Yet another source taps Tide as #1

On the Finebaum Radio Network today Dennis Dodd from CBSSports.com joined Lindy’s, Athlon, ESPN.com, and The Sporting News in tapping the Alabama Crimson Tide as his #1 team heading into the 2010 season.

Phil Steele now remains as the only prognosticator with Bama in a position other than the top spot.  That is, perhaps, unless you count the Opelika Times-Tribune.

As of today, here’s how the top 3’s have all played out:

Lindy’s
1. Alabama
2. Boise State
3. Ohio State
(Oklahoma is #9…remember that)

Athlon
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. USC
(Oklahoma is #5)

ESPN.com
1. Alabama
2. Boise State
3. Ohio State
(Oklahoma is #10)

The Sporting News
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
(Oklahoma is #10)

CBSSportsline.com
1. Alabama
2. Boise State
3. Ohio State
(Oklahoma is #12)

Now here’s Phil Steele’s take:
1. Oklahoma
2. Ohio State
3. Alabama

After my recent article totally agreeing with Steele that Auburn would likely go undefeated this season, I was “informed” that Steele is the most accurate prognosticator in the land, according to some.  I still agree with them.

And I don’t at all think he would make sensational predictions in order to separate himself from the pack and sell magazines.

After all, it’s hard to argue with his 12% accuracy rate in predicting last season’s Top 25.