Texas is No. 1 (The Top 20, Sept. 10)? If the criterion is having the No. 1 pushover schedule, your analysis is indisputable.
Gag! Choke! Cough! Hack! Oh, what you did to your cover! Had we known ahead of time, some of us might have preferred a plain brown wrapper.
JOHN LEVACY JR.
Anyone who knows the slightest little bit about college football knows that the Trojans of USC are the best team in the nation.
Woodland Hills, Calif.
If the outcome of the Cornhusker-Bruin mismatch is any indication of your forecasting accuracy (you picked UCLA 10th and Nebraska 12th), then perhaps we should look forward to seeing Washington State (your 20th choice) wearing the No. 1 crown at season's end. Nevertheless, your preview made for enjoyable, informative reading.
Take it from someone who recalls new Coach Tom Osborne's athletic heroics: you ain't seen nuthin' yet. I'll grant you UCLA No. 10 if you'll grant Nebraska No. 1.
J. J. SCOTT
After seeing your Top 20 with Notre Dame ranked No. 7 and LSU not even included, I can't believe I read the whole thing.
I can only commend you on your whimsical Sept. 10 issue. Surely it is no more than a satirical poke at the serious college football predictions for the coming season. How a team that plays only once against someone you consider a serious challenge and then plays "so much fodder" can be rated No. 1 over the likes of USC, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame et al. is beyond all rational thought. Come on, let's have the real predictions now. Enough kidding around.
KEVIN D. RAY
Hang on to the original of your Sept. 10 Texas cover. You'll need to use it again in January.
John Underwood's account of the Wabash-DePauw rivalry was refreshing (Bell of the Ball Game, Sept. 10). Michigan-Ohio State might be the big game, but when it comes to true sport and spirit, Wabash-DePauw is obviously where it is really at.
I am a Big Ten ( Illinois) alumnus, but my eyes were opened by Mr. Underwood's insight and entertaining article.