Another week and another top ranked team takes one on the chin. Extra juiciness this week as it's the team that most of the country was rooting for to lose anyway.
We're left with a lone undefeated team from any of the BCS conferences and that team, Kansas, isn't even the #1 team in our ballot or the polls that go into deciding the championship participants.
Imagine if Kansas, Oregon and LSU all win out. Kansas would most certainly have made the jump into the top 2 by then considering it would have beaten Missouri and then Oklahoma to end the season. Their opponent? Most-likely LSU on the strength of an SEC Championship game victory. What then about the Ducks?
The more probable scenario is that Kansas drops one or two along the way and we're left with 4 or 5 teams with one loss. What then?
The BCS, it's grrreaat!
|1||The Ducks had a bye and catch somewhat of a breather with a game at Arizona this weekend. Should have smooth sailing to New Orleans.||1|
|2||If the Tigers win out, Miles will have a chance to prove his pre-season smack talk about the PAC-10 correct.||1|
|3||First chance for much of the nation to get a look at the Jayhawks and they looked good. Iowa State sould be win #11 this weekend.||3|
|4||The Sooners kept rolling, blitzing Baylor. They head into Mike Leach's Pirateland this weekend before ending the season against Okie State the following week.||--|
|5||Could the Big 12 be where it's really at this season? This conference could have an argument to two at large BCS bids when it's said and done.||2|
|6||They were beaten on the field, and we tried to slide them to a spot where it didn't rank of smack homerism.||5|
|7||The Mountaineers do a good job of clobbering the weak teams, but any halfway-decent squad gives them fits. Watch out in the Nati this weekend.||2|
|8||The Dawgs put a beat-down on Auburn and are looking as hot as any team in the SEC right now. Upset alert when Kentucky comes to town this weekend.||1|
|9||Slipped by UCLA, were they looking ahead to the visit by the Trojans this weekend?||1|
|10||Completely redeemed themselves for the BC collapse by taking Bowden to the wood shed. Next up, a woeful Hurricane team.||1|
|11||Escaped the Hippiedrom with their $500 designer jeans unscathed. Rose Bowl implication game at ASU this weekend.||1|
|12||Sent the OBC to his 3rd consecutive loss after he ran his mouth about OSU. Any chance Tebow could leave after his sophomore season this year? He's going to be unstoppable next year.||1|
|13||The Horns got by Tech in a shootout and head to A&M next weekend. Think they won't want revenge for the way McCoy was roughed up last year?||3|
|14||The Tigers spanked Wake and this week they'll get a chance to hand BC its 3rd straight L.||5|
|15||Seriously, how did this team lose to Iowa? They're going to do some damage in their bowl game and we're already dreading the trip to Champaign next year.||NR|
|16||They've won a lot of squakers, but they're 9-2 and any team that beats the "U" 48-0 deserves some love.||NR|
|17||This team is clicking right now. The date with Hawaii in a few weeks is looming large.||6|
|18||It's great to see Ben Mauck having success this year. Bearcats have a very winnable game against WVU this weekend at Nippert.||7|
|19||Fulmer (and his arteries) thrive under pressure. With his job on the line, the Vols have a good shot at the SEC championship game.||NR|
|20||Maryland? Wow. The Matt Ryan Heisman campaign was short-lived. The Eagles may be staring at their 3rd straight loss in Clemson this weekend.||10|
|21||Fresno State gave them a run. Won't matter.. if Boise State doesn't get them in 2 weeks, Washington will the week after that.||--|
|22||Huge win for the Badgers because Michigan had owned them the last decade.||NR|
|23||It's tough to win games with your best guys on the bench. Hart, Henne and Long have been thinking about this next game for 12 months.||9|
|24||Ranking them for now, but they do travel to Athens this weekend, so don't expect to see them for long.||NR|
|25||Should heal from the loss to UC by feasting on Syracuse this week.||10|
DROPPED OUT: Auburn (#17), California (#18), Florida State (#20), Alabama (#22), Arkansas (#24).