Rich and I aren't the only one's who disagree on the nation's top team. Alabama, Ohio State and Texas A&M all split first place votes, although Bama picked up the overwhelming majority of the votes in both the AP and Coaches' Polls. Thus there should be no surprise that Rich and I are split on who should start the season as #1.
|10||Texas A&M||10||Florida St|
|23||Oregon St||23||Boise St|
|24||Kansas St||24||Oregon St|
I'm not a fan of preseason polls having a bunch of uniformity and that's what's great about this. We don't agree on a single ranking until we get to Florida at #9. Over the entire poll we only agree three times which is the way it should be, in my opinion.
However, I do feel that Alabama deserves to be #1 solely from the standpoint that they're the defending champions and deserve the ranking until someone knocks them off. Rich, on the other hand disagrees. I wondered if it was his driving hatred for the Tide or if he really feels as if Ohio State really is the best team in the country?
Matt: You really think Ohio State is better than Bama?
Rich: tOSU has one of the best front sevens in the nation along with an explosive offense. Bama just doesn't have the fire power to match their own defense.
Matt: You realize that they play in the Big Ten, right?
Rich: Yup, but I really wanted to put Georgia above Alabama as well. Besides that I've got two words for you, "Braxton Miller."
Matt: So this is more of you not liking Bama than it is about anything else?
Rich: Not at all - I seriously think that Ohio State would win head-to-head against Alabama.
There you have it. Make sure to sound off on the debate in the comments section. While you're at it, make sure to tell us where you believe we've messed up on the polls as well.