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 Top 25 Poll - Week 6 - We Have a New No. 1 - Oregon 
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Top 25 Poll - Week 6 - We Have a New No. 1 - Oregon
by: Ed Bagley




1) Oregon (6-0) - Mighty Alabama falls to South Carolina, 35-21. Oregon gets a lame victory over a weak Washington State team. Boise State and TCU win against far lesser competition than the Indiana Hoosiers, who lost to Ohio State. Who did you think should be No. 1?

At least the Ducks have a win over Stanford, currently ranked 14th in the AP Poll and 4th by Sagarin. Oregon, like a lot of teams, has a lot of offense and not a lot of defense. The Ducks still lead the nation in scoring offense (54+) and total offense (567+), and rank 4th in rushing offense (317+).

2) Auburn (6-0) - Among 13 other undefeated teams still left. Beat South Carolina, currently ranked 10th in AP Poll. Still must face Arkansas, LSU and Alabama. Could slip lower in a hurry, just like Florida and Alabama. The national championship race is now officially wide open.

3) South Carolina (4-1) - Stop crying out loud. Just beat the former No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, who had 18 straight victories. When is the last time your favorite team beat Alabama? Gamecocks had better keep winning or they will drop from here in a hurry.

4) LSU (6-0) - Again, stop that cussing out loud. The Tigers are unbeaten and just beat Florida, one of the top teams in the country until two weeks ago. Must keep winning to stay anywhere near here.

5) Ohio State (6-0) - Both voters in the AP Poll and Coaches Poll have the Buckeyes No. 1 in the country now. This is crap. Ohio State has NOT played or beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll. Their reputation precedes them, but how good are they? Buckeyes have yet to face Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan - the only 3 teams worth mentioning that they will play all season.

I will throw the Buckeyes a bone here, but they are sure no better than No. 5 in my book at this point in time. Let's stop acting like Ohio State is some gift from the football gods.

6) Alabama (5-1) - Still no pushover even though they failed to beat South Carolina on-the-road. Crimson Tide has already beaten 12th-ranked Arkansas and 22nd-ranked Florida. Not too shabby compared to any other team in the current AP Top 25.

7) Oklahoma (5-0) - Not a big fan of the Sooners, but they have beaten 16th-ranked Florida State and 23rd-ranked Air Force. Besides Alabama, Oklahoma is the ONLY team that has beaten two other currently ranked teams in the AP Top 25.

8) Michigan State (6-0) - Spartans are 6-0 for the first time since 1999, when they went 10-2. Have beaten 18th-ranked Wisconsin, and just polished off the Michigan Wolverines and Denard Robinson, 34-17, who ranked 18th before they met Michigan State.

9) Boise State (5-0) - Broncos have won big and are undefeated so far, but have only beaten 24th-ranked Oregon State.

10) TCU (6-0) - Horned Frogs have won big and are undefeated so far, but have also only beaten 24th-ranked Oregon State.

Try and imagine, if you would, just where Boise State and TCU would be if their schedules included Penn State, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn. Florida will face all of these teams this season. Do you really think Boise State and TCU would be winning 9, 10, 11 or 12 games a season?

11) Nebraska (5-0) - Unbeaten, but did you know that the Cornhuskers have NOT played or beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll?

12) Utah (5-0) - Unbeaten, but did you know that the Utes have NOT played or beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll?

13) Iowa (4-1) - Hawkeyes have at least beaten 17th-ranked Arizona.

14) Arizona (4-1) - Wildcats have at least beaten 15th-ranked Iowa.

15) Nevada (6-0) - All offense, little defense. Unbeaten, but did you know that the Wolf Pack have NOT played or beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll? How long before they lose their first game?

16) Oklahoma State (5-0) - All offense, little defense. Unbeaten, but did you know that the Cowboys have NOT played or beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll? How long before they lose their first game?

17) Missouri (5-0) - A lot of ho-hum wins. Jeeze Louise, will they ever play anybody? Unbeaten, but did you know that the Tigers have NOT played or beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll? How long before they lose their first game?

18) Arkansas (4-1) - Riding on SEC rep. Did you know that the Razorbacks have played but NOT beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll?

19) Stanford (5-1) - Looked really good until they lost to Oregon. Did you know that the Cardinal have played but NOT beaten a single team currently in the AP Top 25 Poll?

20) Oregon State (3-2) - Yeah, the Beavers are 3 and 2 but they have also beaten 17th-ranked Arizona, which is more than Ohio State, Nebraska, Utah, Arkansas, Stanford, Florida State, Wisconsin, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Florida, Air Force and West Virginia can say, because none of these teams have either played or beaten, or played and beaten a team currently ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll.

So take that karate kick to the head, and appreciate what I am saying and sharing with you. I am keeping track of this stuff, dude. So if Oregon State is ranked ahead of your favorite team, shut up. They need to play somebody and play up, not down.

21) Florida State (5-1) - Just beat Miami-FL easily, 45-17. Siminoles deserve my 21st pick.

22) Wisconsin (5-1) - Badgers look like a pushover but be careful, they could smack you in the face.

23) Florida (4-2) - I thought the Gators would hang a horse-whipping on LSU, especially since they were playing at home, and had just been stomped by Alabama. Man, was I wrong, about both Florida and Alabama.

Hunting season has opened in the SEC, and for the national championship game. Pass out the bullets, and forget the orange vests, this is THE Civil War about to happen all over again, only it's the South against the South.

24) Air Force (5-1) - Only because there is no team better on the horizon. Falcons have played a ranked team but have NOT beaten a ranked team.

25) West Virginia (4-1) - Mountaineers like fighting in the hills of West Virginia. Like Air Force, the Mountaineers have played a ranked team but have NOT beaten a ranked team.

That's it for this week. Read 'em and weep, or open a cold brewski and celebrate life, your favorite team, and college football.

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