TCU wins… and drops two spots in the AP poll. Like spitpurple said, it doesn’t factor into the BCS, so fuck em, but it’s still unsettling. GP put it best though, saying that most of the voters are east coast guys who are going to give teams further that way favoritism, so let’s blame it on that. Regardless, the coaches got it right, elevating us to 8th, but we still sit behind Boise who gained a spot to 5th despite a bye week. I keep hoping the voters will drop these guys, but I’m starting to get a little unsettled. Anyway, let’s see what happened to cause the voters to bend us over as they did.
#1/1 Florida 13, #10/10 LSU 3. Well Tebow played and the Gators won, which is pretty much what everyone expected. He didn’t look great, and he took a few hits that surely made Gator fans wince, but his 134 passing yards and a TD were enough to make the difference. More importantly, LSUs offense was finally exposed for the travesty that it is, only putting up 162 total yards at home in front of the largest crowd to ever witness a football game at Tiger Stadium. As LSU gets to the meat of their SEC schedule, look for them to drop a few more games. Even at 10th they’re still the most overrated non Boise team in the country.
#4/4 Virginia Tech 48, Boston College 14. Looks like VT is going to easily emerge as the ACC BCS representative at this rate. The 3 game losing streak is over after VT put up 441 yards of offense against a Boston College team that was riding high after dismissing Florida State last weekend.
#7/7 Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 13. Well I had hoped for an upset and it didn’t come. Much like Virginia Tech in the ACC, Ohio State doesn’t look like it’s going to have many problems in winning the Big Televen after a one year hiatus. Defense and special teams were the difference here as the Buckeyes returned two interceptions and a kickoff for touchdowns.
#13/16 Oregon 24, UCLA 10. Well apparently they were afraid of them and did not want to beat their asses. It’s funny how much the voters disrespect Oregon losing to Boise State, yet still keep the Broncos so highly elevated. Snoozer game as Oregon trailed 3-0 at halftime with QB Jeremiah Masoli on the bench. Unfortunately, their defense and special teams created a touchdown a piece and the Ducks rolled in the second half.
#14/13 Penn State 52, Tony Romo 3. Yep.
#16/14 Oklahoma State 36, aggy 31. Oklahoma State was missing their starting running back and best wide receiver and aggy STILL couldn’t beat them. Depressing if you’re a fan of the College Station High A team. Okie Lite put up 448 yards of total offense, including 130 yards on the ground from back up RB Keith Toston proving once again that A&M is Tech Lite when it comes to gridiron strategy. Oddly enough, aggy QB Jarrod Johnson had a solid day, tossing 3 TDs but he got no help on the other side of the ball. Starting to rethink that bowl eligibility talk.
#17/15 Kansas 41, Iowa State 36. In other overrated department news, this game happened. Despite school record breaking performances from Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier, Kansas actually trailed this game entering the fourth quarter before they squeaked it out. Kansas still has to play OU, UT, Tech, Nebraska and Missouri in conference play, so expect them to drop into Alamo Bowl territory by mid November.
#9/11 Miami 48, Florida aggy 16. Looks like the media are back on the U bandwagon. Despite playing an MEAC team, Miami’s win was apparently enough to lift them past the Frogs in the voters eyes, although the coaches knew better. Miami actually trailed early, but QB Jacory Harris threw 2 TDs and the Hurricanes rolled to an easy win.
#11/12 Iowa 30, Michigan 28. Ugh, Iowa getting the prime time ABC slot twice already this season? Is that really what America wants? It's almost as bad as Obama's Nobel Prize, but that deserves a post of its own. After the TCU and LSU/FLA games ended, this is all we had, and since it was football and it was on, I watched. Michigan is not very good, but actually had a very legitimate chance to win this thing at the end until change of pace QB Denard Robinson threw a TERRIBLE pick in the closing seconds. Michigan had five turnovers and STILL had a chance to win. Apparently Iowa sneaking out of their own stadium with a win is what counts these days though as the Hawkeyes overtook the Frogs by a slot in the AP. They’ll likely stay ahead of us if they keep winning, but expect them to be pummeled by Ohio State next month.
Bad week for the Frogs and the rankings. I’m sure our good pals overrated and pansy will come pile on about how TERRIBLE our conference is, but I’ll be the first to mention their team trailed Cody Hawkins at home at halftime and subsequently lost a spot in the polls to Alabama who pillow fought their way out of Oxford against the old most overrated non Boise team. As conference play begins, you have to think the top of the polls will start to shake up a bit as few teams in the major conferences make a full run unscathed. All we need to do is keep on keepin’ on. Don’t expect a lot of movement this week, but once we go up to Provo and break their magic sunglasses, expect us to overtake Boise.