Sunday, August 31, 2008

Are these three team Top 25 college football teams?

Should these teams be out of the Top 25 after Week 1?

  1. Clemson (0-1, #11 in my preseason picks) - blasted by Alabama 10-34 - clearly Alabama looks like a Top 25 team, but is Clemson worthy?
  2. Virginia Tech (0-1, #12) - tough road game at East Carolina turned out to be the Hokies losing on a blocked punt for a touchdown... ECU beats VT 27-22!
  3. Illinois (0-1, #20) - yes, they lost to my #10 team, the Missouri Tigers 42-52, but can the Fighting Illini overcome the loss in leadership and RB Rashard Mendenhall from '07 to remain a Top 25 program in '08?

A side note, Bowling Green's win at Pittsburgh 27-17, which isn't a major upset. While Pitt was given some respect, by some previews, they clearly needed to earn it on the field in '08, after finishing 5-7 in '07. Next up for Pitt (0-1) is MAC underdog Buffalo (1-0).


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