Updated Top 25 and week 9 college football review

November 07, 2009 |

     As we begin November here is my new Top 25. After this week’s games I’ll post some bowl projections

 

   THE NEW LAWSON LAMBERT TOP 25

1.     Florida                   8-0                                                

2.    Texas                     8-0

3.     Alabama              8-0   

4.      Boise St.              9-0  

5.       Oregon                 7-1 

6.      LSU                        7-1

7.      Cincinnati           8-0

8.        TCU                        8-0   

9.        Iowa                      9-0 

10.      Penn State           8-1  

11.         Georgia Tech        8-1  

12.     Ohio State              7-2

13.      Houston                    7-1    

14.      USC                              6-2

15.      Notre Dame           6-2 

16      Utah                            7-1  

17.      Oklahoma                5-3

18.      Miami (FL)             6-2

19.       Pittsburgh              7-1

20.     Oklahoma St.       6-2

21.       BYU                           6-2

22.      Virginia Tech       6-3

23.      California              6-2

24.      Auburn                  6-3

25.      Wisconsin               6-2

      Best Game by a BCS Team: Oregon

  There was a changing of the guard in the Pac Ten, at least for this season. If Oregon beat USC last week it wouldn’t have been the biggest upset in the world. USC is starting a freshman QB and Oregon had been impressive since dropping a game to Boise State in week one. It was an upset because of how Oregon won. they dominated every phase of the game and embarrassed Pete Carroll’s Trojans 47-20. Oregon may have made themselves the best one loss team if the undefeateds falter.

 

    Best Game by a Non-BCS Team:    Central Florida

  Trailing late to Marshall, George O’ Leary’s squad needed some late game heroics on national TV to keep their CUSA title hopes alive. Down 13 with 8 minutes to go, QB Brett Hodges led to TD drives to gain the victory. The game winning TD was thrown with 23 seconds remaining and the Knights bowl hopes spiked way upwards.

 

  Best Individual Performance of the Week: Anthony Dixon, RB  Mississippi St.

     Mainly because I hate the University of Kentucky, we will recognize Dixon’s tremendous performance against the Wildcats. Coach Dan Mullen is revitalizing the Mississippi State team and he sure is glad he’s got Anthony Dixon to help. His 252 yards on 33 carries and TD’s demoralized Kentucky and helped the Bulldogs to the SEC road victory.

 

 

                                           LAST WEEK’S GAMES

               My Picks                                                           Real Results

Florida   27     Georgia   20                                    Florida   41-17

C. Michigan  33   Boston College   30            BC    31-10

Auburn  20   Mississippi  17                               Auburn   33-20

Texas  31     Oklahoma St.   21                             Texas   41-14

Oregon   27      Southern Cal   24                        Oregon   47-20

         I was off a little on the margins, but I had a decent week. I got the Auburn and Oregon upsets. I just gave Georgia too much credit and Central Michigan didn’t show up for me.

 

       Navy  31       Temple    17                                    Temple 27-24

       Richmond   48    Towson   7                           Richmond   42-14

     Florida A&M  23    Morgan St.   13                  FAMU   31-28

      Johns Hopkins   33    Jumiata   14                  JHU    58-7

         Philadelphia needs to recognize that the Phillies may be done, but college football isn’t. Temple will be going bowling this year. I don’t know when that happened last. Morgan is a tough team to figure out. They get blown up by a weak Delaware St. team; then they got to OT with one of the conferences best.

     

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