1. USC 1-0
Any questions about this?
Next game: @ #20 Nebraska (September 15th)
2. LSU 1-0
They kicked off the 2007 NCAA College Football season and demolished their opponent. Any time you hold a team to zero points it's impressive. Add on the 45 points they put up and LSU keeps their #2 spot. Tough game against Virginia Tech this week.
Next Game: #8 Virginia Tech
3. West Virginia 1-0
316 yards rushing and 542 yards of total offense ensured the victory for West Virginia. Along with LSU holding Miss St. to no points, I think putting up 62 points (as WVU did) on a D-1A is very impressive. The Heisman Candidate, Steve Slaton, put up 108 yards and 4 TD's. The other candidate (Pat White) threw for 192 yards and had 4 total TD's (2 rush). I like the Mountaineer's this year.
Next Game: @ Marshall
4. Texas Longhorns 1-0
I know this may be an unpopular spot for the Longhorns to be considering they beat Arkansas State by only 8 points, but a win is a win (try explaining that to the Wolverines). Some also might mention (as I did in my other blog) how the Longhorns were 39 point favorites but I just can't penalize a team for winning, even if it did look horrible.
Next Game: #22 TCU
5. Florida 1-0
The newest team to enter the top 5 this week is the Gators. With an impressive game by Tim Tebow (300 yards 4 TD's) and an impressive victory for the Gators (49-3) the Gators deserve to be in the top 5. I was thoroughly impressed by the 500+ yards of offense the Gators put up and the fact that the Gators agev up just over 200 yards. Very good first game for Urban Meyer's crew.
Next game: Troy
6. Wisconsin 1-0
The Badgers started right where they left off last year. Winning. With a 42-21 victory over Washington State the Badgers have an easy stretch of games where they could be in the top 5 either next week or the week after. Incoming QB Tyler Donovan fit right in throwing for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns passing. He also added a touchdown on the ground. Should be smooth sailing for the Badgers until they play @ Penn State in week 7.
Next game: @ UNLV
7. Oklahoma 1-0
The Sooners did exactly what they had to do in week 1. Win and win big. They did both with 79-10 victory over lowly Sun Belt competitor North Texas. Redshirt frosh QB Sam Bradford impressed the Sooner faithful by throwing for 363 yards and 5 TD's. The defense also played well by allowing the Mean Green only 15 yards on the ground. The Sooners face a tough test next week against the 'Canes.
Next game: Miami
8. Virginia Tech 1-0
Virginia Tech was one of my teams that I picked as a disappointment this week. And in all honesty, they were. They came into to lane Stadium a 27.5 point favorite and also riding a wave of emotion from the deadly shootings in April. But what did the Hokies do? Squeaked out a win against lowly East Carolina 17-7. I picked Tech to win it all this year and to do that they are going to need a victory in Death Valley next Saturday.
Next Game; @ #2 LSU
9. Louisville 1-0
Louisville again was one of the teams that finished the job correctly. They played a D 1-AA team and beat the 1-AA team (take notes Llyod). A 73-10 victory is very convincing and so is the 655 yards of offense that the Cardinals put up. Heisman candidate Brian Brohm had a great game putting up 375 yards and 4 TD's. A with Wisconsin, Louisville will be free and clear of any losses until at least week 9.
Next game: Middle Tenn State
10. Ohio State 1-0
Ohio State is the new entry into the Top 10 this week. The Buckeyes also beat a 1-AA school (hey Mr. English, look at OSU's Defense). The score of that game was 38-6. The rushing attack was less than splendid in the first half but Ohio State overcame that with great defense and a great passing attack. 417 yards of offense was what Ohio State put on the Penguins of Younstown State. Todd Boeckman put up 225 yards passing and 2 Td's in his first career start as Buckeye's QB. Along with a couple other teams in the top 10, Ohio State should go through the first 8 weeks of their schedule pretty easy.
Next game: Akron
Dropped out: #5 Michigan
Just missed: California, Georgia, UCLA,