Well it sure is a good thing that I don’t do this for a living, as four of my bottom five “cellar dwellers” won during the opening week of action. It was so bad, that my number one team, Washington gave 11th-ranked LSU a run for its money.
So that being said, here are my new rankings heading into the second week of the season. The team's previous ranking is in parentheses.
5. (NR) San Jose State Spastics
Had an impressive debut against the USC Trojans to the tune of 56-3, although USC did trail by three points after the first quarter.
Then Pete Carroll took out the cheerleaders and it was game over.
You know that old saying that says the game was closer than the score indicated? Well what do you think since the total yards gained was 620 to 121 in favor of USC. Next loss against Utah.
4. (NR) Troy
The Trojans debuted with a resounding 31-14 spanking by power house Bowling Green. Troy’s next loss will be this Saturday and maybe, just maybe, they can hold their opponent to under 70.
Who do they play, you ask? Uh, that would be Florida in Gainesville.
3. (NR) San Diego State Asstechs
Opened in the Rose Bowl and impressed all with a 33-14 wupping at the hands of UCLA, and they averaged an impressive four yards per play.
Next loss this Saturday to Southern Utah.
2. (1) Washington Muskies
I had to drop them from their preseason number one ranking because they gave LSU such a close game Losing 31-23. They even out-gained LSU to the tune of 478 to 321.
This may be the last time they appear in the bottom five this season because of their improvement and the fact that they play perennial bottom five dweller Idaho on Saturday.
1. (NR) New Mexico Lubes
They were zapped by Texas A&M to the tune of 41-6 and during the game went an impressive 4-for-14 on third down conversions. They were out-gained by 606 to 231 yards and averaged a ball hogging, clock chewing 0.9 yards per carry rushing the ball.
Next loss to Tulsa.
Well that is all that I have for this week’s poll. Look to see you again next week.