Scot Loeffler's Top 25

"I Will prepare, and one day, my chance will come"
-Abraham Lincoln

Yes it will Ryan, yes it will.

The staff here at Scott Loeffler Inc. (all one of us, and not Scott Loeffler) are about as tickled pink as we could be that in 4 days the gates of the Big House will open once again for yet another season of Meeechigan football.

So, here I give you the inaugural pre-season top 25:

1. Michigan
2. LSU
3. USC
4. Texas
5. West Virginia
6. Florida
7. Virginia Tech
8. Oklahoma
9. Wisconsin
10. UCLA
11. Louisville
12. California
13. Nebraska
14. Georgia
15. Auburn
16. Florida State
17. Tennessee
18. Arkansas
19. Boston College
20. Ohio State
21. Penn State
22. Texas A&M
23. Rutgers
24. Boise State
25. Wake Forest

Okay, I am going all homer on you with the #1 nod going to the maize and blue, but what else would you expect. But to back up that claim, I give you Chad Henne, Mike Hart, Mario Manningham, Adrian Arrington and Jake Long. Enough said.

While I don't assume to have much knowledge about the rest of the country, I can simply say that, in the Big Ten...Michigan stands heads above the rest of the competition. Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin will be likely contenders, thats about the extent of which they will be viewed this year. Ohio State simply can not loose that much talent on offense and expect to compete.

The hype around USC is nuts. I see them after week 2 at 1-1. And no, they won't lose to Idaho. But Lincoln has to be one of the toughest places to play. And in primetime on national TV...can anyone say UCLA?

Hence why I think UCLA could be a sleeper in the Pac-10. They benefit from a weak conference and an ideal non-conf. schedule.

LSU is for real. And they will take Florida out early, and likely again in the SEC Championship. I see them in New Orleans in January. New QB watch out for that.

The rest of the rankings are really a formality. I will of course eat those words in November when non of my top 5 are ranked up that far anymore. But thats another post for another time.

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