Doc’s Top 25 – Birthday Week
Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on October 24, 2007
After saving the world with Jack Bauer and waking up with a lovely Creole, I am back again to man the Top 25 for the week of October 22-October 27.
This week’s “Brittanee McCaster Award” goes to the Vanderbilt Commodores for their win over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, a team that now, as of this writing, sits two wins away from becoming Bowl eligible for the first time in 25 years.
We say goodbye to the Cincinnati Bearcats who, after their second loss in a row to the Pittsburgh Panthers, fall out of the Top 25 and we say hello to the Kansas State Wildcats, who looked impressive in their win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
1. Ohio State (8-0) For those that were wishing that the Buckeyes fell to the Spartans, consider this message: They are for real the best damned team in the country.
Next Game: @ Penn State Sat.
2. Boston College (8-0) The only clean and unblemished football team in Beantown.
Next Game: @ Virginia Tech Oct. 25th
3. Oklahoma (7-1) Oklahoma had to rely on the grace of God to avoid being an upset victim against Iowa State. Grace needs to be on their side if they want to remain in contention for the BCS title game.
Next Game: vs. Texas A&M Nov. 3rd
4. Louisiana State (7-1) Les Miles this year has gotten more grace down in Baton Rouge than the Republican Party over the last three years.
Next Game: @ Alabama Nov. 3rd
5. West Virginia (6-1) Dark horse in the BCS race needs to be mindful of those pesky Scarlet Knights.
Next Game: @ Rutgers Sat.
6. Arizona State (8-0) A pissed-off Cal team is waiting to put a dent in Arizona State’s chances at a Pac-10 crown.
Next Game: @ Californina
7. Kansas (7-0) Meanwhile in Hell, Satan is putting on his Jayhawk football jersey and it fits perfectly.
Next Game: @ Texas A&M Sat.
8. Oregon (6-1) Ugly uniforms or not, these Ducks are flying under the radar.
Next Game: vs. Southern Cal Sat.
9. South Florida (6-1) Bulls will bounce back from Rutgers setback.
Next Game: @ UCONN Sat.
10. South Carolina (6-2) Trap game last week showed that in order for the Gamecocks to win the SEC East, the secondary needs to improve as well as the offense.
Next Game: @ Tennessee Sat.
11. Va. Tech (6-1) Bye week prepared the boys from Blacksburg for preview of the ACC Championship Game.
Next Game: vs. Boston College Thurs.
12. Southern Cal (6-1) Trojans were this close from being shocked again in the Coliseum.
Next Game: @ Oregon Sat.
13. Missouri (6-1) Much like when I play pool in the student center at Crichton, the Tigers get on a good streak; and then like the nutcase girl that harasses me, they falter.
Next Game: vs. Iowa State Sat.
14. Florida (5-2) Gators are nowhere near the favorites to head to Atlanta in December by how they played on Saturday.
Next Game: @ Georgia Sat. in Jacksonville, Florida
15. Kentucky (6-2) Wildcats were eight points away from another signature win in this dream season.
Next Game: vs. Mississippi State Sat.
16. Hawaii (7-0) The best team no one gets to see is back in action against another high-powered offense.
Next Game: vs. New Mexico State Sat.
17. Cal (5-2) That line by Jay-Z in “Takeover” is beginning to apply to the Cal football program right about now.
Next Game: vs. Arizona State Sat.
18. Penn State (6-2) Win over Indiana could propel the Nittany Lions back into the Big 10 hunt.
Next Game: vs. Ohio State Sat.
19. Texas (6-2) Longhorns look to put the nail on the coffin of the Cornhuskers’ season.
Next Game: vs. Nebraska Sat.
20. Michigan (6-2) The most schizophrenic team in the land now.
Next Game: vs. Minnesota Sat.
21. Georgia (6-2) This weekend could be the Bulldogs’ best chance at beating Florida.
Next Game: @ Florida Sat. in Jacksonville
22. Wisconsin (6-2) Time to think Alamo Bowl boys.
Next Game: vs. Indiana Sat.
23. Auburn (5-3) Nothing witty about the Plains so far.
Next Game: vs. Ole Miss Sat.
24. Virginia (7-1) Cavaliers could probably find themselves in the ACC Championship Game.
Next Game: @ North Carolina State Sat.
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