A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Looking at Saturday’s Heroes
The Longhorns are long gone. Boise State buckled down.Denard “Shoelace” Robinson got tripped up. Steven Garcia got benched. Arkansas threw away a win. And the Wolfpack howled even louder.
And the Pac-10 tried to compete with the SEC. With all that said, check out the new improved Eric Graham Stiff-Arm Top 20 College Football Poll to see where your favorite team ended up this week.
1. Alabama (4-0)
The Crimson Tide are still No.1 after sneaking by the Arkansas Razorbacks last week 24-20. This week they take on the University of Florida.
2. Ohio State (4-0)
3. Nebraska (4-0)
4. Oklahoma (4-0)
//<![CDATA[ //]]> Bob Stoops is 121-29 as Oklahoma’s head coach in 12 seasons. This week the Sooners take on Mack Brown’s Texas Longhorns in the Red-River Rivalry. The Longhorns, however, have won 4 out of the last five games against the Sooners.
5. LSU (4-0)
6. Oregon (4-0)
The Ducks continue to quack their way up the poll. Oregon, in fact, leads the NCAA in scoring offense with an amazing 57.7 points per game
7. Florida (4-0)
The Gators take on Alabama this week for SEC bragging rights. This is must see TV.
8. Wisconsin (4-0)
This week the Badgers take on the “Mean Green Machine” of Michigan St. The Badgers have won 9 of the last 13 meetings with the Spartans.
9. Auburn (4-0)
//<![CDATA[ //]]> 10. Michigan (4-0)
Denard “Shoelace” Robinson twisted his knee in a 65-21 blow-out against Bowling Green last week. But this Heisman hopeful should be back in his unlaced cleats this week against the Indiana Hoosiers.
11. Arizona (4-0)
12. Boise State (3-0)
The magic Blue Carpet is still magical. The Broncos are 72-2 on the Smurf turf. Their 37-24 win against Oregon St. last Saturday have them in the BCS conversation once again.
13. TCU (3-0)
14. USC (4-0)
15. Utah (3-0)
16. N.C.State (4-0)
Everybody thought I was crazy last week when I placed the Wolfpack in my Top 20, but after whipping the Georgia Tech Yelllow Jackets 45-28. People are wearing red again in North Carolina instead of “baby blue.” Sorry Tar Heel fans. Handle your scandal. This week the wolves take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech.
17. Stanford (4-0)
Stanford is unbeaten for the first time since 1986. This week they go duck hunting against Oregon.
18. Michigan St. (4-0)
19. Oklahoma St. (4-0)
The Cowboys lead the NCAA in yards per game with 596.
20. Missouri (4-0)
Honorable Mention: Nevada (4-0),Texas A &M (4-0), Indiana (4-0), Kansas St. (4-0), Northwestern (4-0) Texas (3-1), South Carolina (3-1),Penn St. (3-1), Iowa (3-1), Arkansas (3-1), West Virginia (3-1), Florida St. (3-1) Miami (2-1), UCLA (3-1), Clemson (2-1)
Note: This poll will dramatically change after next week’s games. So don’t be surprised if your favorite team gets stiff-armed out of the top 20. In other words, keep your chin-strap on.