Let’s play a little game we like to call College Football Fact Or Fiction with analysis on the latest BCS standings.
Computer Rankings: Are they still frauds right now?
For the second straight week, we’re tempted to ask ourselves whether these six so-called experts even watch these games. How in the world is Alabama No. 4 and Oregon placed sixth?
Notre Dame is at No. 3 and Clemson is two spots outside of the Top 25. While it’s no secret that the ACC pales in comparison to a few of the other top conferences, it seems the Clemson offense is not only hanging half a hundred points and covering the spread practically every Saturday, but the Tigers are making most of the defenses that they face look like high school squads.
The fact that the Mountaineers are ranked above the Tigers is ridiculous when you take into account that West Virginia has surrendered over 1,000 yards in the last two weeks. Texas at No. 20 and Texas Tech No. 9 is hilarious because it makes me wonder if the Big12 is better than the SEC?
Seriously, these rankings are a bit childish (USC at No. 16 yet Rutgers, Stanford both at No.11!!). The great news we are still in October and all of these rankings and complaints if you will, are going to be in the rear view mirror in the coming weeks.
Is Alabama really the top team in the nation?
Yes, the Tide are the best and it is not even that close these days. Would they get a great game from the likes of USC, Oklahoma, Georgia, FSU or any team ranked in the top five?
Yes, those would be great potential games down the road that we would all be waiting to see take place down the road, but the Crimson Tide are paving the way (literally) for another BCS title.
The computer rankings are a flat embarrassment once you realize they are ranked No. 4!?
I would have them in my top four if we are talking about the greatest BCS teams ever perhaps, but this is the current season we are ranking these teams on right?
Lastly, Nick Saban is so disciplined as a coach and his young star talent is like a dream come true that any sports teams would be ecstatic to have.
The five top teams will remain in the top five by the end of the season.
This is simply too easy of a question since everybody but potentially the winner of UF-Bama will lose at least one game.
The Ducks honestly have the easiest path outside of Kansas State, but there are no easy wins in the month of November.
Yes, we are still in October but there are so many moments to be pumped for that it is still premature to bank on all of these teams to remain in the top.
The best teams with one loss in order would be: LSU, Oklahoma, USC, Georgia and FSU?
Those five teams collectively are better than the current BCS top five, but that is not the correct order in terms of which five are truly the best.
Right now it is not too far off, but Oklahoma is slightly better than the Bayou Bengals due to a lack of firepower on offense.
I love both running games, but the OU passing game with Landry Jones is far superior although the Sooners offense against an LSU defense in a potential BCS bowl would be a treat.
After OU and LSU, I would have Florida State barely ahead of USC and UGA. This really is not a concern these days since everything will work itself, but these five teams are scary good that could potentially knock off dare I say Alabama!?
The second best team in the country is either Kansas State or Florida?
With all due respect to the Gators (who I have praised for over a month now) and the Wildcats, Oregon is still the team to beat after Alabama.
I love me some SEC and Big 12 fans, but to say they would snap the Ducks offense in half is bit of a joke. These Ducks are so quick in the open field that is almost game over as soon as they take a lead on you.
The only shot of buying a team like USC is do just that, grab an early double digit lead and pray to god that Marcus Mariota doesn’t play like Joey ‘Heisman’ Harrington.
The skill players are there (albeit WR still needs to ball vs. USC twice) and the overall team speed on defense is the key. This is arguably the greatest Ducks defensive team ever by a landslide.
“Logan Thomas is worthy of being one of the top picks overall?”
Feel free to tweet or comment about anything related to college football and I will answer it by the end of the week.
To answer this question, I would definitely say no at the moment due to poor mechanics and the inability to avoid forcing passes into tight windows.
The Hokies skill players have arguably never been this bad in the entire BCS era, but that is no excuse to attempt to play like Superman by attempting things most humans should never even try. Still a solid prospect at the next level, he made drop to the mid-rounds if he cannot improve his decision making, which is crucial on Sunday’s.