HP’s Preseason Top 10 Teams

The polls are out .  Not many surprises.  Here’s my list of the top 10 teams heading into the season:

1. Oklahoma– The Sooners feature the nation’s pass efficiency leader, an excellent group of skill players, the best offensive line in the country and two elite interior defensive tackles.  To me, that’s a good formula for a No. 1 team.

2. Florida– The Gators should have the best offense in the country. If the defense improves–and I think it will–who’s going to beat them?

3. Ohio State– This is Jim Tressel’s best team yet on paper.  If the Buckeyes get by USC early, they should run the table.

4. Georgia– The best team in the country at the end of last season.  If Matt Stafford puts it all together, it could be the best at the end of this season, too.

5. Missouri– While Tim Tebow may be the best player in the country, Chase Daniel isn’t far behind.  This is an explosive team that has a lot of confidence.  The schedule is favorable, as well.

6. Clemson– Are the Tigers finally for real?  Talent abounds at all the key spots, but the offensive line is a question mark.  Tommy Bowden will have to really muck things up for this team not to win the ACC.

7. West Virginia– I think Bill Stewart can keep it going.  Doesn’t hurt to have Pat White and Noel Devine to fall back on.  They could be the most exciting duo in the country.

8. LSU– If the Tigers can find a quarterback, they should be pretty good.  Keiland Williams should emerge as one of the top backs in the country.

9. USC– Supremely talented team with a bunch of question marks at quarterback, receiver and offensive line.  Will get better as season goes on, but early games could be trouble.

10. Oregon– OC Chip Kelly should be able to plug ‘n play enough guys on offense to make up for the loss of Dennis Dixon and Jonathan Stewart.   The secondary is one of the best in the country.

On the cusp: Auburn, Brigham Young, Texas Tech, Alabama, Texas.

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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