Preseason Coaches Top 25

The USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll was released today. There weren't too many surprises. Georgia is ranked number one with 22 first place votes; USC is number two with 14 first place votes; and Ohio State is number three with 14 first place votes. The September 13th matchup between #2 USC and #3 Ohio State looms large. My thoughts:

Virginia Tech (#15) - Even with Frank Beamer at the helm, it's tough to rank a team this high with as many personnel losses they suffered and as many questions they have, especially on offense.

Michigan (#24) - It's hard for me to believe Michigan isn't going to suffer a pretty large setback due to the extreme change in coaching philosophies. Even if things go their way, I see them toward the middle of the pack in the Big Ten.

Penn State (#22) - Joe Paterno is as feisty as ever, and his team has an excellent defensive line and a veteran receiving corps that might give them a shot at the Big Ten title. Quarterback is a question mark, but senior Daryll Clark will have every opportunity to succeed.

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