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How vast is the talent gap between Alabama and Western Kentucky? Did LSU even have to try this week? Whoever scheduled that game is brilliant. The Tigers absolutely needed some rest after the massive clash two weeks ago.
2. Oklahoma State
As much as I would love for losses by the top teams to create enough BCS chaos to topple the system, at this point in the season LSU and OSU are pretty definitively the top teams in the country.
I absolutely want them to play in the BCS Championship. It will be a fantastic matchup – offense vs. defense, SEC vs. Big 12, semi-irrational fiery coach vs. semi-irrational laid-back coach.
I watched Roll Tide/War Eagle a few days ago, and the Iron Bowl is more ridiculous than I realized. I’ve never been to Alabama, but if I go I will have to declare a side before I cross the border. I’m leaning toward Auburn. Any opinions for or against this would be greatly appreciated.
I’d like the discussion of them having a rematch with LSU to stop. They had their chance – isn’t that what the college football regular season is supposed to be about? How can it have so much value if one school can lose to another school and then play them in the BCS Championship? That sends an incredibly mixed message.
Let’s not forget about Oklahoma. They’ve looked great for most of the year, only have one loss, and have a good chance to move up the rankings with this week’s game against Baylor and Bedlam in a few weeks.
8. Virginia Tech
10. Boise State
Since there’s a good chance both will be left out of BCS bowls, I’d like to see Stanford and Boise State play in a bowl. They are both very strong teams masterfully run by brilliant veteran quarterbacks.
12. South Carolina
13. Kansas State
15. Michigan State
Four teams that didn’t make the most of the chances they were given, one team that is doing everything it can. The odds are now very good for Houston to make it to a BCS bowl.
20. Southern Miss
The Big Ten has been bouncing around here for the last few weeks, and I’m glad that the four schools are now ranked next to each other (with Penn State three spots back). It’s very fitting, as is the fact that two non-AQs are sandwiched in between the Big Ten schools.
21. Penn State
25. Florida State
It’s a strange season when Baylor is consistently better than Texas. That is all.