Created: May 9, 2008, 9:09 AM

Where does SportsNation rank the Georgia Bulldogs?

Spring football practices are in the books and students on campuses across the country are packing up their tomes for summer. All of which means it won't be long until it's time to reconvene for the start of the college football season.

After soaking up the news and notes of spring,'s Mark Schlabach unveiled his top 25 for the upcoming season. But what's your take, SportsNation? Are you sold on the Buckeyes? Will West Virginia get it done without Rich Rodriguez and Steve Slaton? Is BYU the outsider most likely to crash the BCS party?

Schlabach's top 25 are below, but we want to know how you see the field.
  • Schlabach says: "Even if the Buckeyes lose at USC on Sept. 13, they might end up in Miami on Jan. 8."
  • Schlabach says: "Georgia might be more explosive and talented than Ohio State, but the Bulldogs' schedule is much tougher."
  • Schlabach says: "Oklahoma has the country's top offensive line, led by Duke Robinson and Phil Loadholt, and one of the better defensive lines in the Big 12."
  • Schlabach says: "Even after losing 10 players to the NFL draft, the Trojans still have future draft picks stacked up like cord wood."
  • Schlabach says: "Eight starters are back from what was a very young defense a year ago and end Carlos Dunlap looks like a premier pass rusher."
  • Schlabach says: "With quarterback Chase Daniel and speedy kick returner-receiver Jeremy Maclin back, the Tigers should again be explosive on offense."
  • Schlabach says: "The Tigers appear to be the best team in the ACC, but how many times have we heard that said during coach Tommy Bowden's tenure?"
  • Schlabach says: "Texas still hasn't settled on a starting tailback to replace Jamaal Charles, who led the Big 12 in rushing before bolting for the NFL draft."
  • Schlabach says: "The Mountaineers appear to be the team to beat in the Big East, especially with Rutgers and South Florida each having big holes to fill."
  • Schlabach says: "By dismissing quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, LSU might have opened the door for Auburn in the SEC West."
  • Schlabach says: "Texas Tech is deeper and bigger up front on defense and the addition of a few juco transfers make them a big sleeper in the Big 12."
  • Schlabach says: "Even without Perrilloux, the Tigers are still good enough on the offensive line and in the backfield to contend for an SEC title."
  • Schlabach says: "Coach Dennis Erickson has installed more four- and five-receiver sets on offense and a lot more blitzes on defense."
  • Schlabach says: "The Cougars look like the best bet from a non-BCS conference to crash the big boys' party this coming season."
  • Schlabach says: "New quarterback Jonathan Crompton looked good running the attack this spring, but he underwent elbow surgery shortly after practices ended."
  • Schlabach says: "Coach Ron Zook has signed three straight nationally ranked recruiting classes, so the Illini's talent continues to get better and better."
  • Schlabach says: "The schedule is much tougher than a year ago, including road games at South Florida and Oklahoma, and home games against Texas and Texas Tech."
  • Schlabach says: "Regardless of who starts [at QB], the Badgers will rely heavily on a quartet of running backs, led by Zach Brown and P.J. Hill."
  • Schlabach says: "If the Panthers can establish a passing game to balance LeSean McCoy's running, the offense could be pretty explosive."
  • Schlabach says: "Coach Frank Beamer still hasn't decided how to use quarterbacks Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor, and top tailback Branden Ore was kicked off the team."
  • Schlabach says: "The Bulldogs bring back 10 starters on offense, including quarterback Tom Brandstater and tailback Ryan Matthews."
  • Schlabach says: "Wake Forest again seems as strong as any team in the ACC, where Florida State and Miami continue rebuilding."
  • Schlabach says: "The Ducks won't fall off the map after losing tailback Jonathan Stewart and quarterback Dennis Dixon."
  • Schlabach says: "The Spartans were very close to really big things in coach Mark Dantonio's first season, losing five games by six points or less."
  • Schlabach says: "Quarterback Daryll Clark should be more mobile than departed starter Anthony Morrelli and there's a boatload of talented receivers coming back."