It is a little bit late in the year to be posting the BC College Football Top 25, it is after all almost March but what the heck...My poll will differ slightly from the official poll and probably more closely align with the Coaches Poll because, well, coaches know (usually) what they are talking about. One does have to take into account professional jealousy that can sneak into the Coaches Poll however, but still, I find it most accurate. My poll won't mirror the Coaches assessment, but again, it is a good to use as a reference.
1. Georgia: I still consider this a toss up really between the Dogs and Bama. Georgia won the official "Championship" game, but just a couple of weeks earlier they got their clocked cleaned by the Tide.
2. Alabama: They could just as easily been in the number one spot, but they did lose the big game at the end.
3. Cincinatti: This team deserved to be there, and I would put them just above Michigan in the polls.
4. Michigan: After years of being a "wannabe" squad (and quite dismal some years) the Wolverines finally put together a very good team. Coaching has a lot to do with it.
5. Baylor: Good season but the conference is, for the most part, pretty weak. Still, I would put them over some other squads for the 5th spot. Barely.
6, Oklahoma State: The only other real good team in the Big Twelve is somewhat better than the 2nd gest team in the Big 10.
7. Ohio State: Good season but the Buckeye fans are likely sorely disappointed here. Not beating Michigan is a hard pill to swallow.
8. Ole Miss: The Rebs were the real deal this year, and if the SEC is not a tough as perhaps in some years, well they seem tough enough to me. After the SEC is again the top dog in college football. No surprise there.
9. Michigan State: Darn good season. I had to think hard to choose the Rebs in the spot above them. Could be wrong.
10. Oklahoma: OK. I guess.
11. Kentucky: The Wildcats had a very good year in a very tough conference. Well coached.
12: Notre Dame: Lost a very good coach. This season they had a pretty good legitimate top 20 team. Seems like they are ranked high early in the season yearly and always disappoint. This was a better year than usual.
13. Clemson: These particular Tigers were not quite as good as they have been in the recent past. Still a very dangerous team that could surprise anyone on any given day.
14. Houston: An under rated team due to playing in a conference that does not get proper due.
15. Wake Forest: Better than average season for the Deacons. To say the least.
16. Utah Utes: Could surprise anyone on any given day. Conversely, they could get surprised by just about anyone.
17. Pittsburgh: A very good year. Hats off. Often the Panthers are horrible.
18. Louisiana: The Cajuns are a good football team and they would be dangerous for anyone. Now, of course, the HC has moved to "greener pastures." It is funny how often that doesn't work out for coaches. Some should just stay where they are having success.
19. Arkansas: The Razorbacks finally fielded a team that could compete in the SEC. When was the last time that happened? Never. This is the first year in quite a while that they were even the best team in Arkansas. For the past few years, the other Arkansas team (ASU) has been the best team in the state.
20. Iowa: OK. I may have them slightly under rated here.
21. NC State: The Wolfpack finally fielded a different team than one that is usually seen.
22. Utah State: The best team that calls themselves the Aggies in the country.
23: BYU: I sort of dislike to rank a team that is not in a conference unless they deserve it. This includes Notre Dame. This year both deserve to be ranked.
24.Oregon: A disappointing season for the Ducks. Ranking them in the top 25 is a stretch.
25. TAMU: OK, I guess. There are (many) other schools that are as deserving of this spot, perhaps more so than these particular Aggies. None of them beat Alabama though. So, for that reason alone they are included in the Top 25.
Now for the required Rule 5. Enjoy. Ain't she a good looking one. No? What is wrong with you?