The latest standings are released in the BCS and every fan of their beloved team(s) are already ticked about the rankings.
Relax, this is just the first weekend of the standings and everything always plays itself out. The SEC juggernauts all have to play each and some point and that is where we begin.
The Gators are currently No. 2 over an Oregon squad that looks to be slightly better at this moment in time (UF best defense on planet, Ducks best offense but there special teams/D is better than UF’s Special Teams/O). The Ducks are scoring 50 every weekend and it is a bit shocking how all of these computer rankings have Florida as their number one team over Alabama!
The Gators will actually play the Crimson Tide if they both end up winning their divisions and remaining undefeated, so take a deep breath in Eugene please.
Also, after a near upset loss to Stanford we can all look at Notre Dame as a potential BCS title contender if they catch a few breaks. The Irish are fifth behind Kansas State in the current standings albeit the computer rankings have the Domers at No. 2!
Remember, the standings are still based on an average of the Harris Poll, USA Today/Coaches Poll and the computer rankings (seven ‘experts’).
I am a huge fan of the BCS (minority) because it is the only sport that rewards you for dominating the regular season, and it also is the only sport which allows the two best (most talented too in my eyes) teams to play for it all.
This is just the first weekend of the standings, so we need to not freak out. Speaking of freaking out though, there are a few bizarre trends thus far.
Texas Tech is currently ranked No. 17 overall (I had them at 20 last week’s projection), but the stinking computer rankings have them listed as the seventh best team in America!
What in the world is going on!?
Many fans that feel they were jobbed, likely are feeling like this.
In other news, the computer’s absolutely think Florida State is garbage as they have them ranked No. 28!
Even my pet frog knows half the teams ranked ahead of them do not have the same talent level as the Noles, and they will likely sky rocket up the standings by November if they continue to roll over teams before Blacksburg and ultimately before they host the Gators.
Another head scratcher would be the Oregon State Beavers at No. 8 and fifth in the computer rankings (No. 11 USA Today, No. 10 Coaches Poll). No disrespect for a very good team, but they will be outside the top 15 in a few weeks (not worthy still, congrats you beat a decent BYU team with your backup QB try running table in P12).
Did I already mention Oregon is only ranked third overall and sixth in the computer rankings?
Sixth is beyond a joke because I am not sure I would take five teams in the last five years over this current Oregon squad.
Their offense is obviously disgusting, but their defense is what gives them a legit chance to run the table at 13-0.
Alabama is number one overall as expected, but once again the computer rankings are a joke. They have them listed at No. 3, which may allow Nick Saban to obliterate every team if he even bothers to waste a second of his time looking at these October standings.
On a random side note, there are three Big East squads ranked in the 21. However, I question if the voters actually paid any attention to the Syracuse-Rutgers game?
Rutgers is No. 15 overall, but they are ranked way too high at No. 11 in the computer rankings.
Syracuse had 4 turnovers and had over 200 yards offense more than Rutgers, and they still found a way to lose by 8 points to a respectable top 25 Scarlet Knights squad.
The key word was top 25 there, not a top 11 team although I digress.
Lastly, these are just the first weekend standings and there will be a handful of teams moving in and out of the top 25 rankings.
There will be a major upset every weekend or two and that is simply what makes college football the best!