Posters Preseason Top 25

Submitted by jamiemac on May 28th, 2010 at 7:23 AM

I touched on this in another thread. We had a few differents threads yesterday on various top 25s. And, man, there was a lot of whining, crying and charges of bias and/or sensationalism. There was also a lot of great conversation, debate and insights.  But, it did make me think. Everyone, including me, had a bone or more to pick with the rankings somewhere. But, at least these guys did rankings, and, in the case of Steele, you know he did a boat load of research. No way he doesnt know these teams better than most of us on this site. So, then, if we all know for sure where these rankings are stupid, biased and created just to start some buzz for their magazine, then what are our rankings? Lets hear them.

Its a Friday, it will be slow where I am working in advance of the holiday, the rankings because of the threads yesterday are on our mind. Let's do this. Show me your top 25. And lets freaking just shred each other. In the spirit, here's mine. This is the first time I've really put pen and paper to rankings. This is raw. Non binding. But forced to do a impromptu top 25 in a matter of minutes on the last Friday of May, here is what I got:

1  Alabama

2  Boise

3  Ohio State

4   Texas

5 Oklahoma

6  USC

7 Iowa

8 Virginia Tech

9 Florida

10  TCU

11 Auburn

12 Wisco

13 LSU

14 Georgia Tech

15 Nebraska

16 Utah

17  Miami

18  Arkansas

19   Stanford

20 Georgia

21  Oregon

22 West Virginia

23 Oregon State

24  Florida State

25  UConn

There it is. I just reeled these off in a few minutes this morning. I cant worry about shuffling them around or editing. Gotta get ready for work. Crush these all you want. I'm sure I'll have buyers remorse on half in a matter of minutes. So, whats everybody else's top 25?



May 28th, 2010 at 7:33 AM ^

1  Michigan

2   Michigan

3   Michigan

4   Michigan

5  Michigan

6   Michigan

7 Michigan

8  Michigan

9 Michigan

10  Michigan

11 Michigan

12 Michigan

13 Michigan

14  Michigan

15  Michigan

16  Michigan

17   Michigan

18   Michigan

19    Michigan

20  Michigan

21   Michigan

22  Michigan

23  Michigan

24   Michigan

25   Michigan

Double Nickel BG

May 28th, 2010 at 8:04 AM ^

1 Alabama

2 Ohio St

3 Boise

4 VT

5 Oklahoma

6 Texas



9 Iowa

10  Florida

11 Miami

12 Wisconsin

13  Oregon St

14 Pitt

15 Auburn

16  GT

17 Nebraska

18 Arizona

19  USC

20 Utah

21 Arkansas

22  Stanford

23Florida St

24 UConn

25 Houston


May 28th, 2010 at 8:12 AM ^

... Top 10 maybe, even top 5 is tough.  But 25 is a waste of bandwidth (how do you place 22 ahead of 24)?  That's not shredding, it's a fact.

That said, here's my Top 5:


1  Alabama

2  Texas

3  Oklahoma

4   Boise State

5  TCU


No way I put any Big Ten teams in there at the start.  They have to earn it and Saban deserves the presumptive number 1 because (a) scoreboard and (b) he's such a massive prick (albeit a successful one).




May 28th, 2010 at 8:20 AM ^

1. Ohio State

2. Texas

3. Florida

4. Alabama

5. Oregon

6. Oklahoma

7. USC

8. Boise State

9. Va Tech

10. Wisconsin

11. Nebraska

12. Pitt

13. Iowa

14. UNC

15. Utah

16. TCU

17. Arkansas

18. Georgia Tech

19. LSU

20. Georgia

21. Miami

22. WVU

23. Missouri

24. Auburn

25. Penn State


May 28th, 2010 at 8:33 AM ^

i want to do this, but i would like a little clarification - is number 1 team the best most talented team or the team most likely to win the BCS? this makes a difference in that i would not rank boise very high if it is in regards to BCS champion likelihood.


May 28th, 2010 at 8:48 AM ^

Alabama lost a lot this year.  I don't think they're going to be able to win it all again this year.  Don't get me wrong - they've got some excellent talent returning.  But they're going to slip up once or twice.

I think this might be a year where somebody who had a mediocre year last year ends up #1, like Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Oklahoma, or USC.


May 28th, 2010 at 12:20 PM ^

reasonable comments about a season still months away and getting negged?  Sheesh.

Regarding Bama, I have a suspicion you may be right, and they may slip up. But a one slip up team in the SEC typically isn't a road block to NC game as recent history has shown. Beyond the difficulty of repeating, their biggest challenge is going to be winning the SEC West, IMO. If they get to the SEC Title Game, I don't see anyone in the East beating them unless Florida is a lot better than I think they'll be, which is good, but not great.


May 28th, 2010 at 8:52 AM ^

last season.  Other than that it's is pure conjecture based on it being May and I haven't seen any teams since last season.


    1. Alabama
    2. Wisconsin
    3. Oklahoma
    4. VT
    5. Auburn
    6. Oregon
    7. Texas
    8. Georgia Tech
    9. OSU
    10. Florida
    11. USC
    12. Stanford
    13. PSU
    14. Boise State
    15. TCU
    16. Miami
    17. Nebraska
    18. LSU
    19. Arkansas
    20. Michigan
    21. Florida State
    22. Iowa
    23. Georgia
    24. Arizona
    25. West Virgina


    May 28th, 2010 at 9:07 AM ^

    i am going to do a shorter list, based on likelihood of BCS championship winning-ness

    1. Texas

    2. Iowa

    3. Alabama

    4. Oregon

    5. Va Tech

    6. Florida

    7. Boise

    8. TCU

    9. Wisconsin

    10. Nebraska

    Iowa has both wiscy and osu at home, wiscy has osu at home.


    May 28th, 2010 at 9:15 AM ^

    Everybody here knows about 10% as much about each of these school's rosters as they do about our own.  I bet 95% of the people here can't name one-third of the scholarship players at a single school other than Michigan.  Top 25 lists are beyond pointless.  These threads always turn into stupid debates where clueless people with ridiculous top 25s go do their research AFTER they make their lists and cherrypick data to defend their rankings. 


    May 28th, 2010 at 9:55 AM ^

    Not even a third of scholarship players start.  Why should I have to name anoher team's back-ups to prove that I know something about college football? 

    Besides, you could probably make that same argument about pretty much all TV analysts, sportswriters, and pollsters who actually submit an AP ballot, so what's your point?  Should we ban all top 25 polls because they're pointless?


    May 28th, 2010 at 9:46 AM ^

    you are right, better to just flame throw everyone than just ignore the topic if you hate it.  I love complainy posts, they rock!

    Me personally, I come here to read and talk about football 24/7 - 365.  Does this particular moment fall in there somewhere?  If so, keep 'em coming... pointless or otherwise.




    May 28th, 2010 at 9:48 AM ^

    A lot of high spots for Oregon and Texas...ehhh I am a bit skittish on those team's replacements...UT less so than Oregon but not top 10 (11! ha). 

    1- Bama



    4-OU (assuming Landry Jones returns with that wicked handlebar stache)



    7- Nebraska






    13- GT


    15-Oregon St.

    16-Ryan Mallet and co.

    17- North Carolina

    18-Florida St.

    19- Auburn






    25- Purdon't


    May 28th, 2010 at 9:54 AM ^

    1) Ohio State

    2) Oklahoma

    3) USC

    4) Boise State

    5) Alabama

    6) Texas

    7) Auburn

    8) Oregon

    9) Virginia Tech

    10) Wisconsin

    11) North Carolina

    12) Nebraska

    13) TCU

    14) Miami

    15) Florida

    16) Iowa

    17) Florida State

    18) Georgia Tech

    19) Utah

    20) LSU

    21) UConn

    22) Houston

    23) Penn State

    24) Oregon State

    25) Missouri


    May 28th, 2010 at 10:11 AM ^

    I really have a hard time putting Boise in the top 10.  I really don't buy into all their hype. They've never proved anything except for beating an Oklahoma team that wasn't the typical Okalahoma team because they were young and rebuilding again.  The Oregon team they beat last year wasn't the same team at the end of the season.  I don't think they would stand a chance, literally, against the Bama's, OSU's, Florida's, and USC's of a couple years ago. I think they would lose by 3+ TD's to those types of teams.

    Sorry, I just had to go on a small rant about Boise. It drives me nuts every year!

    Hemlock Philosopher

    May 28th, 2010 at 10:12 AM ^

    Based on the Vegas odds from, here's my top 25 for 2010-11:

    Rank Team Odds
    1 Alabama  350.00
    2 Ohio State  650.00
    3 Boise State  1200.00
    4 Oregon  1200.00
    5 Texas  1400.00
    6 Nebraska  1500.00
    7 USC  1500.00
    8 Florida  1600.00
    9 Virginia Tech  1700.00
    10 Oklahoma  1800.00
    11 TCU  1800.00
    12 Iowa  2000.00
    13 LSU  2500.00
    14 Miami  2500.00
    15 Penn State  2500.00
    16 Arkansas  3000.00
    17 Georgia  3000.00
    18 Oregon State  3500.00
    19 Pittsburgh  4000.00
    20 Wisconsin  4000.00
    21 Auburn  5000.00
    22 Florida State  5000.00
    23 Georgia Tech  5000.00
    24t Clemson  6000.00
    24t Michigan  6000.00
    24t Missouri  6000.00
    24t North Carolina  6000.00


    May 28th, 2010 at 10:14 AM ^

    1. Alabama

    2. Boise St.

    3. Iowa

    4. Texas

    5. USC

    6. OSU

    7. Oklahoma

    8. Florida

    9. UNC

    10. TCU

    11. Auburn

    12. VT

    13. Wisconsin

    14. Oregon St

    15. Nebraska

    16. PItt

    17. LSU

    18. Stanford

    19. Houston

    20. Florida St

    21. Arkansas

    22. Utah

    23. Georgia

    24. Texas Tech

    25. Michigan

    Space Coyote

    May 28th, 2010 at 10:22 AM ^

    I see most people have UConn their top Big East team and pretty much always ranked.  I wonder if that would happen if we weren't playing them.  Just wondering.


    Anyway, Top 5

    1. Alabama

    2. Texas

    3. tOSU

    4. USC

    5. VT

    His Dudeness

    May 28th, 2010 at 10:26 AM ^

    I admit that outside of Michigan, Big Ten and VT I am basically clueless as to how great teams are going to be. Obviously OU will be back in force. I don't see Texas or Bama coming back as strong. UF will decline a bit. VT looks like they have a chance, but they always choke... USC won't do as well as they should... I just hope we play spoiler to OSU this year.


    May 28th, 2010 at 7:37 PM ^

    1. Alabama
    2. Osu
    3. Nebraska
    4. Bsu
    5. Texas
    6. V-tech
    7. miami
    8. winsy
    9. Iowa
    10. uf
    11. okla
    12. byu
    13. usc
    14. unc
    15. pitt
    16. org st
    17. ark
    18. fsu
    19. lsu
    20. clemson
    21. oreg
    22. ariz
    23. psu
    24. s. car
    25. cincy