Five More Games Until the Inevitable

Monday, November 23, 2009

At the start of the season the consensus thinking was that the championship game would again be a battle of the Big 12 Champion and the SEC Champion. Most people figured that the winner of the Red River Shootout would run the table and find their way to Pasadena and that the SEC Title game would pit a powerhouse Florida team against either Bama or LSU with the right to play for the crystal ball on the line. For once it appears as if the consensus was right. We are now just five games away from this scenario.

Florida vs. Florida State: This used to be an epic rivalry, now its two programs in vastly different stratospheres. Florida is looking to win their 3rd National Title in 4 years. The Seminoles are barely bowl eligible.

Alabama at Auburn: Of the games this weekend, the Iron Bowl would appear to be the biggest opportunity for an upset. Auburn has played decently for first year coach Gene Chizik and they do have an extra week to prepare for the Tide. They likely just don't have the talent to win this game.

Texas at Texas A&M: Texas A&M just got slaughtered by Oklahoma two weeks ago 65-10. The next week they beat Baylor 38-3. They are a team of inconsistency that will get crushed by the Longhorns on Thanksgiving.

Big 12 Title Game, Texas vs. Nebraska:The Cornhuskers have a chance on a neutral field against the Longhorns. An upset is a possibility but the probability of it is like 10% or lower.

SEC Title Game, aka National Championship Semifinal, Florida vs. Alabama: It's a semifinal game. See there's playoffs after all.

Preliminary Blogpoll after the jump...

Rank
Team
Delta
1
Alabama
2
Florida
3
Texas
4
TCU
5
Cincinnati
6
Boise State
7
Georgia Tech
8
Oregon
9
Ohio State
1
10
Pittsburgh
1
11
Iowa
2
12
North Carolina
3
13
Southern Cal
1
14
Virginia Tech
2
15
Oklahoma State
2
16
Clemson
2
17
Oregon State
2
18
Penn State
2
19
Miami (Florida)
2
20
Mississippi
21
LSU
12
22
Houston
23
California
24
Stanford
12
25
Brigham Young
1
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Wisconsin (#23), Oklahoma (#25).

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