A few of my initial thoughts:
I’m surprised to see LSU at #1. They should have a great defense, maybe even best in the country, BUT they have a brand new QB. That should always be enough to keep a team out of the top spot, in my opinion. He had a great year at Butler Community College, but that’s Butler Community College. The lights in the SEC are much brighter. The kid’s a wildcard. He’s also a bit rapey.
USC should have the top spot. Their offense is going to be supernasty, like they’re going to rock fucking faces off in the Pac 12. They have the best QB in the country, best WR corp, and now they added a very good RB in Silas Redd from Pedo State. I get it, though – the SEC has won every natty going back to ’06. That’s why they hold the top two spots.
No problems with Bama at #2.
I think Oregon is a bit high, but they’re definitely a top 10 team. That plug-’n-play offense is for real, and they have team speed that could compete for bronze in the 2012 Olympics.
OU is overrated. “Oh fuck you, Dorn. You’re a Texas guy. Biased little fuck face.” Yeah yeah, go fuck yourself. They really are overrated. After their most productive WR in program history, Ryan Broyles, went down last season to injury, that high-flying OU offense looked very pedestrian. And now he’s in the NFL. They have also suffered a smorgasbord of suspensions and injuries to key players. Their defense lost some key guys, as well, especially along the D-line. They belong somewhere around 9 – 12.
Georgia at 6? How many times are we going to go through this? They will trip over themselves, get up, and trip again. They can’t handle it, and they won’t be able to with Richt wearing the headset.
Move Florida State to 4 or 5. That defense is going to be great, and I think Manuel has a good year.
Surprised that Missouri is nowhere to be found in the top 25. I never thought they would end up in the top 25 when it’s all said and done, but they are good enough to start out there.
Notre Dame at 24 is funny. They sneak into the top 25 every damn season it seems like. They just don’t end up there after real games are played.
West Virginia is too high. Very good offense, but they’re not playing in the Big East anymore. They are now playing some formidable defenses. Speaking of defense, WVU doesn’t really have one. Move them to about the 18 spot.
Texas at 15 is about right, but they have a stock arrow pointing upward. The defense will be top 5 in the country, and the running game should be deadly if the O-line can hold up. However, they are currently accepting QB applications from intramural phenoms nationwide.
One more month…