Friday, September 10, 2010

College Football Time!

The college football season is alive and kicking!

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?

Let's see--
  • 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:

  1. No. 18 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama
  2. No. 12 Miami (Fl) at No. 2 Ohio State
  3. 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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