Posted on: July 18, 2009 5:44 pm

It's coming back...

The smell is in the air...

The fans are getting pumped...

Tickets are now on sale...

It's college football time just around the corner and I'm very excited for this season. There are many exciting things to watch this season all around college football and not just for my team the Ducks. A week before the season begins I'll post my preview for the Ducls, but right now this is all about the hype. Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, USC. Almost sounds like it would make a good final four in the playoffs hmm? *cough* *cough*, but we'll have to settle for some amazing bowl games.

For me there are only about 10 teams that could make it to the big dance at the Rose Bowl this year, but this is why college football is amazing because it's unpredictable. Tim Tebow could hurt his arm in a game and Florida could stink it up afterwards (which probably wouldn't happen, and Florida could still do good without him) but anyways it's shaping up to be a good season.

Here are the 10 teams that I think are really in the NC contention.

  1. Florida
  2. Texas
  3. USC
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Vtech
  6. Bama
  7. LSU
  8. Oregon
  9. Penn St.
  10. Oklahoma St.
Then 5 teams that could do it, but I personally don't see it.
  1. Ohio St.
  2. Ole Miss
  3. Boise St.
  4. Oregon St.
  5. Georgia
My dream championship matchup would of course be Oregon vs. Florida, but I think the matchup the nation would be hyped up for is...
Florida vs USC.

Wouldn't that just be amazing? 2 of the greatest programs in the past decade duking it out. One team proving that they are better then the other. Although Texas and Oklahoma are definetly in that contention too. USC has to deal with Cal and Oregon. Florida has a very easy schedule which is BS, but whatever. They got Tenn LSU, and Georiga as their hardest games. Texas and Oklahoma will have to deal with....well eachother and Oklahoma St.

All in all it's shaping up to be another great year of college football with some of thre most epic matchups ever. Only a month and a couple weeks left!
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