It begins... The end times are upon us. Do I speak of the ravages of global warming? Am I talking about an insolent rabble, standing and questioning their leaders in town halls across the land? Is it the pig flu that heralds the apocalypse? No, it is the pig skin that harkens the Four Horsemen of the Gridiron, and sends them marauding across the land. The Chosen sit atop the rankings, confident that history and tradition will help them maintain their gilded thrones. 1. Florida 2. Texas 3. Oklahoma 4. USC 5. Alabama 6. Ohio State 7. Virginia Tech 8. Penn State 9. LSU But below them lie the Rabble. An angry mob of cocky upstarts, western gunslingers and even a few of the fallen gods themselves. Ever climbing and ever slipping, they will fight each other, just for the chance to stand on the field of battle and dethrone a giant. 10. Mississippi 11. Oklahoma State 12. California 13. Georgia 14. Oregon 15. Georgia Tech 16. Boise State 17. TCU 18. Utah 19. Florida State 20. North Carolina 21. Iowa 22. Nebraska 23. Notre Dame 24. Brigham Young 25. Oregon State Even if their time near the top is fleeting, it is a small price to pay for the chance at immortality. Some look for redemption, some look for revenge, but all look for victory. Has-been or never-were, they cannot afford to slip, even once, or they will wallow in mediocrity, yet again. So who will claim victory? Will the Chosen retain their status, further cementing their belief that dominance is a birthright? Or will one of the Rabble stand and dare the Football Gods to smite them down for their hubris? The Gods are fickle, how many times in the past have they left one of the Rabble standing on the outside, left with only hollow victories to show for their toil? One thing is for sure, these questions and many more will be answered in the… 2009 College Football Thread! * Don’t forget to pour a little out for Techman, may he sit at the right hand of the only gods he ever believed in.