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Power Poll: Week 11; LSU-Bama rematch fever

Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:54 am
Edited on: November 13, 2011 11:59 am
 

They weren’t exactly celebrating in Tuscaloosa Saturday night. A win over a lethargic Mississippi State was consoling but it was a side issue.

An LSU-Alabama rematch just became a lot more likely.

Two unbeatens went down (Stanford, Boise State). Alabama is projected to stay solidly at No. 3 in the BCS as the “best” one-loss team in the country. You know what that means: If Oklahoma State cannot, for whatever reason, fulfill its duties as a BCS title game finalist, the Tide will be glad to take over if the Cowboys lose.

This week's Power Poll ...

1. LSU – Tigers 10-0 for the first time since 1958. Quarterback shuffling for the second time in a week.
2. Oklahoma State – If you had Texas Tech and 61 points, you were a big winner. Red Raiders weren’t.
3. Alabama – Trent Richardson stars in The Week After.
4. Oregon – Ducks don’t let Stanford Stadium grass grow between their webbed feet, scorch the Cardinal. Ducks haven’t lost a conference game since 2009.
5. Oklahoma – Loss to Texas Tech looks even worse.
6. Virginia Tech – David Wilson for Heisman?
7. Clemson – Sammy Watkins injured, Tajh Boyd uneven. Tigers still win ACC Atlantic.
8. Stanford – Cardinal are really, really good except when they Oregon. Outscored 105-61 in last two meetings.
9. Arkansas – Armageddon scenario shaping up if Hogs win at LSU.
10. Houston – Look who’s headed to the Sugar Bowl.
11. Boise State – For the second straight season, a crushing November loss with the kicker taking the “starring” role.
12.Nebraska – Huskers competing just fine in the Big Ten. Could win 10 in their first season.
13. Michigan State – Are there any Legends or Leaders left in the Big Ten? Spartans in control of division named after the former following big road win at Iowa.
14. Wisconsin – Russell Wilson back in Heisman race (16 of 17, four touchdowns). Badgers back in Leaders race.
15. South Carolina – Spur Dog cries in the lockerroom. Calls Florida win his sweetest ever. How will that play in Gainesville?
16. Georgia – Dawgs tied for the fourth-longest winning streak in the country.
17. USC – “This has become a big rivalry,” Lane Kiffin says after Washington win. Trojans have also become a resilient team.
18. TCU -- Gary Patterson had more stones than the Broncos had field goals.
19.Penn State – Let the healing begin.
20. Michigan – Where was this against Iowa?
21. Kansas State – In its last four weeks, Wildcats have scored 50 twice and given up 50 twice.
22. Southern Miss – Ole Miss could do worse than hire Eagles’ Larry Fedora.
23. Florida State – The evil Jacory Harris shows up again throwing crippling interception against Noles.
24. Baylor – Bears avoided biggest embarrassment of the day, coming back from 21 down against Kansas.  
25. Notre Dame – To be honest, there was no one else to put here. Irish won on a coin flip.

Category: NCAAF
Comments

Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Power Poll: Week 11; LSU-Bama rematch. zzzzzzz...

Does ANYONE proof-read the garbage that this jackass and Prisco put out as journalism?

"Cardinal are really, really good except when they Oregon." 



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Power Poll: Week 11; LSU-Bama rematch fever

If there's one thing that I know for sure about Dennis Dodd it's that he is absolutely desparate to habitually overrank Virginia Tech.
For the past ten years his preseason rankings have always has Virginia Tech in the TOP 5, with the rest of the season spent trying to sneek them back into the top 5 after their inevitable decline. Why Dennis, why?



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Power Poll: Week 11; LSU-Bama rematch fever

Alabama is actually in a pretty good position right now.  Their toughest remaining game is at Auburn, which because it is a rivalry game is always tough, but Auburn is clearly not in the same class as Alabama this year.  So Bama should finish 11-1.  LSU still has 2 very difficult games left...at home against Arkansas and, should they win that, the SEC Championship game against a much improved Georgia team that might be playing as well as anyone in the country now.  LSU is far from a sure thing.  Beyond that, Oklahoma St also has a very tough game left at home against Oklahoma.  It is fairly likely that at least one of those 3 games goes Alabama's way.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Power Poll: Week 11; LSU-Bama rematch fever

Also Kansas St way too low. They are by far the best 2 loss team in the country. They lose to Oklahoma St and Oklahoma and you put teams like Michigan, Nebraska, and TCU in front of them with losses to the likes of Iowa, Northwestern, and SMU?



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Power Poll: Week 11; LSU-Bama rematch fever

I would love to hear your explanation of Virginia Tech ahead of Clemson...


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