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.