Monday, January 21, 2008

Both Scout, Rivals.com have Temple No. 1


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.
Football recruiting.
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).

5 comments:

Kevin McGuire said...

Wow! 24 commits! That's awesome. I look forward to watching Temple take the next step and contend for the division championship and a chance at the MAC conference championship next season!

Temple Football Forever said...

Kevin,
From your lips to God's ears. You won't see any fat kids when Temple comes up to visit PSU this fall. Hopefully, you'll see a top-flight quarterback in Temple's Adam DiMichele. You won't recognize the guy from the one who was there two years ago.

alex9852 said...

I am a HUGE fan of the Pats and I got to get to the Super Bowl. Does anyone know where to get the cheapest tickets? I was on Stubhub - and they are way too expensive...I found tix on a charity auction site that is selling them for a pretty good price so far http://www.charityfolks.com/cfauctions/auction_verticalngo.asp?slrid=612. I heard that if you buy from these guys you can deduct the tickets from your taxes…anybody know anywhere else to get tickets (and tax deductible preferably!!)

Kevin McGuire said...

Absolutely! I look forward to a building on the PSU-Temple rivalry. This state is missing a good, top level, college football rivalry if you ask me.

By the way, I wanted to let youknow that I have nominated Temple Football Forever for a pair of awards ( http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2008/01/21/the-college-football-blog-awards-2008-bailamos/ ). I nominated TFF for "The Job Award" as well as "Best Non-BCS Blog".

Temple Football Forever said...

Thanks, Kevin, both nominations are much appreciated.