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A new No. 2 for USF football: Selvie's scary

Rankings! Rankings! Everywhere, there's rankings. is stopping just short of ranking their rankings, but it's worth noting that USF defensive end George Selvie is now apparently the second-scariest defensive player in college football.

The scariest, you see, is Southern Cal's Rey Maualuga, but Selvie is right there at No. 2, just coming into his own as scariness goes. He's the only Big East player in the scary top 10, and Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes is the only other Florida player in the top 10. I'm not sure how Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis doesn't make the top 10, but I have a theory ...

-- More rankings! The Sporting News' Matt Hayes ranks the Big East's top five players at each position -- boy, that No. 5 punter is almost in the top half of his peers in the conference. Selvie, naturally, is the top defensive lineman. Is Cedric Hill the best tight end in the Big East? Not arguing it, just saying I hadn't thought of the possibility before. So Matt Grothe's the No. 2 quarterback, Tyrone McKenzie is the No. 3 linebacker, Mike Ford is the No. 4 running back, and Delbert Alvarado (cue Ari comment!) is the No. 4 punter AND No. 4 kicker (yes, that's the trifecta of bold, underlined and italics, folks). Safety Nate Allen is the No. 4 defensive back -- c'mon now, you rank as many punters as you do defensive backs? At least split it up to corners and safeties. I eagerly await next week's rankings of the top 10 official clock operators in the SEC ...

-- Remember Maurice Sutton? The big man from Maryland, once targeted by Stan Heath's staff, is headed to Villanova, where he might redshirt, according to the Washington Post. ""It came down to what God said," Sutton told the Post. "What God says goes." There you have it: God likes Villanova.

-- Soon, I'm going to have to cancel my Keith Brumbaugh Google Alert. Used to be I'd go a month or more without so much as a hit, but now I'm getting at least 10 e-mails a day, mostly from sites that just like listing the underclassmen who have applied for the NBA Draft. Just wanted to share.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:26pm]


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