Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mandel's 2007 Power Rankings

The 2007 edition of spring football isn't over for all schools (the Bruins included) but that doesn't stop the experts from ranking the teams. The Bruins come in at a respectable #22 in Sports Illustrated rankings, which is about where I think this team will land in the polls come week 1. With Pat and Ben having modest (some would say poor) showings in the spring practice, it is hard to argue for UCLA being ranked any higher. Other PAC-10 teams making the list:
  • #1 USC. No surprise here. The Trojans are loaded and everyone's pre-season favorite to win it all.
  • #20 California. Lots of holes on defense, but an experienced QB and skilled players on offense.
  • #23 Oregon State. The Beavs lose Moore (which might be a good thing) and get back Bernard and Stroughter.