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The Game of The Century? Probably not. It was definitely a classic though. Marquis Maze might beg to differ, but I was riveted.
2. Oklahoma State
If you combined LSU-Alabama and Oklahoma State-Kansas State, you would have had an average football game.
We can’t possibly have a rematch in the BCS Championship, could we? What would that prove? When Oklahoma State loses to Oklahoma, will that open the door for Alabama to be No. 2, or will Oklahoma leap over them? Similarly, if Stanford beats Oregon, will they jump Alabama?
Yes, they will. The Stanford-Oregon game this week is huge, but I still can’t get excited for it. Why must Andrew Luck must be so boringly efficient?
5. Boise State
I might have to give up on the dream of Boise State playing in the BCS Championship, at least until they join the Big East West.
10. Virginia Tech
Dear Clemson and Virginia Tech, you don’t belong in the Top Ten. Please lose. Sincerely, the country.
12. Penn State
13. South Carolina
14. Kansas State
With South Carolina’s loss it looks like Georgia will be the sacrificial lamb that faces LSU (or Alabama or Arkansas, but probably not) in the SEC Championship. It’s amazing how irrelevant the SEC East has felt this season. Even though it has very strong collection of teams, none of them are worthwhile.
17. Michigan State
If the Big Ten has any interest in consistency, they would switch names with the Big 12. At this point though, they’re not even that “big.” I think a change to the Little 12 is in order.
21. Georgia Tech
22. Southern Miss
How about Baylor? They made it into the rankings despite not being ranked by humans. RG3 is so good he can trick computers into ranking his team.