An Upsetting Weekend: Lessons Learned About College Football's Top 25

Christopher WilliamsCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2008

The upsets did not stop when Oregon State beat USC on Thursday. When it was all said and done, eight of the Top 25 teams lost (two games were top 25 matchups) in Week Five. Out of the eight top 25 teams, four of them were in the top 10.

We are only in September, and there is a lot of football to be played, but at this point there are a few things we have learned about teams in the top 25 that lost.

Pete Carroll is a great big game coach, but he is not a good coach against teams that are less than average.

Clemson is overrated.

The ACC is very weak.

Ole Miss should never be overlooked.

Urban Meyer might not be overrated.

Illinois is not as good as many expected them to be.

Penn State might be stronger than we thought.

Either Georgia is overrated or Alabama is just that good.

East Carolina is average at best.

Although the upsets stirred things up a little bit, there are a few other things that should be pointed out.

LSU still has a few things to iron out, but in the end, they might be fighting to get back into the National Championship.

Butch Davis is turning the North Carolina program around.

Miami (FL) is a team of the past.

Ball State is actually 5-0.

At this point anything can happen.

Thank you for stopping by and please check back tomorrow because I will be posting my top 25.