My Top Five:
TEXAS, ALABAMA, PENN STATE, FLORIDA, USC
The Next Seven:
Georgia, Oklahoma State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Uath
Michigan State, Missouri
Georgia Tech, LSU
Boston College, Florida State, Pittsburgh
Notes and Comments:
- With BYU losing on Thursday night there are now nine unbeaten teams
- The number of one-loss BCS teams fell to fourteen
- Oklahoma State’s win over Mizzou looked a little less impressive since Texas dismantled the Tigers
- Still not sold on Utah, but didn’t feel like bumping them this week since I haven’t yet
- The last two spots in the top five (Florida and USC) could have gone to Ohio State, Oklahoma, or Georgia. It’s really a toss-up between them but I felt that the impressive wins – Florida’s last week and USC this week – gave them the edge.
- Alabama didn’t look good after Cody went down but… they did remain unbeaten and despite shooting themselves in the foot beat a team that beat Florida two weeks ago and they ran off 24 unanswered after trailing for the first time this season.
- The last three spots in the “second tier” were a little bit harder. I saw a lot of Georgia Tech and Clemson and that (coupled with a loyalty to my grandfather’s rooting interest) gave them the edge beating out Florida State – who is looking better, even if Bowden wasn’t (did anyone else notice that Erin Andrews was doing her best no to crack up as she interviewed him the other night?).
- Somebody please, please beat Utah, Boise State, Ball State, and Tulsa. I’m tired of even having to consider them.
- Spending my day both on the Quad, and in a bottle of Maker’s I saw probably less football than I had all year. It made it a little harder to pick, fortunately a lot of the one-loss team added a second loss.
- I spent about twenty minutes researching (my season low) and twenty minutes on the post