Wednesday, September 07, 2005

My top 25

1. Southern Cal
2. Louisiana State
3. Texas
4. Florida
5. Georgia
6. Virginia Tech
7. Notre Dame
8. Tennessee
9. Iowa
10. Miami (Florida)
11. Louisville
12. Florida State
13. Michigan
14. Arizona State
15. Georgia Tech
16. Texas A&M
17. Clemson
18. Boston College
19. Oklahoma
20. Purdue
21. Minnesota
22. Texas Tech
23. Cal
24. Alabama
25. TCU

I'm probably overreacting on Notre Dame a little, but 35-13 at the half on the road against a decent team is nothing to sniff at. I punished Michigan and Oregon for bad defensive performances. I docked Bama, Tennessee, and Cal for struggling against teams that they should have beaten handily. I also have Miami over FSU because anyone who watched that game and would still take FSU on a neutral field is deluding themselves.

[Note: It has been pointed out to me that I forgot to include Ohio State. This was not an intentional effort on the part of a Michigan grad to disparage the fine academic institution in Columbus, Ohio. Slot them in between Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.]


Anonymous said...

you forgot ohio state

Malone said...

Is this an Athens sports blog or an Atlanta sports blog?

I think you're overreacting a little on UGA.

peacedog said...

"Is this an Athens sports blog or an Atlanta sports blog?"

The title is fairly descriptive. He's made it known several times that he'll cover the Dawgs though. You're a tech fan, aren't you?

Dawgs 24!

Malone said...

You can't even capitalize Tech? Jeez...

Yes, I'm a Tech fan.

peacedog said...

Methinks that if you're unhappy with my not capitalizing "tech" in the above instance that we will never get along well. And I had such high hopes. . .

Michael said...

Malone, there's more interest in Georgia football in the Atlanta market than there is in Tech football, the Thrashers, the Hawks, and possibly the Falcons, absent Michael Vick. When I defend Atlanta as a sports town, its support for college football is usually the first thing I mention and Georgia is at the top of that list.

Malone said...

All I said was you overreacted on UGA's ranking.


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