Let us all play a game I like to call fact or fiction with the recent standings of the BCS released.
This is a replacement article for your typical contenders and pretenders piece that you may be expecting. Instead, we should start to dissect on which teams will last and likely drop like a bad habit.
Who will fade and which ones will rise to the occasion against elite competition?
Time will always tell, but my addiction to making bold predictions will once again continue here. So, sit back and let us debate on what will occur for the rest of the season.
Fact or Fiction: Kansas State is the hottest team in the Big 12?
Fiction: I love me some Kansas State Wildcats since they thumped the Canes and Collin Klein is getting his soul on, but the slate is not a complete cakewalk. I say that because they have to go to Morgantown for a brutal night game in which the Mountaineers will be ticked after their embarrassing loss to Texas Tech (do not forget K-State has Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Texas still (like their chances for BCS bid still). Plus, Oklahoma is unconscious right now as they just scored on Texas again!
Fact or Fiction: An undefeated Notre Dame will be guaranteed a crack at the BCS title since they will be first or second in the BCS standings?
Fiction: The Irish are legit BCS title contenders if they can go into Norman and win. They still have not played elite competition since everybody on the slate has become a bunch of busts. Plus, USC on the road with those receivers may end up costing them a top 5-10 ranking and a crack at the title as well. Are they good? Yes, they are damn impressive but they have a long way to go before we say they are a lock in the title by going 12-0. Oregon would likely get the nod because of the Harris and USA Today polls because they have Stanford and USC (twice).
Fact or Fiction: The one team most likely to play in a BCS title outside the top 5 would be LSU?
Fiction: Right now, yes the Bayou Bengals are arguably the most talented team on paper with a loss on the table and outside the top 5. However, Alabama is still on the slate and a potential SEC title game spells disaster. Plus, A&M and Missisippi State are no slouches either. I am digging Oklahoma and their schedule in the Big 12. They have to go to Morgantown, but the defense and Landry Jones on offense are finally putting it all together. Also, they may be long shots at the moment but Georgia and Florida State (USC too) could run the table and skyrocket in the rankings since they both have Florida on their slates (UGA obviously running the table and winning the SEC would lock them in BCS title).
Fact or Fiction: The computer rankings are a bunch of frauds so far with their current rankings?
Fact: This is an easy one because I haven’t disagreed in a long time about rankings in a single week maybe in the entire BCS era. Oregon is No. 6, Alabama is No. 3, Clemson and Florida State are No. 28 (tied), Rutgers is at No. 11, Oregon State is No. 5 and Texas Tech is No. 7!??
Fact or Fiction: Everything will play itself out and we will have the two best teams in America playing each for the whole ball of wax?
Fact: Yes, there is no need to fret since everything will always work itself out. There are so many heavyweight match-ups left to be played on the gridiron that there really is no reason to panic. We have to talk about something until football gets on Thursday again, so we just have to complain about the unfortunate misinformed knowledge from some of these voters. Still, enjoy every game throughout the season knowing that we are just in October right now and that everything will always be just fine (sounds weird since we are talking about the BCS, but trust me).
Feel free to tweet me your ‘Fact or Fiction’ set of questions that I will gladly answer!