Saturday, August 20, 2011

The 2011 AP Top 25 in list form

Twelve years in the newspaper business and I can't for the life of me figure out why the Associated Press is so quick to move a story on their College Football Top 25's, but makes just a simple list hard to find.
1. Oklahoma (36 of 60 first place votes)
2. Alabama (17)
3. Oregon (4)
4. LSU (1)
5. Boise State (2)
6. FSU
7. Stanford
8. Texas A&M
9. Oklahoma State
10. Nebraska
11. Wisconsin
12. South Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
14. TCU
15. Arkansas
16. Notre Dame
17. Michigan State
18. Ohio State
19. Georgia
20. Mississippi State
21. Missouri
22. Florida
23. Auburn
24. West Virginia
25. Southern Cal
Seems like there are some reaches in there. But, then, what else to expect before the season starts?


PRODawg said...

Georgia plays 5 top 25 ranked teams: Boise, South Carolina, Miss St, Florida, Auburn. Coach Richt went 0-5 against ranked teams last season. Boise, SC, MSU, Florida, Auburn should all be losses. Opening with a game against #5, then #12, tough way to start for an inexperienced team coming off a 6-7 season. Last 4 UT/UGA games have been won by home team, and this season is in Tenn. So that's 6losses. Looks like another 6-6 season. That assumes wins over Kentucky & Georgia Tech.

georgiadawg69 said...

Really hope you're joking prodawg... Auburn lost EVERYTHING from last year's team and the dawgs will beat them easily. The clearly don't belong in the top 25. They have an awful offensive line, lost most of their defense and no longer have any sort of QB.

Miss state beat us in a close game last year but the dawgs will not overlook them this time around and we don't have to play them on the road like last year. WIN

Florida is a hard game to expect us to win but with the fact that they are so thin on the offensive line and are switching schemes offensively and defensively the learning curve will bite them in the ass and it's a very winnable game, especially considering that Murray had an awful game last year and we still took them to OT.

Carolina and boise are beatable and UT is starting multiple true freshman on defense. People are going to be surprised at how good the dawgs are this year.

PRODawg said...

The offense struggled mightily against the 5 ranked teams last year. Couldn't really score td's against SC, MSU, Ark, UCF, Auburn. Averaged 15 points a game in those 5 games. Without the starting 2 WR's & 2 starting RB's, will be maybe 7 a game average this year. Defense should be good again, but offense can't score against ranked teams and gets a td worse per game against ranked last 3 seasons in a row. Went from 35 points a game to 27 in 08, to 22 in 09, to 15 in 10, down to 7 in 11. Special teams will be good, but like last year, they won't get any chances to win a game.

PRODawg said...

UGA is the #4 most over-rated team on the AP Poll over last 5 years. 4 out 5 teams, AP voters over-rated UGA. So, 80% chance UGA finishes #20 or worse.

Cojones said...

So Ohio St. with all their first string player loss from the first 5 games still are good enough to beat Georgia? That is grotesque, even for their cupcake schedule.

Lucid Idiocy said...

Who knows how all these folks assemble their ballots. With that many people making that many decisions on this little information, you can't really draw any serious conclusions from the product.

Anonymous said...

Ohio State got dawg'd and they'll win 11 games this season. The Bulldogs are in a rebuilding stage and it will be 2 more years until they're competitive in their conference.