CHN College Football: Preseason Top 25 & Bowl Predictions

    
September 3rd, 2009

I’d like to preface this by saying just how much I do not like the concept of preseason polls. Yes they’re great conversation pieces, but how much is really known about what each team will do in the upcoming season? I’m more a fan of waiting a couple of weeks, allowing voters to get a picture of each team so they can make an informed decision. As for the coaches: not really sure what to do there. Some take the responsibility seriously while others pass the buck to their SID, and that shouldn’t be the way in which the Coaches Poll should work.

 

Hopping off of the soapbox, it’s time, now that I've previewed all the conferences, to pick my own Top 25 and what I believe the BCS matchups will be. Converse all you want; the good thing is that all the paper and web space used for previews mean nothing now that the season has officially started. Enjoy.

 

Preseason Top 25

 

Florida

 

Texas

 

Oklahoma

 

USC

 

Ole Miss

 

Alabama

 

Ohio State

 

Virginia Tech

 

California

 

LSU

 

11. Boise State

12. Penn State

13. Oklahoma State

14. Georgia Tech

15. TCU

16. Georgia

17. Oregon

18. BYU

19. Michigan State

20. USF

21. Nebraska

22. Oregon State

23. Notre Dame

24. Pittsburgh

25. Florida State

 

 

Keep an eye on (in alphabetical order): Arizona, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Rutgers and West Virginia

 

Bowl Predictions

 

BCS National Championship Game: Florida vs. Texas

 

The Rose Bowl Game Presented by AT&T: USC (Pac-10) vs. Ohio State (Big Ten)

 

Allstate Sugar Bowl: USF (Big East) vs. Ole Miss (at-large)

 

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma (at-large) vs. Boise State (at-large)

 

FedEx Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech (ACC) vs. California (at-large)