameron Newton shredded Arkansas State’s D.  Turnovers need to be addressed.  Two fumbles in the third quarter kept the Red Wolves in an otherwise ho-hum game.

19)  Penn State—The Nittany Lions have to feel quite a bit of relief after Rob Bolden’s impressive start.

20)  Utah—The Utes get help from Pitt QB Timo Sensari to seal a late win over the Panthers. 

21)  LSU—Whew!  After nearly coughing the game up to a Tar Heel squad missing 13 players, these Tigers need to re-evaluate how prepared they are to really compete in the SEC this year.

22)  Florida State—Christian Ponder only needed one half to settle Florida States fans.  Before last weekend’s games, it looked like Stillwater would be the ultimate test for the Noles, but Oklahoma has some major fixin’ to do and FSU looks ready to roll.

23)  Pitt—Not a good start for the Panthers, but a tough loss to a good team on the road this early isn’t necessarily insurmountable.

24)  Stanford—The Cardinals gave no pause in beating up Sacramento State.  Andrew Luck starts out his Heisman campaign nicely.

25)  Georgia—Aaron Murray’s aggressive play got the Bulldogs their first victory of the season, but he must make smarter decisions when he hits conference play.

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