This will be our last count-down for the 2007 season. With all favorable feedback that we have been receiving, we’ll have to do this feature again next year. The out-pouring of support has been unbelievable.
#1)Appalachian State(10-2) LW1-Mountaineers pulled off a great 28-27 comeback win over the Dukes of James Madison last Saturday afternoon in Boone and this week they face Eastern Washington at the Rock in round two of the playoffs.
#2)Wake Forest(8-4) LW3-Demon Deacons have set themselves up for a pretty nice bowl appearance after their regular-season finale, a 31-17 victory over Vanderbilt.
#3)Catawba(11-2) LW2-Indians went down hard in Georgia falling to Valdosta State 55-29 in round two of the playoffs.
#4)East Carolina(7-5) LW4-Pirates blasted Tulane 35-12 and now await their bowl destination, if there is to be one.
#5)Elon(7-4) LW7-EU Fighting Phoenix had a super year and QB sensation Scott Riddle will return for his sophomore season.
#6)N.C. State(5-7) LW5-Pack falls 37-0 to Maryland but they still made something out of nothing after that 1-5 start.
#7)N.C. Wesleyan(9-3) LW6-Bishops got busted 64-0 at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas and NCW never crossed midfield in the round two playoff loss. The Bishops would have had the number six spot in our poll but they lost by 64 and didn’t score and State only gave up 34 without crossing the goal line.
#8)Winston-Salem State(6-5) LW8-The Rams are done for the year and so is Big Mo.
#9)Guilford(6-4) LW9-Quakers have won the Guilford County Championship. Can anybody locally put together a team that can beat these guys? Kevin Colvin and the Great Scott Simpson better get busy.
#10)TIE Davidson(6-4) LW10 and Shaw(8-3) LW:NR-Wildcats are done but they still have John Kilgo to kick around in the off-season. Shaw won the CIAA title and still might be ready to go bowling somewhere even if they have to go see our good friend Barbra Sandoval and grab a mashed potato bowl at the KFC.