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College Football Power 25

Posted on: September 29, 2008 8:34 pm

This is my power 25, in my mind the best football teams in the country. These teams might not have the greatest records and stats, but that's why it's the POWER 25 and not the Top 25. Let me know what you guys and gals think!

  1. Alabama- The Tide have beat 2 teams that were in the Top Ten when they played them. They beat Georgia like a drum on Saturday, which honestly I still can't believe how great they looked. The Tide play in the best conference in football and will more than likely lose a game or two, but this team is for real.
  2. Oklahoma- The Sooners have the best QB in football. Sam Bradford is making opposing defenses look like clowns. They really haven't been tested yet, but they also have a great defense and solid running game which is why I think the Sooners will play the Tide in the NC Game. The Texas/Oklahoma game is going to be great!
  3. LSU- The Tigers defense can keep them in any game no matter what the offense does. I think that they finally found a keeper in QB Jarrett Lee and RB Charles Scott is a power back who can bust a big one every now and then. Huge game coming up against the Gators.
  4. Missouri- The Tigers have put up amazing numbers against every defense they've seen. Chase Daniel can get it done through the air and on the ground. He's my pick for the Heisman Trophy winner as I see the Tigers going through the season with just one loss.
  5. Texas- Yes I know, the top 5 has only Big 12 and SEC teams in it, can you guess what conferences I think are the best? Colt McCoy is leading the Longhorns, in running and passing. I didn't know he could run, but he's shown the defense has to be aware of everything when they play the Horns. The Texas defense is shutting down the opponents running game, but once again they haven't really been tested. It's going to be a fun year in the Big 12.
  6. Penn State- My Nittany Lions have shown they can win against a good team as they beat Illinois by two touchdowns on Saturday night. Derrick Williams has shown his versatility this year and had his biggest game at a great time. Darryl Clark has shown that he can lead the Lions new offense by limiting mistakes and running when he needs to. The defense has been good at times and alright at times. The Lions pass defense worries me, but with the addition of Abe Karoma and Maurice Evans the opposing QB should have less time to throw.
  7. USC- The Trojans might've been upset by the pesky Beavers, but they are still a great football team. Pete Carroll with get Mark Sanchez and the offense back on track and we'll see the Trojans run the table and play in the Rose Bowl.The Trojans were simply outplayed on Thursday night, the second straight time they went to Corvalis and lost.
  8. Georgia- The Bulldogs got spanked by Alabama on Saturday, this game wasn't even close. With all the hype of the "black out" i was really surprised by the poor performance. Knowshon Moreno has an injured elbow - not sure how serious it is, but that could be the difference in the Dawgs' season. Stafford is a good QB, but not as good as I thought he was, he has a freshman wideout with all the talent in the world and i'd like to see him use it.
  9. Florida- The Gators have Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin, I thought that was all they would need. I guess I was wrong. Ole Miss proved they need something more after upsetting the Gators in the Swamp. This team has good leadership in Tebow and an outstanding return game. The Gators will play in a New Years day bowl this year, maybe even a BCS game.
  10. Auburn- Once again defense reigns supreme in the SEC. They might have a horrible offense, but their defense can keep them in games and even win games for them. The Tigers defense recovered a fumble in the end zone to beat Tennessee last week by 2. Not impressive against a down Volunteers squad, but they really impressed me in the LSU game. The SEC is going to be tight down the stretch.
  11. Texas Tech
  12. Ohio State
  13. Brigham Young
  14. South Florida
  15. Utah
  16. Boise State
  17. Kansas
  18. Vanderbilt
  19. Connecticut
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Maryland
  22. Fresno State
  23. Oregon State
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Michigan State

That's how I see the teams for now, let me know what you think. If you agree or disagree I want to know! I should have the Big Ten matchups for this week posted tomorrow, but I don't make promises. Have a good week everybody and enjoy Monday Night Football tonight!

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