Below youíll find the ESPN experts early season top 25, and my explanation about why its all wrong. I canít say Iíve done all my research yet, but its not too early to say that these guys are morons. Since Iím not exactly going out on a limb cutting these guys predictions down, Iíll give you a sample of my thoughts afterwards.
would be ranked #1 in ’05. However,
these guys are still overrated – especially on defense. Somehow CFN actually calls their creampuff
schedule "brutal". What a
off an average Big 10 team and you move up to #2
athelete in college football but should be playing receiver. Brown is a good lobbyist but a bad coach
fluke play at the end of last year would they really be ranked this
high. Does anyone really thing two Big
10 teams are top 5 material?
by someone related to a good QB doesn’t make you a good team. ACC eats them alive.
but with a little luck, these guys could have been undefeated in the regular
season last year losing 4 games by 7 or less to LSU, UGA, Tenn, & MSU
team since 1998. Early schedule is a
nightmare at UF, at LSU, and UGA by 10/8.
top 5 team. Anything less than
undefeated should be a disappointment
Big 10. If they beat Texas they should
win them all.
team. Pathetic schedule earns them Big
East BCS bid.
they’re 3 best offensive and 2 best defensive players are in the NFL? 3
losses drops them out of top 20
team except they didn’t have anyone good enough to take Rix’s job last
year. Expect a few losses.
gone. The leadership drain takes its
toll. At least 3 losses – LSU, UF,
Tenn, Auburn, USC, Ga Tech.
is a top 5 team. Best RB’s, WR’s, and
OL in the country. 7 Sr. starters on
bowl? These guys suck and are ranked
because the media loves Fran
schedule = top 25. Have fun in
but he may be the only player off the two deep returning on offense
lost their QB
stinks outside of Austin
player on the team. Cupcake conference
helps, but their in for a big letdown
10 all of a sudden?
were able to go 3 – 4 in the Mountain West last year
team (top 10) if Croyle stays healthy
won’t be good this year, even in the Big East
teams in the top 25, Ga Tech is not one of them.
the Big 12 better than them
In the SEC, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida will be the four best teams not taking into account schedule. Auburn and Georgia will make up the next tier followed by Arkansas, South Carolina, Ole Miss, MSU, Kentucky, and Vandy in order.
Outside the SEC, USC, Miami, and the winner of the Ohio State/Texas game will be contenders. If Texas loses, the Big 12 has no good teams. Michigan will look like a contender until OSU beats them the last game of the year. The Pac 10 doesnít have anything outside of USC though some may try to jump on the ASU bandwagon if they play well early. ACC drops pretty big after UM (sorry). No other conference is worth noting.
No SEC team will finish undefeated. Miami has a chance to Ė even with the championship game. Texas doesnít. Ohio State could. USC is still overrated somewhat, but their conference and schedule remain a joke so theyíll be undefeated again and again only have to play one good game.