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Posted on: September 12, 2010 9:05 am
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Week 2 Top 15

  1. Alabama-They played really good this week
  2. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -(They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.) They played really good against a also good Iowa State team in a rivalry game that is very inconsistent and can go either way.
  3. TCU-They demolished the lesser Tennessee Tech.
  4. Ohio State-They beat a very good Miami (FL) team.
  5. Boise State-They played a good against VT but this week VT got beat by James Madison so it shows their defeat of VT wasn't that big.
  6. NebraskaThey played really good against Idaho.
  7. Texas-I think that Garret Gilbert is starting to show his real abilities and is coming out and performing.
  8. Oregon-They beat decent Tennessee team by a lot.
  9. FloridaThey played where they should be this week.
  10. Wisconsin-They played okay but in the end the came up a little short of what they will need later in the season.
  11. North CarolinaThey didn't play this week but some other teams stumbled which left some openings.
  12. Oklahoma- They played really well against a good Florida State team.
  13. LSUThey played really well but it was against lowly Vanderbilt.
  14. Georgia Tech- They lost to Kansas who last week lost to North Dakota State.
  15.  Utah- They have played well both weeks and I think they're the real deal.

Again sorry about the bold it keeps coming back.
Posted on: September 5, 2010 12:06 am
Edited on: September 7, 2010 5:14 pm
 

Week 1 Top 15

  1. Alabama-They pretty much destroyed San Jose State so they can't really drop
  2. Boise State-They played a good exciting game but I think that on the kickoff of their last touchdown drive there was a block in the back.  This would have totally changed the outcome of the game.  So i'm still not totally convinced.
  3. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -(They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.) They played alright but were a little exposed in the second quarter when EIU scored but I think they will come back next week
  4. TCU-I think that they played good this week knocking off OSU but cant bring them up as no one else messed up
  5. Ohio State-They basically destroyed Marshal but I don't know how much it showed
  6. Nebraska- They really played good and didn't have any offensive problems
  7. Texas-I think that Garret Gilbert had some problems but it was mostly because it was his first start
  8. Oregon-They just totally destroyed New Mexico and answered my questions on if they could score
  9. Wisconsin-They played well had a few problems but I think they will fix the small things
  10. FloridaThey really struggled against Miami (OH)
  11. Virginia Tech-They played a good exciting game but I think that on the kickoff of the Boise State last touchdown drive there was a block in the back.  This would have totally changed the outcome of the game.  I think they came out unprepared just underestimating Boise and really didn't show many problems other than that.
  12. Georgia Tech- I think that they played alright but have some more to prove
  13. North Carolina- They should have beaten LSU while missing 12 or so players but the refs botched a pass interference call on the last play
  14. LSU- I am dropping them because they should have lost to a UNC team with 12 or so players missing
  15. Miami (FL)- They pretty much creamed Florida A&M and Oklahoma looked very vulnerable

Sorry about the bold it keeps coming back after I take it off.
Posted on: July 17, 2010 12:08 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

  1. Alabama-The only reason is they deserve respect after winning the national title game
  2. Boise State-This may shut them up about how they don't get respect
  3. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.
  4. TCU-I think that they now know what they need to compete and will come back strong
  5. Ohio State-The only hiccups that I see would be Iowa and Wisconsin in which they will lose to Iowa and beat Wisconsin
  6. Texas-I think that they will be about equal to what they were in the championship game without McCoy
  7. Nebraska-I think that as long as their defense doesn't suffer to much from the loss of Suh they will remain competitive
  8. Florida-This is a little high but i'm not sure what to expect from them
  9. Wisconsin-I think that they will be the number three team out of the Big Ten this year losing only to Ohio State and Iowa
  10. Oregon-I really don't know what to make of their off the field troubles yet
  11. Virginia Tech-I think that they will be the big sleeper of the year not getting a whole lot of respect but looking to bring a whole lot of power
  12. LSU-This would be my pick to take home the SEC title this year but I don't think they will be a match for Iowa
  13. Georgia Tech-I think they will remain a top 15 team after their loss to Iowa but I'm not sure how well the option will work this year
  14. North Carolina-They are one of the teams from the evolving ACC that will be good this year
  15. Oklahoma-They will be better this year as long as they stay healthy

One team that I excluded from this list is USC this is because they will not be able to participate in postseason play so I believe it is irrelevant how good they are

This is my top 15 I will be updating it throughout the year on my blog State of Iowa Sports or at State of Iowa Sports by Urbandale
 
 
 
 
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