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Another ranking

By Jonathan Okanes
Friday, June 22nd, 2007 at 2:13 pm in off-season stuff.

Cal is ranked No. 11 in Street & Smith’s 2007 preseason poll. The Bears now are ranked anywhere between ninth and 20th in a handful of different preseason publications.

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  • Build-a-bear

    Jon, what do you rank them? How do you think they’ll do this season?

  • Jonathan Okanes

    Build-a-bear, I’m not a voter but I think somewhere between Nos. 10 and 15 is about right. I also definitely think Cal is a solid No. 2 in the Pac-10 behind USC.
    And Anonymous, hopefully I can fill Heater’s shoes. I know he was good. There’s not a whole lot going on right now, but once we get closer to the season I think you’ll be satisfied with the coverage.
    Jonathan

  • BigD

    I would rank them # 1 Pre-season because preseason rankings are a joke and Cal is undeafeated so far in 2007, therefore they should be ranked accordingly. Once they beat Tennessee on Sept.1st, they will be ranked in the top 5.

  • Seth

    “There’s not a whole lot going on right now, but once we get closer to the season I think you’ll be satisfied with the coverage.
    Jonathan”

    I like the sound of that, Jonathan! You sound like you are going to rock!

  • Anonymous from Before

    Great! Looking forward to reading your material Jon. Should be an exciting season to post about. Best of luck and Go Bears!

  • LaughingBear

    Last year, we got a lot of pre-season respect because of the defense (specifically w/ hughes and mixon listed as starters) — I’d venture to say that our defense would be ranked a bit lower due to the loss of “star power”, so these high pre-season polls must reflect the belief that Cal’s offense will be unstoppable. (which sounds about right)

    Bob Gregory has always fielded good/great defenses, so I have no worries on that side of the ball.

    Cal will be playing on New Year’s day.