2007 NCAA Top 25 Feature

We get a jump on the polls in our look at NCAA 08's top 25 teams.

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CloudFFCC
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wickey6
wickey6

Antone Smith could possibly be one of the best runningbacks in college football but he has a crappy line. Same with Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee. I mean Leon Washington sucked from scrimmage but was a hell of a return specialist , no wonder the freaking jets drafted him.

natedawg219
natedawg219

I know Darren Mcfadden is amazing but why does his rating have a 99 with 1500 rushing yards when steve slatons is 97 but with 1600 yards and ray rices is only 94 with 1700 yards and more TDs???

sportsnut_25
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fudger2
fudger2

I got a question. Would you rather wait like an extra month for the ncaa games to have actual player names? I would

dhalsim311
dhalsim311

im still pissed about zanbransky on the cover. here in oklahoma lots of places are selling it with AD on the front, like it should have been

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nbprince
nbprince

Scarlet Knights at #20 is good enough for me cant wait for Ray Rice to do it up next season and maybe get the Heisman.

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adijan
adijan

Lol@trojans, but seems like a good game, must check this one out.

Sinister904
Sinister904

or end up as the next Leon Washington?!?! what is that suppose to mean??? Washington was not a bad running back

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vegeta9988
vegeta9988

Its all about Branden Ore and them Hokies!!GO HOKIES!!

kingoau3000
kingoau3000

What about the only team to hand the Gators an L, the Auburn Tigers! WAR EAGLE!!!

tjai12
tjai12

GO LONGHORNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sc_kid42
sc_kid42

As an avid USC fan, I obviously think the Trojans deserve their ranking. But for good reason. A brick wall for a defense and a dynamic passer to boot? Sounds like the formula for a championship to me.

KaosGT
KaosGT

To Hell With Georgia. GO GEORGIA TECH!!!!

AceCometh
AceCometh

As big of a Georgia Bulldogs as I am, I always used Ohio State in the '07 edition.

Phatfu
Phatfu

Hail to the Victors! Go Blue!

LS07
LS07

This year it's all about FSU. GO NOLES!!

thered0390
thered0390

So...does anyone else see another national championship ahead for the mighty Texas Longhorns? I know I do. Texas is gonna own on Lockout. Hook 'Em Horns!!!!

texans44
texans44

IM GONNA DESTROY PEOPLE WIT TEXAS ...... SO MUCH WEAPONS..... GOOD JOB EA

Eagles931
Eagles931

Oh Yeah pennstate will dominate this year. They got 17th and i'm happy. they also got 4 in the the toughest stadiums

NaychaBoy
NaychaBoy

Can't wait for the game Tuesday. Sleeper alert... Look for the Virginia Cavaliers to make some noise this year in the ACC. Chris Long (Howie's Boy), will lead a very imposing defense. The offense isn't that great, but the Hoos will likely be Top 25 before it's all said and done and I wouldn't be too surprised if they challenge for the ACC crown. Other sleeper alerts for Top 25 teams: SEC - Alabama Crimson Tide Pac 10 - Oregon Ducks Big 10 - Iowa Hawkeyes Big 12 Texas Tech Red Raiders Big East - Pitt Panthers MWC - BYU Cougars

mtjaws
mtjaws

Thanks to the writer for starting at #25 and working towards #1. Nothing like building suspense and eliminating spoilers as you read more towards your favorite team (i.e. the Florida Gators). But you erred in putting the Gator headline in green instead of orange or blue. Here's hoping everyone discounts UF again as we march on to another championship.

brandon007
brandon007

I think my Iowa Hawkeyes should be ranked at least #25. They have a very favorable schedule this year, not having to play Michigan or Ohio State. Their record of 6-7 last year is probably the reason EA has kept them out of the top 25. Iowa had good talent last year with some bad breaks though, especially with Drew Tate being hurt. But when Iowa was fully healthy, they almost upset Texas in the Alamo Bowl losing 26-24. Iowa is going to be this years sleeper. They'll be ranked between #15-22 by mid-season and possibly higher by the end of the season. I'm looking for Iowa to make it to the Outback Bowl this year. GO HAWKS!

Lithium411
Lithium411

is it just me, or does NCAA 07 look sharper and more crisp than 08

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LAboy06
LAboy06

Off topic, but are those screens for the PS3 or 360 version of this game?

LAboy06
LAboy06

Didn't USC get thier @$$ kicked by UCLA last season. lol, that was a great game.

LAboy06
LAboy06

USC is a bit overrated. Oh well at least LSU got #3! Geaux Tigers!

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trojan_fan13
trojan_fan13

sloppy..........you have not played big teams at your house. florida state has been a bust for the past 4 years. miami was terrible last year. your right IF you beat a big team there chances are ruined because the voters will see that louisville hasnt played anybody and your weak strength of schedule will hurt any team you beat. you guys couldnt even beat RUTGERS ( any conference where RUTGERS is the second best team is weak) the big east is weak, really weak. you guys will have your 10-2 season again. i'll give you guys some respect when you earn it. dont make rutgers and west virginia your toughest games and then say your a contender

barrell2505
barrell2505

GO BLUE!!!!! (and TBB is just overwhelmed with joy cause the buckeyes have actaully been able to beat UM the last couple years... i hate the buckeyes but i gotta admit they have had our number lately... but anyone who honestly thinks michigan won't rebound and OSU is just gonna keep beating us is crazy... UM will rebound... if u go back before this recent run of victories over us, UM had just won 2 in a row over OSU)... crossin my fingers that the big blue will put together a perfect season this year! and again... GO BLUE!!!!!

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Sloppy7
Sloppy7

CHRISND i know wat ure sayin about our schedule strength but big teams i think are too scared to face us at home. Last season we beat miami at home. 2 or 3 seasons ago we beat Florida state at home. We have a winning streak over 20 games. Big teams like michigan doesnt want to schedule us, especially at home because if they lose theyre chance for a national championship is ruined. I dont think it's louisville fault for scheduling cupcake teams. Well i still think we have some chance of goin to the national championship cause WEst virginia and rutgers are our 2 hardest teams GO CARDS!!

trojan_fan13
trojan_fan13

man this message board needs a wake up call. how can you guys say that michigan should be no.1 over usc. the last game the 2 teams played was against eachother and usc won handidly. dont get me wrong michigan deserves to be no.2 and nothing less, but they are not better than the men of troy. usc has had a top 3 recruiting class for the last 5 years. they have 16 starters returning (16 of the guys that whooped up on big blue) and the best motivator/coach in pete carroll. dont worry michigan fans you will probably get your second chance in new orleans in january, but the outcome will be the same.

chrisnd
chrisnd

TBB says it right - sort of. Props to Florida for winning last year, and #12 for OSU seems reasonable based on the fact that they lost some key offensive personnel. Their defense will keep them "in the game" for the 2007 campaign. However, with respect to Michigan, I would have to disagree. They most likely deserve their Top-5 ranking. They return a plethora of offensive talent that should be enough to compensate for the loss of some serious defensive firepower. However, compare the 2006 to 2007 defensive transition for Michigan to the 2005 to 2006 defensive transition for OSU. The BIG questionmark for 2006 for OSU was whether the high-powered offense would be able to compensate for the significant loss (9 starters) on defensive (remember that A.J. Hawk guy...?). Well, OSU stepped up to the plate, Lauranitis became a leader on defense, and the OSU offense played well enough to get to the big show until Troy Smith choked on his own vomit. So, I think that the 2007 Michigan team is going to be very similar to the 2006 OSU team, and with the exception of Lloyd Carr's inability to beat OSU consistently, should in fact make it through the season (at least until the OSU game) to stay undefeated. That alone makes them deserving of a top-5 listing. This may actually be the year that Michigan can beat the Bucks, considering that, on paper, they have the superior talent. But intangibles such as Coach McSweatervest vs. Al Gore's twin separated at birth have such a tremendous impact on that annual contest that you can pretty much throw everything out the window and start from scratch on November 17th. Now, as for you Sloppy7, you have to be careful with your predictions. If you go back to last year and the weeks leading up to the release of NCAA Football 07, all you Louisville fans went ape*** when no one would give any respect to the Cards, insisting that Louisville will win the National Championship. As it turned out, the lack of respect for the Cards was somewhat deserved, as the Cards managed to prove to everyone that they were not good enough for the big show by losing to Rutgers. Like us Notre Dame fans learned last year - just keep your mouth shut about predicting where your team is going to be in December/January. One thing that is going to hurt the Cards this year in the "quest for respect" is their schedule. Getting 4 games against Big East perennial pushovers, as well as having games against Murray St., Middle Tennessee, and Utah, are not going to get the Cards any "Strength of Schedule" points. I think that is what most people point to when the Cards scream for respect, and get the cold shoulder instead. Yes, they are a good team. But they would be hard-pressed to play and compete against the likes of LSU, USC, or Michigan and come out the victor. Sure, they could do it, but I don't think their chances would be very high. As always, Go Irish!

Sloppy7
Sloppy7

hey detroitpistons0 you'll stop laughin when LOUISVILLE goes to the national championship this year. Im serious. They are goin to be one of the best offensive teams this year. They are in the top 5 every year in total offense and if they didn't lose to rutgers we would have gone to the national championship last year. DONT sleep on LOUISVILLE and the rest of the BIG EAST.