Time for me to organize myself and start keeping up with the crazy polling system we've become accustomed to over the years.
So what has happened so far?
- The No. 3 Boise State Broncos are at it again. They defeated the then-No. 10 Virginia Tech Hokies, 33-30, in dramatic fashion. I wonder if there are still any Boise State doubters out there?
- The Mississippi Rebels were thrown under the bus for embarrassing the mighty SEC Conference by losing to a Division II opponent, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 49-48 in 2OT. Poor Ole Miss, that loss was truly stunning.
- The No. 19 LSU Tigers dumped the then-No. 18 North Carolina Tar Heels out of the Top 25 with a well-fought 30-24 win. UNC almost made a comeback with 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, but in the end they just simply ran out of time.
- The No. 20 Utah Utes (then-unranked in the AP Poll and No. 24 in the USA Today Poll) knocked the No. 15 Pittsburgh Panthers out of the Top 25 with a nail-biting 27-24 win in OT. Like Boise State, I wonder if there are still any Utah doubters out there?
- The Cincinnati Bearcats, without former head coach Brian Kelly, lost their opener to the Fresno State Bulldogs, 28-14, at Fresno State. Meanwhile, Kelly's new team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, won their opener, 23-12, over the Purdue Boilermakers. And who says, head coaches don't make a difference?
Ok, that was pretty much all the action in Week 1 as far as the polls are concerned. All the other ranked teams held serve, including, the defending national champions, the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide are still, well, the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. 'Nuff said.
As for tomorrow, the three monster games on tap are:
- No. 18 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama
- No. 12 Miami (Fl) at No. 2 Ohio State
- No. 17 Florida State at No. 10 Oklahoma
No doubt the current Top 25 will get a major face lift after this weekend.
To be continued....
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