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Sep 21

The Top Fan's Top 25 - Week Four

Posted By:Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC


It's been a very long time since I didn't finish one of these weekly articles, but I have come down with something here Sunday morning (in addition to a bad football hangover) and I am going to recover today. Apologies for a shortened Top 25 article....

 

Just because you do not care for a team, does not mean that you send them down the rankings. Therefore, although I am not pleased with how FSU has handled the whole Jameis Winston situation, I do know that their defense is really, really good. They held Clemson to 17 points and caused a huge red zone turnover with just under 2 minutes to go forcing OT. They are tough to leave at #1 because of the chaos surrounding Winston, but the fact is that this team has a stacked D and offensive weapons such as WR Rashad Greene (74-yard game-tying TD in the 4th quarter last night). For now, with a nasty defense - and Jameis set to return next week - I think FSU could still beat anyone in the country, so they remain my number one...

 

Oregon Squeaked by Washington State and Auburn won a nail-biter Thursday night at Kansas State, so neither of those make a push for FSU's top spot. Oklahoma and Alabama, next up, looked good against Florida and West Virginia, respectively. But enough for #1? Not yet.

 

Here are my Top 25 teams following the games of week 4.....

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Sep 18

Week Four Predictions

Posted By:Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC


After a not-so-good week one, I am slowly creeping back up the standings of the Fans25 Pick'em Contest. At 28-12 on the year, I am starting to find my groove again on the picks as we get a feel for who has what and how much. There are some very intriguing games this weekend as fall weather starts to make its way into the gridiron world!

 

Here are my picks for the games of week four...

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Sep 16

Ten Things - Week Three

Posted By:Wes Mewbourne - Birmingham, AL


For years, the knock on the playoff system replacing the BCS was the
importance of the regular season.  “Every game count in the BCS”, was
the refrain.  Well, after three weeks worth of games, it seems that
some games may have taken on even MORE meaning.  The upset bug has
visited earlier than expected, and fairly frequently over the first
quarter of the season.  Let’s see who will become the cream that
rises, and who will be the ones left to pick up the pieces of broken
dreams in this week’s Ten Things…

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Sep 14

The Top Fan's Top 25 - Week Three

Posted By:Brett Haynes - Greenville, SC


South Carolina and UCLA had big days Saturday as the Gamecocks took control of the SEC East with a bounce-back win over Georgia, and the Bruins picked up a resume-building road win in a drama-filled victory over Texas in Dallas....The Dawgs and Southern California had perhaps the worst day (along with VT) as these two CFP-contending squads took road losses that will seriously damper any thoughts at making the inaugural playoff. 

 

ACC teams stormed the field twice yesterday, but overall, it wasn't a great day for the league. Yes, Boston College upset USC in Bean Town, and Virginia upset Louisville in Charlottesville, causing fans to go berzerk at both stadiums. But for the conference, the Louisville loss knocks one ACC team from the AP Top 25, and Virginia Tech's loss to East Carolina made for a second ACC team being bumped from the rankings this week. Only FSU, North Carolina and Clemson remain ranked in the major polls, and with the Tar Heels unproven and Clemson set to visit Tallahassee this weekend, could the league have just one ranked team soon? Ouch.

 

Once again, the college football world left us with a lot to think about.. Here are my Top 25 teams following the games of week three.....

1. Florida State (2-0) - The defending national champions had the weekend off to prepare for Clemson (who also had the weekend off) in an Atlantic Division prime-time game this Saturday. Everyone knows the 'Noles have yet to show dominance so far this season.......

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