There are college football junkies, then there is Paul Myerberg of the New York Times. For the second consecutive year, Myerberg is counting down all 120 Division I-A teams for the newspaper's college sports blog, The Quad. He started May 4th with a preview of No. 120 Western Kentucky, and each day added another team to the countdown list. Earlier this week he entered the home stretch with the first of his previews of top-10 teams.
Myerberg detailed how he separates contenders from pretenders in his rankings, why Baylor fans let him have it after he ranked the Bears No. 79, and which programs are on the rise (Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina and Illinois). The one thing he wouldn't reveal is the team he has ranked No. 1, but he did give up his final five in alphabetical order: Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and USC.
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