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College Football Top 25 Week 1: Boise State No. 1, Alabama No. 2, TCU No. 3
Bleacher Report ^ | 9/7/2010 | By Tyler Stimson (Correspondent)

Posted on 09/07/2010 4:04:26 AM PDT by nikos1121

Tyler Stimson votes in the ESPNU poll)

1. Boise State (1-0)

Beat Virginia Tech 33-30 in a thriller. Boise State has ice blood in their veins. Boise State now has a chance to do what no Non-AQ team has ever done before - go to the national championship game. They have the best QB in the country, and the most experience.

2. Alabama (1-0)

Beat San Jose State 48-3. Defending national champion Alabama looked great - but anyone can look great against WAC cellar dwellers.

3. TCU (1-0)

Beat Oregon State 30-21. TCU dominated Oregon State in total yardage (453-255), if not the final score. TCU made a huge statement on a national stage.

4. Ohio State (1-0)

Beat Marshall 45-7. The Buckeyes looked more than solid against a week MAC opponent.

5. Oregon (1-0)

Took New Mexico to the woodshed 72-0. It was 42-0 after one quarter. New Mexico isn't good, but Oregon made them look like a division three school.

6. Nebraska (1-0)

Beat Western Kentucky 49-10. Nebraska's D could carry them to the Big 12 title this year.

7. Texas (1-0)

Beat Rice 34-17. Texas looked okay, but not particularly dominant.

8. Florida (1-0)

Beat Miami (Ohio) 34-12. The score is a misnomer. Florida had less than 30 yards of offense through three quarters.

9. Oklahoma (1-0)

Survived against Utah State 31-24. Phil Steele picked them to win the national championship, but their defense will have to play much, much better for them to win 10 games, let alone compete for a championship.

10. Iowa (1-0)

Dominated Eastern Illinois 37-7.

11. Miami (1-0)

Shutout Florida A&M 45-0.

12. Wisconsin (1-0)

Beat UNLV 41-21.

13. Florida State (1-0)

Beat Samford 59-6.

14. Virginia Tech (0-1)

Lost to Boise State 30-33 in a heartbreaker. It was a game of inches, and VA Tech couldn't quite come out on top. They aren't quite out of the title picture yet.

15. Utah (1-0)

Beat Pittsburgh 27-24.

16. Georgia Tech (1-0)

Beat South Carolina State 41-10.

17. Stanford (1-0)

Beat Sacramento St. 52-17.

18. Notre Dame (1-0)

Beat Purdue 23-12.

19. Georgia (1-0)

Beat Louisiana Lafayette 55-7.

20. BYU (1-0)

Beat Washington 23-17. Their two QB system was surprisingly not a disaster, as each QB threw for 131 yards. And BYU's defense contained Locker effectively, shutting out Washington in the second half.

21. LSU (1-0)

Survived against a depleted North Carolina squad, 30-24.

22. Michigan (1-0)

Beat Connecticut 30-10.

23. Oregon State (0-1)

Lost to TCU 30-21. I was impressed that Oregon State kept it as close as it was.

24. South Carolina (1-0)

Beat Southern Miss 41-13.

25. Fresno State (1-0)

Beat Cincinnati 28-14.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bcs; boisestate; collegefootball
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1 posted on 09/07/2010 4:04:29 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121
4. Ohio State (1-0) Beat Marshall 45-7. The Buckeyes looked more than solid against a week MAC opponent.

Marshall is in Conference USA.
2 posted on 09/07/2010 4:07:24 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

week - Should be spelled weak.

Buckeyes should be a solid #2.


3 posted on 09/07/2010 4:13:07 AM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: nikos1121
Boise State still has a few quality opponents on their schedule, including Oregon State on the 25th.
4 posted on 09/07/2010 4:27:48 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: nikos1121

Load of crap.

Half the other teams in the nation had a victory last week. Why put boise up there?

Many of the teams Boise is above will have 6-8 big games this year and will have to win them all to have a shot. Why is it that Boise wins one big game and suddenly they’re worthy of a shot?

Boise is good for sure - but how good? We’ll not know unless they play 6-8 of their games in the same environment - like the pac10, ACC, SEC or even Big “12” and Big “10”.

One big game victory and that’s it? How about Georgia - they have an SEC schedule FULL of big games against quality opponents - not just one. How about Florida? Georgia Tech? LSU? Alabama? Texas? FSU? Hell the list goes on. Those teams all have half a dozen big games they’ll have to win to have a shot. Boise? Just one - an argument can be made for two - but it’s still just two. BS.

It is bs to put a one-game winner at #1. Oregon is a future opponent but that’s pretty much it for opposition.

BS


5 posted on 09/07/2010 4:51:02 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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Dacula, you ment to write “HAWKeyes” should be #2. You’re welcome helping you with that correction.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 4:55:16 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle (HEADLINE: Spoiled Brat Man-Child Poops in Potty....Wins Nobel Prize!)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

And it’s “weak” not “week”.

Geez....


7 posted on 09/07/2010 4:57:39 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Rational Thought

Correction - Boise State has one semi-quality opponent left on their schedule. The rest of the season they’ll be hanging out at the local bakery gorging themselves on cupcakes.


8 posted on 09/07/2010 5:00:38 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (If Pelosi were Pope abortion would be a sacrament.)
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To: Rational Thought
Boise State still has a few quality opponents on their schedule, including Oregon State on the 25th.

Wasn't BSU's schedule-strength somewhere in the 90s (out of 112 teams) last year? Is it higher this year? Maybe in the 70s or 80s? Maybe NCAA football needs something like the NIT Basketball Tournament (A special championship for the teams who don't really play in the big leagues.)

9 posted on 09/07/2010 5:17:22 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Point taken.

It’s always hard to tell this early who the real deals are. Fresno State could be a quality opponent, as could Nevada. Other than Oregon State and maybe Wyoming, I don’t see anyone else who can even be a weak challenge.


10 posted on 09/07/2010 5:20:39 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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Boise had 17 points GIVEN to them on freak turnovers by the a lower ranked team and that qualifies them to be #1...????

They may play ONE MORE ranked them the entire year...they play in a weak sister conference...they would NOT survive an SEC or PAC-10 conference schedule.


11 posted on 09/07/2010 5:29:46 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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Blah blah, blah blah, blah blah blah.
SEC is the toughest. Roll Tide


12 posted on 09/07/2010 5:30:46 AM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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Boise had their referee pals helping them at the end. I thought old Musburger was gonna wet himself.

Roll Tide!!!


13 posted on 09/07/2010 5:32:17 AM PDT by Luke21
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I’d love to c bama play bs. I don’t think they deserve no 1 if there r other indefeated teams outthere. But well see.


14 posted on 09/07/2010 5:42:41 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying today for -23, better yet -24......)
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To: nikos1121

#9 and # 10 should be reversed.


15 posted on 09/07/2010 5:46:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: bigjoesaddle

Hawwwwwkeyes.
(Like Hayden Fry said it)


16 posted on 09/07/2010 5:49:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: nikos1121

Boise State is always fun to watch!


17 posted on 09/07/2010 6:50:28 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: bigjoesaddle

bigjoesaddle - Thanks for the laugh. I needed that chuckle to start my day.

I’ll see in November when we use the hawkeyes to get practice before we play michigan. :)


18 posted on 09/07/2010 7:40:46 AM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: Moby Grape
Boise had 17 points GIVEN to them on freak turnovers by the a lower ranked team and that qualifies them to be #1...????

I'm a big BSU fan, and I think they are ranked higher than they should be. Do they deserve #1, no.

Boise State took advantage of a fumble for 3 poinst and a blocked punt for 7. But the next 7 points came from a 78-yard drive. Both teams capitalized on mistakes by the other. VT recovered two fumbles and took advantage of both with touchdowns - that's 14 to 3 with respect to turnovers. Blocking a punt isn't exactly a "given" situation, and VT blocked a PAT by BSU. Also, BSU handed VT a big boost with a key roughing-the-kicker call that went from BSU taking over on downs after a missed field goal by VT to VT scoring a TD.

Boise State had 18 first downs to VT's 21. BSU had 383 total yards on offense to 314 by VT (BSU had more in both passing and rushing than did VT). BSU was penalized 11 times for 105 yards to VT's 7 times for 55 yards.

BSU went 6-15 on 3rd down conversions to VT's 4-12. VT also went 1-2 on 4th down converstions. VT had the ball for 34:20 to BSU's 25:40. In all, it was a good game with plenty of mistakes by both teams.

The game was not handed to BSU.

19 posted on 09/07/2010 7:59:09 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: nikos1121

Florida shouldn’t even be in the Top 20, pains me to say.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 8:00:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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As a Bama fan it pains me to say this, but Florida will be much improved by the time they roll into Tuscaloosa in a month. Me thinks Urban needs to move Pouncey out of the Center position.


21 posted on 09/07/2010 10:03:31 AM PDT by ohioman
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I think this is our setup year, like 2005, a lot of new players who are going to have growing pains, our defense was crap in 2005, but they became the unit that won us a National Championship the following year, I’ll be happy winning the SEC East this year. We just don’t have the playmakers this year to match Bama.

But if we cannot win the East, I’ll be ok with letting the Old Ball Coach have one.


22 posted on 09/07/2010 10:31:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I know I would rather play the Old Ball Coach in the SEC championship game that Florida. Of course Auburn squeeked one out last night and I am bummed about that.


23 posted on 09/10/2010 5:02:06 AM PDT by ohioman
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