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5/04/2010

PSU 14, PITT 16 IN SI FOOTBALL TOP 25



It might be May, but it's never too early for a post mentioning Pitt and Penn State. In this case, the occasion is their rankings in SI's college football Top 25, which puts the Nittany Lions at #14 and Pitt at #16. 

SI had this to say about PSU:
"The young offensive line and young quarterbacks Kevin Newsome and Matt McGloin seemed shaky during the spring, and coach Joe Paterno called his team "average." I always get nervous that I'm ranking the Nittany Lions too low when JoePa starts sandbagging, but he's correct: They are pretty raw in some key spots. But will they get even younger? Freshman quarterback Paul Jones, an early enrollee, shined at times, and quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno hasn't shut the door on the idea of Jones competing with Newsome and McGloin for the starting job."

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8 comments:

BAMAQT said...

You forgot to report who is #1 ?!!!


ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!

Brian said...

Who "might be" #1 you mean. I don't think its a stretch to say Lewis/Baldwin are every bit as good as Ingram/Jones if not better. It's not exactly like Jones produced last year. And before the QB argument is brought up... McElroy and Stull had VERY similar stats. Jones simply didn't produce.

Give a slight edge to Ingram, but a big edge has to be given to Baldwin (twice the yards and touchdowns + 6 ypc more). There you have it... Lewis/Baldwin are the best.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

We all know how meaningful preseason rankings are......

I would personally like to see no rankings until week 7 or 8 anyways.

HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

@ BWBW - Agreed. It's equally ridiculous that there are already mock 2011 NFL drafts out there too, but there's enough idiots into this kind of nonsense. So they're out there. To further your idea, i don't think there should be an AP poll or coaches polls AT ALL. The only ranking that 'matters' is the BCS. And that doesn't appear until... hmmm... after week 8? Well stated, BWBW.

As a PSU alumn, i'm excited to see PSU predicted as #14. However the analysis seems to describe them as average at best. Is the 14th best team really just average?

And TAKE THAT Pitt fans! We're ahead of you in a meaningless poll! HA!

BAMAQT said...

@Brian...... You can have your stats . I'll take the National Championships. # 13, Baby!!

Funny you didn't mention Trent Richardson/ Mark Ingram duo.... Well, I'll let you in on another weapon.. ED LACY!! you heard it here first. WE should bring back the Wishbone!

BTW, Brian, I'll leave you with some wisdom... "There are 3 types of lies. Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.... - Mark Twain"

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Average for Penn State is different than average for other programs......

Adam said...

Dear Bama dude. Pitt has 11 National Championships

BAMAQT said...

I see that Adam. "PD" Championships. How does that work again... on research? BAMA has those too, Thank G-D they are already add ons to the recognized ones. Hey I have no hate for Pitt. I root for Pitt before Penn State.