College Football's Most Boring Weekend: No One Wants to Lose
To call this season of college football boring would be a terrible mistake.
To call this past weekend’s serving of college football boring might be a pretty good assessment.
Another weekend goes by, and nothing seems to change in college football. In fact, this weekend, only one top ten team lost to an unranked opponent—No. 9 USC’s shocking home loss to Stanford.
Other than the Trojan egg-laying at the LA Coliseum, favorites won out.
The most interesting storyline to come out of the weekend was probably that Ohio State claimed the first BCS bowl bid with their 27-24 overtime victory against Iowa.
In clinching at least a share of the Big 10 conference title, the Buckeyes also hold the BCS bid tiebreaker, and will likely head to the Rose Bowl.
The weekend was supposed to be about a threat to TCU’s ascension to BCS glory. That didn’t exactly pan out.
Instead, what we got was a really entertaining show from the Horned Frogs, enough that many might call for TCU to at least jump Texas in the next BCS standings. Will it happen?
Likely not, but expect the Horned Frogs to inch closer to the Longhorns in tomorrow's BCS poll.
We’re inching closer to other BCS bowl bids filling up, especially in the ACC where Georgia Tech clinched the ACC Coastal Division and a chance to win the conference’s likely bid for an Orange Bowl berth.
Clemson is a step away from that game as well after CJ Spiller helped the Tigers win on Saturday.
In the Big East, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh both won, setting up an ultimate showdown on the regular season’s final weekend for the conference’s BCS bowl bid—if the two teams can make it there without a conference loss.
Texas, Alabama, and Florida all continued their respective marches to their conference title games as well.
The entire top eight won on Saturday, so tomorrow’s BCS will look mighty familiar to us all. Except probably at the eighth spot, where Ohio State is likely to take over for an LSU team who was pretty darn close to losing to Louisiana Tech on Saturday. LSU won’t find any help from the human or computer element for narrowly escaping what looked like an easy win .
The Buckeyes on the other hand will get help in both areas for beating a previously adored Hawkeye team, especially in the computers.
Without any polling information, here is a quick stab at what the BCS top eight might look like when released after the end of NFL action on FOX Sunday evening:
Projected BCS Standings (Nov. 15)
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