This is the updated ‘Danny V BCS Top 25 version’ which means teams such as Penn State and Ohio State are not eligible!
25. Nebraska 5-2
A huge victory over Northwestern sets up a potential Big Ten title appearance if they can knock off Michigan in Lincoln. If not, then the Maize & Blue will be looking dandy whereas the Huskers will be thinking what if.
24. Ohio 7-0
The Bobcats may actually be the true BCS busters despite Boise State ranking ahead of them with a loss. Ohio is flawless thus far in the MAC and would be interesting to see how high they could get if they went 13-0. I think they would just barely miss the top 16, but that would be intriguing nonetheless.
23. Wisconsin 6-2
The Badgers not only look like mortal locks to reach the Big Ten title, but they may be a sneaky out eventually if they do reach Indianapolis. Just to realistically dream of three straight trips Pasadena is an absolute dream come true!
22. West Virginia 5-2
The Mountaineers just gave up another TD, boy when it rains it certainly pours a monsoon!
21. Michigan 5-2
The favorites to reach Pasadena will be the winner of the game in Lincoln, which has everybody watching with tons of intrigue.
20. Boise State 6-1
19. Texas A&M 5-2
18. Stanford 5-2
17. Texas Tech 6-1
They continue to surprise us almost as much as Oregon State, but like the Beavers they can pass and catch it with the best of them. When will the schedule catch up Tech? Well, Kansas State comes calling on Saturday.
16. Louisville 7-0
They continue to win ugly thanks to a solid defense and a clutch quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater (and Charlie Strong’s coaching staff).
15. Rutgers 7-0
The Scarlet Knights defense is fearless and they are led by All-American candidate Khaseem Greene. The dude is a flat out baller and can rip an opposing team’s heart out with the major licks he lays down every single week.
14. Clemson 6-1
Notice how the BCS spit on Clemson and yet I have them in my top 14?
The offense could hang 30-plus on any team I have listed lower than them (teams above) and yet the computer rankings (1/3 of BCS) have them at No. 27!
What, that is simply child’s play. Hope Clemson scores 50 in every game just to prove a point, and that is what the BCS is all about at times. Win, and do so in dominating fashion to tell the voters you can obliterate anybody on any given week.
13. South Carolina 6-2
I told you a double-digit beatdown would be coming but I guess we were all a tad surprised they were embarrassed by the Gators.
The total yardage did not tell anything about the game that was played at the Swamp.
12. Mississippi State 7-0
We are about to find out how good these Bulldogs are. Three TD ‘dogs against the Tide in Tuscaloosa can be interesting if they find a way to move the ball against a defense that throttled Tyler Bray!
11. Georgia 6-1
They better bring their game to a level they never, ever have before in the Mark Richt era. This UF team is that damn good and it may be important for Jarvis Jones to suit and play one of his best games. Aaron Murray, welcome back to the Heisman and BCS title conversation if you get your swoll on.
10. USC 6-1
Keep on trucking is the motto, at least until the Ducks and Irish come calling.
9. Florida State 7-1
The Seminoles deserve to be in the top 10 because despite their joke loss to NC State, they have dominated every team they have faced. We want to rank these teams based on how you feel who exactly the best teams in America are.
8. Oregon State 6-0
They get the slight edge over the Noles, Trojans and Dawgs because they are flawless and the offense has quietly been unstoppable. Who can slow the Beavers down (Trojans, Ducks) as they have quickly gone from a 3-9 team to a double-digit one.
7. LSU 7-1
Being compared to the ’85 Bears defense is never a bad thing, and the boys were flexing their muscles against the Aggies all second half. If they can escape a bloodbath in two weeks against Alabama, then we will have a war on our hands for the BCS title picture.
6. Oklahoma 5-1
These dang Sooners are up to their old tricks again and a national statement against the Golden Domers could be just what the doctor ordered. I cannot wait for Blake Bell to smash heads with Mr. Teo!
5. Notre Dame 7-0
Their entire season will be about their trip to Norman and whether that is fair or not, they better be ready!
4. Kansas State 7-0
Optimus Klein is simply the best in the game, and it honestly looks like they may run the table. I still have my doubts, but that is because the program has never played in a BCS title before let alone dominate like they currently are doing. Bill Snyder is such a wizard it is borderline gross.
3. Florida 7-0
They lost to Georgia last season and now need to once again prove to the nation that they have the best defense on the planet (the team speed is electric). Controlling you own destiny is a dream come true, that is you live up to all the hoopla that is still in front of you.
2. Oregon 7-0
These Ducks could outrace a few NFL teams and their offense would be better compared to a few who lack the stars on the perimeter (Jaguars, Raiders). That said, Oregon may not be the most deserving No. 2 team in the country but I feel they are still the second best out there.
That is fine if you want to rank your BCS Standings based on what their resume shows, but at the end are we not giving you the two best teams anyways?
1. Alabama 7-0
Who on this god, green earth can knock off the Crimson Tide?
It seems like such a prayer these days that it will become one of the bigger upsets in the BCS era if it happens outside of LSU, SEC or BCS title.
Nick Saban is one of the greatest ever, and he (and his program) can become more than just one of the best if he continues to run the table.