With only 10 days left until the season starts, it's time for our first Top 25 poll, so let's get it rolling!
#1 (-) Alabama - I should think this is a no brainer, with a Heisman winner, last year's starting quarterback, and Trent Richardson (who can give Ingram a run for his money) coming back. They do lose a few key people on defense including Rolando McClain and Mount Cody, but teams like Alabama reload. Next Game: San Jose State
#2 (-) Ohio State - The Buckeyes return many starters on offense along with Terrelle Pryor. Much of the team that won the Rose Bowl is here, and with Tyler Moeller going to the STAR poistion, the Bucks really only lose a starter or 2 on defense. Ohio State is locked and loaded for the 2010 season, as they look for a 2nd National Championship under Jim Tressel.
#3 (-) Texas - Two writers from this blog had them going #4, the other two had them going 3. Where Boise State landed was a big part of how Texas got to this point. Texas loses Colt Mccoy and Jordan Shipley, but Gilbert has a lot of trust in him from the fan base, after a big game in the BCS Title game. Mushamps defense is always decent, so the Longhorns are once again title contenders.
#4 (-) Virgina Tech - Virgina Tech always comes out of the Preseason as favorites, only to drop 2-4 games. This year there are no excuses as to how far this team can go with Tyrod Taylor, Sophomore Ryan Williams, and Darren Evans. The only question is the defense which will play a big part in all the games.
#5 (-) Boise State - The Broncos finally get a legitimate shot to bust the BCS wide open with a shot at the title game. Boise State returns all the starters but 1 from last year. Kellen Moore is on the short list for the Heisman, but they need to win impressively against teams from the WAC. A tough opener aganist Virginia Tech will prove they're durability.
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