I was going to do a series of eight blogs on the 2007 NCAA Football season. My first installment was about the SEC, but there were only 23 views and no comments through two days. I was hoping it may stir up some debates, but I guess not. So, I'll settle with a preseason top ten that will predict how things will look at the end of the year.
1. LSU Tigers: I think LSU will be undefeated this year (a tall task in the SEC). Matt Flynn is a versatile QB who played good whenever Russell was hurt. The defense is tops in the country and DT Glenn Dorsey will be a top five pick in next year's draft.
2. USC Trojans: USC is the favorite to win it all now. John David Booty is a very accurate QB, but he lost his top two WRs. The defense is better than what it gets credit for, but LSU's defense will be too good in the national title game.
3. West Virginia Mountaineers: The Mounties are a very talented team lead by the QB/RB tandem of Pat White and Steve Slaton. Both should be considered legitimate Heisman contenders and Louisville and Rutgers are the only two teams that will challenge WV, but they'll still win both games. For WV's sake WE NEED A PLAYOFF.
4. Texas Longhorns: Colt McCoy is a very talented young QB and Limas Sweed is a goo reciever. If Mack Brown can shore up some of the defensive holes, Texas will compete for the title.
5. Michigan Wolverines: Henne, Hart, and Manningham are all back. All of these guys will help Michigan become one of the countries best offenses. They should be Big 10 champions.
6. Florida Gators: I don't believe that Tim Tebow will be an All-American yet, but he should be good and the Gators are deep. If they don't finish in the Top Ten, their season will be a dissapointment.
7. Wisconsin Badgers: PJ Hill is a big, bruising runningback for a good Badger team. Wisconsin could very well be a BCS team.
8. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors: The only thing standing between Hawaii and an undefeated season is a contest with Boise State. Colt Brennan will lead the Warriors to victory and the nation's fourth undefeated team (but they'll lose a BCS bowl game).
9. Auburn Tigers: Brandon Cox is finally healthy and Brad Lester and Ben Tate make up two very good runningbacks. The defense is always one of the best, and Auburn should be bound for a January bowl game.
10. Virginia Tech Hokies: The Hokie-Birds return Brandon Ore at runningback with seven other offensive starters back. Frank Beamer is an excellent coach and should lead Tech to a ACC Title.