Friday, July 16, 2010

TBT 2010 PRESEASON TOP 25

Photo of DeVier Posey, left, and Terrelle Pryor
by The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell

Listed below is The Buckeye Times 2010 Preseason College Football Top 25.

Contributing to the poll are TBT staffers Lee Hudnell, Joshua Stueve, Joseph Stueve and Brent VanFleet II.

Note: During the 2010 season, The Buckeye Times will issue a weekly poll every Monday.

The Buckeye Times Top 25 (first place votes)
1. ALABAMA (4) 100
2009 record: 14-0; Returning starters: 10 (8 Off., 2 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 11 vs. No. 12 Penn State, Oct. 2 vs. No. 7 Florida, Nov. 6 at No. 17 LSU.

2. OHIO STATE 94
2009 record: 11-2; Returning starters: 15 (9 Off., 6 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 11 vs. No. 9 Miami (FL), Oct. 16 at No. 11 Wisconsin, Nov. 20 at No. 4 Iowa.

3. BOISE STATE 81
2009 record: 14-0; Returning starters: 20 (10 Off., 10 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 6 vs No. 6 Virginia Tech (Landover, MD.), Sept. 25 vs. Oregon State, Nov. 26 at Nevada.

4. IOWA 79
2009 record: 11-2; Returning starters: 14 (6 Off., 8 Def.); Three games to watch: Oct. 2 vs. No. 12 Penn State, Oct. 23 vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, Nov. 20 vs. No. 2 Ohio State.

5. TEXAS 78
2009 record: 13-1; Returning starters: 12 (5 Off., 7 Def.); Three games to watch: Oct. 2 vs. No. 16 Oklahoma (Dallas), Oct. 16 at No. 10 Nebraska, Nov. 25 vs. Texas A&M.

(Virginia Tech tailback Ryan Williams)

6. VIRGINIA TECH 76
2009 record: 10-3; Returning starters: 12 (8 Off., 4 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 6 vs. No. 3 Boise State (Landover, MD.), Nov. 4 vs. No. 19 Georgia Tech, Nov. 20 at No. 9 Miami (FL).

7. FLORIDA 75
2009 record: 13-1; Returning starters: 11 (6 Off., 5 Def.); Three games to watch: Oct. 2 at No. 1 Alabama, Oct. 9 vs. No. 17 LSU, Nov. 27 at No. 21 Florida State.

8. TEXAS CHRISTIAN 74
2009 record: 12-1; Returning starters: 16 (9 Off., 7 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 4 vs. Oregon State (Arlington, TX), Oct. 16 vs. BYU, Nov. 6 at No. 20 Utah.

9. MIAMI (FL) 72
2009 record: 9-4; Returning starters: 13 (6 Off., 7 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 11 at No. 2 Ohio State, Sept. 23 at No. 14 Pittsburgh, Nov. 20 vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech.

10. NEBRASKA 57
2009 record: 10-4; Returning starters: 15 (9 Off., 6 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 18 at Washington, Oct. 16 vs. No. 5 Texas, Nov. 26 at Colorado.

(Wisconsin tailback John Clay)

11. WISCONSIN 56
2009 record: 10-3; Returning starters: 16 (10 Off., 6 Def.); Three games to watch: Oct. 16 vs. No. 2 Ohio State, Oct. 23 at No. 4 Iowa, Nov. 20 at Michigan.

12. PENN STATE 48
2009 record: 11-2; Returning starters: 13 (8 Off., 5 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 11 at No. 1 Alabama, Oct. 2 at No. 4 Iowa, Nov. 13 at No. 2 Ohio State.

13. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 47
2009 record: 9-4; Returning starters: 10 (5 Off., 5 Def.); Three games to watch: Oct. 30 vs. No. 15 Oregon, Nov. 20 at Oregon State, Nov. 27 vs. Notre Dame.

14. PITTSBURGH 45
2009 record: 10-3; Returning starters: 11 (5 Off., 6 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 2 at No. 20 Utah, Sept. 23 vs. No. 9 Miami (FL), Dec. 4 at No. 22 Cincinnati.

15. OREGON 43
2009 record: 10-3; Returning starters: 17 (9 Off., 8 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 11 at Tennessee, Oct. 30 at No. 13 USC, Dec. 4 at Oregon State.

(Oklahoma tailback DeMarco Murray)

16. OKLAHOMA 36
2009 record: 8-5; Returning starters: 13 (8 Off., 5 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 11 vs. No. 21 Florida State, Sept. 25 at No. 22 Cincinnati, Oct. 2 at No. 5 Texas.

17. LSU 31
2009 record: 9-4; Returning starters: 10 (6 Off., 4 Def.); Three games to watch: Oct. 9 at No. 7 Florida, Nov. 6 vs. No. 1 Alabama, Nov. 27 at No. 18 Arkansas.

18. ARKANSAS 30
2009 record: 8-5; Returning starters: 17 (10 Off., 7 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 25 vs. No. 1 Alabama, Oct. 16 at No. 24 Auburn, Nov. 27 vs. No. 17 LSU.

19. GEORGIA TECH 29
2009 record: 11-3; Returning starters: 14 (6 Off., 8 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 18 at No. 23 North Carolina, Nov. 4 at No. 6 Virginia Tech, Nov. 13 vs. No. 9 Miami (FL).

20. UTAH 22
2009 record: 10-3; Returning starters: 12 (8 Off., 4 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 2 vs. No. 14 Pittsburgh, Nov. 6 vs. No. 8 TCU, Nov. 27 vs. BYU.

(Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder)

21. FLORIDA STATE 20
2009 record: 7-6; Returning starters: 15 (9 Off., 6 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 11 at No. 16 Oklahoma, Oct. 9 at No. 9 Miami (FL), Nov. 27 vs. No. 7 Florida.

22. CINCINNATI 17
2009 record: 12-1; Returning starters: 12 (7 Off., 5 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 25 vs. No. 16 Oklahoma, Nov. 13 at No. 25 West Virginia, Dec. 4 vs. No. 14 Pittsburgh.

23. NORTH CAROLINA 15
2009 record: 8-5; Returning starters: 19 (10 Off., 9 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 4 vs. No. 17 LSU (Atlanta), Oct. 23 at No. 9 Miami (FL), Nov. 13 vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech.

24. AUBURN 14
2009 record: 8-5; Returning starters: 15 (7 Off., 8 Def.); Three games to watch: Oct. 16 vs. No. 18 Arkansas, Oct. 23 vs. No. 17 LSU, Nov. 26 at No. 1 Alabama.

25. WEST VIRGINIA 11
2009 record: 9-4; Returning starters: 16 (7 Off., 9 Def.); Three games to watch: Sept. 25 at No. 17 LSU, Nov. 13 vs. No. 22 Cincinnati, Nov. 26 at No. 14 Pittsburgh.

OTHERS WHICH RECEIVED VOTES: BYU 9; (tie) Georgia, Oregon State 8; Washington 7; Clemson 6; Texas Tech 4; (tie) Notre Dame, Stanford 3; Houston 1.

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