Monday, October 25, 2010
Before you yell and say where is so and so team, please read my polling philosophy and then yell afterwards.
~King of the SEC is back at #1. With Oklahoma picking up an L in Columbus, the Auburn Tigers have moved quite nicely into the top spot. Cam Newton is now the Heisman front runner and the Auburn Tigers are poised for one of the biggest Iron Bowls in history. The Tigers have games at Ole Miss and home versus Chattanooga and Georgia left on the schedule. If they can win those games they will head into Tuscaloosa the #1 team in the country.
~Oregon doesn't yet have the massive schedule strength but there victories are oh so pretty. A trip to the Coliseum could mark doom even if the Trojans are in a "down" year.
~Positioning TCU, Utah and Boise are all difficult propositions for me. Boise has wins over VT (n) and Oregon St. TCU has victories at Oregon St. and home versus Baylor and Air Force. Utah knocked off Pitt. They are currently ranked in that order but I could foresee a time where I give TCU the edge over Boise.
~Say Alabama throttles Auburn in the Iron Bowl and enacts a vengeful beatdown on South Carolina in the SEC title game, what are the odds they leapfrog Boise St.?
~If Michigan St. goes undefeated (at Iowa this weekend being their biggest road block) and do not make the National title game, will the Big Ten shift their stance on a playoff?