Sunday, November 18, 2012

BCS Chaos and Heisman update

Just when you think you've got it figured out, college football happens.  The pressure of being in those top two spots coupled with a strong Stanford D/no show by K-State D has completely changed the BCS for the 2012 season.

Now, the front runners to get to Miami are Notre Dame, the lone unbeaten team, and the SEC Champion.  But, there are obstacles as always.  The Irish must get by USC and the SEC teams must get by their main rivals, which won't be easy now that the BCS pressure is on all 3 teams.

Should ND slip up, the SEC Champ could have a variety of possible opponents, including Oregon, Florida State, or Kansas State.  Too bad Ohio State lies and cheats or they'd be in prime position this year.  Would have been a big story with Meyer going up against his former employer.

Florida State is going to have issues with their case because their loss is against a team that was blown out by an 0-7 SEC team.  K-State lost at home to a likely 5-6 win team.  Oregon still has a good shot in my opinion due to the value of a possible Civil War win and a top 20 UCLA team in the PAC-12 title game (if UCLA knocks off Stanford this week.)

Heisman Ballot for 11/18

1.  Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M
2.  Marquise Lee - USC
3.  Braxton Miller - Ohio State
4.  Colin Klein - Kansas State
5.  Jonathan Franklin -UCLA

Top 25 heading into rivalry week

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

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