Joseph Morgan's College Football Top 25

Joe MorganSenior Analyst INovember 24, 2008

With the chaos surrounding the recent polls and the BCS following Oklahoma's 65-21 annihilation of Texas Tech, I figured that I would post my Top 25.


1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0)

Seeing that they are the only undefeated BCS conference team, it would make no sense to put the Crimson Tide anywhere else.


2. Texas Longhorns (10-1)

While not as flashy as Florida or Oklahoma, the Longhorns did beat the Sooners earlier this season and are one dropped interception away from being undefeated.


3. Florida Gators (10-1)

Without a doubt, the Gators have one of the most explosive offensive attacks in recent memory, pummeling every opponent they have faced since the Ole Miss debacle.


4. Oklahoma Sooners (10-1)

Realized their full potential on both sides of the ball, putting up 65 points and shutting down offensive juggernaut Texas Tech.


5. Utah Utes (12-0)

The Utes can practically taste their second BCS berth in five seasons after doubling up rival Brigham Young 48-24.


6. USC Trojans (9-1)

Although they are playing some of the best football in the nation, an Oregon State win over Oregon will end the Trojans' national championship hopes.


7. Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1)

The Nittany Lions cruise to a surprisingly easy win over Michigan State, sending JoePa and his boys to their first Rose Bowl since 1994.


8. Boise State Broncos (11-0)

The Broncos squeak out a win against Nevada, remaining unbeaten and hoping for another BCS bid.


9. Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-1)

The Red Raiders had a shot to save the BCS but failed miserably, falling victim to a relentless Oklahoma football team.


10. Ohio State Buckeyes (10-2)

The Buckeyes took care of business by destroying the Maize and Blue 42-7, barely breaking a sweat.

11. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2)

The Cowboys will have a shot to clear up the Big 12 South mess with an upset victory over the rival Sooners.


12. Georgia Bulldogs (9-2)

The Bulldogs better be careful when hosting Paul Johnson and upset-minded Georgia Tech "between the hedges."


13. Ball State Cardinals (11-0)

The Cardinals held off Central Michigan last Thursday. Can they keep it going against Western Michigan?


14. Missouri Tigers (9-2)

The Tigers are quietly prepping for a possible upset in the Big 12 Championship Game. It will take an A+ game from Chase Daniel to make it happen though.


15. Cincinnati Bearcats (9-2)

The Bearcats were able to put down a late rally by Pittsburgh. Could the Syracuse Orange keep the Bearcats from reaching the Orange Bowl?


16. TCU Horned Frogs (10-2)

The Horned Frogs have quietly put together a 10-win season, playing in Utah's shadow in the Mountain West conference.


17. Oregon State Beavers (8-3)

Despite a rough start to their season, the Beavers are one win over rival Oregon away from taking the Pac-10 crown away from USC.


18. Brigham Young Cougars (10-2)

The Cougars blew their BCS chances after losing to rival Utah on the road.


19. Florida State Seminoles (8-3)

Rhodes scholar Myron Rolle and the Seminoles will have the chance to end rival Florida's national championship aspirations when the Gators visit Tallahassee.


20. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-3)

The Yellow Jackets look to improve their national profile by ending a seven-game losing streak to the hated Georgia Bulldogs.

21. Michigan State Spartans (9-3)

After a blowout loss to Penn State, the Spartans will sit and wait for their well-deserved New Year's Day bowl invitation.


22. Pittsburgh Panthers (7-3)

Despite losing their chances at a Big East title to Cincinnati, the Panthers have begun a turnaround in their football program.


23. Ole Miss Rebels (7-4)

With wins over Florida and LSU, this Rebels team has proven to be good—very, very good.


24. Boston College Eagles (8-3)

With a win over Maryland this week, the Eagles will clinch the ACC Atlantic Division and go to the ACC Championship Game.


25. West Virginia Mountaineers (7-3)

Pat White set the Division I-A record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a career—and he still has two more regular season games to play!


Just Missed the Cut

26. Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4)

Late season run may have saved coach Kirk Ferentz's job.


27. LSU Tigers (7-4)

Jordan Jefferson was impressive after taking over for Jarrett Lee in loss to Ole Miss. 


28. Northwestern Wildcats (9-3)

The Wildcats cap off an impressive season with a victory over Ron Zook and Illinois. 


Well, there you have it. In my opinion, these are the 25 best college football teams as of right now.

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