Only 4 TDs?
There's still a lot of football left to be played. There will be many upsets along the way. That being said, the B1G champion whoever it may be has a good chance to make the playoff. Despite what the folks at eSECpn say.
I'd agree that Minnesota has a great chance to win the West. Nebraska being the only other real competitor thus far. Can't say I like them enough to pick them to win the entire division though.
Too bad the 2nd bye week isn't before the MSU game.
Nebraska for sure. They could have very easily beaten MSU if not for that late INT. I wouldn't sleep on Northwestern though, yeah they started off bad with losses to Cal and N. Illinois, but they're heading in the right direction. They're the only team in the B1G West with 2 conference wins.
Anywhere from 2 - 10 to 4 - 8. I think they might pull off an upset against Indiana, Maryland, or Northwestern.
Kind of odd seeing TTUN sporting the worst record in the B1G, but hey I like it!
Man if the Utes pull off the upset, this will be the best weekend ever!
We could easily move up 6 spots this weekend now. Maybe 7 if Utah continues to put the beat down on UCLA. This weekend really changed the entire landscape.
1. UCLA 13 - 0
2. Auburn 12 - 1
3. Florida State 13 - 0
4. Ohio State 12 - 1
UCLA plays Ohio State. Ohio State wins.
Auburn plays FSU. Auburn wins.
Ohio State wins it all! Ohio State will be the first ever college football champions in the new playoff era!!!
I can dream right?
Top 15? While that would be nice, it won't happen.
There have been several upsets to far this weekend. But, for example, in the case of Arizona @ Oregon, it's very possible that Arizona jumps us in the polls, even though they're unranked considering they beat the #2 team in the nation and they're undefeated. Oregon won't drop no more 8 - 10 spots, so it's not like we could jump them. A similar thing could happen with TCU and Oklahoma, if TCU wins.
On the other hand you have games like A&M and Miss. St. who will more than likely just trade spots in the polls, or if LSU pulls the upset off against Auburn.
Our best bet is for Ole Miss to lose very badly; LSU, Wisconsin, Notre Dame/Stanford, MSU, and USC all to lose. Then we could jump 5 or 6 spots in that case.
Tl;dr we need A LOT of help to be top 15 this week.
That game went better than expected. I thought it would have been a bit closer than this. Loved those INTs!!
37 - 20 Ohio State: Obvious pick is obvious. GO BUCKS!
38 - 34 Texas A&M: Miss. St. is weak against the pass, A&M's strength.
31 - 3 Alabama: Ole Miss is a joke.
45 - 38 Oklahoma: The Sooners seem like a complete team. They've also had an extra week to prepare for this one.
17 - 9 Stanford: That sexy defense.
30 - 28 LSU: LSU beat Auburn last year, and they'll do it again this year.
42 - 31 USC: I really don't know a whole lot about either USC or ASU, but that 62 point loss to UCLA looked really bad. Then again, USC also lost to Boston College. I really don't know. I'm just going to go with the favorite here.
34 - 33 Nebraska: The only reason Nebraska lost to MSU last year was because of 5 turnovers. The Cornhuskers will take care of business this time around.
I want BYU to lose is simply because they're ranked ahead of OSU in the AP.
Inb4 polls don't matter.
I've been watching Utah State @ BYU.
Poor ref, that guy drilled him.
What's new? Every year Oregon always chokes when conference play comes around, losing 1 or 2 games.
The only possible loss I see is at MSU, but even then I can't pick against the Buckeyes. I'm confident we win out, claim the B1G championship, and a spot in the Playoff.
If we can get past MSU then I think we've got it in the bag.
The way Kiel threw those TD passes like nothing was a bit disconcerting.
I really don't understand the love for Ole Miss. They've done nothing in years to even be considered a top 25 team. Their offense is just horrible.
I guess it's comforting to know they end up 7-5 or 6-6 by the end of the season, but not after Alabama gets a signature win over an undefeated powerhouse from the SEC West...
Absolutely beautiful! Watching TTUN lose never gets old.
M. Thomas, 89yds
I think that's about right. They'll keep it close in the 1st half, but we'll begin to pull away in the 3rd quarter.
I would like to see Texas and Oklahoma. Both universities have good football programs they'd be great for recruiting too.
As for Maryland and Rutgers, they've done what they needed to do to earn some respect, they've won all their conference games, with the exceptions of Maryland's 3 point loss to WVU(I'd be even happier with them if they beat up on TTUN). But, I think, in time, that they'll both have respectable programs now that they've got a steady cash flow coming from the B1G.
Excuse me while I lol uncontrollably.