Gillen: LSU at No. 14 as SEC has 6 ranked teams

Gillen: LSU at No. 14 as SEC has 6 ranked teams

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) high-steps into the end zone on a 13-yard touchdown run against Miami during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio.

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by Garland Gillen / WWL-TV.com College Football Contributor

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Posted on September 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Garland Gillen is WWL-TV.com's college football contributor. He's one of two AP voters from Louisiana and the only one in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

1. Alabama
Running back Mark Ingram possibly comes back this week. Don't rush. Trent Richardson is doing just fine.
2. Ohio State
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor stays in the Heisman race, but his counterpart on Saturday, Jacory Harris, is done. Four picks will do that.
3. Oklahoma
Is Florida State that bad or Oklahoma that good? I say the Sooners are for real.
4. Boise State
"You’re killing us Virginia Tech! James Madison … really?"
5. Texas
Tread lightly, Longhorns. I'm smelling upset in Lubbock, Texas this weekend against Texas Tech.
6. Iowa
Are the Hawkeyes for real? We will find out this weekend when they visit 24th-ranked Arizona.
7. Oregon
Averaging 60 points a game. Who needs Jeremiah Masoli.
8. Texas Christian
I think the Frogs being ranked fourth is a little too high. Oregon State might be their toughest opponent all year. Now it's cream puffs for the next month.
9. Florida
It has the fastest team in America, but this is football, not track. Speed is covering up the Gators’ shortcomings for now, but Alabama will sniff those out in a month.
10. Nebraska
Beat Western Kentucky and Idaho. Wow. That's some weak scheduling. Is this team in the FBS (1A) or FCS (1-AA)?
11. South Carolina
Just give the rock to Marcus Lattimore, who has 51 carries this season. He could lead the Gamecocks to Atlanta for the SEC championship game with his explosive exploits.
12. Wisconsin
Wins over UNLV and San Jose State still leave a lot to be desired. Maybe Arizona State visiting will shine more light on these mystery Badgers.
13. Arkansas
Tennessee Tech (44-3) and Louisiana Monroe (31-7) did a good job of keeping the Ryan Mallett hype machine in motion. They visit a wounded Georgia team this weekend. I think Bobby Petrino's offense goes Hog wild.
14. LSU
Seventy-one offensive plays, 50 carries. Faith in Jordan Jefferson is at an all-time low in Baton Rouge.
15. Auburn
Clemson at Auburn, where ESPN’s College Gameday visits. Optimism is at Bo Jackson proportions on the Plains.
16. Michigan
Your Heisman frontrunner quarterback Denard Robinson. Of course it was against Connecticut and Notre Dame, which are both very weak on defense.
17. Utah
While Boise State and TCU are getting all the BCS buster attention, don't forget about the Utes. TCU and BYU both have to visit Salt Lake City.
18. Miami (Fla.)
It had more talent on the field than Ohio State. I think coaching was the difference in Columbus, Ohio. Randy Shannon is not the answer in Coral Gables, Fla.
19. Stanford
Is UCLA that bad (Stanford won 35-0) or the Cardinal that good? A visit to Oregon in three weeks should give us a Pac 10 frontrunner.
20. Southern California
The Trojans are currently 2-0, but a return to greatness is probably four years away.
21. Houston
If quarterback Case Keenum plays at UCLA, Houston wins. If he doesn't, they still win.
22. Penn State
Penn State is destined for four losses this year. I don't think that will be enough to run Joe Paterno out.
23. Arizona
Iowa at Arizona is a top 25 matchup. You’re kidding, right?
24. Florida State
Jimbo Fisher, welcome to the big time. Somewhere Bobby Bowden cracked a little smile.
25. California
Poser alert. They lose at Nevada this weekend, book it.

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