Texas Power Poll, Week 1
Because Texas is only slightly smaller than the Pacific Ocean, the state needs its own power poll. The criteria is based on very strict criteria – gut instinct, paternal instinct, and extensive experience of picking games incorrectly. No fancy shamcny computer. We’re relying here on a Big Gulp of Obvious to recognize the state’s best teams.
Rank; 2010 Rec.; Comment; Next Game
1. Texas; 13-1; Calm down, Froggies and Frogettes. UT deserves to be here until it loses to Oklahoma; @ Rice, Sept. 4.
2. TCU; 12-1; Beat Oregon State and this changes. Pound Oregon State, this really changes; vs. Oregon St., Sept. 4.
3. Houston; 10-4; If former Cowboys d-coordinator Brian Stewart makes a marginal impact the Cougars will flirt with the BCS; vs. Texas State, Sept. 4.
4. Texas A&M; 6-7; The Wrecking Crew will be the Aggies offense. The defense is at least a year away; vs. Stephen F. Austin, Sept. 4.
5. Baylor; 4-8; Next to Viteks’ “Gut Pack”, the best thing in Waco is Robert Griffin’s talent; vs. Sam Houston State, Sept. 4.
6. Texas Tech; 9-4; Tommy Tuberville has no idea what he stepped into; this is a hard job; vs. SMU, Sept. 5.
7. UTEP; 4-8; Mike Price hasn't posted a winning record since '05 in El Paso. But this team is veteran-heavy and the offense should be good enough to slip past SMU in C-USA; Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sept. 4.
8. SMU; 8-5; Had TCU not done what it did last season the nation would have recognized what June Jones did in Dallas; at Texas Tech, Sept. 5.
9. Rice; 2-10; They still have a team?; vs Texas, Sept. 4
10. North Texas; 2-10; The Todd Dodge era is running out of time. UTA may be better then the Mean Green this season; @ Clemson, Sept. 4
- Mac Engel