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Who's going to be No. 1?

Posted on: October 10, 2009 11:33 am

Let’s say LSU beats Florida, who is your new No. 1?

No. 2 Texas – We still don’t know a lot about the Horns. A blowout win over Colorado shouldn’t show us much. Against the only carbon-based life forms they’ve played (Texas Tech), they looked sluggish at times. Most of the Horns heavy lifting is ahead of it.

No. 3 Alabama – A big win over Ole Miss, or maybe even a little win, may vault the Tide over everyone into the No. 1 slot. They’re used to this type of stuff. They were No. 1 for five weeks last season. This is arguably the most balanced team in the country.

No. 4 LSU – Depending on how it goes down, how do you deny the Tigers? You beat No. 1, you should be No. 1. If LSU does win, it will answer a lot of questions about its quarterback, offense and running back. The defense has been fairly consistent although not quite yet up to LSU standards.

No. 5 Virginia Tech – Hello? The Hokies’ only loss is to Alabama. They’ve destroyed Miami. If Ole Miss handles Bama, The Fighting Beamers will have an argument.

No. 6 Boise State – Not likely. Off this week and already slipping in the polls. We’ll next know about the Broncos on Wednesday when they travel to Tulsa.

Game day notes: Four Tennessee true freshmen have combined for 215 all-purpose yards per game – Bryce Brown, David Oku, Nu’Keese Richardson and Marsalis Teague … UCLA (hosting Oregon) has won six of its last nine home games against ranked teams … Off week chattel: Despite losing eight starters, USC goes into its bye week third in scoring defense, fifth in rushing defense and third in pass efficiency defense. The D has not allowed a passing touchdown this season … When Tim Tebow gets a concussion, the whole world stops. That’s why you probably don’t know that Rutgers’ freshman quarterback Tom Savage will try to play this week against Texas Southern after suffering his own concussion … Some things never change: South Florida freshman quarterback B.J. Daniels leads the team in rushing. It has been that way for the previous three years under out-for-his-career starter Matt Grothe … Demaryius Thomas looks out of place in Georgia Tech’s option-based offense. That doesn’t keep him from being one of the nation’s best receivers. Thomas has caught 24 of Georgia Tech’s 35 completions for 536 yards. He is averaging 107.2 yards per game … Cal has accomplished what has been done only 10 other times in Pac-10 history. It went back-to-back games mustering only field goals against both Oregon and USC. They go for a touchdown next week against UCLA … Freakin’ Idaho, 4-1, needs two wins to become bowl eligible. The Vandals’ one and only bowl appearance came in 1998 in the Humanitarian against Southern Miss (42-35 victory). It has one winning season since then.


Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2009 4:02 pm

Who's going to be No. 1?

This game will be close.  College football should go back to its traditional bowl game draws and then the top 2 teams can face each other in a championship game.  This is the easiest way to settle who's #1 each year. 

Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2009 3:42 pm

Who's going to be No. 1?

You beat No. 1, you should be No. 1?
So, in 2008,  2-2 Oregon State becomes #1, after beating #1 USC.

Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2009 12:19 pm

Who's going to be No. 1?

Wow, someone is way too confident in the Florida Gators.  This is a night game in the LSU Tigers' house.  I highly doubt that Florida will win by more than 3.  I think LSU wins this one 28-19.

Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2009 11:54 am

Who's going to be No. 1?

LSU beating Florida tonight? Highly doubt it, Florida owns the Tigers tonight. Tebow secures his 2nd Heisman, Defense puts on a clinic, final score Gators 41-Tigers 17.
But I will entertain the fairytale question and have to say Alabama is the 2nd best team in the country right now so they'de be my no.1

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