Tuesday, August 22, 2006

My Top 25

Here is my preseason top 25 for the upcoming college football season. I will be updating my rankings weekly.

1. Ohio State
2. West Virginia
3. USC
4. Texas
5. Florida
6. LSU
7. Auburn
8. Oklahoma
9. Notre Dame
11. Louisville
12. Florida State
13. Miami
14. Iowa
15. Georgia
16. Virginia Tech
17. Cal
18. Nebraska
19. Penn State
20. Clemson
21. Tennessee
22. TCU
23. Boston College
24. Alabama
25. Georgia Tech

Pac 10 Football Preview

After a two week hiatus I'm back and to kick things off here's my first annual Pac 10 Football preview.

1. USC- They lost a lot of talent from last year's team but most of their bench players from a year ago could have started almost anywhere. I don't think they'll run the table but look for the Trojans in Pasadena on January 1. (10-2)

2. Oregon- A dificult schedule but I think this will be another special year for the Ducks. Remember these two names, Dennis Dixon and Jonathan Stewart. (10-2)

3. Cal- Lynch is a stud at Running Back but the Bears have serious questions at quarterback. (9-3)

4. Arizona State- I originally had them picked for third but with the recent turmoil and the fact that they always under achieve I moved them down to fourth. (8-4)

5. UCLA- Their defense was lousy a year ago and they have to replace both their starting quarterback and running back from a year ago but I still think they're good enough for fith. (7-5)

6. Stanford- Second year for coach Walt Harris and a solid senior quarterback in Trent Edwards. The Cardinal are improved but not by much (7-5)

7. Arizona- Mike Stoops has shown that he can recruit but it remains to be seen whether or not he can coach. (6-6)

8. Oregon State- A Mike Riley coached Oregon State football team has never lost fewer than five games. That trend doesn't change this year (6-7) Note: Oregon Sate plays 13 games this year.

9. Washington State- Bill Doba isn't a good football coach, enough said! (5-7)

10. Washington- The Huskies will double their win total from a year ago but they still finish last (4-8)

Coach of the Year- Mike Bellotti
Player of the Year- Marshawn Lynch RB Cal

Coaches on the Hot Seat- Mike Riley, Bill Doba and Mike Stoops

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Taking a Break

Unlike my friends Aaron and Justin who just disappear for weeks at a time, I'm letting you know that I going to take a little break from the world of blogging. Why? Because I can! So for the next two weeks I won't be posting anything new, feel free to read some of my archives in the meantime and check back on August 22 for more blogging excellence.

I will leave you with one thought to ponder for the next two weeks. It's a quote from the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi:
"I am the Fred Astaire of Karate"

Monday, August 07, 2006

Fantasy Football

The NFL season is almost upon which means it's time for fantasy football. I am pleased to announce the formation of the Friends of Dennis' Daily Rant fantasy football league on ESPN.COM. I'm limiting it to ten teams this year and the top four teams after week 13 will advance to the playoffs. Once I have 10 teams I will set the time and date for the draft. If you want to join please send me an email at superduckdc@hotmail.com.