Way-Too-Early Conclusions

We’re about a third of the way through the season already, so it’s time for some completely premature conclusions about the 2008 season:

Most Impressive/Valuable Players
1. Rey Maualuga, LB, USC
2. George Selvie, DE, South Florida
3. Javon Ringer, RB, Michigan State
4. Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri
5. Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

Best Wins
1. LSU at Auburn
2. USC over Ohio State
3. Alabama over Clemson
4. South Florida over Kansas
5. Missouri over Illinois

Worst Wins
1. Auburn at Mississippi State
2. Notre Dame over San Diego State
3. Colorado over Eastern Washington
4. Arkansas over Western Illinois
5. Ohio State over Ohio

Worst Losses
1. Clemson to Alabama
2. Tennessee to Florida
3. Texas A&M to Arkansas State
4. Ohio State to USC
5. UCLA to BYU
Best Losses
1. Auburn to LSU
2. Illinois to Missouri
3. Michigan State to Cal
4. Miami to Florida
5. South Carolina to Georgia
Impressive Newcomers
1. Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
2. Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State
3. Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
4. Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
5. Sam McGuffie, RB, Michigan

Great Coaching Jobs
1. David Cutcliffe, Duke
2. Nick Saban, Alabama
3. Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt
4. Jim Grobe, Wake Forest
5. Randy Shannon, Miami

Hasta la Vista, Baby
1. Greg Robinson, Syracuse
2. Ty Willingham, Washington
3. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
4. Sylvester Croom, Mississippi State
5. Al Groh, Virginia

Laughing All the Way to the Bank
1. Charlie Weis, Notre Dame
2. Bobby Petrino, Arkansas
3. Bill Stewart, West Virginia
4. Bobby Bowden, Florida State
5. Spurrier

Flies in the Ointment
(Teams that could unexpectedly dash some BCS hopes.)
1. Kentucky–Georgia
2. Arizona–USC
3. Nebraska–Missouri
4. Michigan–Wisconsin
5. Oklahoma State–Oklahoma

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