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Big Blues Early Top 10 Mid-Major Football Poll

Posted on: July 3, 2009 9:20 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2009 11:55 am

With college football still a couple months away thought I would give some kudos to that mid-major college football power that no one gives any credit to. Unlike Basketball it is much harder for these schools to compete with the Big boys when it comes to big time college football. It takes so many more players to be able and compete on the top level, Basketball get you one superstar (I.E. Davidsins Stephon Curry) and a couple of roll players and presto you have a top 20 team. Much, much harder in football because of the physical nature of the game and just the shear number of athletes you need to compete at a high level. Without any further discussion lets get to it. As usual any comments whether negative or positive is welcome. Record in parenthesis is from 2008 seasom.
1. Utah                13-0       14 game win streak and no end in sight.

2. Tulsa              11-3       21 wins the last 2 seasons

3. Boise St         12-1       Coach Peterson 35-4. Kellen Moore back, 3486 passing yards in 2008

4. TCU                 11-2       Ranked #1 in team Defense in 2008

5. BYU                 10-3        Most of offense and defense returns from last year

6. E Carolina        9-5        beat Va.Tech and W.Virginia in 2008. Will battle Tulsa for Conf USA title

7. C.Mich              8-5       Defense-Defense-Defense. Shoud compete for the MAC Championship with Buffalo

8. Rice               10- 3       7-1 conference record last year

9. Troy                  8-5       Top team in the Sun Belt

10Fresno             7-6       must reload after disappointing 2008. They will

                Honorable Mention; Nevada, Houston, So. Miss, Buffalo, La. Tech, Air Force, Ball State, Temple, Middle Tenn., and UTEP

Category: NCAAF

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2009 5:19 pm

Big Blues Early Top 10 Mid-Major Football Poll

#10 will beat #3 on September 18 here in Fresno, California.

And #10 will also be winning in Madison on September 12...Just a heads up!

Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2009 6:38 am

Big Blues Early Top 25 Mid-Major Football Poll

My ECU Pirates did a lot to improve this offseason. Brandon Jackson tranferring in and a healthy returning Patrick Pinkney are the big headlines, but the o-line and receivers are more than solid. The real gold is on the defense, led by one of the nation's top lines.

Remember, the Pirates are the defending C-USA champs, not Tulsa.

Southern Miss and UTEP above Memphis and UCF? Not the way I'd have them, but we'll see.

Wouldn't be surprised to see Navy in the top 20 by season's end.

Good post.

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2009 1:03 am

Big Blues Early Top 25 Mid-Major Football Poll

If Fresno State can play like they did in the spring I think they have a great chance to actually be a BCS buster if all the breaks come the way of the dogs.Key will be how well the new quarterback plays and if the wildcat offense is being used to its full potential.

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