College Football Top 25 Week 1: Boise State No. 1, Alabama No. 2, TCU No. 3

Tyler StimsonCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2010

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(Tyler Stimson votes in the ESPNU poll)


1. Boise State (1-0)

Beat Virginia Tech 33-30 in a thriller. Boise State has ice blood in their veins. Boise State now has a chance to do what no Non-AQ team has ever done before - go to the national championship game. They have the best QB in the country, and the most experience.

2. Alabama (1-0)

  Beat San Jose State 48-3. Defending national champion Alabama looked great - but anyone can look great against WAC cellar dwellers. 

3. TCU (1-0) 

Beat Oregon State 30-21. TCU dominated Oregon State in total yardage (453-255), if not the final score. TCU made a huge statement on a national stage.

4. Ohio State (1-0) 

Beat Marshall 45-7. The Buckeyes looked more than solid against a weak C-USA opponent.

5. Oregon (1-0) 

Took New Mexico to the woodshed 72-0. It was 42-0 after one quarter. New Mexico isn't good, but Oregon made them look like a division three school.



6. Nebraska (1-0) 

Beat Western Kentucky 49-10. Nebraska's D could carry them to the Big 12 title this year. 

7. Texas (1-0) 

Beat Rice 34-17. Texas looked okay, but not particularly dominant. 

8. Florida (1-0)

Beat Miami (Ohio) 34-12. The score is a misnomer. Florida had less than 30 yards of offense through three quarters.

9. Oklahoma (1-0) 

Survived against Utah State 31-24. Phil Steele picked them to win the national championship, but their defense will have to play much, much better for them to win 10 games, let alone compete for a championship.

10. Iowa (1-0) 

Dominated Eastern Illinois 37-7. 

11. Miami (1-0)

Shutout Florida A&M 45-0.

12. Wisconsin (1-0)


Beat UNLV 41-21.

13. Florida State (1-0)

Beat Samford 59-6.

14. Virginia Tech (0-1)

  Lost to Boise State 30-33 in a heartbreaker. It was a game of inches, and VA Tech couldn't quite come out on top. They aren't quite out of the title picture yet.

15. Utah (1-0)

Beat Pittsburgh 27-24.

16. Georgia Tech (1-0)

Beat South Carolina State 41-10.

17. Stanford (1-0)

Beat Sacramento St. 52-17.

18. Notre Dame (1-0)

Beat Purdue 23-12.

19. Georgia (1-0)


Beat Louisiana Lafayette 55-7.

20. BYU (1-0)

Beat Washington 23-17. Their two QB system was surprisingly not a disaster, as each QB threw for 131 yards. And BYU's defense contained Locker effectively, shutting out Washington in the second half.

21. LSU (1-0)

Survived against a depleted North Carolina squad, 30-24.


22. Michigan (1-0)

Beat Connecticut 30-10.

23. Oregon State (0-1)

Lost to TCU 30-21. I was impressed that Oregon State kept it as close as it was.

24. South Carolina (1-0) 

Beat Southern Miss 41-13.

25. Fresno State (1-0) 

Beat Cincinnati 28-14.