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National signing day is over!

ESPN Rankings
1. Florida State
2. Alabama
3. Auburn
4. USC
5. Texas
6. Georgia
7. Ohio State
8. Clemson
9. Notre Dame
10. LSU
11. Oklahoma
12. Florida
13. Tennessee
14. Oregon
15. North Carolina
For years, Florida State was the king of recruiting. It looks like the Seminoles are up to their old tricks. Armed with 12 ESPNU 150 players, FSU grabbed the top spot late in the recruiting cycle and finished strong to hold on to the No. 1 position.
The SEC made a splash, as usual, with nine teams in the top 25, six in the top 13 and two -- Alabama and Auburn -- in the top three. USC sits in the fourth spot and Texas, which held the No. 1 spot for most of the year, slipped to No. 5.

There are still two five-star prospects still available -- No. 1 Jadeveon Clowney and No. 3 Cyrus Kouandjio -- so there could be some changes still in the days to come. Not a lot of changes, mind you, but you never know.
:woohoo: Go NOLES!!!!

#1 Alabama
#2 Florida State
#3 Texas
#4 USC
#9Notre Dame
#10Ohio State

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Discussion Starter #2
:dance2: lol

Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 poll
Here's the post-spring practice Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 poll:

1. Oklahoma Sooners (Previous ranking: 1)
The Sooners probably have fewer areas of concern than any other team in the country, which is a big reason why they might be poised to appear in their fifth BCS Championship Game since 2000. Quarterback Landry Jones and receiver Ryan Broyles are back to lead what should be a very prolific offense, albeit under new direction after former offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson left to become Indiana's head coach. It appears OU will use a tailback-by-committee approach to replace departed leading rusher DeMarco Murray, and converted tight end Lane Johnson might have to replace right tackle Jarvis Jones, who will miss several months with a knee injury. Another big concern: All-Big 12 cornerback Jamell Fleming isn't enrolled in classes after reportedly being suspended for academic misconduct. If Fleming doesn't return this fall, it will be a big blow to a thin OU secondary.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (Previous ranking: 2)
The Crimson Tide didn't settle on a new starting quarterback during spring practice, as AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims will continue the battle during preseason camp. In fact, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban hasn't ruled out using both quarterbacks during games this coming season. Despite losing 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, the Tide still appear to be stacked at running back. Trent Richardson might be a leading Heisman Trophy contender in 2011, and Eddie Lacy and freshman Dee Hart provide quality depth. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower and safety Mark Barron, who battled injuries last season, will lead a very good defense.

3. Florida State Seminoles (Previous ranking: 3)
Myriad injuries on the offensive line thwarted FSU's offense during the spring, but quarterback E.J. Manuel looked ready to replace departed starter Christian Ponder on a full-time basis. The Seminoles might also start reaping the rewards of back-to-back nationally ranked recruiting classes. Linebackers Telvin Smith, Christian Jones and Nigel Terrell and safety Lamarcus Joyner looked like big-time impact players on defense. FSU's conference schedule is favorable -- it doesn't play Georgia Tech, North Carolina or Virginia Tech during the regular season -- and a Sept. 17 home game against Oklahoma might determine whether it's a legitimate BCS title contender.

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Discussion Starter #7
wish RB would come back! lol

expecting the noles to fall short of expectations yet again....hopefully will be surprised for the first time in a decade :roll:

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Geaux Tigers ..... We start the season with QB questions, they keep trying to sell us that Jordan Jefferson has improved but it's hard to get his past few year's performances out of your memory. I really expect to see Zach Mettenberger take over.
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