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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2011 College Football Preseason Top 25

My picks.  Here. The USA Today rankings are in parentheses. The potential Vegas win total plays are included if relevant.

1. Boise St. (7)
2. Alabama (2)
3. Virginia Tech (13)
4. Oklahoma (1)
5. TCU (15) (over 9)
6. Stanford (6) (win total is 9, consider a small over)
7. Oregon (3)
8. Florida St. (5)
9. Pittsburgh (unr)
10. West Virginia (unr)
11. Wisconsin (10)
12. Ohio St. (16)
13. Oklahoma St. (8)
14. Missouri (21) (over 7.5)
15. Arkansas (14)
16. LSU (4)
17. Auburn (19) (over 6)
18. USC (unr) (the number is 7.5 wins, consider a small over)
19. South Carolina (12)
20. Iowa (unr)
21. Nevada (unr)
22. NC St. (unr)
23. Notre Dame (18)
24. Michigan (unr) (over 7)
25. Georgia (22)

Consider a small under for Mississippi St (under 7.5)