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Preseason Top 15 for 2010

Posted on: July 17, 2010 12:08 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2010 5:11 pm
  1. Alabama-The only reason is they deserve respect after winning the national title game
  2. Boise State-This may shut them up about how they don't get respect
  3. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.
  4. TCU-I think that they now know what they need to compete and will come back strong
  5. Ohio State-The only hiccups that I see would be Iowa and Wisconsin in which they will lose to Iowa and beat Wisconsin
  6. Texas-I think that they will be about equal to what they were in the championship game without McCoy
  7. Nebraska-I think that as long as their defense doesn't suffer to much from the loss of Suh they will remain competitive
  8. Florida-This is a little high but i'm not sure what to expect from them
  9. Wisconsin-I think that they will be the number three team out of the Big Ten this year losing only to Ohio State and Iowa
  10. Oregon-I really don't know what to make of their off the field troubles yet
  11. Virginia Tech-I think that they will be the big sleeper of the year not getting a whole lot of respect but looking to bring a whole lot of power
  12. LSU-This would be my pick to take home the SEC title this year but I don't think they will be a match for Iowa
  13. Georgia Tech-I think they will remain a top 15 team after their loss to Iowa but I'm not sure how well the option will work this year
  14. North Carolina-They are one of the teams from the evolving ACC that will be good this year
  15. Oklahoma-They will be better this year as long as they stay healthy

One team that I excluded from this list is USC this is because they will not be able to participate in postseason play so I believe it is irrelevant how good they are

This is my top 15 I will be updating it throughout the year on my blog State of Iowa Sports or at State of Iowa Sports by Urbandale

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2010 9:12 pm

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

I know no Miami? They have lots of returning players and should be at least a top ten contending team. Oregon has a new QB and how will the year pf turmoil affect them?

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2010 8:56 pm

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

So having a true freshman quarterback who has played half a game take you into overtime in the horseshoe says nothing.  This year at Kinnick Stadium if they have a healthy team they will win.

yes there is someone smoking something around here and it would be you.  The only way that the Hawks lose is with injuries and this is coming from a Cyclone which is suicide in most of the state.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2010 7:20 pm

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

 I agree that someone is smoking something!!! They do have a great team and I am actually going to to Iowa vs. Ohio State Game. Bucks will win. The quaterback is seasoned and can control the clock. this  was proven in the rose bowl. Plus the bucks always have good "D" sorry hawkeyes  you won't have any luck at home against the bucks either.

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2010 2:59 pm

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

About Miami they are another sleeper team but are in the Top 25.  I would say that they are 16 or 17

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2010 2:54 pm

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

What the crap are you talking about.  Those were the 5 players they lost on like the entire starting lineup.  No way will they get stuffed as Kirk Ferentz is the best coach in the country when it comes to getting the best out of his players except maybe Paul Rhoads.  Their line will have very little problems and it will be their only problem

Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2010 2:22 pm

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

Hahahahahaha. The Hawkeyes. Lol!

They lost four of their five startling offensive linemen and their starting tight end.

Skill players on offense are irelevant if the quarterback is getting sacked and the runningback is getting stuffed.

Since: Jun 24, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2010 1:52 pm

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

Wheres Miami? i know theres slight concern over the health of jacory harris, but really there top 15 mayb 10

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