Unlike the major polls, we feel it is prudent to wait at least until a portion of the season is played to gauge the abilities of college football teams.
This is our first ranking of the 2007 college football season.
This is truly the definitive ranking/polling system as there is no politics or politicking involved.
Some key elements of this poll:
-team must have a Negro Head coach; or
-team must be led by a Negro QB (or have one who gets significant playing time/makes significant contributions)
Please pause before you levy misplaced criticism in efforts to disparage or devalue our rankings. If you remember last season, there was great debate about #2 and who got to play Ohio St. for the title. While the other polls were in disarray and while coaches politicked for more votes; the NC&QB poll had it right from the start of the season!
10) Mississippi State (3-1) Sylvester Croom coached his Bulldogs to an upset of Auburn this season, and other than a defeat at the hands of a talented LSU team, the Bulldogs have exceeded expectations.
9) Washington (2-2) Ty Willingham has his team competing hard and showing a promising future. His tutelage of Jake Locker and imparting the ability to function as a virtual Negro QB has been the difference for the Huskies this season.
8) Virginia (3-1) After a tough opening loss, the Wahoos are on nice roll behind tremendous QB talent Jameel Sewell, who has used his Negro QBing ability to overcome the suspect coaching of Al Groh.
7) Miami (3-1) Sure, the 'Canes took one on the chin from OU, but Randy Shannon is quietly bringing the swagger back in Coral Gables. More victories -and arrests- are imminent.
6) UCLA (3-1) Karl Dorrell's squad rebounded nicely after not showing up for the Utah game. This team is threat to go undefeated in the PAC 10. They got their bad game out of their system and are ready to reclaim LA as their town.
5) VA Tech (3-1) Another team on the list that suffered at the hands of LSU. And losing to LSU is proving to be no disgrace this season. Tyrod Taylor is beginning to blossom.
4) Kentucky (4-0) Heisman Trophy front runner Andre' Woodson so far has been able to compensate for a weak defense and the general lack of talent brought in by coach Rich Brooks. Challenges abound for this team, but Woodson has shown that his indomitable will can win out.
3) Oregon (4-0) The only legit challenger to Woodson in the Heisman race has led an explosive offense that very well could challenge UCLA (or, if things break right for them...USC) for PAC-10 supremacy.
2) West Virginia (4-0) Pat White has this well oiled offense looking unstoppable. But, like Kentucky, the defense is suspect. South Florida, and their imitation Negro QB, will provide a nice test this Friday.
1) LSU (4-0) The Bayou Bengals look unstoppable at this point. There are plenty of landmines in the mighty SEC, but the talent on both sides of the ball in Baton Rouge is tough to match. C0-starter, Negro QB Ryan Perrilloux will prove to be the difference for this team before the season is over.