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Sports & Swag: College Football Power 16 Rankings – 8/29/13

The 2013 college football season is finally here! Time for Sports & Swag’s first ever, first of the season, Power 16 poll. The poll looks at how I think teams stack up today. In this edition, I also pick my National Champion. When all is said and done, I think Alabama gets their 3-peat. I’m not saying Bama goes undefeated, but I they’re still the best team with the best coach in college football. I pick them to play the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford, was very close to replacing Notre Dame in last season’s BCS title game. I like them over Oregon in their matchup this season. Even if these two teams don’t make it, I’m going out on a limb and saying these will still be the two conferences represented in Pasadena. I think the SEC and Pac-12 are step ahead of the rest. Should be a great game in the Rose Bowl! Enjoy the College Football season everyone! Now, Sports & Swag’s first Power 16!

  1. Alabama – (This week: vs. Virginia Tech) The Tide is a 20 point favorite over the Hokies. Wow!

  2. Stanford – (This week: Idle)  The Cardinal gets to check everyone else out on opening weekend

  3. Oregon – (This week: vs. Nicholls)  Will the Ducks score 70 in this one?

  4. Ohio St. – (This week: vs. Buffalo)  Easy one for the Buckeyes before tougher San Diego St. next week.

  5. Georgia – (This week: at  8 Clemson)  Have the Dawgs gotten over the SEC Title game? We’ll find out this week…and next.

  6. South Carolina – (This week: vs North Carolina)  Gamecocks don’t want to use too much energy vs Tar Heels. Much bigger game next week.

  7. Texas A&M – (This week: vs. Rice)  Johnny Manziel is freed to play. The 2nd half anyway. Now, bring on Sept. 14th!

  8. Clemson – (This week: vs 5 Georgia)  Must win for the Tigers. Must win for the ACC!

  9. LSU – (This week: vs. TCU)   I think the Tigers are a little underrated. They get to prove that against a good Frogs team.

10. Florida – (This week: vs Toledo)  Gators shouldn’t look ahead of the Rockets, even with the Hurricanes coming up next week.

11. Florida St. – (This week: at Pittsburgh)  The Jameis Winston era at QB begins at Pitt, for the ‘Noles…

12. Louisville – (This week: vs. Ohio)  Will the Cardinals be at least remotely challenged before date with Rutgers 10/10?

13. Texas – (This week: vs. New Mexico St.)  Horns may have as good a combo of talent and experience as anyone in the nation, on paper. Time to prove it.

14. Notre Dame – (This week: vs. Temple)  Irish should handle the Owls. Wolverines are next in the Big House…

15. Nebraska – (This week: vs. Wyoming)  Huskers D will tell the story of how good or bad they are. T-Magic and the offense should rock n roll.

16. Michigan – (This week: vs. Central Michigan)  Easy week this week, before hosting the Irish next week…

Got my eye on:    TCU, Oklahoma St, Oklahoma, Boise St., UCLA

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