Here is why we love college football:
Miami beat Georgia Tech. Virginia Tech beat Miami. So when Georgia Tech beat Virginia Tech, we created a couple of conundrums.
Which is the better team? What is up with the gratutitous use of Tech?
Here is one that I still think about:
Last season, Texas beat both Oklahoma and Missouri yet Texas did not play for the Big XII Title. Oklahoma and Missouti did. The Big XII South should really think about becoming their own conference. As opposed to their directions, the Big XII North is bringing the Big 12 XII down.
Here's a poll question for you, tell me what this means:
USC beat Ohio State. Washington beat USC. Notre Dame beat Washington. So when USC beat Notre Dame, well, what the heck does that mean?
Maybe that Ohio State and Washington aren't BCS teams. Washington for sure even with the dynamic Jake Locker turning around a winless season last year. The Buckeyes still hold their own destiny for the Rose Bowl if they win out and beat Penn State, Iowa and Michigan in the first three weeks of November.
Terrelle Pryor had a bad game against Purdue so now Jim Tressel and the Buckeyes will have no room for error. Even though the hopes for a national title are over, the Rose Bowl will always be my favorite bowl. The Buckeyes always make it tough too, a loseable game against Minessota and two fo those big three November games on the road.
I just hope we beat Michigan.
In the SEC, the Gators and Tide both survived and advanced, so to speak, in tough games against Arkansas and South Carolina. Their match-up in the SEC title game might be the true national championship.
Yet another flaw in the BCS which is coming out today so I can really start to pick it apart, you know, point out all of the conundrums and all.
The Red River Rivalry last season was so captivating with all of that offense that this season's defensive struggle did not match. If there were not so many turnovers then it might have been a classic game but there were so it wasn't.
Sam Bradford got hurt again and he might be done for the year. The best thing for him is to opt for the surgery, get his shoulder fixed and work out for NFL teams as soon as he can. He is still a top ten pick and he will show that to the top teams drafting.
Mack Brown and Colt McCoy leapt a big hurdle in Dallas. With playmakers like Earl Thomas on defense and Jordan Shipley doing everything, The Longhorns are primed for a national championship game and a Heisman.
Texas should jump back over Alabama, akin to how the dynamic Mark Ingram leaps defenders, in the first BCS rankings and the continued AP rankings, which was smart enough to see all of the flaws in the BCS that I have been writing about all season.
We need a playoff system bigger than a two team game at the end of the year based on rankings.
My Top Two:
Conference Power Rankings:
2. Big XII
4. Mountain West
5. Big Ten
6. Big East
Week Eight Preview:
1. TCU at BYU
2. Tennessee at Alabama
3. Penn State at Michigan
4. Oregon State at USC
5. Missouri at Texas
6. Boston College at Notre Dame