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LRG1
01-09-2010, 12:21 PM
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1. ALABAMA
BUZZ: The Tide will return numerous key offensive players off this season's title team, but coaches will need to replace seven defensive starters. Will there be a drop-off? And can the Tide make it two in a row?

2. OHIO STATE
BUZZ: The non-conference schedule isn't that daunting, and if coach Jim Tressel loosens the reins on the offense - as he did in the Rose Bowl - the Buckeyes should cruise to the Big Ten title. DE Cameron Heyward's decision to stay in school is an important one for Ohio State.

3. OREGON
BUZZ: QB Jeremiah Masoli and RB LaMichael James will return and they'll get to run behind a veteran line. The defense should be better, too.

4. BOISE STATE
BUZZ: The Broncos have key non-conference games against Oregon State and Virginia Tech. If they win both, they could return to Glendale, Ariz. - but this time for the national title game.

5. USC
BUZZ: Coaching rumors aside, the Trojans will have the talent to get back on top in the Pac-10. A young defense this season will be an experienced defense next season.

6. TCU
BUZZ: The Frogs must replace standout DE Jerry Hughes, star LB Daryl Washington and CBs Rafael Priest and Nick Sanders, but TCU always finds a way to put together a quality defense. That TCU returns the vast majority of its 2009 offense suggests the Frogs could sail through the regular season unbeaten again

7. NEBRASKA
BUZZ: Coach Bo Pelini has said he thinks the 2010 team will be better than the 2009 team. Given the state of the Big 12 next season, that means the Huskers easily could go into the season as the league favorite.

8. TEXAS
BUZZ: Replacing Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley is going to be impossible. But the defense should be stout, and perhaps McCoy's departure will provide the impetus to establish a solid rushing attack.

9. WISCONSIN
BUZZ: RB John Clay's decision to remain in school was a boost to the Badgers' Big Ten hopes in 2010. QB Scott Tolzien should be better, and the offensive line will be a team strength. The defense should be one of the best in the Big Ten.

10. FLORIDA
BUZZ: Urban Meyer's future remains up in the air. But even without Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, Joe Haden and the other departing stars, the Gators have a ton of talent. And who in the SEC is going to challenge them?

11. VIRGINIA TECH
BUZZ: The presence of RBs Ryan Williams and Darren Evans and QB Tyrod Taylor in the backfield should give the Hokies one of the nation's most fearsome rushing attacks. The loss of DE Jason Worilds from a defense that already had to fill plenty of holes is worrisome, but if the Hokies are unbeaten after knocking off Boise State on Oct. 2, they could jump into the national title picture.

12. OKLAHOMA
BUZZ: The Sooners suffered though Landry Jones learning on the job this season. They will benefit from that next season. Plus, the offensive line should be much improved.

13. PITTSBURGH
BUZZ: Dave Wannstedt and Pittsburgh was a win away from a BCS bid in 2009. RB Dion Lewis will be a candidate to be the fourth consecutive sophomore to win the Heisman. The Panthers need to replace some key players on defense - both tackles, a couple of veteran linebackers and CB Aaron Berry - but the Panthers should be the preseason favorite in the conference.

14. IOWA
BUZZ: The Hawkeyes should be fine everywhere - except perhaps the offensive line, where four starters have to be replaced. QB Ricky Stanzi must curb his penchant for throwing interceptions. The defense will be strong again, especially if CB Amari Spievey stays for his senior season.

15. GEORGIA TECH
BUZZ: The Yellow Jackets won the ACC title with only six scholarship seniors, but WR Demaryius Thomas likely won't be the only Georgia Tech underclassman to enter the draft. Paul Johnson faces a big hire as he attempts to replace fired defensive coordinator Dave Wommack because Georgia Tech won't make a serious run at the national title until it upgrades its defense.

16. LSU
BUZZ: The coaching staff will be under the gun next season. The offense has a lot of room for growth, especially the offensive line, which was the biggest problem this season.

17. NORTH CAROLINA
BUZZ: When six junior starters announced that they planned to return, it assured that the Tar Heels would head into 2010 as a popular sleeper pick for a BCS run. UNC should boast one of the nation's top defenses next season, but the Tar Heels must make significant improvements to their dormant offense.

18. MIAMI
BUZZ: The Hurricanes were seen as a potential preseason top-10 team until they closed 2009 with a poor performance in a Champs Sports Bowl loss to Wisconsin. Miami's chances of contending for an ACC title depend on whether Jacory Harris can reduce his interception total and the Hurricanes upgrade their offensive line.

19. CONNECTICUT
BUZZ: The Huskies finished 8-5 for the second consecutive season, but they were awfully close to a major breakthrough. None of the losses were by more than four points. If the Huskies can turn those close losses into narrow victories, as they did over the last month of the season, Connecticut could contend for the Big East title in 2010. The Huskies must replace leading receiver Marcus Easley, Big East sack leader Lindsey Witten and two starting defensive backs.

20. OREGON STATE
BUZZ: The Rodgers brothers will be back and the offense will be a good one as long as the Beavers can find a competent quarterback. The defense should be one of the best in the Pac-10, as the Beavers lose just one starter.

21. HOUSTON
BUZZ: QB Case Keenum and all his skill-position playmates will be back, which means averaging 50 points per game is a legit goal. But unless the defense makes massive improvement, scoring 50 points might be what it takes to win games.

22. UTAH
BUZZ: The return of QB Jordan Wynn and 1,000-yard rusher Eddie Wide should give Utah a potent offense. A challenging non-conference schedule includes a home game with Pittsburgh and a trip to Notre Dame, but Utah does have the benefit of playing TCU and BYU at home next season.

23. ARKANSAS
BUZZ: Aside from Alabama, the SEC West looks to be wide-open. For the Hogs to take advantage, though, QB Ryan Mallett and the defense must improve.

24. PENN STATE
BUZZ: Replacing QB Daryll Clark will be Job One in spring practice. RB Evan Royster's decision to stay in school is important, and there should be a nice receiving corps and an OK offensive line. The defense has some holes to fill, but it's hard to imagine Penn State having a mediocre defense.

25. CINCINNATI
BUZZ: Butch Jones succeeded Brian Kelly at Central Michigan and won two MAC championships in three years. Could the same happen here? Jones inherits backup QB Zach Collaros, who is a dual-threat similar to the Chippewas' Dan LeFevour. The defense will have to rebuild again - Cincinnati loses six seniors, including FS Aaron Webster - but it can't be much worse than it was in 2009.

DRob27
01-09-2010, 12:24 PM
no way penn state should be that low, they could be better than last year if the whoever the new QB is doesn't suck ass

LRG1
01-09-2010, 12:28 PM
im kind of surprised by the USC, UCONN, Miami and NC picks

BrawnySwoleman
01-09-2010, 12:31 PM
Boise State is playing OSU, can't wait to see that.

thefullmonte
01-09-2010, 12:38 PM
LOL...Wisconsin is suddenly going to morph into a better team than Iowa?

ChefPhalBignuts
01-09-2010, 12:43 PM
no way penn state should be that low, they could be better than last year if the whoever the new QB is doesn't suck ass

"If the new QB doesn't suck ass"

That's why they're that low

buckeyenutz
01-09-2010, 12:45 PM
Dang, these "analysts" are quick on the trigger!

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/column...ark&id=4804655

Way-too-early 2010 Top 25

The 2009 college football season isn't even 24 hours behind us, but it's never too early to take a look at the country's best teams for 2010.

Alabama, which defeated Texas 37-21 in Thursday night's Citi BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, will enter the 2010 season ranked No. 1 in ESPN.com's Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25. The Crimson Tide will have to replace a few key players on defense, but there's no reason to believe they won't win the SEC again.

Ohio State, which had been the sport's punching bag in recent seasons, debuts at No. 2 in 2010. BCS busters Boise State and TCU aren't going away anytime soon, either. The Broncos and Horned Frogs could be in better position to challenge for a spot in the BCS Championship Game.

Florida, which came within one victory of playing for a second straight BCS title, slips to No. 11 after losing quarterback Tim Tebow (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=183484) and a boatload of other players to the NFL draft. Traditional heavyweights Oklahoma and Southern California slipped to Nos. 12 and 20, respectively.

Of course, this list is subject to change as players decide to leave school for the NFL draft. For now, let the debates begin. The 2010 college football season begins in less than eight months.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/333.gif 1. Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide will suffer some heavy personnel losses on defense, including mammoth nose tackle Terrence Cody, cornerback Javier Arenas and possibly junior linebacker Rolando McClain. But nearly all of Alabama's firepower is coming back on offense, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=379061) and receiver Julio Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=379062). The schedule gets a little more difficult, with home games against Penn State on Sept. 11 and Florida on Oct. 2. With the way coach Nick Saban has recruited the past few years, though, the Crimson Tide should be in position to win their second consecutive BCS national championship.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/194.gif2. Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes might finally earn some respect nationally after beating Oregon 26-17 in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi. Terrelle Pryor (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=379070) finally looked like the quarterback everyone thought he would be, and coach Jim Tressel might finally be ready to open his playbook in 2010, Pryor's third season. Only two starters are leaving on offense: tight end Jake Ballard (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=188301) and left tackle Jim Cordle. Five starters, including end Thaddeus Gibson and safeties Anderson Russell and Kurt Coleman, are leaving the defense. But it would have been worse if end Cameron Heyward and cornerback Chimdi Chekwa hadn't returned for their senior seasons. The Buckeyes play Miami at home on Sept. 11, but play road games at Wisconsin and Iowa.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/68.gif 3. Boise State Broncos
Voters won't have a reason to keep the Broncos out of the Citi BCS National Championship Game in 2010. Boise State finished its second unbeaten season and won its second BCS bowl game in four years by beating TCU 17-10 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The Broncos will bring back 21 of 22 starters on offense and defense, losing only star cornerback Kyle Wilson. Quarterback Kellen Moore (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=232560) will be a Heisman Trophy candidate. Boise State will have two chances to prove its mettle to voters: at home against Oregon State on Sept. 25 and against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Oct. 2.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/2483.gif 4. Oregon Ducks
Chip Kelly's first season as Oregon's head coach had to be considered a success, even after the Ducks lost to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl to finish 10-3. All but three starters are expected back in 2010, including quarterback Jeremiah Masoli (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=381755) and tailback LaMichael James (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=379314). Tight end Ed Dickson (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=173396) is the only offensive starter leaving, and defensive end Will Tukuafu and tackle Blake Ferras will have to be replaced on defense. Oregon's nonconference schedule isn't too grueling, with home games against New Mexico and FCS opponent Portland State sandwiched around a road game at Tennessee. But Oregon will have to play Pac-10 road games at USC, California and rival Oregon State.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/251.gif 5. Texas Longhorns
After losing to Alabama in the Citi BCS National Championship Game, the Longhorns will undergo a renovation of sorts in 2010. But few programs are as equipped as Texas to reload from year to year. Replacing quarterback Colt McCoy (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=175772) will be Texas' primary concern. Freshman Garrett Gilbert (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=480209) assumed control of the Longhorns' offense much earlier than expected after McCoy was forced to the sideline with an injury Thursday. He'll be the favorite to start at quarterback. Receiver Jordan Shipley (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=162413) and three starters on the offensive line also will have to be replaced. Three starters are leaving on defense, including end Sergio Kindle and tackle Lamarr Houston. All-American safety Earl Thomas also could turn pro. The Longhorns play three of their four nonconference games at home, including a Sept. 25 contest against UCLA, and play Big 12 rivals Oklahoma State and Texas A&M in Austin.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/259.gif 6. Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies are hoping their 37-14 rout of Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl is a springboard to bigger things in 2010. With quarterback Tyrod Taylor (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=236838) and one of the country's best stables of running backs coming back, there's plenty of reason for optimism. Tailback Ryan Williams (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=381565) was one of the country's best freshmen in 2009, and sophomore Darren Evans (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=236826) should be back from torn knee ligaments that caused him to miss all of the 2009 season. Taylor needs to continue to develop as a passer, but his receiving corps will be more experienced. Replacing guard Sergio Render and tackle Ed Wang are priorities on offense. The Hokies will lose seven starters on defense, including linebacker Cody Grimm, safeties Kam Chancellor and Dorian Porch, and end Jason Worilds, who declared for the NFL draft. The nonconference schedule is challenging, with home games against Central Michigan and East Carolina, along with the Oct. 2 contest against Boise State at FedEx Field.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/2628.gif 7. TCU Horned Frogs
TCU's loss to Boise State prevented it from finishing undefeated, but the Horned Frogs should be in position to make a run at another BCS bowl game in 2010. The Horned Frogs lose only two starters on offense: left tackle Marshall Newhouse and tailback Joseph Turner (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=175625). Seven starters are coming back on defense, but defensive end Jerry Hughes, linebacker Daryl Washington, and cornerbacks Nick Sanders and Rafael Priest are big losses. TCU is expected to open its season at Dallas Cowboys Stadium against Oregon State on Sept. 4. The Horned Frogs also have a home game against Baylor and a road game at SMU in their nonconference schedule.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/158.gif 8. Nebraska Cornhuskers
After the Cornhuskers blasted Arizona 33-0 in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, coach Bo Pelini announced, "Nebraska's back and we're here to stay." Pelini might be right. The Black Shirt defense is definitely back, but Nebraska's offense will have to get better if it's going to contend for a Big 12 championship in 2010. All-American defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be sorely missed, along with four other starters on defense. Center Jacob Hickman is the only offensive starter leaving. The Cornhuskers play nonconference games against Western Kentucky, Idaho and FCS foe South Dakota State at home and play Washington on the road. They play Big 12 games at Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, but play Texas, Missouri and Kansas in Lincoln, Neb.

buckeyenutz
01-09-2010, 12:46 PM
Cont.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/158.gif 8. Nebraska Cornhuskers
After the Cornhuskers blasted Arizona 33-0 in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, coach Bo Pelini announced, "Nebraska's back and we're here to stay." Pelini might be right. The Black Shirt defense is definitely back, but Nebraska's offense will have to get better if it's going to contend for a Big 12 championship in 2010. All-American defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be sorely missed, along with four other starters on defense. Center Jacob Hickman is the only offensive starter leaving. The Cornhuskers play nonconference games against Western Kentucky, Idaho and FCS foe South Dakota State at home and play Washington on the road. They play Big 12 games at Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, but play Texas, Missouri and Kansas in Lincoln, Neb.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/2294.gif9. Iowa Hawkeyes
It would have been interesting to see how Iowa would have finished if quarterback Ricky Stanzi (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=188298) hadn't sprained his ankle in a 17-10 loss to Northwestern on Nov. 7. The Hawkeyes were undefeated before Stanzi was hurt, and they were really good when he returned in a 24-14 win over Georgia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl. Iowa will have back six starters on offense, but the line must be rebuilt with center Rafael Eubanks, right guard Dace Richardson, left tackle Bryan Bulaga and right tackle Kyle Calloway leaving. Nine starters should return to a very stingy defense. The Hawkeyes' nonconference schedule isn't overly challenging besides a Sept. 18 road game at Arizona, and they play Big Ten heavyweights Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State at home.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/275.gif 10. Wisconsin Badgers
After a couple of so-so seasons, Bret Bielema has Wisconsin back on track. The Badgers beat Miami 20-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl to finish 10-3. With tailback John Clay (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=236715) coming back, and quarterback Scott Tolzien (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=188112) making big strides at season's end, the Badgers should be very good on offense in 2010. Tight end Garrett Graham (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=177740) is the only offensive starter leaving. Three starters will have to be replaced on the defensive line, along with linebacker Jaevery McFadden and safety Chris Maragos. The Badgers' nonconference schedule isn't especially challenging, with a road game at UNLV and home contests against San Jose State, Arizona State and FCS foe Austin Peay. Wisconsin will play Big Ten road games at Michigan State, Iowa and Michigan, but it plays Ohio State at home.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/57.gif 11. Florida Gators
After falling just short of playing for its third BCS national championship in four seasons, Florida faces huge questions in 2010. First and foremost, Gators coach Urban Meyer is taking an indefinite leave of absence and isn't sure he'll coach his team next season. If not, offensive coordinator Steve Addazio will serve as interim coach. Sophomore John Brantley (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=235158), who has received high praise from Meyer, will replace record-setting quarterback Tim Tebow. Receivers Riley Cooper (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=186575) and David Nelson (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=173455) will be missed, along with tight end Aaron Hernandez (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=232015), who is entering the NFL draft as a junior. Center Maurkice Pouncey and guard Mike Pouncey also are considering leaving a year early for the draft. The losses on defense might be even more severe. Linebackers Brandon Spikes and Ryan Stamper are seniors, and cornerback Joe Haden has already decided to leave as a junior. End Carlos Dunlap also is considering leaving for the NFL.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/201.gif 12. Oklahoma Sooners
If there was anything good to come out of Oklahoma's nightmarish 8-5 season in 2009, it was that several younger players had prominent positions replacing injured stars. Oklahoma's offense will be more equipped for success in 2010 with quarterback Landry Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=377845) having taken most of the snaps in 2009. The running game will be solid if junior DeMarco Murray (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=188948) doesn't declare for the NFL draft. If Murray comes back, Oklahoma will return seven offensive starters. But offensive tackle Trent Williams and guard Brian Simmons will be key losses. The losses on defense will be heavy. All-America tackle Gerald McCoy and cornerback Dominique Franks have already declared for the NFL draft, and end Jeremy Beal and linebacker Travis Lewis are considering doing the same. If they leave, Oklahoma would have to replace as many as eight starters on defense.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/59.gif 13. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
It's hard to figure out the Yellow Jackets, who used coach Paul Johnson's triple-option spread attack to run through the ACC in each of the past two seasons, only to then play poorly in each of their past two bowl games. Georgia Tech should be favored to win its second consecutive ACC championship in 2010 if it returns a couple of juniors -- tailback Jonathan Dwyer (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=236248) and defensive end Derrick Morgan. Junior receiver Demaryius Thomas (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=189361) will enter the NFL draft. If Dwyer and Morgan return, Tech will have back eight starters on offense and 10 on defense. Georgia Tech must get better on defense in 2010, and quarterback Josh Nesbitt (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=236253) must become a better passer for Johnson's offense to truly flourish. The Yellow Jackets play nonconference road games at Kansas and Georgia.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/2132.gif 14. Cincinnati Bearcats
Even without coach Brian Kelly, quarterback Tony Pike (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=169390) and wide receiver Mardy Gilyard (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=169405), the Bearcats should be the class of the Big East in 2010. New Bearcats coach Butch Jones had a lot of success at Central Michigan, and his offense should be a perfect fit for quarterback Zach Collaros (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=232807), who played awfully well when Pike was hurt in 2009. Seven starters are expected back on offense, but left tackle Jeff Linkenbach and center Chris Jurek must be replaced. Only five starters are coming back on defense. Here's one reason Kelly might have left for Notre Dame: Cincinnati plays nonconference games in 2010 against Miami (Ohio) at home, Oklahoma at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, and road contests at NC State and Fresno State.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/221.gif 15. Pittsburgh Panthers
Pitt finally got over the hump under coach Dave Wannstedt, who led his alma mater to its first 10-win season since 1981. The Panthers will have to replace quarterback Bill Stull (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=173548) and three starting offensive linemen, but they'll have two of the country's best playmakers in tailback Dion Lewis (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=482840) and receiver Jonathan Baldwin (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=379066). At least five starters will have to be replaced on defense, too, including All-Big East defensive tackle Mick Williams, linebacker Adam Gunn, and cornerbacks Aaron Berry and Jovani Chappel. Wannstedt hopes junior defensive end Greg Romeus is coming back for his senior season. Pitt plays an aggressive nonconference schedule, with road contests at Utah and Notre Dame and a home game against Miami. The Panthers will play Big East road games at Connecticut and Cincinnati and will play Rutgers and West Virginia at home.

buckeyenutz
01-09-2010, 12:47 PM
Cont.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/8.gif 16. Arkansas Razorbacks
With quarterback Ryan Mallett (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=232007) returning to school, the Razorbacks could be the sleeper team in the SEC. The Hogs won five of their last six games in coach Bobby Petrino's second season, and their only loss down the stretch was a 33-30 overtime defeat at LSU. Nine starters might be coming back on offense, including all of Mallett's favorite weapons. Four starters must be replaced on defense, including tackle Malcolm Sheppard and linebacker Wendel Davis. The Hogs play a relatively soft nonconference schedule (they play Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas), but they'll face SEC heavyweights Alabama, Ole Miss and LSU at home.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/2390.gif 17. Miami Hurricanes
Miami's promising season, which included a 5-1 start and early victories over Florida State, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma, ended with a thud in its loss to Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl. There are still reasons to be optimistic about Miami's future under coach Randy Shannon. Jacory Harris (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=377700) will be a very good quarterback if he eliminates mistakes. He'll have to play better in 2010, with tackles Jason Fox and Matt Pipho leaving. Also, tailback Graig Cooper (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=183680) injured his right knee in the bowl game and might not play next season. Seven starters will be back on defense, but linebacker Darryl Sharpton, cornerback Sam Shields and safety Randy Phillips will be missed.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/99.gif 18. LSU Tigers
Is it possible that coach Les Miles, who led LSU to a BCS national championship in 2007, could be on the hot seat in 2010? LSU fans are growing restless after the Tigers went 8-5 in 2008 and 9-4 in '09. Miles' clock management was questionable at times this season, and his team's offense seemed to have no direction. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=378564) struggled with his confidence, and the Tigers never really got highly regarded freshman Russell Shepard (http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=480205) involved in the game plan. The Tigers face some heavy personnel losses with four starters leaving on offense and six leaving on defense. Left tackle Ciron Black will be missed on offense, and three starting defensive linemen and two linebackers will have to be replaced. LSU plays a tough schedule, starting with the season opener against North Carolina in Atlanta. The Tigers also will play West Virginia at home and will play SEC road games at Florida, Auburn and Arkansas.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/213.gif19. Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State coach Joe Paterno needs six more wins to reach 400 career victories, but he'll have to rebuild his team's defense to match this season's 11-2 record. The Nittany Lions will lose six starters on defense, including star linebackers Navorro Bowman and Sean Lee and tackle Jared Odrick. Penn State also will have a quarterback competition entering spring practice. Freshmen Kevin Newsome (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=481926) and Matt McGloin (http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=386880) will battle for the job, along with incoming prospect Paul Jones, who enrolled in classes early. Two starters will have to be replaced on the offensive line, too. The Nittany Lions will play three difficult road games in 2010: at Alabama, Iowa and Ohio State.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/30.gif20. Southern California Trojans
Was the stunning 9-4 finish in 2009 an aberration or just a blip on the radar? USC has some concerns heading into 2010, but the offense should be better with quarterback Matt Barkley (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=480322) having a full season of experience -- though he'll be without tailback Joe McKnight (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=236598), who declared for the NFL draft. The Trojans are also waiting to see whether receiver Damian Williams (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=189767) will return for his senior season. The left side of the offensive line will have to be replaced, along with tight end Anthony McCoy (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=183233). Seven starters are expected back from a defense that struggled mightily in 2009. End Everson Griffen is leaving for the NFL draft, and safety Taylor Mays also will be missed. The Trojans will play nonconference road games at Hawaii and Minnesota and will play Pac-10 road games at Stanford, Oregon State and Arizona.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/52.gif 21. Florida State Seminoles
The Jimbo Fisher era begins in Tallahassee, where Bobby Bowden was forced to retire after a 7-6 finish in his 34th season at the school. If Fisher can fix the problems on defense -- the Seminoles allowed 30 or more points five times in 2009 -- FSU will have a chance to improve a lot in his first season as head coach. Fisher hired former Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops to address the defensive deficiencies. Quarterback Christian Ponder (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=183733) might emerge as a Heisman Trophy candidate if he recovers from shoulder surgery. FSU has plenty of offensive weapons to be successful, and all five starters are coming back on the offensive line. Fisher's team will be tested early and often in 2010 -- the Seminoles' schedule includes road games at Oklahoma and Miami and home games against Florida and BYU.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/204.gif 22. Oregon State Beavers
After missing out on a chance to play in their first Rose Bowl since 1964, the Beavers were demolished by BYU 44-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl. But Oregon State could again be in position to win a Pac-10 championship in 2010 if coach Mike Riley can find a capable replacement for quarterback Sean Canfield (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=168823). The Beavers will bring back just about everything else, especially if All-Pac-10 defensive tackle Stephen Paea returns for his senior season. Tailback Jacquizz Rodgers (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=379208) and his brother, receiver James Rodgers (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=236710), will be back; between them, they accounted for more than 4,000 all-purpose yards and 32 of the team's 49 touchdowns in 2009. Riley won't have much time to break in his new quarterback, which is expected to be freshman Ryan Katz (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=378147). The Beavers are expected to open their season against TCU on Sept. 4 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. They also host Louisville on Sept. 18 and play at Boise State on Sept. 25.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/61.gif23. Georgia Bulldogs
Bulldogs coach Mark Richt salvaged one of his worst seasons at Georgia by beating rival Georgia Tech 30-24 in the regular-season finale and Texas A&M 44-20 in the Independence Bowl. The Bulldogs will have to find a new starting quarterback, and junior Logan Gray (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=240874) or freshmen Aaron Murray (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=480210) or Zach Mettenberger (http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=55043) will battle for the job in the spring. Tailbacks Caleb King (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=241217) and Washaun Ealey (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=480225) are coming back, along with All-SEC receiver A.J. Green (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=379205). All five starters on the offensive line also will return. Richt still hasn't hired a defensive coordinator to fix a unit that allowed 30 or more points five times in 2009. Tackles Geno Atkins and Jeff Owens will be missed on defense, and safety Reshad Jones entered the NFL draft. Junior linebacker Rennie Curran also is considering leaving school early. Along with the annual contest against Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., Georgia's schedule includes road games at Colorado, South Carolina and Auburn and home games against Arkansas and Tennessee.

buckeyenutz
01-09-2010, 12:48 PM
Fin.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/24.gif 24. Stanford Cardinal
The Cardinal made tremendous strides under coach Jim Harbaugh in 2009, beating Oregon and USC in consecutive weeks. There's no reason to believe their momentum won't continue next season. Stanford loses Heisman Trophy finalist Toby Gerhart (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=188524), but brings back eight starters on offense, including quarterback Andrew Luck (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=380470). Seven starters are coming back on defense, but linebacker Will Powers, safety Bo McNally and cornerback Richard Sherman will be missed. The Cardinal's nonconference schedule includes a home game against Wake Forest and a road game at Notre Dame. Stanford's Pac-10 slate includes road games at Oregon, Washington and California and home games against USC and Oregon State.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/2426.gif 25. Navy Midshipmen
The Midshipmen didn't miss a beat in 2009 under second-year coach Ken Niumatalolo, who led them to a 10-win season for only the third time in school history. Navy pulled off a trifecta of impressive feats, sweeping service academy rivals Air Force and Army, winning at Notre Dame for the second time in a row and blasting Missouri 35-13 in the Texas Bowl. With seven starters expected to come back on offense and eight on defense, Navy could be even better in 2010. Quarterback Ricky Dobbs (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=240655) is one of the country's most unheralded players, running for 1,192 yards and 27 touchdowns (an NCAA single-season record for a QB) last season. Navy's 2010 schedule opens with a matchup against Maryland in Baltimore and includes a visit to Wake Forest and a home game against SMU. The Midshipmen also will play Notre Dame at Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Oct. 23.

dcarrera
01-09-2010, 12:48 PM
Ohio state is gonna go undefeated and go to the BCS title game





































































































and then lose again.

DRob27
01-09-2010, 12:49 PM
"If the new QB doesn't suck ass"

That's why they're that low

Well when you return almost your entire o-line, entire recieving corps, and your running back, there's not too much pressure on an incoming quarterback. Plus we have two 4 stars and a 5 star that will be fighting for the spot. I don't see that dropping us from 9 to 24 somehow, considering clark wasn't all that great to begin with.

MenTaLPiRacY
01-09-2010, 12:51 PM
Ive been saying with the new quarterback for texas tech probably starting next year and keeping our recivers tha Tech would win the big 12 and go to a major bowl game.. but i was saying that before they fired leach.. so who knows now :(

ChefPhalBignuts
01-09-2010, 12:54 PM
Well when you return almost your entire o-line, entire recieving corps, and your running back, there's not too much pressure on an incoming quarterback. Plus we have two 4 stars and a 5 star that will be fighting for the spot. I don't see that dropping us from 9 to 24 somehow, considering clark wasn't all that great to begin with.

I'm just busting balls, brah

We all know that predicting the top 25 only 2 days after the final game is pretty bull****

SwagMorris
01-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Lol @ UNC as a sleeper for a BCS title, and I'm a UNC fan. I do think they will be better though.

=T Bone=
01-09-2010, 01:31 PM
lmao @ Usc back into the top 5 on rivals, and ranked 20th on the other.

And penn state not in the top 20 is pretty gay to

Horns3
01-09-2010, 01:33 PM
why's ohio state so high up? they didn't do **** this season

justin8684
01-09-2010, 01:33 PM
Cincy is WAY too high, wow.

Georgia could be a sleeper team out of the SEC next season, watch out for them making a big push up the top 25 next year.

FatWhiteKid
01-09-2010, 01:34 PM
OSU at #2 suprised me. I'm a big buckeye fan, but I think their season depends on the growth of Terrel Pryor. He's had some amazing games last year, but equally disappointing games as well (vs. USC for example).

Horns3
01-09-2010, 01:36 PM
OSU at #2 suprised me. I'm a big buckeye fan, but I think their season depends on the growth of Terrel Pryor. He's had some amazing games last year, but equally disappointing games as well (vs. USC for example).
most overrated player ever lol

N.W.A
01-09-2010, 01:37 PM
lmao @ Usc back into the top 5 on rivals, and ranked 20th on the other.

And penn state not in the top 20 is pretty gay to

LOL @ you thinking USC wont be back to dominate.

=T Bone=
01-09-2010, 01:39 PM
LOL @ you thinking USC wont be back to dominate.

You think they are going to dominate next year? lmfao



brb, emerald bowl

justin8684
01-09-2010, 01:40 PM
LOL...Wisconsin is suddenly going to morph into a better team than Iowa?

You guys have to replace virtually your entire offensive line. Offensive line play is crucial to success in the Big 10.

Wisconsin returns it's starting QB, starting RB, two starting WRs, it's main return specialist, Lance Kendricks (who would've start for any other team in the Big 10 at TE this past year), and they only really have to replace three guys on defense and they are at each of the three levels: a defensive lineman, a linebacker, and a safety. The gave away a 10 point lead late in the third quarter to Iowa this year. I don't think it's a "slap in the face" to have them ahead of Iowa next season, they have to replace a lot less.

BrawnySwoleman
01-09-2010, 01:45 PM
LOL @ you thinking USC wont be back to dominate.

And you think they'll "dominate"? Think about who they've got leaving: McKnight, McCoy, Mays, Damian Williams, as well as quite a few others.

And think about your recruiting class. A lot of those guys are going to bail with Carroll gone.
http://www.faniq.com/article/USC-recruits-cant-get-assistant-coaches-on-the-phone-1954696

Don't worry, you'll be competing with us for the Nut Bowl maybe.

FatWhiteKid
01-09-2010, 01:47 PM
most overrated player ever lol

He looked pretty crisp at the Rose Bowl, and they'd need that from him during any big game next season to make it to the National Championship. OSU's D always shows up, but Pryor is the key to having a good offensive performance.

=T Bone=
01-09-2010, 01:47 PM
Kyle Prater and Dillon Baxter are gone

mtomjr14
01-09-2010, 01:49 PM
LOL @ you thinking USC wont be back to dominate.

ucla > usc

Mafiafolife77
01-09-2010, 02:06 PM
ucla > usc

yeah now you just look silly

ChefPhalBignuts
01-09-2010, 02:06 PM
You think they are going to dominate next year? lmfao



brb, emerald bowl

Brb, Rose Bowlin' or nothing

BrawnySwoleman
01-09-2010, 02:07 PM
ucla > usc

Realest sh!t I ever quoted right here.

N.W.A
01-09-2010, 02:10 PM
You think they are going to dominate next year? lmfao



brb, emerald bowl
Yeah we'll be back next year watch and see.

And you think they'll "dominate"? Think about who they've got leaving: McKnight, McCoy, Mays, Damian Williams, as well as quite a few others.

And think about your recruiting class. A lot of those guys are going to bail with Carroll gone.
http://www.faniq.com/article/USC-recruits-cant-get-assistant-coaches-on-the-phone-1954696

Don't worry, you'll be competing with us for the Nut Bowl maybe.


ucla > usc

lol we'll never be as bad as UCLA. Keep dreaming man.

Tyler44
01-09-2010, 02:16 PM
why's ohio state so high up? they didn't do **** this season


most overrated player ever lol

Virtually returning everybody and if Pryor plays like he did in the Rose bowl he'll contend for the heisman the next 2 seasons.

ChefPhalBignuts
01-09-2010, 02:25 PM
Yeah we'll be back next year watch and see.




lol we'll never be as bad as UCLA. Keep dreaming man.

BRB, Rose Bowl or nothing

justin8684
01-09-2010, 02:31 PM
Lets not get out of hand with the Pryor love just for what he did in the Rose Bowl. Oregon wasn't that stout defensively and I think we all saw just how "tough" the Pac 10 was this year during the bowl season.

Mafiafolife77
01-09-2010, 02:32 PM
BRB, Rose Bowl or nothing

brb going undefeated and still being left out of the NC every year. sucks bro lolololol

not really though you guys suck.

ChefPhalBignuts
01-09-2010, 02:36 PM
brb going undefeated and still being left out of the NC every year. sucks bro lolololol

not really though you guys suck.

BRB,

Rose
Bowl



Or





The Tough Actin' Tinactin Bowl

Mafiafolife77
01-09-2010, 02:41 PM
brb it's rose bowl or nothing every year, welcome to college football. can't expect the second best conference in the country to go undefeated in bowl games EVERY year now can we?

Backus24
01-09-2010, 02:44 PM
Ohio state is gonna go undefeated and go to the BCS title game





and then lose again.

Location: Texas

You mean the Ohio State team who came within 16 seconds of beating the Texas team half the country thought should have played for the National Title 2 years ago with Colt McCoy?

Oh, and good game this year too.

ChefPhalBignuts
01-09-2010, 02:48 PM
brb it's rose bowl or nothing every year, welcome to college football. can't expect the second best conference in the country to go undefeated in bowl games EVERY year now can we?

BRB, not knowing how to brb properly

:D

Tyler44
01-09-2010, 02:50 PM
Location: Texas

You mean the Ohio State team who came within 16 seconds of beating the Texas team half the country thought should have played for the National Title 2 years ago with Colt McCoy?

Oh, and good game this year too.

this was my thought, lol.

Texas will have a rough time next year.

BrettT07
01-09-2010, 03:20 PM
I'm not going to make an official prediction yet, but this is what I'm thinking as of right now.

I think in the Big 10 OSU, Wisconsin, and Iowa are all roughly equal for the most part so I expect them to compete over the Rose Bowl. Penn State may also cause some trouble for them, but even if Penn State were to somehow go undefeated in conference I don't think they will get past Alabama so they would still be competing for the Rose.

In the PAC 10 I think Oregon, Oregon State, and USC will also be competing for the Rose Bowl.

I think Virginia Tech will probably beat Boise State, holding BS out of the national championship. In the ACC I expect another wild race with Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Miami, and North Carolina. NC probably has the longest shot, but I do think with their defense they could take out at least one of the others. These teams will be competing for the Orange Bowl.

Tcu may repeat undefeated through the regular season. I can't find their ooc schedule for next year yet.

I don't expect the Big East to have a national contender. The 3 competing for top spot will be Pitt, UConn, and Cincy. None will have a good defense, but there should be some good offense.

I don't see any team going through the big 12 undefeated. Texas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma will pose some challenges for one another. All 3 have good defenses in a conference of **** defense, so that should allow them to remain pretty strong. Texas will have to break in a new offense, which did well without Colt in the nc game.. But Shipley is gone now which is definitely a big hit. Oklahoma will be prepared now for no Bradford which will help them. Nebraska probably will still have a **** bag offense.

In the SEC: Alabama has to play both Penn State and Florida out of divison play. I think Bama will probably be able to take them both. Bama is returning almost the entire offense, but is losing a lot on defense. This may be an issue, however the talent replacing them will be just as good if not better in some positions (experience may cause a drop off however). In the SEC west Alabama and LSU will probably be the top dogs. Arkansas and Auburn will definitely be a large threat however. These two teams can be dangerous taking advantage of mistakes. Alabama and LSU will both have improved offenses increasing their balance though. In the sec east Florida will be favored, however like I said I expect them to lose to Bama. Florida is losing so much. They will have a lot of talent coming up, but I think next year may be a bit of a drop off before they become extremely dangerous in the 2011 season. I have not looked at Georgia's schedule yet but they may be a dark horse to get into the sec cg. I know they don't play Bama, and if they also get lucky enough to not have to play LSU that will help them greatly. I expect the sec cg to come down to most likely Bama vs Florida, second likely Bama vs Georgia, third likely LSU vs Florida, and fourth likely LSU vs Georgia. South Carolina and Tennessee will also be big threats in the east and could change things around in a hard to predict manner. If a team can go through undefeated or maybe one loss they will be in the national championship again, and I'm leaning on Bama but LSU and Florida also have a great shot. Georgia has a bit of a shot. One of these teams will be in the sugar.


So to summarize, as of right now I expect Alabama and TCU to meet up in the NC, but I'm not as confident as I was with my prediction for this past season. This is not an official prediction yet though. I will wait until closer to the season for that.

Horns3
01-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Virtually returning everybody and if Pryor plays like he did in the Rose bowl he'll contend for the heisman the next 2 seasons.
no he won't lol

Uncontested
01-09-2010, 03:49 PM
TCU in the national championship game... lulz..

BrettT07
01-09-2010, 03:54 PM
TCU in the national championship game... lulz..

I don't like having them in my prediction, which is one reason it's not an official prediction yet. I just don't think people would be happy if they went undefeated before the bowl again and were kept out again. Their bowl game from this year might make that happen though.

I guess currently Ohio State and Virginia Tech would be the top teams I'm looking at to replace TCU.

Tyler44
01-09-2010, 04:00 PM
no he won't lol

Just sit back and watch, people tend to forget he was only a sophmore this year.

mtomjr14
01-09-2010, 04:01 PM
Just sit back and watch, people tend to forget he was only a sophmore this year.

he's no Tim Tebow that's for sure ;)

Horns3
01-09-2010, 04:01 PM
Just sit back and watch, people tend to forget he was only a sophmore this year.
and he'll play like an underclassmen this next year too

dogyo
01-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Arkansas-#23 & #16


Hi haters.

Horns3
01-09-2010, 04:02 PM
he's no Tim Tebow that's for sure ;)
or vince young lol

Tyler44
01-09-2010, 04:03 PM
and he'll play like an underclassmen this next year too

Naw, I think he's done some growing up. He played quite well in the Rose Bowl, so hopefully giving himself some good confidence durng the offseason to work hard. I mean, we'll see but i bet he does much better.

mtomjr14
01-09-2010, 04:05 PM
Arkansas-#23 & #16

Hi haters.

what's up with patrino and his piss poor recruiting?

#58 class with only one 4* and the rest are all 3* or less...thought he could recruit?

Jmh80
01-09-2010, 04:06 PM
Well here's to VaTech sh*tting the bed in a game they should win by blowout.

I think they take Boise up here. But then blow it to NC State or Dook or some sh*t.

Tyler44
01-09-2010, 04:07 PM
Arkansas-#23 & #16


Hi haters.

ECU says hi

Jmh80
01-09-2010, 04:09 PM
Naw, I think he's done some growing up. He played quite well in the Rose Bowl, so hopefully giving himself some good confidence durng the offseason to work hard. I mean, we'll see but i bet he does much better.

Well as a neutral 3rd party (not an OSU fan in the least though) I thought he did play very well against Orygun.

BUT Sweater Vest went against most of all of his tendencies in '09 in the bowl game. Do you really think he'll play all of '10 with the offense that wide open???

We've seen him get real conservative in big games in the Big 11. A bowl game is different - THE most unique event in sports with a month off and playing a top opponent you very likely don't play often.

Against JoePa and PSU when the beloved Big 11 title is on the line - does he go back to Sweater ball?
That is the most important question, in my mind.


Note - pretty sure he'll let him roll against us, we don't matter for the prized Big 11 title.

dogyo
01-09-2010, 04:31 PM
ECU says hi

We beat them...what's your point?

Purdue says hi

dogyo
01-09-2010, 04:33 PM
what's up with patrino and his piss poor recruiting?

#58 class with only one 4* and the rest are all 3* or less...thought he could recruit?

We have a recruiting service brah...they do all the ish for him. srs. The service (based outta TX) finds the kids and he'll recruit them.
They have a set height/weight/speed that you have to be, or they won't recruit you. It's a shiity way to recruit but whatever.

meing0tt
01-09-2010, 04:36 PM
Props to ESPN for not nuthugging USC

Tyler44
01-09-2010, 04:41 PM
Well as a neutral 3rd party (not an OSU fan in the least though) I thought he did play very well against Orygun.

BUT Sweater Vest went against most of all of his tendencies in '09 in the bowl game. Do you really think he'll play all of '10 with the offense that wide open???

We've seen him get real conservative in big games in the Big 11. A bowl game is different - THE most unique event in sports with a month off and playing a top opponent you very likely don't play often.

Against JoePa and PSU when the beloved Big 11 title is on the line - does he go back to Sweater ball?
That is the most important question, in my mind.


Note - pretty sure he'll let him roll against us, we don't matter for the prized Big 11 title.

I love Tressel, but his offense is so frustrating for us fans. When they open up, they put up points and have the potential to. He gets so conservative at times though, its seems his play calling hurts the team more than turnovers do. He is a smart guy, so hopefully he sees how well the offense works when he opens it up?


We beat them...what's your point?

Purdue says hi

An "elite" SEC team should not have issues with a mediocre C-USA team. lol

Horns3
01-09-2010, 04:45 PM
TCU has a pretty good ooc schedule next year, rumored that they could play notre dame

Tyler44
01-09-2010, 04:48 PM
TCU has a pretty good ooc schedule next year, rumored that they could play notre dame

why isnt it set up yet? I thought teams usually have schedules done years in advance?

dogyo
01-09-2010, 05:02 PM
An "elite" SEC team should not have issues with a mediocre C-USA team. lol

lol. Who said we were elite??? We aren't yet.

And an "elite" big 10 team shouldn't have problems with navy or purdue or Illinois.

EDIT: or with a 9-4 5th place PAC 10 team with a true freshman at QB.

SwagMorris
01-09-2010, 05:10 PM
An "elite" SEC team should not have issues with a mediocre C-USA team. lol

THE "elite" Big Eleven team should not have issues with a military academy

cman1787
01-09-2010, 05:13 PM
TCU has a pretty good ooc schedule next year, rumored that they could play notre dame

i think notre dames schedule is finalized. tcu turned them down iirc

Horns3
01-09-2010, 05:17 PM
i think notre dames schedule is finalized. tcu turned them down iirc
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuu uuuu

thefullmonte
01-09-2010, 08:18 PM
TCU has a pretty good ooc schedule next year, rumored that they could play notre dame


How would playing ND make that schedule any tougher?

YolkedBrah
01-09-2010, 08:43 PM
Oregon will clinch Pac-10 next year, guaranteed.

Calhexas
01-09-2010, 09:11 PM
brb it's rose bowl or nothing every year, welcome to college football. can't expect the second best conference in the country to go undefeated in bowl games EVERY year now can we?

Wait...when's the last time the Big10 went undefeated in bowl games?

DRob27
01-09-2010, 09:19 PM
Wait...when's the last time the Big10 went undefeated in bowl games?

holy ****... did calhexas just sort of compliment the big 10?!?!?

BrawnySwoleman
01-09-2010, 09:22 PM
Oregon will clinch Pac-10 next year, guaranteed.

Including me, you won't get an argument from anyone here...except sc homers

Dr_Leo_Marvin
01-09-2010, 09:29 PM
Wait...when's the last time the Big10 went undefeated in bowl games?

the top 5 big 10 teams were all underdogs and out gained their opponents by an average of 177 yards. northwestern lost because of turnovers, but big 10 was the 2nd best conference behind SEC

YolkedBrah
01-09-2010, 09:59 PM
the top 5 big 10 teams were all underdogs and out gained their opponents by an average of 177 yards. northwestern lost because of turnovers, but big 10 was the 2nd best conference behind SEC

Agreed. Iowa, Wisconsin, PSU, and OSU all had big wins. Would def put them behind SEC.

Calhexas
01-09-2010, 10:06 PM
holy ****... did calhexas just sort of compliment the big 10?!?!?

enjoy it

can't guarantee it will happen again

dalynchmob
01-11-2010, 01:08 AM
You guys have to replace virtually your entire offensive line. Offensive line play is crucial to success in the Big 10.



Weird, it didn't stop Iowa in 2003 when they lost all but one starter (Gallery) and still came up to Madison and won. Ferentz has Wisconsin and Bielema's number. Not to mention Ferentz is regarded as one of the best o-line coaches in the nation. Add in a few o-lineman with multiple starts (Vandervelde, Gettis), and underclassmen that have been praised by the older guys, to go along with OT Reiff who is a returning starter.

Wiscy will be tough, along with Iowa, OSU and PSU being in the mix. Also the game is in Kinnick which will make it tougher for Wiscy. It will be a long 9 months until the B10 starts playing again, and there is a lot that will go on before then to make it interesting.

MegaMan Myke
01-11-2010, 04:26 AM
Oregon will clinch Pac-10 next year, guaranteed.

only cuz they're not playing boise state haha jk ducks better win the pac 10

thefullmonte
01-11-2010, 09:11 AM
Wait...when's the last time the Big10 went undefeated in bowl games?



I wonder how many times the SEC has matched up with the B10 in bowl games compared to other confs?


(i really need to find a site to find these random facts)

niospecv
01-11-2010, 09:20 AM
I see Texas losing 3 games next season. Gilbert is a stud but he'll have his ups and downs. The defense will help a lot but can't always carry the team.

thefullmonte
01-11-2010, 09:58 AM
I see Texas losing 3 games next season. Gilbert is a stud but he'll have his ups and downs. The defense will help a lot but can't always carry the team.




Who do you have them losing to? The Big 12 as a whole is going to be totally different next year.

niospecv
01-11-2010, 10:04 AM
Who do you have them losing to? The Big 12 as a whole is going to be totally different next year.

Not sure but with a rookie QB it is bound to happen. No more than 3 losses.

Calhexas
01-11-2010, 11:44 AM
I wonder how many times the SEC has matched up with the B10 in bowl games compared to other confs?


(i really need to find a site to find these random facts)

I know there's an SEC site floating around that compares all kinds of statistics. It has a page for SEC vs each conference if I remember correctly. I'll have to try and find it. Or you can google it.

Calhexas
01-11-2010, 11:46 AM
I see Texas losing 3 games next season. Gilbert is a stud but he'll have his ups and downs. The defense will help a lot but can't always carry the team.

Losing Thomas is going to suck for them. It seemed like he was the only ******* making plays at times.

Kindle and Houston (the only other two guys doing crap in the NC) are gone too.

Gilbert should be a high point but we'll see if he's actually worth a damn, or if it was all Shipley that night.

Gonna be interesting 2010.

Team Punishment
01-11-2010, 11:54 AM
no mention of Marshall?? Im shocked. who put this nonsense together??

thefullmonte
01-11-2010, 01:35 PM
Not sure but with a rookie QB it is bound to happen. No more than 3 losses.


Not super up on the Big 12....but with OK, and OSU losing their QB's as well, Tech loses Leach, Nebby will be good next year. KU = No Mangino.


I just don't see where 3 losses come from. Two I could see....but 3 would have to be considered a failure with the amount of talent on that roster

thefullmonte
01-11-2010, 01:40 PM
I know there's an SEC site floating around that compares all kinds of statistics. It has a page for SEC vs each conference if I remember correctly. I'll have to try and find it. Or you can google it.



Found it. SECsportsfan.com

doesn't look like its updated for this years stats yet though

buckeyenutz
01-11-2010, 01:45 PM
I wonder how many times the SEC has matched up with the B10 in bowl games compared to other confs?

Not sure about bowls; but according to: http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/vs_conf.php

The Big 10 has the edge overall 97-91-7. Hell, they have a winning record against all but one D1 conference (Division I-A Independent).

thefullmonte
01-11-2010, 01:52 PM
http://www.secsportsfan.com/top-college-football-bowl-conference.html

buckeyenutz
01-11-2010, 01:59 PM
http://www.secsportsfan.com/top-college-football-bowl-conference.html

SEC is 34-21 against the Big 10 in bowls.