Trojans have the most talent but tend to lose to the likes of Oregon State.
2 VIRGINIA TECH
Just think if Beamer knew anything about offense.
Golden Bears should be the second PAC 10 team in the BCS.
4 OKLAHOMA STATE
Program will go south after T-Boone is thrown in jail.
Gators should have a cakewalk through the SEC.
Bedlam may truly be a big deal outside of Oklahoma this year.
Phil Knight is still tweaking the uniforms.
Utes are now the best program in Utah.
9 FLORIDA STATE
Bowden just hasn’t aged as rapidly as Paterno.
Uga is still waiting for all that talent to win something meaningful.
11 BOISE STATE
Will keep leaving opponents feeling blue.
Horns look good on paper except at tight end and running back.
Should waltz their way through the Big East.
14 NORTH CAROLINA
It’s always a shock when North Carolina has a decent team.
15 GEORGIA TECH
Jackets looking to overtake Dawgs as the premier program in Georgia.
16 OHIO STATE
Buckeyes have fallen on hard times lately.
17 OLE MISS
The favorites to win the tough SEC West.
18 OREGON STATE
Beavers dammed up Trojans national championship march last year.
Cougars are looking up at the Utes in their home state.
20 WEST VIRGINIA
Mountaineers laughed when Rich-Rod was caught cheating and cried on TV.
Mangino hoping to avoid a Hindenburg type disaster.
Miles tends to alienate alumni and cause internal friction.
Ferentz looks for an eighth straight bowl bid.
24 TEXAS A&M
Sherman looking for improvement in the trenches.
25 PENN STATE
The elderly are funny if you ever really sit down and talk to them.
Dabo and Kathleen are running the show – for better or worse.
27 NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Wolfpack get an early start to the season.
28 MICHIGAN STATE
Spartans are the undisputed best team in Michigan.
Vols are making a lot of noise in the offseason.
Good team plays in a sterile environment.
Tigers coaching moves have the look of a drunken mob attacking the wrong person.
Badgers among the best in the Big 10
Tigers may have missed their chance.
34 ARIZONA STATE
Erickson’s goal is to coach another seven teams before he settles on a permanent stop.
35 NOTRE DAME
They may never bet USC again.
Pigs run off good coaches and hire other coaches.
37 TEXAS TECH
Raiders turned in their worst performance last year in the biggest game in their history.
Buffs were destroyed by injury last year.
The once proud program still boasts a handful of athletes.
40 EAST CAROLINA
Skippy Holtz learned coachspeak from the best.
Wolfpack gambling on some big nonconference victories.
Don’t bet against Slick Rick’s plan to reclaim Los Angeles in the coming years.
Wildcats look for another Rose Bowl berth.
The younger Stoops has lived in anonymity for a few years.
45 BOSTON COLLEGE
Notre Dame’s little bitty brother has been a nice program over the years.
Commodores don’t belong in the SEC, but have shown some promise lately.
Overproduction of corn due to farm subsidies blamed for obesity in the United States.
Ralph Friedgen forfeited his sumo match against Mark Mangino.
Cardinal hoping for some defensive help in pass happy PAC 10.
Illini could benefit from a week Big 10 this year.
51 SOUTH CAROLINA
Never, ever, count out the Old Ball Coach.
Utah was a much more physical team than The Tide last season.
Frogs turn in nice seasons but are still an afterthought in Texas.
Shocking how long Coach Graham has been living on Tulsa time.
55 SOUTH FLORIDA
Bulls are hoping to trample Florida State in game 3.
56 KANSAS STATE
Bill Snyder has already improved KSU’s relationship with street agents.
57 WAKE FOREST
Demons open against Baptists in a classic evil vs evil matchup.
58 AIR FORCE
Air Force more effective in ground attacks.
Ron Prince brings his magic to the Cavaliers’ sideline.
Eat a lot of food and watch the Rutgers ball team get it on.
Gophers escape that trash bag dome this year.
Cougars are dealing with pollution and suburban sprawl.
Wildcats have no interest in their football program.
Sure, they have talent, it’s just not evident when you watch their games.
65 COLORADO STATE
Rams seem to lose interest in the season after the Colorado game.
66 SOUTHERN MISS
Firing Jeff Bower will haunt this program for years.
Navy could beat Notre Dame again.
68 NEW MEXICO
Lobos hoping to rebound from a poor year 2008.
Cardinals keep sliding down these rankings.
Huskies will eventual challenge USC for the PAC 10, but not this year.
71 FRESNO STATE
Pat Hill will play anybody, including UC Davis.
72 LOUISIANA TECH
Hoping to build on Independence Bowl win.
73 ARKANSAS STATE
Red Wolves could do damage in the Sunbelt.
Huskies caught cheating in basketball. Is football far behind?
75 IOWA STATE
Cyclones are second worst team in the Big 12.
Boilermakers are heading the way of the entire Big 10.
Without June Jones, Rainbows can win with integrity.
78 WASHINGTON STATE
Rain is constantly falling on the Cougar program.
Bobcats hampered by geography and the MAC.
People don’t know what Price does when he goes to Juarez.
81 CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Chippewas hoping to overtake Wolverines in Michigan.
Will win some meaningful CUSA games.
Will eventually replace Miami in Florida pecking order.
Gill hoping to move on after this season.
The wooden horse play would surely draw a flag.
86 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
This program could be on the rise.
Hoping the season goes better than Afghanistan.
McConaughey was the wrong man for that movie.
Tim Beckman tries to restore good times in Toledo.
90 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Just another bad generic Florida school.
Tigers will be singing the blues unless returning punts.
Cowboys don’t have much of a recruiting base.
93 BOWLING GREEN
Falcons are bad but could still win 4 games
Honestly, who believes those lacrosse kids were innocent?
95 UL LAFAYETTE
They’ll kick Monroe’s ass this year
Zips sometimes capable of an upset
97 SAN DIEGO STATE
Great party school if you’re into that type of thing
Jones already banned from recruiting some Texas High Schools
99 SAN JOSE STATE
Some SoCal leftovers are good players
Wave tries to rebuild New Orleans
Smallest D1 school doesn’t have a chance
102 BALL STATE
Even checks from Letterman don’t help much.
Big 12 doormat can’t turn the corner.
Fine hotel management school, poor football team.
Basketball school isn’t good at basketball, either.
106 WESTERN MICHIGAN
Down year for all Michigan schools.
Jim Brown says racism has killed this program
108 WESTERN KENTUCKY
New entry needs to climb the ladder
The Cherry and White might burst this year.
110 NORTHERN ILLINOIS
The Big 10 leftovers are getting worse every year.
Vandals defense as strong as mashed potatoes.
112 UTAH STATE
Other Utah schools are good, Aggies are not.
113 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
Too many schools in Florida these days
114 KENT STATE
Offense gets gunned down every game.
115 UL MONROE
School is not known for football or anything else.
116 NEW MEXICO STATE
Aggies need to draw a line in the desert sand
This is the other Miami.
118 EASTERN MICHIGAN
The worst team in Michigan – and that is saying a lot.
119 NORTH TEXAS
Southlake has better players.