Week one college football review and updated top 25

September 09, 2009 |

     Lets take a look at how my picks of last weeks top 5 games  coincided with reality. We’ll see that some did and some didn’t. Isn’t that how it always goes. We’ll also pick teams and performers of the week. As usual….. here goes.

                                          LAST WEEKS PICKS

                   My Pick                                                              Real result

Notre Dame 31   Nevada  21                       Notre Dame     35-0

  The Irish looked very good against a respectable Nevada program. If the Irish go into Ann Arbor and rock Michigan next week people will start wearing their ND gear again.

Florida St.  34    Miami  14                             Miami    38-34

  In a battle of two teams trying to get back to the top, coach Randy Shannon’s Hurricanes did it. If Jacory Harris plays like that all season he’ll be a star.

Oklahoma   52     BYU    31                                  BYU    14-13

  It’s tough to lose the best QB and the best TE in the nation, but nothing should be taken away from BYU’s gutty performance. They put themselves in a position to get more poll respect than Utah did if they go undefeated.

Alabama    24   Virginia Tech   7                        Alabama   34-24

   The Virginia Tech offense put up way better numbers than I thought they would, but it still wasn’t enough against one of the SEC’s best.

Oklahoma St  34     Georgia  31                     Oklahoma St.  24-10

  It is impossible to overestimate what this means to the Cowboys and even the Big 12. Oklahoma State has finally beaten a big boy after many close losses.

Ohio St.   27        Navy     14                            Ohio St.   31-27

  The Midshipman fell just short, but it sue was exciting. QB Ricky Dobbs is a star in the making. Navy fans should enjoy the next two seasons with him at the helm.

California    34      Maryland   21                       California   52-13

   I thought Maryland would have trouble in the return matchup, I just didn’t figure it would be this bad.

Northwestern   45     Towson     7              Northwestern  47-14

   The score was whatever Northwestern wanted it to be.

Johns Hopkins   27    Delaware Valley  24          Del Valley   23-7

  I’ll admit I knew little about this game. I went with the local team. It looks like I was wrong.

 

 

     Best game by a BCS Team:   Miami (FL)

In a rivalry game that looked to be heading Florida State’s way in the third quarter, Jacory Harris took over. He led the Hurricanes on drive after drive on the road to gain the victory over Florida State. It was a great game to watch and an important game for the Miami program’s psyche.

 

          Best Game by a non-BCS Team:    BYU

This one is easy. BYU got their first top 5 victory in almost 20 years. They got it against a powerful Oklahoma team that they were frustrating even when Bradford was in the game. This victory puts BYU in the drivers seat to be in a BCS game if they can add a victory over Florida State in a couple of weeks.

 

    Best individual performance of the weekend:  Tony Pike, QB  Cincinnati

  The Bearcat QB was a tremendous 27-34 for 362 yards. He also tossed 3 TD’s in the 47-15 victory over a supposedly solid Rutgers defense. He served notice that Cincy isn’t giving up the Big East title easily.

 

     THE NEW LAWSON LAMBERT TOP 25

1.     Florida                   1-0                                                

2.    USC                            1-0

3.     Texas                     1-0

4.     Alabama                1-0     

5.      Oklahoma St.        1-0

6.      Ohio St.                   1-0

7.       Mississippi         1-0

8.         LSU                       1-0

9.      California              1-0

10.       BYU                       1-0

11.       Boise St.              1-0

12.      Oklahoma          0-1                

13.     Penn St.                   1-0

14.     Georgia Tech      1-0    

15.      South Florida      1-0          

16         Georgia                  0-1

17.        Notre Dame        1-0

18.       Virginia Tech      0-1

19.         Kansas                   1-0

20.      West Virginia        1-0

21.        Michigan St.         1-0  

22.          TCU                        0-0

23.         Cincinnati           1-0

24.         North Carolina      1-0

25.         Oregon State            1-0               

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