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First BCS Coming Today

Posted on: October 16, 2011 10:02 am
Edited on: October 16, 2011 9:14 pm
The first official release of the BCS is now out.  LSU did a little better in the computers that I expected, and Oklahoma slightly worse.  As a result, LSU is at the top of the rankings by a whopping .0003 over Alabama.

Oklahoma is third, and archrival Oklahoma State is fourth.  The Cowboys, as expected, are the top-rated team in the computers.

Wisconsin is only 11th in the computers, and despite being fourth in both polls, the Badgers come in sixth overall.

Stanford is also suffering in the computer rankings, but the Harris voters are also underwhelmed by the Cardinal.  That has allowed Clemson to sneak ahead of them for the seventh spot.

Oh, did I forget Boise State?  I guess I'm just used to them always being there now.  The Broncos are fifth overall.

We aren't used to seeing Houston.  You have to look pretty far down the list to find the Cougars.  They start out at No. 19.

The only other major undefeated team is Kansas State, and the Wildcats check in at No. 11, behind one-loss teams Arkansas and Oregon.

With so many undefeated teams, you'll see a lot of folks jumping on the panic button with both feet, but these things have a way of working themselves out.  The three Big 12 teams will play each other.  LSU and Alabama meet in a few weeks.  Everyone has tough games left.  It's unusual to have more than two AQ unbeatens at the end of the year.

You can see the rankings for all 120 teams here,  At this time, Wolfe and Massey have not released their complete rankings.  When they do, the chart will get updated, and I will update this post as well.


Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 3:46 am

First BCS Coming Today

"I'm feeling an Oklahoma-Wisconsin matchup in the championship game." So much for

Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:55 pm

First BCS Coming Today

There definitely will be more than two undefeated teams at this end of this year, in my opinion. There currently are ten. It would be surprising to me to see Boise State, Wisconsin, Stanford, or Houston lose given the relative easiness of their remaining strength of schedules. Also, while Oklahoma, OK State, and Kansas St. each have to play each other, it is likely that one of them wins both their matchups. I personally think that Oklahoma will be able to stratch out a win against OK State and make quick work of Kansas St. Regarding the three SEC teams, I dont think Clemson will be able to get through both SC and Georgia Tech away from home. Also, since Alabama and LSU have to play each other, one of course cannot go undefeated. Both teams have tough conference games remaining, each of which still has to face a tough Auburn team. LSU also has to face Arkansas in an important matchup. So I actually don't anticipate either team going undefeated. It is of course entirely possible. If they both happen to go down, I'm feeling an Oklahoma-Wisconsin matchup in the championship game.

Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:47 pm

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They were using they're 3rd and 4th string.  The fourth string tailback ran for 75 yards against Ole Miss, and they played a scout team player on the offensive line as well as a defensive lineman.  Saban was telling the fourth string running back to run out of bounds and not try for extra yards...he didn't want to run up the score. 

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 6:41 pm

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Are you saying Alabama dresses 90 players.  4 strings of 11 offensive players and 4 strings of defensive players and a punter and a place kicker?  Perhaps it is just a little hyperbole   One of the reasons big time college teams score more than 50 points over their weak victims is that they are limited in the number of substitutes they can use.  If only they could use 3rd and 4th stringers!

Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 6:30 pm

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Agree completely on all points except final sentence - I don't want Bama to play Boise because Boise State will not be in the National Championship game and that is what the Tide hopes to play for. Everything else was dead on in your post though - especially about Bama not running up the score. Since Bama played 3rd and 4th stringers almost the entirety of the last quarter, then the additional touchdowns means Ole Miss couldn't handle our reserves.

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2011 5:22 pm

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I like the Badgers but you are right about their schedule.  While the Longhorns can't beat anyone of consequence they had Nebraska for their patsy every other year.  Now TEXAS is suffering and sees that the Huskers are Wisconsin's whipping boy.  Look for the Badgers to move up.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 3:40 pm
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Since: Sep 12, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 3:08 pm

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However, you did point to the SEC and B1G in general as being among those that run-up the score with starters late in the game.

I don't remember you mentioning a Bama "exception" in your original post. That is why I had to make my point.

Good luck to your Broncos. Perhaps they will get a chance to tangle with the Tide.

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 2:59 pm

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You see you beg to differ about the exception of college football my friend.  
You now see why in my argument I did not mention 'Bama, because they are the exception.
They've been in national contention for several years in a row, Saban is a great coach.  I mentioned Wisconsin.  Trust me my friend, I do take time to watch the teams of which I spoke of.   

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:26 pm

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Broncoborn2 has a point. I'm just saying

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