The HLS Totally Non-Homer Top 25 – Week 5: Does It Really Matter After 1 and 2?

We were tempted to throw Duke in here just because, after 1 and 2, can it really be said that any of the remaining 23 are playing "exceptional football?" Can you really look at any other teams and say, with great confidence that they'd beat the 94 other teams not getting ranked (so long as they … [Read more...]


The HLS Totally Non-Homer Top 25 – Week 2: “Don’t Blame Me” Edition

Somehow our voters couldn't see it in their hearts to completely wipe Auburn off the face of our Top 25 this week, despite the fact that they lost to a commuter school. Don't blame me, if I could have cast negative votes in Tommy Tuberville's direction, I would have. As good as it was to see … [Read more...]


The HLS Totally Non-Homer Top 25 – Week 1

One, two, three, four, five! Well, we've got 1 full weekend of college football in the books. And 3 of the 4 HLS pollsters have submitted ballots. If the 4th pulls one together, this may change a bit, but I suspect this is a pretty set order. Southern … [Read more...]


The HLS Totally Non-Homer Top 25 – Preseason Edition: #1 – Southern Cal

You had to see it coming, right? I mean, it only makes sense now that people at ESPN or some other MSM locale are comparing the Poodle to Rockne. Last year, SoCal was merely good. Very good, yes, but still only good. They weren't quite the same as the 2005 edition of "the greatest team ever, … [Read more...]


The HLS Totally Non-Homer Top 25 – Preseason Edition: #2 – Texas

By the time I got around to writing the top 5 of the HLSTNHT25-PE, I stopped reading as much Phil Steel and started going more by memory because the programs are pretty well known commodities.  But now I'm at #2 and I'm back to paging thru Phil's work, trying to commit plagiarisms provide you with … [Read more...]