Debut of the FightinGators.com Top 13

For the first time this year your intrepid reports/analysts on this site have pooled their incredible resources of knowledge and expertise to offer up our view of the top 13 teams in college football.

Each week for the rest of the season we will combine the opinions of yours truly (LV), Heath Cline, Bob Redman and Chris Chmielenski --- and sometimes even Jason Higdon --- to put in perspective the previous week's results.

With that here's our view of the nation's best with our dubious achievement award for the least impressive performance of the week.

1. Southern Cal
2. Oklahoma -- LV: For the 2nd straight year a sophomore is going to win the Heisman. Sam Bradford is that good.
3. Georgia
4. Florida
5. Ohio State
6. Missouri
7. LSU
-- HC: Postponing this week's game was a killer. They needed to get some more reps at QB before seeing Auburn's defense.
8. Texas
9. Auburn
10. Wisconsin
11. East Carolina
BR: This looks like the best team in the Carolinas. On consecutive weeks they've beaten the defending ACC (Va. Tech) and Big East (W. Va.) Champs.
12. Alabama CC: After the weekend it's become obvious that the SEC is greatly above the rest.
13. Texas Tech (tie)
13. Arizona St. (Tie)

Dubious Achievement Award

While we were tempted to go with Notre Dame for its stirring come from behind win over San Diego State, a team that lost to Cal-Poly last week, we had to go with the chowder heads officiating the Washington/Brigham Young game. The Washington Huskies scored late in the game to get within a point but a minimal flip of the ball was determined to be "throwing the ball in the air" to get a 15-yard penalty and force a 35-yard extra point to tie the game. The kick was blocked and BYU had the win. I HATE celebration penalties, but they continue to have a major impact on college football. No other sport, just college football and it's a disgrace.


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