I'm extremely excited for another great year of college football! I will try to do a new poll every week during the season if possible.
1 Alabama- Last year’s National Champs plus they keep their HB and QB
Next Game: 9/4 San Jose St
2 Boise St- Everyone hates this pick but... Undefeated last year and they bring back most of their starters
Next Game: 9/6 vs Virginia Tech
3 Ohio St- Would have UF or Texas here but both lose their QB so OSU sneaks in at #3
Next Game: 9/2 Marshall
4 Florida- Losing Tebow will hurt but this is one of the few teams that is able to reload their roster every year
Next Game: 9/4 Miami (OH)
5 Texas- Losing McCoy drops them a few spots but they are clearly going to be a force to be reckoned with this season
Next Game: 9/4 vs Rice
6 TCU- Only had that one loss to Boise last year and they bring most starters back
Next Game: 9/4 vs Oregon St.
7 Virginia Tech- Can their defense remain elite while only returning 4 starters?
Next Game: 9/6 vs Boise St
8 Iowa- Great defense, poor offense. They can beat anyone but I could see them having a bad lose or two
Next Game: 9/4 Eastern Illinois
9 Oregon- A great running game and average defense might be all it takes to win the Pac 10 this year
Next Game: 9/4 New Mexico
10 Miami (FL)- They have lots of talent starting with QB Jacory Harris. I think they’ll continue to build off their success from last season
Next Game: 9/2 Florida A&M
11 Nebraska- They’re bringing back almost all their starters. The defense should be good even without Suh
Next Game: 9/4 Western Kentucky
12 Wisconsin- Bringing back all their offensive starters (except the TE) will be scary for fellow Big Ten members
Next Game: 9/4 @UNLV
13 Oklahoma- Landry Jones isn’t bad but he’s no Sam Bradford
Next Game: 9/4 Utah St.
14 Cincinnati- Zach Collaros returns and he looked just as good as Pike last year. Can’t figure out why this 12-1 team in 09 is getting no respect
Next Game: 9/4 @Fresno St
15 Arkansas- If Mallet is as good as advertised this team will be solid. The poor defense is keeping them from being a top 10 team in my book
Next Game: 9/4 Tennessee Tech
16 Georgia Tech- Paul Johnson’s triple option has been working just fine in the ACC
Next Game: 9/4 South Carolina St.
17 Pittsburgh- A good defense and a good running game can go a long way but the questions at QB will stop them from being Top 10 material
Next Game: 9/2 @Utah
18 LSU- Don’t bring back many starters but they’re loaded with talent
Next Game: 9/4 vs North Carolina
19 North Carolina- Very good defense and a mediocre offense. I know defense wins championships but you need to score too
Next Game: 9/4 vs LSU
20 West Virginia- QB situation could be an issue but if Noel Devine has a good year they could win the Big East
Next Game: 9/4 Costal Carolina
21 Houston- Could have an incredible offense with Case Keenum running the show and all but 1 starter returning on that side of the ball
Next Game: 9/4 Texas St.
22 Penn St- They only had 1 impressive win last year (LSU in the bowl game) plus they lost their QB. Good team but not great
Next Game: 9/4 Youngstown St.
23 Utah- Performed well last season and they bring back a good number of starters. Their Sophomore QB Jordan Wynn gained valuable experience in 09
Next Game: 9/2 Pittsburgh
24 Oregon St- They should be as good or a little better than last season.
Next Game: 9/4 vs TCU
25 Stanford- Legitimate contender in the Pac 10
Next Game: 9/4 Sacramento St.
Honorable Mention (in no particular order)
Georgia, Florida St, Navy, BYU, Missouri