Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Walker Sports College Football Top 25 Poll

With week one of the college football season in the books, it’s time to go back and analyze our pre-season polls, and start jumping on people for being overrated.   However, that’s not what this post is about, let’s see how your favorite team fared in this week’s Walker Sports College Football Poll.
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o 1) Oklahoma Sooners: Naturally Tulsa was not an issue. Now the Sooners have their first big test against FSU.
2)      LSU Tigers: Could the Tigers be better than advertises?  Even with the off the field distractions the Tigers should a smothering defense that shutdown the high powered Ducks.
3)      Alabama Crimson Tide: These guys looked good over the weekend, and they will factor into the SEC and National Title mix.
4)      Florida State Seminoles:  It’s good to see the Noles back on their game.  If they get by Oklahoma on Saturday a BCS Championship game appearance is not out of the question.
5)      Boise State Broncos: The uniforms were ugly, but the play on the field was anything but. The Broncos still have what it takes to compete and play big time ball.
6)      Oklahoma State Cowboys: This might be the best offense that no one’s talking about. A big performance on Thursday night could change that.
7)      Stanford Cardinals: If Andrew Luck is calling the plays these guys have a chance to remain relevant in the PAC 12.
8)      Wisconsin Badgers: The Russell Wilson era has arrived in Madison Wisconsin and it’s going to be good. The Badgers looked great Thursday night.
9)      Texas A&M: Looking to leave the Big 12 on a high note, the Aggi’s are playing some good high powered football right now.
10)   Nebraska Cornhuskers: Not a bad outing for the B10 newest member.
11)   South Carolina Gamecocks: When Garcia was on the field the Gamecocks were at their best. Now how does he stay on the field?
12)   Oregon Ducks: Tough loss on the road in a neutral site. The Ducks looked slow and the offense was out unable to find gaps.
13)   Virginia Tech Hokies: The Hokies did exactly what you’d expect from a Frank Beamer coached team, solid defense good offense.
14)   Arkansas Razorbacks: The best receiving core in the country is still looking for a chance to showcase their talents to the nation.
15)   Ohio State Buckeyes: Good start to the post Jim Tressell era, but suspensions still kept us from seeing how good this team really is.
16)   Michigan State Spartans: Old Sparty is still looking to make some now in the B10 this year.
17)   Mississippi State Bulldogs: Can the Bulldogs take advantage of a weaker than normal schedule?
18)   Florida Gators: After watching the rest of the SEC East, don’t be surprised if this bunch is not back in the mix.
19)   Missouri Tigers: Big opening weekend win, but the Tigers still have question at quarterback.
20)   Baylor Bears: Biggest win on the weekend. Robert Griffen III put his name into the Heisman hunt, now can Baylor keep up the success?
21)   Texas Longhorns: For all the hype around this team, you’d think they’d perform even better.
22)   Penn State Nitny Lions: Opening weekend victory in the books, but there’s a lot of questions surrounding this team. A strong showing against Alabama could prove a lot of people wrong.
23)   Auburn Tigers: It’s a miracle the Tigers stayed in the poll.  It’s also amazing what a difference one player can make. Auburn will struggle this season.

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