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2007 NCAA Football Pre-Season Rankings

I believe the Pre-Season AP/Coaches and USA Today polls will be coming out here pretty soon, but here are the rankings that have been already published so far:

http://preseason.stassen.com/consensus/2007.html

1. USC
2. LSU
3. West Virginia
4. Michigan
5. Texas
6. Florida
7. Virginia Tech
8. Wisconsin
9. Louisville
10. Oklahoma
11. Ohio State
12. UCLA
13. California
14. Penn State
15. Tennessee
16. Georgia
17. TCU
18. Auburn
19. Nebraska
20. Rutgers
21. Hawaii
22. Florida State
23. Arkansas
24. Texas A&M
25. Boise State

Others recieving votes:

26. Oregon
27. Alabama
28.t Miami-Florida
28.t Missouri
30. South Carolina
31.t Georgia Tech
31.t South Florida
33. Oregon State
34. Boston College
35. Wake Forrest
36. Clemson
37. Southern Miss
38.t Brigham Young
38.t Oklahoma State

Obviously these aren't official polls, but it at least gives us somewhat of a rough idea of what things may look like entering the season.

One thing that stands out in my mind is the fact that ESPN had Texas as having one of the easiest schedules of big schools, but plays 5 teams in the Top-25 and 6 teams in the Top-40 according to these rankings.

Rivals.com is also releasing their Top-50 rankings daily and are to #17 as of today: http://collegefootball.rivals.com/co...144&CID=681081

Their Top-25 so far is:

17. Tennessee
18. Nebraska
19. Rutgers
20. Miami
21. Hawaii
22. Texas A&M
23. Florida St.
24. Arkansas
25. UCLA
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Texas will be #1 after the season is over and college champs again.






























































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They have an excellent chance to do so. One of the best QB's in the nation, THE best WR core in the nation, JC in a key maturity year with the starting job all to himself.......things are looking pretty good again.
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from what i hear arkansas won't be ranked, but we will see.
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since SVT made sure to find a poll with his boys in the top 5, let me introduce another one.

http://sportprojections.com/ncaa_college_football.html

1 Southern California
The Trojans are coming off a huge win vs. Michigan in the Rose Bowl. They return 10 starters from the 6th ranked defense last year. The only real question is which high school All-Americans will step up and replace Jarrett and Smith at WR.

2 West Virginia
Rich Rodriguez returns 16 of 22 starters including Heisman hopefuls Pat White and Steve Slayton. They have to beat Louisville and Rutgers convincingly to get into the big game vs. USC.

3 Michigan
Michigan is loaded on offense. They have the top player in college football in lineman Jake Long and they also return Heisman hopefuls Chad Henne and Mike Hart. If that was not enough they have Mario Manningham and Adrian Arrington to catch Henne passes. The offense should be good enough to cover for a defense that lost several players to the NFL.

4 LSU
Like the Trojans the Tigers have almost their entire 5th ranked Defense coming back. They lost Russell on offense but if Matt Flynn is anywhere close to what he was in the Chic-Fil-A-Bowl they will be a BCS team again.

5 Wisconsin
The number 7 team in last year's final AP rankings return 9 offensive starters and 7 defensive starters. They play Michigan at home and the rest of the Big 10 is down this year. We expect big things from the Badgers.

6 Louisville
This ranking shows the faith that we have in Brian Brohm. We believe that he will be enough to get through the weak conference with only the loss to West Virginia.

7 Oklahoma
Don't sweat the QB situation. Bob Stoops always finds someone to run his offense efficiently. This team returns a ton of players on the offense and defense. They also have a favorable schedule playing none of the top Big 12 teams on the road.

8 California
The high octane Jeff Tedford offense returns Nate Longshore and his talented receiving corp. Also look for Justin Forsett to have a breakout year. We hope they can outscore everyone because they won't stop them.

9 Tennessee
Erik Ainge is the key to this team. We think the inexperience of the SEC East allows them to face LSU in the SEC championship.

10 Auburn
We look for the Auburn "D" to once again carry this team. They always seem to re-tool the defense and carry the weight of a suspect offense. Look for that scenario again this year.

11 Texas
Colt McCoy is back to lead the Longhorn attack. We look for him to be a Heisman contender all year long. Their schedule is very manageable and they always have fresh young talent to fill in the gaps.

12 Virginia Tech
VA Tech returns 8 offensive starters and 8 defensive starters as well. That combined with a favorable schedule moves them into our top 12

13 Boston College
QB Matt Ryan is poised to lead this team to a big season. Yes they have a new coaching staff but they are committed to playing to Ryan's talents. Look for big things to come from the Eagles.

14 Penn State
Joe PA should again be a force in the Big 10. He returns several starters and has recruited some great players to supplement his losses.

15 Texas A&M
This is an experienced Aggies team that has a chance to be special. They return a host of starters on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Look for them to compete for a big 12 title.

16 Florida
Here is the one we are catching flack about. We know they won the National Championship last year but we also know they only return 2 defensive starters. The other question is if Tim Tebow can run the Urban Meyer offense. If they prove they can re-tool the team, we will send them flying up the list.

17 Alabama
Was a few points away from being 8-4 last year. In comes Nick Saban to put this team over the top. The offense pretty much stays in tact as they return 9 players. The defense has some holes to fill but we believe Saban will get that done.

18 UCLA
The big reason this team is here that they get everyone back from a 7-6 team. They only lost one starter on offense and one on defense. They did lose an All-American kicker. Hopefully that will not cost them.

19 Arkansas
Darren McFadden. Do I need to say anything else about this team?

20 Wake Forest
We tried to keep Wake Forest out of the top 25 but they are returning 8 starters from last year's 8th ranked offense. Their schedule seems very manageable as well. Look for Wake to be a climber on this list.

21 TCU
The Horned Frogs return 9 starters from the nations number 2 defense (statistically). They do have a new QB but they should still run through the MWC.

22 Purdue
As you can tell we love teams that return starters. The Boilermakers are another one of those teams. If not for a tough road schedule we would bump them up in the rankings.

23 Ohio State
Jim Tressel finally has his work cut out for him. Replacing six starters on each side of the ball puts him in a rebuilding year. Tradition and recruiting are the only thing keeping them in the top 25.

24 Rutgers
Was last year a fluke? Ray Rice stayed in school along with several other starters. The is a prove it year for Schiano.

25 Boise State
Yes, we tried to convince ourselves the Broncos should be higher. After all they have become the sweethearts of college football after that thrilling Fiesta Bowl win. However, with Jared Zambransky gone, they really have to prove they are still deserving of their ranking. Look out for Ian Johnson, a heisman darkhorse.
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or how about this one:

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1. Southern California 11-2
John David Booty bided his time in Los Angeles and made the most of it when he finally got his shot to quarterback the Trojans. He completed 242 of 391 passes for 2,956 yards and 25 touchdowns with nine interceptions, establishing himself as a major Heisman threat in 2007. The receiver position will be somewhat depleted, but there is plenty of talent in the wings. The defense, though, could carry the Trojans. It has scary potential, with probably the best secondary in the nation behind a top-notch front seven. USC ranked in the top 10 nationally in run defense, 11th in scoring defense and 20th in total defense. The unit loses only one senior, linebacker Dallas Sartz. Pete Carroll has it rolling, and no one else in the Pac-10 is even close.

2. Michigan 11-2
A superb effort in the regular season has been lost for many in Ann Arbor amidst the lopsided loss to USC in the Rose Bowl. The Wolverines should bounce back though, because of the best collection of returning skill players in the country. Running back Mike Hart (1,562 yards; at least 91 yards in every regular season game) was a Rivals.com first-team All-American. Quarterback Chad Henne (2,508 passing yards, 22 TDs, eight interceptions) and wide receiver Mario Manningham (20 yards per catch, nine TDs in just seven starts) were on our third team. The defense loses six senior starters, including All-Americans LaMarr Woodley and Leon Hall. Defensive coordinator Ron English will have his hands full to duplicate the success of 2006.

3. LSU 11-2
One of the most oft-heard utterances of the 2006 season was: LSU has as much, if not more, talent than any team in the country. Some people refused to believe it, but the realization may have sunk in a little when the Tigers destroyed Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. There is an abundance of talent in Baton Rouge, so much so that we're picking LSU at the top of the heap in a tough year in the SEC. The defense should return seven starters, including one of the top lines in the country. The biggest question will be at safety, where LaRon Landry and Jessie Daniels are seniors. On offense, four starters return on the line. There is as much depth at quarterback behind JaMarcus Russell as any team in the country has at the position.

4. West Virginia 11-2
The Mountaineers finished on a high note, rallying from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl. Rich Rodriguez had his flirtation with Alabama, but eventually decided to stay in Morgantown. That is good news for fans of the Mountaineers. The entire backfield of quarterback Pat White, running back Steve Slaton and fullback Owen Schmitt returns, as do three-fifths of an offensive line that loves to get off the ball and create holes. White and Slaton don't need a lot of room to gain positive yardage. The defense struggled in 2006 (62nd nationally), but it does return seven starters. Nose tackle Keilen Dykes, a first-team All-Big East pick, is the leader.

5. Florida 13-1
The Gators lose some key personnel, especially on the defensive side where the front seven will be decimated. UF had 10 senior starters in all, four on offense and six on defense. Much of the pressure to duplicate the success of the 2006 season will fall on the shoulders of sophomore quarterback Tim Tebow, who will be called on to do more than just run on third-and-short. There's little doubt, though, that his presence will transform the Gators into more of a running team. Four-fifths of a solid offensive line return, and you can bet you'll see a lot more of Percy Harvin in 2007. The defense will have to wait and see how many of its mega-talented juniors return for the chance to repeat as national champions like the basketball team's juniors did.

6. Ohio State 12-1
The Buckeyes will have to replace Troy Smith, and it has been a while since Jim Tressel entered a season with a question at quarterback. Smith's backup was a fifth-year senior (Justin Zwick) as well. Fortunately for Tressel, he can surround his signal-caller with spectacular playmakers at running back and receiver. OSU also returns three offensive linemen. If all of Ohio State's juniors return for one more year, and we assume in this poll that they will, whoever is under center will throw to a solid group of receivers. The defense, which admirably replaced nine starters from the 2005 team, will have to make up for losing most of its line. However, it has strength everywhere else.

7. Virginia Tech 10-3
The Hokies are loaded for a strong run in 2007, returning 16 starters from a team that was upset by Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Not only is that a nice number of key returnees to have if you're Frank Beamer, but it's evenly split among offense and defense. Bud Foster's unit led the way in 2006, topping the national rankings in total defense. The Hokies yielding just 219.5 yards per game. Linebackers Vince Hall and Xavier Adibi are strong contenders for All-American honors, as is special-teams ace Eddie Royal. Royal led the ACC in punt returns with a 12.0-yard average. The biggest question for Virginia Tech will be at quarterback, where rising junior Sean Glennon (2,097 yards, 11 TDs, eight interceptions) will need to be more consistent.

8. Oklahoma 11-3
The Sooners will have a long time to stew over their loss to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl and the shocking events that led to it. But Bob Stoops & Co. can take solace in the fact they return a whopping 16 starters, including nine on offense. The only problem is one of the guys who has used up his eligibility is quarterback Paul Thompson. Backup Joey Halzle saw action in only one game in 2006. Questions under center notwithstanding, Oklahoma has plenty of reason for optimism. It returns four offensive linemen who helped OU rank 18th nationally in rushing. The Sooners also get back three-fourths of their secondary and all three were named second-team All-Big 12.

9. Texas 10-3
The Longhorns lose five starters on each side of the ball, but Mack Brown has been stacking one top recruiting class on another in Austin. The chief concern will be along the offensive line, where the middle (center and both guard spots) will have to be rebuilt. The secondary also was hit hard by graduation, with only free safety Marcus Griffin returning. Still, Brown's bunch should be a top contender with Oklahoma in the Big 12. Colt McCoy grabbed the starting spot at quarterback and made the most of his chance, completing nearly 69 percent of his passes for 27 TDs and just seven interceptions. With a year under his belt and receivers like Billy Pittman and Limas Sweed, the sky is the limit on offense.

10. Wisconsin 12-1
Bret Bielema started his head coaching career about as well as he could have hoped, becoming just the third coach in NCAA history to post 12 wins in his rookie season. The second-youngest active coach in Division I-A prowled the sidelines like a veteran, and his team responded by playing solid, efficient football. Even bigger things could be on the horizon. Sixteen starters are slated to return, including nine on offense. Yes, quarterback John Stocco - an underrated passer and leader - and All-American left tackle Joe Thomas leave giant shoes to fill, but the rest of the offensive line isn't too shabby. Running back P.J. Hill is back to prove his redshirt freshman season was no fluke. Bielema no doubt will fashion another highly ranked defense with five of the front seven back, too.

11. Louisville 12-1
At this writing, quarterback Brian Brohm is returning to the Cardinals. The guys who aren't returning are running back Michael Bush and head coach Bobby Petrino, who is making the jump to the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons. The Cardinals lose seven starters on defense, but when you play offense like they do (second nationally in total offense, fourth in scoring offense) you don't worry so much about defense. Brohm has top targets Mario Urrutia and Harry Douglas back, as well as three offensive linemen. Former Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe has the unenviable task of keeping the offensive juggernaut on track, but at least there is plenty of coal for the engine.

12. Georgia 9-4
The Bulldogs lose five senior starters on each side of the ball. The most significant losses are along the offensive line, where three starters are gone. The defensive front seven also takes a big hit, losing more than half of its starters. But coach Mark Richt has recruited well over the years, and there is plenty of talent waiting for a chance. It obviously would help matters in Athens if quarterback Matthew Stafford can get a firm grip on the offense and squelch any competition. He seemed to take a step in the right direction with his offensive MVP performance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Stafford at least has the luxury of solid players lining up behind him in fullback Brannan Southerland and running back Kregg Lumpkin.

13. Nebraska 9-5
The offense returns seven starters, but the focus will be on a new starter in Lincoln. Arizona State transfer Sam Keller is expected to take the reins at quarterback from Zac Taylor, who enjoyed his finest season under Bill Callahan. Callahan's West Coast offense is taking hold, and Keller will be the beneficiary of a solid nucleus of skill players. Offensive leaders include receivers Maurice Purify and Terrence Nunn and running backs Brandon Jackson and Marlon Lucky. The losses are heaviest on defense for the Cornhuskers, where the entire front four is gone. On the bright side, All-Big 12 linebacker Bo Ruud and three-fourths of the secondary return.

14. Auburn 11-2
The Tigers lose seven starters on offense and five on defense, so Tommy Tuberville and his staff will have some work to do. Gone are workhorse running back Kenny Irons, receiver Courtney Taylor and all but one offensive lineman. The offensive line figures to be the biggest worry. Auburn has some quality depth at running back. The defense loses standout linebackers Karibi Dede, Will Herring and cornerback David Irons. However, there is always talent to be had when you're one of the elite programs in the SEC. Defensive end Quentin Groves (9.5 sacks) returns, as does defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, a first-team Rivals.com Freshman All-American.

15. California 10-3
The Golden Bears lose much of their firepower with the decision of running back Marshawn Lynch to leave early for the pros. But Justin Forsett has proven to be a more-than-capable replacement. He returns in the backfield along with quarterback Nate Longshore, who settled in and finished with 3,021 passing yards and 24 TDs. Longshore's favorite target, DeSean Jackson, also is back and should gain more national recognition as a junior. The offensive line has three starters back. The unit that will need the most attention is the defense, which loses six starters - including decorated lineman Brandon Mebane and All-American corner Daymeion Hughes.

16. Arkansas 10-4
A wild and woolly season filled with unthinkable highs and unspeakable lows culminated in a loss to Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl. Along the way Darren McFadden finished as the Heisman runner-up, and a group of parents expressed concern with the head coach and the program. The head coach in this case being Houston Nutt, who hired former Springdale (Ark.) High School coach Gus Malzahn to be his new offensive coordinator. It worked out well enough; Malzahn was named Rivals.com's National Offensive Coordinator of the Year. It helped to have around McFadden and Felix Jones, both of whom return.

17. Tennessee 9-4
The Vols made a nice turnaround from a shocking 5-6 season in 2005 to win nine games. However, a disappointing loss to Penn State in the Outback Bowl left room for some grousing from the Orange faithful. With rival Florida winning the national title, don't expect the grousing to die down. Still, UT coach Phillip Fulmer appears to have things headed back in the right direction. Quarterback Erik Ainge was a revelation in 2006 despite mediocre offensive line play. Expect that to change and Ainge to remain solid, though the receiving corps will experience heavy losses. John Chavis' defense also wasn't up to its usual self (50th nationally in total defense), but it did have some major injury problems. The defense returns six starters and should bounce back toward the top 20.

18. Penn State 9-4
The Nittany Lions quietly have been stockpiling talent, and the trait they've been looking for is speed. Joe Paterno's teams haven't always been the fastest, but they've always been well-coached. When you put speed and coaching together, you're on the verge of a breakthrough. There are significant losses, chief among them running back Tony Hunt and All-American linebacker Paul Posluszny. But much of the offense returns, including quarterback Anthony Morelli and a trio of receivers who could make a major impact in Jordan Norwood, Derrick Williams and Deon Butler. Three offensive linemen also are back. The defense will be led by linebacker Dan Connor, cornerback Justin King and safety Anthony Scirrotto.

19. Rutgers 11-2
The Scarlet Knights return 13 starters from a team that led the program to new heights. But the most important returnee is coach Greg Schiano. He was targeted by many of the programs looking for a head coach, but Rutgers was able to convince him to stay in Piscataway. Schiano believes he has it going at the state university of New Jersey, and who's to argue with a season that narrowly missed out on the BCS? Running back Ray Rice returns to lead the offense, which also has emerging wide receiver Kenny Britt and three-fifths of the line that made such big holes for Rice. The defense loses four of its front seven, but don't expect too much of a dropoff from a unit that ranked fourth nationally a year ago.

20. Florida State 7-6
Remember when Penn State was written off after a few poor seasons? Unlike Penn State in the early 2000s, Florida State is still making bowl games and winning them (the Seminoles beat UCLA 44-27 in the Emerald Bowl). The bloodletting in the offensive staff should turn the team around with LSU's Jimbo Fisher taking over for maligned coordinator Jeff Bowden. West Virginia's Rick Trickett is also a good bet to get more out of the offensive line. The defense will be a year older, but it still loses senior linebacker Buster Davis and linebacker Lawrence Timmons - a junior who already declared for the draft.

21. Texas A&M 9-4
Although the Aggies' season ended with a 45-10 drubbing at the hands of Cal in the Holiday Bowl, Texas A&M's 2006 season has to be one of the best turnarounds of the year. Dennis Franchione went into the season on the hot seat, but goes into 2007 with a little momentum thanks to a win over Texas in Austin. The Aggies can look forward to another powerful ground game with quarterback Stephen McGee and running back Jorvorskie Lane, who had 19 touchdown runs. Look for Texas A&M to find more ways to get the ball to explosive running back Mike Goodson. The Aggies' defense should have plenty of experience with only four seniors leaving.

22. Notre Dame 10-3
Charlie Weis has his work cut out for him in Year Three. Brady Quinn, Jeff Samardzija and 15 other seniors who started the Sugar Bowl are gone. Jimmy Clausen, Rivals.com's top recruit in 2007, Demetrius Jones, Zach Frazer and 2006 backup Evan Sharpley will compete to replace Quinn. The Irish will have two full Charlie Weis signing classes to replenish the roster, but the only freshman to see consistent playing time in '06 was offensive tackle Sam Young. The youth on the roster won't have much time to adjust with road trips to Michigan, Penn State, Purdue and UCLA and home games against Georgia Tech and Michigan State making up the first half of the season.

23. Hawaii 11-3
Hawaii's pass-first offense will make sure the Warriors are routinely among the top statistical offenses in the country, but quarterback Colt Brennan makes Hawaii a contender for the next mid-major breakthrough. The Warriors were second in the WAC to undefeated Boise State in 2006, and they ended the year with a convincing win over Arizona State in the Hawaii Bowl. The only thing that will stop Hawaii from joining Boise State and Utah as a BCS bowl team is road trips. Two of Hawaii's three losses came on the mainland (to the Broncos and Alabama).

24. Boston College 10-3
Boston College extended its bowl winning streak to seven games without Tom O'Brien. Now, the Eagles will have to continue their regular-season consistency without him as well. Jeff Jagodzinski takes over a team that has won at least eight games in six consecutive years. The Eagles' top playmakers will be seniors for their rookie coach. Quarterback Matt Ryan returns as the ACC's leader in total offense. The Eagles also bring back linebackers Jolonn Dunbar and Brian Toal and cornerback DeJuan Tribble

25. Clemson 8-5
The Tigers limped out of the season with four losses in their final five games, including a loss to Kentucky in the Music City Bowl. Running backs James Davis and C.J. Spiller form one of the most dangerous running tandems in the country. That's good news for the Tigers, who will have to replace fifth-year senior Will Proctor at quarterback. Among the leading candidates will be true freshman Willy Korn. Star defensive end Gaines Adams departs, but leaves behind a large group of returning starters - including rising senior cornerback C.J. Gaddis.

Also receiving votes: Wake Forest, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Maryland, South Florida, South Carolina, Oregon, Alabama, Miami, TCU, Miami, Boise State, Missouri
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man i'm just ready for some football... this is the time of year that i hate the most!
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which system you doing? my buddy is getting it for PS3...if its not watered down like madden was last year i will be buying a PS3 and NCAA
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They have an excellent chance to do so. One of the best QB's in the nation, THE best WR core in the nation, JC in a key maturity year with the starting job all to himself.......things are looking pretty good again.


All to himself? i'll believe that when i see it. He better step it up and do better than last year cause he's going to have Vondrell McGee chomping at the bit to get all the carries he can handle. From what i hear, he's a badass, of course i've heard alot seeing he's from the same town i am.
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from what i hear arkansas won't be ranked, but we will see.
damn i thought this was gonna be their year..with mcfaden..but eh who knows...i bleed orange!

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damn i thought this was gonna be their year..with mcfaden..but eh who knows...i bleed orange!
unless casey dick turns into a matt leinart type qb that can mange a team it won't happen. mcfadden jones and the freshman will be facing 8 and 9 man fronts like they did last year
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from what i hear arkansas won't be ranked, but we will see.
If they are ranked, they'll be in the mid-to-high 20's.

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unless casey dick turns into a matt leinart type qb that can mange a team it won't happen. mcfadden jones and the freshman will be facing 8 and 9 man fronts like they did last year
Don't they have some kid out of Springdale.........OH WAIT he's now enrolled at USC. Darn the luck.

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since SVT made sure to find a poll with his boys in the top 5, let me introduce another one.

http://sportprojections.com/ncaa_college_football.html

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/c....asp?CID=627579
The first link looks like the most obscure rankings site I've ever seen and the second link doesn't even work. Not sure when sportsprojections.com became a notable rankings source, LMFAO.

I'd say the rankings I posted are going to be about a close as one could get to the real thing seeing as how Athlon (the only one I question in the whole combination), Lindy's, TSN, Phil Steele, S&S, and CBS Sportsline are about the most respected sports services out there.

Keep on dreaming about OU being on the inside of the Top-10 in the pre-season rankings. #10 is about as high as they'll be and thats being VERY kind.

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All to himself? i'll believe that when i see it. He better step it up and do better than last year cause he's going to have Vondrell McGee chomping at the bit to get all the carries he can handle. From what i hear, he's a badass, of course i've heard alot seeing he's from the same town i am.
He's going to see the bulk of the carries because they have nobody else that has any worthwhile game experience. He'll see at least 220+ carries this season.

Rivals.com is now up to #13 now:

13. California
14. Georgia
15. Penn State
16. Boston College
17. Tennessee
18. Nebraska
19. Rutgers
20. Miami
21. Hawaii
22. Texas A&M
23. Florida St.
24. Arkansas
25. UCLA
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Don't they have some kid out of Springdale.........OH WAIT he's now enrolled at USC. Darn the luck.
sorta like the luck of the #1 and #2 running backs in texas for 08 going to OU....that chit pisses me off
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sorta like the luck of the #1 and #2 running backs in texas for 08 going to OU....that chit pisses me off
Not sure how you got that.

http://texas.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1688

Calhoun is having enough problems as it is just being able to qualify. Mack knew that ahead of time and didn't even offer despite his very high interest in Texas and athletic ability.

The next highest guy is Aundre Dean and he's going to UCLA.

Texas is STACKED at the RB spot anyway as they've taken the top RB in Texas in 2005 (Jamaal Charles), 2006 (Vondrell McGee), and in 2007 (Cody Johnson).

Jeremy Hills and Tre Newton will be plenty for the '08 class, but Darrell Scott (Top-Rated RB in the Nation) is also still interested in Texas so...
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I guess Rivals released #12 early as they are only supposed to be doing one per day.

12. Auburn
13. California
14. Georgia
15. Penn State
16. Boston College
17. Tennessee
18. Nebraska
19. Rutgers
20. Miami
21. Hawaii
22. Texas A&M
23. Florida St.
24. Arkansas
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Virginia Tech at #11 from Rivals.com:

11. Virginia Tech
12. Auburn
13. California
14. Georgia
15. Penn State
16. Boston College
17. Tennessee
18. Nebraska
19. Rutgers
20. Miami
21. Hawaii
22. Texas A&M
23. Florida St.
24. Arkansas
25. UCLA
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this is where i got that info about the 2 top RBs in the state going to OU
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unless casey dick turns into a matt leinart type qb that can mange a team it won't happen. mcfadden jones and the freshman will be facing 8 and 9 man fronts like they did last year
You do know Casey Dick graduated from Allen a couple of years ago.....

He almost led them to a State Championship game if it weren't for those Dragons from Southlake.

His arm isn't bad, and he can move out of the pocket pretty good too. Only thing is, the Hogs play some tough teams in the SEC and I don't look for them in the SEC big dance.
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You do know Casey Dick graduated from Allen a couple of years ago.....

He almost led them to a State Championship game if it weren't for those Dragons from Southlake.

His arm isn't bad, and he can move out of the pocket pretty good too. Only thing is, the Hogs play some tough teams in the SEC and I don't look for them in the SEC big dance.
he has talent but he can't mange the team, all he needs to do is complete about 14 passes a game to keep D's honest but he seems to get rattled too easily, much like joey harrington. I hope he improves if he does UA will be hard to stop on O this year.
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because Rivals.com has him as a 4 Star Athlete (RB/LB)
& Scouts.com has him as a 5 Star RB

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See this is all you got. You're just a little bitch. I'll be in lewisville tonight if you want to meet up and see if you would like to talk shit to me. But I know I know your a pussy and won't show and I'm trying to e-thug but you're the one continues to try to insult me. So if you want to be a real man and back this shit up I'll be at the lewisville bowling center off of main st tonight at 6. Not far at all from highland village. Just for you I'll be wearing a Texas shirt.
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Texas comes in at #6 for Rivals.com's Top 50:

6. Texas
7. Louisville
8. Wisconsin
9. Oklahoma
10. Ohio State
11. Virginia Tech
12. Auburn
13. California
14. Georgia
15. Penn State
16. Boston College
17. Tennessee
18. Nebraska
19. Rutgers
20. Miami
21. Hawaii
22. Texas A&M
23. Florida St.
24. Arkansas
25. UCLA
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Rivals.com finished up their rankings the other day:

1. USC
2. West Virginia
3. LSU
4. Michigan
5. Florida
6. Texas
7. Louisville
8. Wisconsin
9. Oklahoma
10. Ohio State
11. Virginia Tech
12. Auburn
13. California
14. Georgia
15. Penn State
16. Boston College
17. Tennessee
18. Nebraska
19. Rutgers
20. Miami
21. Hawaii
22. Texas A&M
23. Florida St.
24. Arkansas
25. UCLA

Seems reasonably close to the consensus rankings I posted above with a few minor differences.
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