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Monday, October 17


Road to Pasadena Oct. 17th

Exhale. Everyone take a second and give thanks for the best Saturday in recent memory. We started the day with nine unbeaten teams. We begin this week with only seven. The number could have been much lower. USC, UCLA, and Alabama all survived close ones. There were other thrillers and heartbreakers too. Michigan wins on the last play to ruin Penn State’s perfect season. Florida State stumbles at Virginia for the first time in a decade. Louisville loses in triple OT further propelling West Virginia to a BCS bowl. LSU salvages a shot at the SEC championship with a late touchdown. Wisconsin proves that special teams make for special games blocking a punt for the game winning TD. And there were more. Who is left standing?

Tier 1—The Favorites
1. USC—proved why they are the two time defending champs. Notre Dame is good. The Trojans are excellent. They still must face Cal and UCLA but ND was the best team left on their schedule. Sorry Vince, Reggie Bush’s performance makes him the Heisman frontrunner.

2. Texas—won handily again. I must admit I was a little scared of this one: good CU passing game, hangover game, no Jamaal Charles. I am happy to be proven very wrong. This was the Horns’ best performance to date. The game was over in the first quarter. Next up Texas Tech, a second top 10 opponent. Who would have thought it would be the Red Raiders?

3. Va Tech—now faces the meat of their schedule. At Maryland this week, then at home vs Boston College and Miami, then back on the road vs. Virginia. The computers will love them if they come away unscathed.

4. Georgia—beat up on Vandy on Saturday night. The Dawgs get Arkansas at home before traveling to Jacksonville for their annual meeting with Florida. Florida is searching for its offense making Auburn the toughest test left on Georgia’s schedule.

Tier 2—The Contenders
1. Alabama—finally played another road game. Is there a reason the Crimson Tide have seven home games and ten of their eleven games are in Alabama or Mississippi? Good luck recruiting nationally. Tennessee visits this Saturday.

2. UCLA—big win late Saturday in Pullman vs Washington State. The Bruins trailed most of the game but once again found a way to comeback. Will a Pac 10 team ever have a great defense and only an okay offense?

3. Texas Tech—it pains me to put them in this category. They are undefeated but they haven’t exactly played anyone. For now we will call them champions of the Big 12 North after defeating Kansas, Nebraska, and Kansas State in successive weeks. They will test our defense on Saturday but don’t expect 600+ yards of passing again

Tier 3—Need Help
1. 1 Loss Teams—Best one loss teams in order: Miami, LSU, Florida State, Boston College, Auburn, Penn State, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Cal, Florida, Louisville, and Michigan State all fell out of contention with losses.

2. 2 Loss Teams—even with multiple losses Notre Dame and Ohio State have legitimate BCS bowl hopes.


Texas Tech makes me nervous with all their gaudy numbers. They may be great cannon fodder for our team.
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