- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BLUEST CHIPS

Top 25 incoming recruits in the nation, according to a consensus of rankings from Rivals.com, ESPN and Scout.com:

Player Pos (Ht, Wt) School

1. Bryce Brown RB (6-0, 215) Tennessee

2. Matt Barkley QB (6-2, 230) USC

3. Russell Shepard QB (6-1, 188) LSU

4. Manti Te’o LB (6-2, 244) Notre Dame

5. Jacobbi McDaniel DT (6-0, 267) Florida St.

6. Trent Richardson RB (5-11, 220) Alabama

7. Jelani Jenkins LB (6-1, 200) Florida

8. Rueben Randle WR (6-3, 201) LSU

9. Craig LostonDB (6-2, 193)LSU

10. Gary Brown DT (6-4, 275 )Florida

11. Vontaze Burfict LB (6-3, 245) Arizona St.

12. Devon Kennard DE (6-3, 255) USC

13. Dre Kirkpatrick DB (6-3, 185) Alabama

14. Garrett Gilbert QB (6-4, 207) Texas

15. Andre Debose WR (5-11, 176) Florida

16. Mason Walters OL (6-6, 300) Texas

17. Nico Johnson LB (6-3, 225) Alabama

18. Aaron Murray QB (6-1, 206) Georgia

19. Branden Smith DB (5-11, 171) Georgia

20. Dorian Bell LB (6-1, 220) Ohio State

21. Xavier Nixon OL (6-6, 285) Florida

22. Christine Michael RB (5-11, 206) Texas A&M

23. Darius Winston DB (6-0, 180) Arkansas

24. Greg Reid DB (5-9, 175) Florida St.

25. J. McFarland DT (6-2, 296) Oklahoma

ENCORE ATTEMPTS

Returning AP All-Americans:

FIRST TEAM

Sam Bradford (Jr.), QB, Oklahoma

Dez Bryant (Jr.), WR, Oklahoma State

Terrence Cody (Sr.), DT, Alabama

Brandon Spikes (Sr.), LB, Florida

Taylor Mays (Sr.), S, USC

Eric Berry (Jr.), S, Tennessee

SECOND TEAM

Colt McCoy (Sr.), QB, Texas

Jermaine Gresham (Sr.), TE, Oklahoma

Brandon Carter (Sr.), G, Texas Tech

Jerry Hughes (Sr.), DE, TCU

Gerald McCoy (Jr.), DT, Oklahoma

THIRD TEAM

Tim Tebow (Sr.), QB, Florida

Kendall Hunter (Jr.), RB, Oklahoma State

Jacquizz Rodgers (So.), RB, Oregon State

Jordan Shipley (Sr.), WR, Texas

Rob Gronkowski (Jr.), TE, Arizona

George Selvie (Sr.), DE, South Florida

Mark Herzlich (Sr.), LB, Boston College

Sean Weatherspoon (Sr.), LB, Missouri

Rolando McClain (Jr.), LB, Alabama

Kai Forbath (Jr.), K, UCLA

DOMINANT DOZEN

The best records in the Football Bowl Subdivision since the start of the 2000 season, including bowl games:

Team Record (win pct) Titles

1. Boise State 98-17 (.852) 0

2. Texas 97-18 (.843) 1

3. Oklahoma102-19 (.843) 1

4. USC 93-22 (.809) 2

5. Ohio State 91-23 (.798) 1

6. Georgia 90-26 (.776) 0

7. LSU 90-27 (.769) 2

8. Virginia Tech8 9-29 (.754) 0

9. Florida87-29 (.750) 2

10. TCU 83-28 (.748) 0

11. Miami 83-29 (.741) 1

12. Louisville 79-33 (.705) 0

THE A-LIST

The 25 best winning percentages among active Football Bowl Subdivision coaches (three or more years of experience):

Coach, school Seasons Record Pct

1. Chris Petersen, Boise St. 3 35-4. 897

2. Pete Carroll, Southern Cal 8 88-15 .854

3. Urban Meyer, Florida 8 83-17 .830

4. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 10 109-24 .820

5. Jim Tressel, Ohio St. 8 83-19 .814

6. Mark Richt, Georgia 8 82-22 .788

7. Joe Paterno, Penn St. 43 383-127-3 .750

8. Bobby Bowden, Florida St. 43 368-123-4 .747

9. Bronco Mendenhall, BYU 4 38-13 .745

10. Bobby Petrino, Arkansas 5 46-16 .742

11. Steve Spurrier, S. Car. 19 170-62-2 .731

12. Gary Patterson, TCU 8 73-27 .730

13. Kyle Whittingham, Utah4 37-14 .725

14. Bret Bielema, Wisconsin 4 28-11 .718

15. Nick Saban, Alabama 14 110-50-1 .686

16. Dennis Erickson, Ariz. St. 21 131-60-1 .685

17. Mack Brown, Texas 21 195-95-1. 672

18. Les Miles, LSU870-32.666

19. Frank Beamer, Va. Tech 22 177-89-2 .664

20. Jeff Tedford, Cal 7 59-30 .663

21. Mike Teach, Texas Tech 9 76-39 .661

22. Butch Davis, UNC 8 63-33 .656

23. Brian Kelly, Cincinnati541-22.651

24. Rick Neuheisel, UCLA 9 70-38 .648

25. Rich Rodriguez, Michigan863-35.643

RECRUITING COUPS

This year’s top-10 incoming freshman classes as determined by premier recruiting sites Rivals.com and Scout.com:

TeamTop-ranked player (rank)

1. Alabama Trent Richardson, RB (6)

2. Ohio StateDorian Bell, LB (20)

3. LSURussell Shepard, QB (3)

4. GeorgiaAaron Murray, QB (18)

5. TexasGarrett Gilbert, QB (14)

6. Southern CalMatt Barkley, QB (2)

7. North Carolina Donte Moss, DE (27)

8. Tennessee Bryce Brown, RB (1)

9. UCLAXavier Su’a-Filo, OT (59)

10. Michigan William Campbell, DT (55)

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