What ESPN is saying about Nebraska

Although I’m not always a fan of ESPN, I have to admit, it almost has a monopoly on sports news for me. It is the biggest and best database for news and opinions on sports and is usually the first site I check when I get online. Most people would agree with me on that, and thus, what it says holds the most validity to sports fans. So what’re they saying about Nebraska this week?

Taylor Martinez has entered the ‘heisman watch’ debuting at #7 on the list, receiving three 4th place votes and three 5th place votes….

ESPN Experts’ Poll

Oct. 12, 2010

Name                         Position        School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Kellen Moore QB Boise State Jr. 8 1 2 2 0 54
Terrelle Pryor QB Ohio State Jr. 2 3 6 2 1 45
LaMichael James RB Oregon So. 3 4 2 2 3 44
Cameron Newton QB Auburn Jr. 2 2 2 3 3 33
Denard Robinson QB Michigan So. 0 4 3 0 5 30
Andrew Luck QB Stanford Jr. 0 1 0 3 0 10
Taylor Martinez QB Nebraska Fr. 0 0 0 3 3 9

Source: Espn.com


I must say that this list is kinda silly because of how little we know. Predicting the heisman now is like deciphering who’s gonna win the NCAA Tournament. You may think you know things, but you really don’t. We have yet to see Taylor Martinez or Terrelle Pryor play a good team. We won’t see Kellen Moore play another big game. Once the team of any of these players lose, they will be dropped far down the list (just ask the JunkNard Dogg). As I’ve stated many times before, but only a few on this site, I am no longer a fan of the heisman after seeing the unanimous best player go unrewarded last year, but I thought it might be of interest to you, the readers, to whom I hold in higher regard than my personal distastes.

In the Projected BCS Standings, Nebraska currently ranks 7th…

Team Rating
1. Boise State .913
2. Oregon .863
3. TCU .854
4. Oklahoma .8425
5. Ohio State .8421
6. LSU .782
7. Nebraska .777
8. Auburn .744
9. Michigan State .642
10. Alabama .634

Source: Espn.com

This is not so good news for Husker fans, as it shows how weak their numbers are in the computers right now. The ultimate dogfight might be between Nebraska and Boise St, the two undefeated teams left with the easiest schedules. Expect some of the undefeated teams in BCS conferences to drop off, which might result in the debate of the year for who gets to play in the BCS Championship Game.

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