Sunday, October 28, 2012

The fall of the unbeatens begins...

It happens every October.  The first BCS rankings are released, and everyone wants to know what unbeaten will be left out of the BCS Title game.   But it happens every October, upsets and crazy plays mess up everything and these teams end up playing themselves out of the race.  Saturday, our list of unbeatens went from 11 to 6, and expect that to dwindle down even more the next few weeks.

Most interesting BCS argument now is not Oregon/K-St/Notre Dame, those teams will sort themselves out soon enough.   What's really interesting to consider, though, is what happens if LSU beats Alabama in Baton Rouge next week.  That would give us a likely 1- loss SEC Champ.  Could a 12-1 Bama be left out if 2 of the Oregon/K-St/ND trio remain undefeated?  I think so.

Poll for 10/28

1.   Alabama
2.   Oregon
3.   Kansas St
4.   Notre Dame
5.   Georgia
6.   Florida
7.   LSU
8.   Ohio St
9.   Florida St
10. South Carolina
11. Louisville
12. Mississippi St
13. Clemson
14. Oregon St
15. Texas A&M
16. Oklahoma
17. Stanford
18. Texas Tech
19. UCLA
20. Nebraska
21.  Arizona
22.  USC
23.  Oklahoma St
24.  Toledo
25.  Louisiana Tech

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oregon/Bama on collision course

Two more dominant performances by what appears to be the 2 best teams in the nation Saturday really have college football fans drooling over the chance to see these 2 strong teams go at it in January.  Both teams have some big obstacles, as USC is as talented as anyone and Florida appears to be back as a legit top 5 team.  But, after blowing out another opponent yesterday, the Ducks and Tide seem to be the the top 2.  Kansas State and Notre Dame are certainly other wild cards, but K-State has a really tough finishing schedule and Notre Dame has that talented USC team along with a really good Oklahoma team. 

We will have much more sorted out next week as Bama plays unbeaten Miss St, K-State plays a hot Texas Tech squad, Florida battles Georgia, and Notre Dame gets USC.  Should be fun...

Poll for 10/21

1.   Alabama
2.   Oregon
3.   Florida
4.   Kansas State
5.   Notre Dame
6.   LSU
7.   Oregon State
8.   Oklahoma
9.   Mississippi State
10. Ohio State
11.  Louisville
12.  Rutgers
13.  USC West
14.  USC East
15.  Georgia
16.  Texas A&M
17.  Michigan
18.  Florida State
19.  Texas Tech
20.  Clemson
21.  Ohio
22.  Stanford
23.  UCLA
24.  Nebraska
25.  TCU

Sunday, October 14, 2012

CFB thoughts...

Some thoughts as more top 5 teams go down week after week...

The Big East has a chance to play a pretty high profile game on Thanksgiving night if Rutgers and Louisville keep winning.  If those 2 are unbeaten and ranked in the top 10 heading into that game, it will really boost that league.

The Big 12 is a mess.  Kansas State looks to be a legit top 10 team but still has WVU, Baylor, TCU, Texas, and OSU to play.  Likely a 1 loss champion and another season without a BCS title game team unless K-St wins 'em all.

Speaking of K-St, Collin Klein may be your Heisman winner after the WVU-Geno Smith meltdown yesterday.  AJ McCarron will still get soe hype, Braxton Miller has been unreal, and Matt Barkley may get back in the race, but Klein has my vote today.

I watched a bit of the MSU-Iowa game yesterday and am saying goodbye to that league for the season.  Just dreadful offense, running 4 yard outs on 3rd and 12, and the result is Iowa leading the Legends Division - the same Iowa that lost to 2-4 last in the MAC Central Michigan.  See ya next year.

Poll for 10/14

1.   Alabama
2.   Oregon
3.   Florida
4.   Notre Dame
5.   Kansas St
6.   LSU
7.   South Carolina
8.   Ohio St
9.   Oregon St
10.  Oklahoma
11.  Missississi St
12.  Georgia
13.  Texas Tech
14.  Louisville
15.  Rutgers
16.  USC
17.  Florida St
18.  Texas A&M
19.  Clemson
20.  Stanford
21.  Cincinnati
22.  West Virginia
23.  Michigan
24.  TCU
25.  Northwestern