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College Football 2011: Sooners Bumped from Top Spot in AP Poll Despite Win

Lousiana State University

By Cabrone D. Brewer

Since the beginning of the season over four weeks ago in Dallas, the LSU Tigers have been steadily on the prowl toward the top.

Saturday they finally reached the summit.

After spending the first three weeks of the season rotating with Alabama for the second and third position in the Associated Press college football poll, LSU finally decided that it was time to breakaway from the pack and leapfrogged Oklahoma for the nation’s top honors with a stunning 47-21 win over then-No.16 West Virginia in Morgantown.

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Opening Weekend of College Football puts Spotlight Back on the Field

By Cabrone Brewer

College football’s kickoff weekend is never without its surprises on the field, but this season most of the opening day mischief came from the clouds above. Michigan and West Virginia had their victories cut short in the rain, while games at Notre Dame, Iowa and Tennessee all had serious delays due to severe weather near the stadiums.

And a media storm has begun to surface over Oklahoma and Texas as rumors place both programs looking at a move to the infant Pac-12.

Two of the weekend’s biggest surprises, however, came from the north Texas region. In a Friday night opening battle, defending Rose Bowl Champ TCU scored 25 points in the fourth quarter, but that wasn’t enough to keep Baylor from their first win over a ranked opponent since 2004, as kicker Aaron Jones booted a 37-yard field goal with 1:04 left to give BU a 50-48 edge over the #14 Horned Frogs. Bears’ quarterback Robert Griffin III threw for a career-high five TD passes.

From the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, a game that many thought would go down to the wire, turned into a rout. Turnovers and inexperience at several positions put third-ranked Oregon in the hole as fourth-ranked LSU kept the pressure coming to catch the Ducks’ off-guard 40-27. It was the first season opening game of two top-five teams on a neutral field since 1984 and the 34th consecutive nonconference game won by the Tigers — the longest nonconference-winning streak in the nation.

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University of Florida Gators Top Early Preseason College Football Rankings

It’s no secret that the Florida Gators lead the pack when it comes to college football, as they have had a consistently strong program for years. Entering the 2009 season with the game’s best quarterback in Tim Tebow and with one of college’s best coaches Urban Meyer, combined with the fact that they are returning every starter from their 2008 defense – well, that’s why they top the list. No one can argue that logic.

University of Florida Gators

Here’s the list of other top 10 contenders:

1. Florida Gators – Tim Tebow. Brandon Spikes. Chris Rainey. The talent in Gainesville looks almost unbeatable. If things play out the way they should, the 2009 Gators may very well go down as one of the greatest teams in the history of college football. Yes, they are going to be that good.

2. Oklahoma Sooners – It just might be Florida/Oklahoma for the national title again in 2009 as the Sooners bring back Heisman-winning quarterback Sam Bradford, as well as “his favorite target, tight end Jermaine Gresham. Both Bradford and Gresham could have left for millions in the NFL. Their dedication to coach Bob Stoops is impressive. And because these two superstars decided to stick around in Norman, one gets the feeling that this team will be playing with something to prove in 2009.” Read the rest of this entry »


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