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Way too Early 2011 Top TenPosted Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 1:33 PM
The BCS Championship was last night and it was probably one of the best games I have ever watched. I did not have a true dog in the game as I love Oregon and their wacky uniform schemes and Auburn is an SEC team. The game seemed destined for overtime until Michael Dyer was "tackled" after a moderate gain, then realized that his sideline was yelling at him to keep running and that the officials hadn't blown the play dead ran to the the 23. The call was correct as his knee never hit the ground. Then on a run up the middle, trying to get the ball in the right spot for the field goal kicker, Dyer seemingly got a touchdown, but this time (in an almost exact set of circumstances) his knee was down. Dyer is a true freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas. I saw him play last year so I knew how elusive he could be. How Arkansas let him get away I will never know.
Auburn won the game on a field goal as time expired. The college season is over Spring Ball is months away, so naturally it is way too early for a top ten list for the next season.
Here it is anyways:
7. Boise St.
10. Florida St.
Could this list be completely ludicrous? Absolutely. Oregon and Oklahoma seem to be the top of the heap going into next season, especially Oklahoma who gets the large chunks of their offense back.
TCU will be entering a BCS Conference next year that in all honestly is probably as weak as the non-BCS Conference they just left.
The SEC West will be the class of the NCAA again next year. This year they had three teams in the top 10, four in the top 15 with Arkansas at 12. One division has more teams in the top 15 than most conferences have in the top 25.
The Big Ten becomes a twelve member conference next year with the addition of Nebraska. I could be wrong but I do see Nebraska struggling next season going into this conference that has a completely different playing style than that of the Big 12. On the other hand, they could completely run away with the conference. Only time will tell.
Arkansas is losing their top player in Ryan Mallett, but little else from the offense or defense. His back up Tyler Wilson looks like a more than capable replacement but expect a battle anyways.
I do not see any huge surprises next year like we did with Auburn, but could this be the year that a non SEC school wins the BCS Championship? Quite possibly, but it is also entirely possible that an SEC team wins the the Championship for the 6th straight time.
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