Monday, January 21, 2008
Nobody at Rivals.com is claiming to be No. 2.
By Mike Gibson
Temple football fans can say with metaphysical certainty one thing:
"We're No. 1."
They are not only the No. 1 fans in the MAC, in terms of average official attendance figures, but their team is No. 1 in another important category for three straight years.
Both Scout.com and Rivals.com have Temple ranked No. 1 in the MAC in recruiting at this late date in the process.
With only a couple of weeks left, it's almost impossible for Temple to lose it's No. 1 ranking among MAC teams.
Scout.com has the Owls No. 64; Rivals has the Owls No. 72.
Most observers feel the criteria Scout.com uses make it the more credible of the two recruiting services.
That marks the third straight year Al Golden has used his powers of persuasiveness and his sports psychology degree to convince top athletes to pick Temple.
Many of them could have gone anywhere.
Many are picking Temple.
Good students. Intelligent people.
Smart kids, especially, because they have chosen to be part of and write what will be the No. 1 story in college sports next season: The resurgence of Temple football.
What's interesting is who the Owls are ahead of in the Scout.com database:
UConn (65), Vanderbilt (68) and Oregon State (71).
Posted by Temple Football Forever at 5:02 PM