It has come to my attention that there are some misguided souls out in the world that believe that college football isn't as popular as the NFL. To those people, may I humbly suggest dunking your head in a tub of cold water?
What's not to love? For the first time in the history of mankind (arguably short) and in the history of sport in general (even shorter) there is a sport almost literally, every second counts.
Let's all agree that in the NFL, games aren't really that important until November at the earliest and almost no one cares about the results until December. If the Patriots lose to the Falcons in September, I'll be a little pissed, but in no way is the season over.
Now take my favorite college team, the Oregon Ducks. If they lose to Boise State in September (on a blue field! Its blue! Fields should be green. How is this still not the topic of conversation, I have no idea), not only will I throw things at the TV, but I'll probably log on to some message boards and engage in behaviour unbecoming of a human being.
And not to put such a fine point on it, but overtimes in the NFL either gotta go or be changed. College football overtimes are ridiculous, but the entensity is there. Little tweeks would work miracles, but that topic is for another day.
Without further ado, I would like to throw my two cents into the pot that is the college football projections. Keep in mind, they are mine, feel free to disagree, but please, no hate mail. (I'm lying, I love hate mail. Bring it!)
Probably Florida, but don't get too excited if some unknown team sneaks in and beats them. Arkansas, that means you (I'm not even kidding).
Big 10 Champs:
Ohio State. Because Penn State has a 150 year old coach and loses to Iowa every year.
Big 12 Champs:
I would say Oklahoma, but remember when they were this good last time? Kansas State demolished them. So I'll go with Texas.
Big East Champs:
South Florida. Only because I've been harping on this team for the last three years, and the fourth time has to be a charm. Right?
Pac 10 Champs:
Oregon. You try to hear yourself think at Autzen Stadium on a 3rd and 10. USC probably won't be able to.
Miami. Recruiting up a storm and getting better by the day. Its time to get back to business.
There you have it. More projections are we edge ever closer to the greatest 4 month soap opera of all time.