Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Insight Bowl: Iowa (7-5) vs. Missouri (10-2)

After 100 years, Iowa-Missouri resumes in Tempe for the 2010 Insight Bowl. It should be a good Big Ten-Big 12 match up between the Hawkeyes and Tigers.

Prediction: Iowa 24, Missouri 15


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Top non-BCS Bowl of the 2010-11 College Bowl season from Las Vegas

MAACO Las Vegas Bowl

Utah (10-2, 7-1 MWC) vs. Boise State (11-1, 7-1 WAC)
Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 22 - 7 p.m.
ESPN or ESPN3.com

ESPN has it's top broadcasting crew for what should be an outstanding bowl game from the Utah Utes from the MWC and the Boise State Broncos from the WAC. The top runner-ups from each conference square off in Las Vegas in the 2010 MAACO Bowl.

The Utes will join the Pac 10 in 2011, while the Broncos will move to the MWC, as the Utes and BYU exit. Sorry Bronco fans, our choice are the Utes from Utah.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-5) heading into the final OOC tune up in basketball before the Big Ten season opens next week vs. Illinois

The Fran McCaffery era will soon open up Big Ten Conference play next week. The Hawkeyes (6-5) final OOC tune up will take place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday night, when Iowa hosts Louisiana Tech (9-4). It's Bobblehead Night featuring Iowa coach Fran McCaffery live from Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where the first 3,000 in attendance will receive a bobblehead of Iowa's head coach.

The Hawkeyes are very young, with only one senior and two juniors, with previous Big Ten experience on the Iowa roster. They could have picked up a couple more victories, but they came up short @ Wake Forest (6-5) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and the Hawkeyes missed an opportunity at home vs. in-state rival, Iowa State (10-2).

A YOUNG SQUAD - U of I Athletics
Iowa's roster of 15 players includes six freshmen, two sophomores, five
juniors and two seniors. The freshmen are
Melsahn Basabe (6-7, 225), Cody Cox (6-4, 190), Roy Devyn Marble (6-5,190), Zach McCabe (6-7, 225), Darius Stokes (6-7,190) and Branden Stubbs (6-2, 170). The sophomores are Eric May and Cully
. In addition, juniors Bryce Cartwright (6-1, 180) and Jordan Stoermer (6-2,185) are in their first year at Iowa. Cartwright played as a rookie at Fresno State and Paris JC (Texas) his sophomore campaign. Stoermer played his first two seasons at Kirkwood CC (Iowa).

The play of Iowa's three freshmen (pictured is 1 Melsahn Basabe) and Juco transfer have made Iowa basketball exciting none the less. The Big Ten will be very challenging, but it should be more interesting as Iowa seeks to become relevant again in college basketball.

December 21, 2010 - Live Blogging From Carver-Hawkeye Arena - U of Iowa Athletics
December 21, 2010 - A Year Older, A Year Wiser - U of Iowa Athletics


Another four days of College Football bowls,with Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg on Tuesday

Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl

Southern Mississippi (8-4, 5-3 C-USA East) vs. Louisville (6-6, 3-4 Big East)
from St. Petersburg, Fla. and Tropicana Field
Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Central Time
ESPN or ESPN3.com

Not the best bowl game of the week, which we would suggest will be Wednesday night, in the Las Vegas Bowl, when Boise State and Utah square off. Of the four bowl games between Tuesday and Christmas Eve, this is the only game spotlighting a BCS team, though it is a Big East team at that and one with a losing conference record.

If this game interests you, here are some news stories on the Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl Game ...

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl pits Southern Miss against Louisville ‎- Kansas City Star
... as the Golden Eagles will collide with the Louisville Cardinals on December 21st in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, ...
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: Louisville (6-6) vs. Southern Miss (8-4)
‎ - ESPN (blog)
Bowl notebook: 2 injured players attend practice
‎ - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Despite the Golden Eagles logo, we will root for Southern Miss in this one!

Other Games this week ...

MAACO Las Vegas Bowl

Utah (10-2, 7-1 MWC) vs. Boise State (11-1, 7-1 WAC)
Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 22 - 7 p.m.
ESPN or ESPN3.com

S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Navy (9-3) vs. San Diego State (8-4, 5-3 MWC)
San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 23 - 7 p.m.
ESPN or ESPN3.com

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Hawaii (10-3, 7-1 WAC) vs. Tulsa (9-3, 6-2 C-USA West)
Honolulu at Aloha Stadium
Dec. 24 - 7 p.m.
ESPN or ESPN3.com


Monday, December 20, 2010

The Hawkeyes arrive in The Valley on Monday, just in time to avoid Iowa's latest winter weather

The University of Iowa football team left the Eastern Iowa Airport for Phoenix and The Valley on Monday in preparation for the Tuesday, December 28Th Insight Bowl game with the Missouri Tigers. The Hawkeyes are slight underdogs heading into a classic Big Ten-Big 12 match up.

December 20, 2010 - Insight Central: Hawkeyes are Excited, Appreciative - University of Iowa Athletics

Iowa (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) vs. Missouri (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 North)

Over 100 years ago, the Iowa-Missouri football series ended after 12 games. The story was "Iowa stopped playing the Tigers because of racial threats against its 1st black player."

It should be an interesting Game 13 in the series in the 2010 Insight Bowl.

Tigers zero in on Iowa
‎- Columbia Daily Tribune (blog) - Dave Matter
Gary Pinkel said he's been cleared to practice when the team arrives in Tempe, Ariz., later this week. MU's contingent leaves for the Insight Bowl on ...

December 20, 2010
- Clayborn Recognized as Consensus All-American - U of I Athletics


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Defensive coordinator Norm Parker for Iowa will hopefully make his first trip in 12 years to Desert as Iowa heads to Insight Bowl vs. Missouri

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is completing his 12Th season 2010 at Iowa this season. He enjoyed nine seasons previously, as offensive line coach under former head coach J. Hayden Fry from 1981 to 1989. Ferentz's right hand man on defense over the past 12 seasons at Iowa has been Norm Parker, who has been coaching college football as an assistant or coordinator, since 1968.

Heck, I began watching college football during the 1974 season, which was my first season as a Hawkeye ticket holder. Thank you, Mom and Dad. Unlike many coaches in today's college game, Norm Parker has been coaching longer than I have been following college football.

Well, back to Norm Parker, Iowa's defensive mastermind as defensive coordinator ...

Iowa has made two trips previously to the Desert during the Kirk Ferentz era (1999 to 2010). In 2004, the Hawkeyes traveled to Arizona State to play a non-conference game with the Sun Devils. Earlier this season, the Hawkeyes traveled to Tucson to face the Arizona Wildcats. In both cases, Norm Parker missed the trips due to health reasons, battling diabetes.

Well, with the Insight Bowl birth with the University of Missouri, Norm Parker will hopefully get that first trip as Iowa's defensive coordinator to the Desert. The always colorful Norm Parker sat down with the Media this past week for the first time, since missing much of the 2010 season, due to medical reasons associated with diabetes.

Insight Central: A Method to Their Madness - University of Iowa Athletics
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- When the Hawkeyes take on No. 14 Missouri in the Insight Bowl, they'll have a key part of their defense back in the press box. ...

December 17, 2010 - Watch Ferentz, O'Keefe, Parker Live - The University of Iowa Athletics
"Before, when I was coaching, it was all about wins and that kind of stuff.
Now it's about being around the guys. I like being around the young guys. I like
being around the coaches. I like being out of the house."
- DC Norm Parker
Norm Parker says he'll be back in 2011 - ‎Washington Post
Defensive coordinator Norm Parker being out because of diabetes was the most ... Parker, Iowa's 69-year-old defensive mastermind, was hospitalized by the ...

Hawks' Parker: 'This is really where I want to be' - Quad City Times
IOWA CITY - If ever there were doubts in Norm Parker's mind about his future, all of them sifted away quickly Oct. 23. Iowa's 68-year-old defensive ...

Guess what, Hawkeye fans? Norm's coming back in 2011, if it's up to him - DesMoinesRegister.com (blog) - Sean Keeler
Other than being without a right foot, Norm Parker says he moves "like a rabbit." Iowa City, Ia. — If Norm has his way, he'll be coming back. ...

Norm Parker committed to coaching - Iowa City Press Citizen
Norm Parker rolled into the auditorium of the Iowa football complex Friday afternoon, shuffling along with the assistance of a walker. ...

Norm Parker is like Iowa's version of Joe Paterno. Despite health and age, he doesn't want to step aside and give up coaching. He enjoys being around young student-athletes and remaining active in college football.


The 2010-11 Bowl Season begins with a Trifecta of Blow Outs to start off Bowl Play

The New Mexico Bowl kicked off the 2010-11 Bowl line up with the soon to be FBS Independent, BYU from the Mountain West Conference, taking on a C-USA West opponent, UTEP. The Gazette headline in the Sunday print newspaper said it all: "BYU caps a big turnaround", as the BYU Cougars (7-6) defeated the UTEP Miners (6-7) 52-24. More news on the New Mexico bowl win from Albuquerque.

It was a coming out party for the BYU Cougars , after a sub prime start with 1-4 start in 2010. Next year, the BYU Cougars will be an Independent, no longer affiliated with the MWC. The Cougars will join Army, Navy and Notre Dame as the four FBS Independents in Division I.

The independent BYU Cougars will kick off the 2011 season at Ole Miss (4-8, 1-7 SEC East in '10). BYU's 2011 schedule

The Cougars were lead in 2010 by freshman QB Jake Heaps. There should be a lot of excitement for BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall in 2011, with a young signal caller back and the hype entering College Football as the newest FBS Independent.

In 2012, the BYU-Notre Dame series will begin, among the top two FBS Independents, outside Army-Navy.

Next up in the opening day Trifecta of college bowl games took place in Boise, ID with the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl. The MAC runner-up Northern Illinois faced off from team WAC fourth place team, Fresno State, on the Smurf blue turf, home of the Boise State Broncos.

Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17 - news

With the win, the NIU Huskies (11-3, 8-0 MAC West), who lost their head coach, Jerry Kill, to the Minnesota Golden Gophers for the Humanitarian Bowl and the 2011 season, finish an outstanding 2010 season. Tom Matukewicz lead the Huskies as the interim head coach for the bowl game and 40-17 win over Pat Hill and Fresno State.

The Fresno State Bulldogs (8-5, 5-3 WAC), under coach Pat Hill for his 15Th season in 2011, will regroup and face a solid OOC schedule next season, with Cal, @ Nebraska, Ole Miss and @ San Diego State among FBS opponents. The Bulldogs will head to the MWC in time, but remain in the WAC for 2011, due to a $5 million buyout clause.

The finale of the blowout first weekend of the 2010-11 college bowl line up was live from New Orleans in the 2010 New Orleans Bowl. The MAC representative, Ohio U. Bobcats vs. the Sun Belt co-champion, Troy Trojans. It was all Troy (8-5, 6-2 Sun Belt), in a 48-21 win over Frank Solich's boys from Athens, OH. The Trojans lead 38-7 at the half over Ohio U. (8-5, 6-2 MAC East). More news on the Troy win over Ohio U.

Next Bowl Game in 2010-11:

Beef O' Brady's Bowl from St. Petersburg
Southern Mississippi (8-4, 5-3 C-USA East) vs. Louisville (6-6, 3-4 Big East)
St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field
Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Central Time on ESPN


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Iowa vs. Missouri in the Insight Bowl

The final BCS Ratings are out. The BCS Title Game will pit #1 Auburn (13-0) vs. #2 Oregon (12-0) for the BCS Championship.

For the Iowa Hawkeyes, an invitation to the Insight Bowl has been extended and the Hawkeyes will face the Missouri Tigers (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 North). Interesting match up, after the 2005-08 series between the two opponents was canceled, when Missouri opted out of the first two games.

Iowa has not played Missouri for over 100 years. Missouri leads the all-time series with a 7-5 record.

Here's the full 2010-11 bowl line up. The Big Ten, Pac 10 and SEC all send two teams to BCS bowls this season.


The BCS is about getting #1 and #2 in the BCS Title Game, but the rest of the Bowl Line up would look better like this for 2010-11 Bowl Season

It will be a great 2011 BCS Title Game:

#1 Oregon Ducks (12-0) vs. #2 Auburn Tigers (13-0)

Champions of the Pac 10 vs. the SEC Champ on January 10Th on ESPN!

Yes, we know the #1 BCS team is Auburn, but our #1 is Oregon ...

But, once the BCS gets the 2011 Title Game right, we would like to see the following match ups for the 2010-11 Bowl Season:

The Remaining BCS Bowl Games:

Sugar Bowl: #3 TCU (12-0) vs. #6 Ohio State (11-1) - 1/4/11 on ESPN

Orange Bowl: #12 Virginia Tech (11-2) vs. unranked Connecticut (8-4) -1/3/11 on ESPN

Fiesta Bowl: # 9 Oklahoma (11-2) vs. #8 Arkansas (10-2) - 1/1/11 on ESPN

Rose Bowl: #4 Stanford (11-1) vs. #5 Wisconsin (11-1) -1/1/11 on ESPN

*** *** ***

How would we like the to see the Non-BCS Bowl Games? Official announcements are Sunday, December 5Th ...

New Mexico Bowl

BYU (6-6, 5-3 MWC) vs. UTEP (6-6, 3-5 C-USA West)
Albuquerque, N.M., University Stadium
Dec. 18 - 1 p.m.

uDrove Humanitarian Bowl

Toledo (8-4, 7-1 MAC West) vs. Fresno State (8-4, 5-3 WAC)
Boise, Idaho, Bronco Stadium
Dec. 18 - 4:30 p.m.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Ohio U. (8-4, 6-2 MAC East) vs. Florida International (6-6, 6-2 Sun Belt)
New Orleans, Louisiana Superdome
Dec. 18 - 8 p.m.

Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl

Louisville (6-6, 3-4 Big East) vs. Southern Mississippi (8-4, 5-3 C-USA East)
St. Petersburg, Fla., Tropicana Field
Dec. 21 - 7 p.m.

MAACO Las Vegas Bowl

#19 Utah (10-2, 7-1 MWC) vs. #10 Boise State (11-1, 7-1 WAC)
Las Vegas, Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 22 - 7 p.m.

S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

San Diego State (8-4, 5-3 MWC) vs. Navy (8-3)*
San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 23 - 7 p.m.

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

#24 Hawaii (10-3, 7-1 WAC) vs. Tulsa (9-3, 6-2 C-USA West)
Honolulu, Aloha Stadium
Dec. 24 - 7 p.m.

Little Caesars Bowl

Middle Tennessee (6-6, 5-3 Sun Belt) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3, 8-0 MAC West)
Detroit, Ford Field
Dec. 26 - 7:30 p.m.

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl

Air Force (8-4, 5-3 MWC) vs. North Carolina (7-5, 4-4 ACC Coastal)
Shreveport, La., Independence Stadium
Dec. 27 - 4 p.m.

Champs Sports Bowl

Maryland (8-4, 5-3 ACC Atlantic) vs. #23 West Virginia (9-3, 5-2 Big East)
Orlando, Fla., Florida Citrus Bowl
Dec. 28 - 5:30 p.m.

Insight Bowl

Iowa (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) vs. #15 Nebraska (10-3, 6-2 Big 12 North)
Tempe, Ariz., Sun Devil Stadium
Dec. 28 - 9 p.m.

Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman

East Carolina (6-6, 5-3 C-USA East) vs. Boston College (6-6, 5-3 ACC Atlantic)
Washington, D.C., RFK Stadium
Dec. 29 - 1:30 p.m.

Texas Bowl

Northwestern (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) vs. Texas Tech (7-5, 3-5 Big 12 South)
Houston, Reliant Stadium
Dec. 29 - 5 p.m.

Valero Alamo Bowl

#14 Oklahoma State (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 South) vs. Washington (6-6, 5-4 Pac 10)
San Antonio, Alamodome
Dec. 29 - 8:15 p.m.

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Army (6-5)* vs. SMU (7-6, 6-2 C-USA West)
Dallas, Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dec. 30 - 11 a.m

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Kansas State (7-5, 3-5 Big 12 North) vs. Syracuse (7-5, 4-3 Big East)
Bronx, N.Y., Yankee Stadium
Dec. 30 - 2:20 p.m.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Miami-FL (7-5, 5-3 ACC Coastal) vs. Georgia (6-6, 3-5 SEC East)
Nashville, Tenn., LP Field
Dec. 30 - 5:40 p.m.

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

#16 Missouri (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 North) vs. Arizona (7-5, 4-5 Pac 10)
San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 30 - 9 p.m.

Meineke Car Care Bowl

Clemson (6-6, 4-4 ACC Atlantic) vs. South Florida (7-5, 3-4 Big East)
Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America Stadium
Dec. 31 - 11 a.m.

Hyundai Sun Bowl

North Carolina State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (7-5)
El Paso, Texas, Sun Bowl
Dec. 31 - 1 p.m.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Kentucky (6-6, 2-6 SEC East) vs. UCF (10-3, 7-1 C-USA East)
Memphis, Tenn., Liberty Bowl
Dec. 31 - 2:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Bowl

#22 Florida State (9-4, 6-2 ACC Atlantic) vs. #20 South Carolina (9-4, 5-3 SEC East)
Atlanta, Georgia Dome
Dec. 31- 6:30 p.m.

TicketCity Bowl

Illinois (6-6, 4-4 Big Ten) vs. Baylor (7-5, 4-4 Big 12 South)
Dallas, Cotton Bowl
Jan. 1 - 11 a.m.

Outback Bowl

Penn State (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) vs. Florida (7-5, 4-4 SEC East)
Tampa, Fla.Raymond James Stadium
Jan. 1 - 12 p.m.

Capital One Bowl

#7 Michigan State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) vs. #11 LSU (10-2, 6-2 SEC West)
Orlando, Fla., Florida Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1 - 12 p.m.

Gator Bowl

Michigan (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) vs. #21 Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC West)
Jacksonville, Fla., Municipal Stadium
Jan. 1 - 12:30 p.m.

GoDaddy.com Bowl

Miami-OH (9-4, 7-1 MAC East) vs. Troy (7-5, 6-2 Sun Belt)
Mobile, Ala., Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Jan. 6 - 7 p.m.

AT&T Cotton Bowl

#17 Alabama (9-3, 5-3 SEC West) vs. #18 Texas A&M (9-3, 6-2 Big 12 South)
Arlington, Texas, Cowboys Stadium
Jan. 7 - 7 p.m.

BBVA Compass Bowl

Pittsburgh (7-5, 5-2 Big East) vs. Tennessee (6-6, 3-5 SEC East)
Birmingham, Ala., Legion Field
Jan. 8 - 11 a.m.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Temple (8-4, 5-3 MAC East) vs. #13 Nevada (12-1)
San Francisco, AT&T Park
Jan. 9 - 8 p.m.

* Have one more regular season game on 12/11 - Army (6-5) vs. Navy (8-3)

As previously mentioned the times are all Central Time


Our final CIDSports College Football Top 25, after 14 weeks of the College Football as regular season concludes for all, but Army-Navy game on Dec. 11

It has been an interesting season, with all the non-AQ talk falling short as we hit late November. Boise State (11-1, 7-1 WAC) nearly got it done, but a Week 13 date @ Nevada Wolf Pack (12-1, 7-1 WAC) cost the Broncos dearly for the BCS in 2010.

The Oregon Ducks (12-0, 9-0 Pac 10) have played outstanding all year, as has the top non-BCS program in 2010: the TCU Horned Frogs (12-0, 8-0 MWC). The BCS title game should be outstanding this season. The rest of the BCS bowl line up will likely do better with some adjusting, but that is for another post.

Others jumped from the preseason unrated programs to the Top 25 in 2010: Michigan State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten), Nevada Wolf Pack (12-1, 7-1 WAC), Missouri Tigers (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 North), Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 South), Texas A&M Aggies (9-3, 6-2 Big 12 South), South Carolina Gamecocks (9-4, 5-3 SEC East), Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC West), West Virginia Mountaineers (9-3, 5-2 Big East), Hawaii Rainbows (10-3, 7-1 WAC) and

Several teams surprised in 2010, especially Auburn Tigers (13-0, 8-0 SEC West), Stanford Cardinal (11-1, 8-1 Pac 10) and Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2, 6-2 SEC West), who were all outside our preseason Top 25, but will finish 2010 in a BCS bowl. Congratulations to all three programs, especially Auburn for an undefeated season and a date with Oregon in the BCS title game.

Other programs didn't hit form in 2010, especially our preseason #7 Texas Longhorns (5-7, 2-6 Big 12 South), preseason #23 Cincinnati Bearcats (4-8, 2-5 Big East), preseason #25 Houston (5-7, 4-4 C-USA West). All three programs will be home for the Holidays in 2010.

We can't forget other programs, who will still bowl in 2010, but are not in the final regular season Top 25. Our preseason #4 Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten). preseason #5 Florida Gators (7-5, 4-4 SEC East), preseason #11 Miami-FL (7-5, 5-3 ACC Coastal), preseason #14 Georgia Bulldogs (6-6, 3-5 SEC East), preseason #16 Brigham Young Cougars (6-6, 5-3 MWC), preseason #17 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5, 3-5 Big 12 South), preseason #19 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-6, 4-4 ACC Coastal), preseason #20 Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) and preseason #22 Pittsburgh Panthers (7-5, 5-2 Big East).

The season will likely be remembered most for conference realignment talk.

  • Nebraska is leaving the Big 12 for the Big Ten in 2011. Colorado is joining Utah from the MWC and moving to the Pac 10

  • The Big Ten and Pac 10 conferences will have 12 programs and new championship games

  • The Big 12 will lose two teams, so they will go to a nine game conference schedule, as the Pac 10 has enjoyed for several years and lose their conference championship game

  • BYU is becoming an Independent, joining Army, Navy and Notre Dame as the only Independents in FBS

  • Boise State is moving to the MWC from the WAC

  • But the MWC will be losing programs: BYU, Utah and TCU

  • TCU is the latest to join the list and will move to the Big East in 2012

  • Fresno State and Nevada will follow Boise State as WAC schools moving to the MWC

  • Will Hawaii stay or go? Talk in November is Hawaii wants to move for football only ...

  • If the WAC doesn’t add an eighth football school by 2012, the conference won’t lose its FBS status? Texas-San Antonio and Texas State are joining the WAC and moving to FBS

  • Congratulations to North Texas for hiring former ISU head coach Dan McCarney and electing to remain in the Sun Belt Conference, rather than move to the WAC

Final Regular Season CIDSports Top 25

  1. Oregon Ducks (12-0, 9-0 Pac Ten) - #9 preseason

  2. Auburn Tigers (13-0, 8-0 SEC West) - unranked

  3. TCU Horned Frogs (12-0, 8-0 MWC) - #8 preseason

  4. Stanford Cardinal (11-1, 8-1 Pac 10) - unranked

  5. Wisconsin Badgers (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) - #10 preseason

  6. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) - #2 preseason

  7. Michigan State Spartans (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) - unranked

  8. Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2, 6-2 SEC West) - unranked

  9. Oklahoma Sooners (11-2, 6-2 Big 12 South) - #18 preseason

  10. Boise State Broncos (11-1, 7-1 WAC) - #3 preseason

  11. LSU Tigers (10-2, 6-2 SEC West) - #12 preseason

  12. Virginia Tech Hokies (11-2, 8-0 ACC Coastal) - #6 preseason

  13. Nevada Wolf Pack (12-1, 7-1 WAC) - unranked

  14. Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 South) - unranked

  15. Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-3, 6-2 Big 12 North) - #15 preseason

  16. Missouri Tigers (10-2, 6-2 Big 12 North) - unranked

  17. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-3, 5-3 SEC West) - #1 preseason

  18. Texas A&M Aggies (9-3, 6-2 Big 12 South) - unranked

  19. Utah Utes (10-2, 7-1 MWC) - #13 preseason

  20. South Carolina Gamecocks (9-4, 5-3 SEC West) - unranked

  21. Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC West) - unranked

  22. Florida State Seminoles (9-4, 6-2 ACC Atlantic) - #21 preseason

  23. West Virginia Mountaineers (9-3, 5-2 Big East) - unranked

  24. Hawaii Rainbows (10-3, 7-1 WAC) - unranked

  25. Navy Midshipmen (8-3) - #24 preseason

The Final Regular Season FBS Game of the 2010 season:

Army (6-5) vs. #25 Navy (8-3)

December 11, 2010

@ Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA

Kick-off: 2:40pm Central Time on CBS