Miami - Nation' best team, bar none.
2. Texas - October 12th, highlighted,
circled, and on cruise control until then
3. Ohio State - Still have a lot to
prove, mostly, can they find a passing game, and can they win a big road
4. Virginia Tech - Will go undefeated
until early December showdown in the Orange Bowl
5. Oklahoma - Continue to show nations
nations most talented Defense, and nations most confusing offense. October
6. Florida - Only one big game left,
despite the tough SEC. Still in the nation title hunt. Do not sleep on the
7. Florida State - Despite what you
saw, they still have Miami/Florida/NC State/Notre Dame left. They're not
8. Tennessee - November match up with
Miami on the horizon, with a tough SEC schedule, yet most are in Knoxville. They
too, aren't dead yet.
9. Notre Dame - The most completely
unpredictable team in college football. Wanna bet against 'em? I'll take that
10. Iowa State - Best team you've never
seen, bar none.
11. Kansas State - Will cause problems
all year, with the best QB you've never seen.
12. NC State - Phillip Rivers should be
a legit Heisman candidate, and they're favorable home schedule makes them a
13. Michigan - Latest offensive showing
makes me believe OSU/Michigan will still be the second best rivalry of the
14. Georgia - Toughest remaining
schedule in the country, quite possibly. Have the tools to run the table, but
refuse to make Fred Gibson the weapon he needs to be.
15. Penn State - The miracle kids from
Happy Valley continue to impress. Schedule is brutal. A nine win season should
be considered a great year.
16. USC - The best defense most
of the country hasn't seen. They will win the Pac 10.
17. Oregon - A gigantic question mark,
until they play anyone with any sort of talent.
18. LSU - Most talented team that I
just don't get. Lots of big games left, still in the SEC title hunt.
19. Iowa - A team that just doesn't
quit. A true sleeper in the Big Ten
20. Louisville - Don't let their record
fool you. The Florida State "upset" wasn't out of the question. They're for
21. South Carolina - Holtz continues to
impress with smoke and mirrors. If he's not the best coach in college football,
then you haven't watched much college football.
22. Alabama - A team that has the
tools, and talent to beat anyone in the country. A team with nothing to play for
(NCAA sanctions), makes this team the most dangerous team in the
23. Mississippi - Can Eli do what
Peyton never did? Time will tell.
24. Auburn -
Cadillac...Cadillac...Cadillac. They don't make many mistakes, and run what
might be the toughest running back in the country.
25. Oregon State - A lot of talent,
that needs to be tapped into.
Heisman Picks (Who will
1. Ken Dorsey, QB, Miami - If he wins,
the entire team should win.
2. Byron Leftwhich, QB, Marshall - The
numbers don't lie, the arm strength don't lie. But if Randy Moss didn't win
wearing that green jersey, neither should Leftwhich.
3. Rex Grossman, QB, Florida - The man
that could have won last year. He might win this year, the true question mark in
4. Seneca Wallace, QB, Iowa State -
Best QB in the country.
5. Charles Rodgers, WR, Michigan State
- Best player in the country.
Heisman Picks (Who should
1. Charles Rodgers, WR, Michigan State
- The best player, bar none, in college football.
2. Seneca Wallace, QB, Iowa State - If
you ever cheered for Rudy, you'd cheer for this kid. He plays in Ames, Iowa,
yes...that city exists, and yes, he's that damn good.
3. Rex Grossman, QB, Florida - See
above. Still the guy that can run away with this, if he chooses to.
4. Cedric Benson, RB, Texas - Best
Running back in the country? Possibly. It Texas runs the board, he's got that
5. Byron Leftwhich, QB, Marshall - See
above. Best arm in the NCAA, maybe best QB in the NCAA, talent wise. But he
plays in West Virginia, and plays in the MAC. Sorry kid.