We’re #1

My alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, is rated #1 in all four of the major preseason polls for NCAA football.  I’m realizing that I’d better brag now, before the games actually start, since, if history is a guide, the Sooners’ pre-eminence is likely to fade once they actually start to play some games.  Still, I am proud.   The four polls also agree in ranking Alabama #2.  After that, opinions differ.

Check out the polls:  2011 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 1 – ESPN.  Where do you think the prognosticators get it right and where do they get it wrong?  And before the games actually begin is the right time for predictions:  Who do you think will end the season as th #1 team?

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • fws

    News flash from Brasil.

    Oklahoma ranks so very low on THE sport that matters to us that it is invisible.

  • fws

    News flash from Brasil.

    Oklahoma ranks so very low on THE sport that matters to us that it is invisible.

  • Dr. Luther in the 21st Century

    @#1
    Don’t blame us that your sport priorities are so messed up ;). I would love to see Texas A&M end at #1, but I think more likely it will be Alabama or LSU, Oregon will be hurt because they are in the PAC12. OU will end top 5 with one loss, I think this may be the year we finally beat you in Norman.

  • Dr. Luther in the 21st Century

    @#1
    Don’t blame us that your sport priorities are so messed up ;). I would love to see Texas A&M end at #1, but I think more likely it will be Alabama or LSU, Oregon will be hurt because they are in the PAC12. OU will end top 5 with one loss, I think this may be the year we finally beat you in Norman.

  • JH

    Anytime the prognosticators put Big 10 or Big 12 teams near the top, they err. And anytime they don’t put SEC teams at the top, they err also.

  • JH

    Anytime the prognosticators put Big 10 or Big 12 teams near the top, they err. And anytime they don’t put SEC teams at the top, they err also.

  • Kurt Cockran

    BOOMER!!! Stop by Trinity if you ever find yourself in Norman! I read Spirituality of the Cross and made it to your bio in the back and said aloud, “Whoa he went to OU?!”

  • Kurt Cockran

    BOOMER!!! Stop by Trinity if you ever find yourself in Norman! I read Spirituality of the Cross and made it to your bio in the back and said aloud, “Whoa he went to OU?!”

  • BS from Texas

    My goodness, you went to OU? Oh well.

    Go Frogs.

  • BS from Texas

    My goodness, you went to OU? Oh well.

    Go Frogs.

  • Matt Jamison

    This is the year that Nebraska and Oklahoma will meet in the title game. I can’t wait!

  • Matt Jamison

    This is the year that Nebraska and Oklahoma will meet in the title game. I can’t wait!


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