Southern Cal Claims Top Spot in First iTwentyFive College Football Poll of the 2005 season.

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The Southern Cal Trojans are the No. 1 college football team according to the iTwentyFive voters. The SEC has four of the top ten teams, but the ACC lands seven out of their twelve teams in poll.

The Southern Cal Trojans start off the year as the number one team in the land in the initial iTwentyFive poll for the 2005 season. The Trojans opening weekend victory over Hawaii impressed the voters enough for a comfortable margin over Texas and their slim victory over a highly thought of Ohio State team.

Texas is followed in the poll by Virginia Tech and new quarterback prodigy Marcus Vick. The top five is closed out by SEC rivals Tennessee and Lousiana State.

Louisville starts out at No. 6 with Florida State very close behind after their victory over Miami. Georgia and Notre Dame are virtually tied at Nos. 8 and 9. The new Urban Meyer era Florida Gators are right behind after two easy victories and close out the top ten.

The Big Ten has three teams in the second ten starting at Nos. 11 and 12 with Purdue and Ohio State respectively. The Buckeyes figured to lose little after losing their battle with Texas. The ACC has the next three teams: Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), and Boston College. They figure to beat up on each other at some point of the season. Boston College is tied with California at No. 15.

Clemson slots at No. 17 after the two big victories to start the season. Michigan is right behind the Tigers. Big Twelve members Iowa State and Texas Tech round out the top twenty as a result of convincing wins to open their season's. The Cyclones put theirselves on the map with a huge victory over the archrival Hawkeyes of Iowa.

Virginia captures the No. 21 spot with Fresno State and Arizona State following. UCLA and Alabama close the poll but both figure to be tested this weekend as the Bruins host Oklahoma and Bama has to go to South Carolina and face Steve Spurrier and a team that almost upset Georgia last week.

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