Sunday, September 24, 2006

Random CFB musings from this week

Before I recap the victory over Wisconsin, here's a few other things I have noticed this weekend.

West Virginia - they are not a top 10 team. I don't care what anybody tells you. I don't care if they are top 5 in the polls. They are a 1 trick pony (pretty damn good trick) and their schedule was created by Little Debbie. I mean we like to talk about how weak the Big East is, but has anybody actually looked at their schedule? It's fairly likely that they will only play a total of 3 D1A teams that finish the season at or above .500 (Louisville, Pitt, Rutgers) and the first of those games is in November. As best I can tell, they are ranked in the top 5 because of a 3 point win in a bowl game over Georgia LAST YEAR. Yep a 3 point victory in a bowl game last year. For crying out loud, the Wisconsin Badgers beat Auburn by more than that in their bowl game last year and I don't see Wisconsin in the top 25. I'll almost be shocked if West Virginia wins at Louisville this year and Louisville isn't a top 10 team either. How exactly are they ranked above a Michigan team that pummeled Notre Dame in South Bend and took care of business against a decent Wisconsin squad?

Georgia - nothing against the Dawgs, but holy shnikes they got taken to the wire by a horrible Colorado Buffaloes team AT HOME. It's one thing to play scared on the road, but when your boys are getting it taken to them by a really bad team at home I don't know what to say.

Pac Ten football - why on earth would a good defensive player want to play for a Pac Ten school? Outside of USC, the defenses look lost and disinterested. I watched a bit of Cal and ASU yesterday and it looked like neither defense was even trying. I realize there are some good passing attacks out west, but come on. Show a little heart and toughness and lay the wood to somebody once in a while.

Michigan State vs Notre Dame - 2 thumbs down to both teams. Michigan State for once again showing us that nobody can blow a big lead like the Spartans. Countdown to their season collapse begins in 5, 4, 3,... And Notre Dame? Yikes, they were getting handled for the 2nd week in a row. Good job by showing some heart and coming back, but if you weren't playing a team with the mental fortitude of an earthworm it wouldn't been a loss.

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