Cougar Center Top 25: Week 1

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 03: Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos reacts after a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Georgia Dome on September 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

So this is my post week one poll (not including Labor Day's games). Overall I was not very impressed with the games played. That can only be expected, being the first week of the season. Most "ranked" teams played inferior teams so it is still difficult to gauge where a team is at. I offer analysis on the teams that actually played "worthy" opponents along with my top 25 after the jump. Again, if you disagree that's fine. Tell me where I am wrong. Tell me what you would do differently. Leave your entire top 25 in the comments section if you would like.

1. Oklahoma

2. Alabama

3. Boise St

The Broncos looked absolutely dominante against the Georgia Bulldogs (SEC speed). Their defense looked great and if I honestly had to pick between Andrew Luck & Kellen Moore for one drive, I would pick Moore 9 times out of 10. If Boise St goes undefeated this year, they will be playing for the national title.

4. LSU

Les Miles put all the distractions behind his team, went out, and clipped the wings of the Oregon Ducks. They held their run game to 95 yards and caused 4 turnovers. 

5. Stanford

6. Florida St

7. Nebraska

8. Oklahoma St

9. South Carolina

10. Virginia Tech

11. Oregon

12. Ohio St

13. Wisconsin

14. Arkansas

15. Michigan St

16. Mississippi St

17. Missouri

18. Florida 

19. Penn St

20. Texas A&M

In response to the Rice marching band, Texas A&M laid it on those SMU Mustangs. If only Craig James could hire a PR firm to get Kyle Padron fired.

21. West Virginia

22. Texas

23. BYU

The Cougars went down to SEC land and came away with a victory. They can thank their defense for that one. The D-line at up blockers allowing Jordan Pendelton & Kyle Van Noy the room to run free and create havoc. Sounds like a plan for success this season.

24. Baylor

I have four words for you. Robert. Griffin. The. Third. He threw for 359 yards and 5 TDs. End of story.

25. USC

(As a footnote, Utah St would have been in my top 25 had they beat Auburn... but they didn't so they aren't on this list. Good luck next time Logan.)

Surprise of the week: The Sacramento St Hornets went into Corvallis, OR and left with an overtime victory over the Oregon St Beavers. Everyone knew the Beavers were bad.... but really? Sac St? As a Sacramento native and one-time student of that institution, I applaude the Hornets and hope this becomes a jumping off point for future success. We could be seeing the making of the next Boise St, 8-12 years from now. Or it could just be a flash in the pan. I hope it is the former.

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