As USA Today unveiled its preseason Coaches Poll this morning, Tiger Rag now presents "our" College Football preseason Top 25. Today, we annouce teams ranked 25-20.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
2006 Record: 11-2, 5-2 Big
Was last year a fluke? It's not
likely, but ranking Rutgers near the top 10
might be a bit premature. Greg Schiano's team was the toast of college football
in 2006. Can Ray Rice help lead the Knights back to the postseason?
2006 Record: 11-3, 6-2
Jim Grobe completed an impressive
turnaround at Wake last season leading the Deacons to the ACC crown. Can
prosperity continue? With 15 starters back, including eight on offense led by
quarterback Riley Skinner, it looks like it.
2006 Record: 11-3, 7-1
Hawaii's Colt Brennen put together a record
setting season last year, led the Warriors to an 11-win season and is a
preseason candidate for the Heisman Trophy. With Boise State
rebuilding, can Hawaii now win the WAC title?
2006 Record: 7-6, 3-5
Florida State has spent the last few seasons
sliding off the college football landscape. Last season's 7-6 record led to
Bobby Bowden shaking things up in Tallahassee. Is new OC Jimbo Fisher the answer
to the Noles' prayers?
2006 Record: 9-5, 6-2 Big
Bill Callahan has slowly but surely
brought Nebraska back to the upper echelon of the Big
XII, but there is still a gap between the Huskers and the conference elite. Does
the arrival of quarterback Sam Keller change that?
College Golden Eagles
2006 Record: 10-3, 5-3
Coach Tom O'Brien may be gone, but
the Golden Eagles have 18 starters back, including nine on defense, from a team
that won 10 games last year. The schedule is tough, but expect BC to be in the
upper third of the ACC.
Five that just
Georgia Tech, Iowa, Missouri,
Arizona State, South