Lets have a contest. We are going to see who can guess where TCU, BYU, and Utah will appear in the AP and Coaches polls that come out tomorrow.
TCU: Last weeks ranking, #6. This weeks ranking, #5. TCU didn't do anything spectacular. They did dominate the stat sheet but Oregon St. managed to convert on the 2 Andy Dalton Ints to make the game appear closer than it actually was. They move up one spot because of Florida's missing offense. I think Boise St. will defeat VT, so the Broncos stay ahead of the Horned Frogs for now.
Utah: Last Weeks ranking, #28. This weeks ranking, #21. They may deserve to be ranked higher, but like TCU, they played well but didn't do anything spectacular or unexpected. They were favored by 3 points and they won by 3 points. They probably pass Cincinnati, Stanford, West Virginia, Oregon St., LSU, North Carolina, and Pitt.
BYU: Last weeks ranking, #34. This weeks ranking, #29. I think they are better than #29, but beating a middle of the pack PAC 10 team by 6 at home doesn't move you that far up the latter, especially when most teams ahead of them either crushed an cupcake or defeated their BCS opponents.
TCU: Last weeks ranking, #7. This weeks ranking, #5. They will pass Florida for the reasons mentioned above and they move ahead of the loser of the VT vs BSU game.
Utah: Last Weeks ranking, #24. This weeks ranking, #19. I think they pass Oregon St, North Carolina, Pitt, probably Auburn and Maybe LSU.
BYU: Last weeks ranking, #28. This weeks ranking, #23. They pass Houston, Cincinnati, Oregon St., Pitt, and North Carolina,.
OK, here's how the contest works. Every Saturday night I will present my pics with their explanations. Then I invite all of you to post your predictions. For each pick you get correct, you get a point. Each weeks results will be posted in the next weeks post. The person who has the most points at the end on the season will win a small prize around $20 in value.
Let the games begin.