Modified: August 29, 2008 at 12:58 am •  Published: August 29, 2008
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Tillman's top five
Spencer Tillman, a CBS college football analyst, ranks his top five teams:

•1. Georgia is warranted in the No. 1 spot, despite the fact it lost one of its top offensive linemen.

•2. USC will be right on the Bulldogs' heels. The Trojans have to get their running backs to live up to their advance billing. They have six guys who are Parade All-Americans who haven't really told anybody that they're playing Division I football yet.

•3. LSU is No. 3 by virtue of what it did last year, but the Tigers have major issues at quarterback.

•4. For Oklahoma, the expectations are high on offense because it has depth and flexibility. Really, the sky is the limit. There is a lot of interchangeability between the players, so if the Sooners do have injuries, like several teams have had in the preseason, they are uniquely positioned to endure those setbacks. In terms of the schedule, this year kind of lines up like '03. There's a lot of good there.

•5. Ohio State is steady as she goes until Nov. 22. The Buckeyes are the best team in the Big Ten, but they don't play after Nov. 22. They will sit there for 51 days and then ultimately get exposed by an LSU or Florida when they get to the big one.



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