Temple's football team got two points in the season's first Associated Press Top 25 college football poll.
Both came from the same voter: Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News and Observer. This year's ballots can be found at the new AP poll website, APTop25.com. It's a pretty impressive presentation, with a team tracking feature and easy-to-use breakdowns of each voter's ballot.
Coach Al Golden rebuffed advances from South Florida and Tennessee for a reason (besides his designs on the Penn State job). The Owls improved from five wins to nine in 2009, including a 7-1 MAC mark, and return star running back Bernard Pierce (1,361 yards). They have a chance to take another step in Golden's fifth, and likely final, season in north Philly.