Analyzing the AP Top 25

The nation's sportswriters have their say in the granddaddy of polls.

1 Oklahoma - With all apologies to the SEC, the Sooners play in the best conference and they're clearly the best team right now.

2 Alabama - Amazing how quickly Saban has built them back up.

3 LSU -Lose a quarterback in the offseason, it doesn't matter with that fantastic defense.

4 Missouri - Daniel is the Heisman frontrunner, Maclin is great in his own right.

5 Texas - I'm not a believer in Colt McCoy.

6 Penn State - Look who JoePA is doing with questionable character guys and a very good quarterback.

7 Texas Tech - Fun to watch, not a real contender, but fun to watch.

8 BYU - Can you say BCS buster?

9 USC - Still probably the best talent in the country.

10 South Florida - Nice quarterback, but does anyone really believe these guys would beat UF or UGA?

11 Georgia - So much for that "Blackout".

12 Florida - Softest secondary in all the land.

13 Auburn - Great defense, that's about it.

14 Ohio State - Great as long as they're not in a big game.

15 Utah - Is Alex Smith still there? Not a real contender.

16 Kansas - Love Todd Reesing, don't love the defense.

17 Boise State -
Teams cower when they see the blue field.

18 Wisconsin - Second half meltdown against Michigan will cost them.

19 Vanderbilt - No Jay Cutler, just a very good team.

20 Virginia Tech -
What happened to Beamer Ball?

21 Oklahoma State -
A top 5 facility, they do everything right.

22 Fresno State - Bulldogs are more bark than bite.

23 Oregon - Nike's team is just a quarterback away.

24 Connecticut - Great progress building a program. Unfortunately their QB is hurt.

25 Wake Forest - You can't lose to any team that the Village People did a song about. Who's next, the YMCA?


Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie is a regular syndicated contributor to FoxSports and Sirius NFL Radio, and has been featured on the NFL Network. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. Feel free to contact him -HERE- with questions or comments.

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