Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rankings Update

With the first week of football competition over, the rankings have changed around a little bit. Oklahoma was upset by Brigham Young University, and dropped down to number 13. The top ranked Florida Gators stayed atop the competition by slaughtering Charleston Southern 62-3. Number 2 Texas also opened their season with a big win, defeating Louisiana Monroe 59-20.
As the season progresses, the heavily favored Gators will have their work cut out for them. With the SEC becoming more and more competitive, the Gators will have to defeat the number 21 Georgia Bulldogs, and number 11 LSU.

With all three Heisman Trophy candidates back playing this year, competition will be intense. Just one loss for any of the top teams would put their opportunity to play for the national championship at stake. Heisman trophy winner Sam Bradford, from Oklahoma will spend the next 4-6 weeks on the sidelines with a third degree shoulder separation. Speaking from experience, a separated shoulder is not something that you can just bounce back from right away. It is not an injury that can be pushed and rushed back into action. It needs the proper time to heal, or the injury will continue to occur. After dropping their season opener and losing their star quarterback, the Sooners are going to have to make some changes and find a way to win if they want to stay in contention for a national championship.

Week 2 of competition starts in 2 days, and we can only imagine what the weekend action will bring. Will there be more upsets or will the big dogs stay atop the charts. Teams will be challenged, pushed, and battle to earn the respect that they deserve, or think they deserve. Half the teams in the country started with a win last week. Who will be tough enough to continue what they started?

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