Saturday, December 02, 2006

College Football's Top Teams and Heisman Hopefuls: End of the Regular Season

The epic upset of USC by crosstown-rival UCLA plummets the Trojans to tenth in the standings. It also dashes any hopes for the Men of Troy of having a chance at the national championship. Trust me, I'll have more words on the Trojans in the near future. Florida, despite winning the SEC Championship remains at third. Simply put, I believe Michigan is the second-best team in the country. If that means having a rematch between OSU/UM and possibly crowning a national title to a team that didn't even win its own conference, well so be it. West Virginia vaunts up to 7th after winning a thrilling triple-overtime contest against Rutgers. Not only did the Mountaineers deny the Scarlet Knights a BCS Bowl berth, but they did so with a redshirt freshman QB making his first collegiate start. The Sooners slot in at the 8 spot after winning the Big 12 Championship, knocking Notre Dame off the Top Ten. Arkansas drops out as well after being defeated by the Gators.

No change in the Heisman list. Those fellows deserve a trip to NYC, and Troy Smith had better be a unanimous pick for the award.

Top Ten Teams

Last Week
1) Ohio State 1
2) Michigan 2
3) Florida
4) Louisville
5) Wisconsin
6) LSU
7) West Virginia
8) Oklahoma
9) Boise State
10) USC

Dropped Out: #8 Notre Dame, #9 Arkansas

Heisman Hopefuls

Name College Position Year Last Week
1) Troy Smith Ohio State QB Sr. 1
2) Brady Quinn Notre Dame QB Sr. 2
3) Michael Hart
RB Jr. 3
4) Colt Brennan
QB Jr. 4
5) Steve Slaton
West Virginia

Dropped out: none

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