Monday, September 19, 2011

Walker Sports College Football Top 25 Poll Week 3

After a hard fought game down in Florida, we finally have some movement in the week 3 edition of the Walker Sports Top 25 Poll. As teams begin their conference schedule, the opportunity for upsets showed itself, and someone suffered the results in this week’s poll.

1) Oklahoma Sooners: On the road in a hostile environment, and the Sooners stood strong. Proving they can win in a physical game. With Saturday’s victory, Oklahoma has to be on the fast track to a National Championship.

2) LSU Tigers: Another solid week for the Baton Rouge crew.

3) Alabama Crimson Tide: Nick Saban’s bunch is a lot better than I anticipated. I have a feeling they will factor into the BCS picture before it’s all over.

4) Boise State Broncos: A tough Friday night road game against an upset minded Toledo was not enough to stop Chris Peterson’s Broncos from taking care of business.

5) Oklahoma State Cowboys: How good is this team? Can Gundy get them over the hump and help them win a big game?

6) Stanford Cardinals: When Andrew Luck is your quarterback, you have the opportunity to win a few games.

7) Wisconsin Badgers: These guys have to be the frontrunners in the B1G. Russell Wilson gives the Badgers a much needed air attack.

8) Texas A&M Aggie’s: The pieces are in place, but are the Aggais ready to step in as the top program in Texas?

9) Nebraska Cornhuskers: The Cornhuskers are good, but they need to find someone other than their QB to generate all of their offense.

10) Oregon Ducks:
The crew from Eugene Oregon has bounced back nicely after their opening week loss. Most importantly they are showing good balance on offense.

11) Florida State Seminoles: Saturday was a test for the Seminoles. Jimbo is trying to rebuild Florida State to greatness, and after playing Oklahoma tight, but falling short of the victory, FSU knows they still have some work to do.

12) South Carolina Gamecocks: 24-21 is too close against Navy. I don’t care how much the Midshipmen overachieve.

13) Virginia Tech Hokies: The Hokies are the only true rival to Florida State in the ACC.

14) Arkansas Razorbacks: Yet another talented team in the SEC West. That division is better than half the major conferences in the NCAA.

15) Florida Gators:
We warned you at the beginning of the season that the Gators would be a solid team. Slowly but surely Florida is climbing back into the spotlight.

16) Baylor Bears: It’s a shame that Baylor is finally getting some national recognition and they will be out of a conference in 12 months.

17) Texas Longhorns: It looks like the Longhorns have finally settled on a quarterback, and as a result the offense appears to be clicking on all cylinders.

18) TCU Horned Frogs: The whole season is geared toward a showdown with Boise State, and ruining their BCS dreams.

19) South Florida Bulls: Is it time to believe in the Bulls?

20) West Virginia Mountaineers: WVU can play, more importantly Gino Smith can play and he has the skills to lead the Mountaineers into the BCS.

21) Michigan Wolverines:
The Wolverines are for real… sort of. Robinson is playing his tail off, and the Wolverines are following suit.

22) USC Trojans: It doesn’t matter that they are not eligible for post season play, the Trojans are once again playing for pride, and doing a great job of executing on the field.

23) Clemson Tigers: The boys delivered a big win at home against Auburn on Saturday, and ended the nationals longest win streak in the process. Not bad for a day’s work.

24) Georgia Tech: The most impressive number for the Yellow Jackets is 12.1. That’s how many yards per carry Georgia Tech averaged on Saturday. Scary.

25) Michigan State:
Sparty is just barely holding on, as it looks like Michigan State is not who I thought they were.


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