Sunday, November 03, 2013

P62013: Week 10 Is Thinking About the Endgame

Games watched: Wisconsin-Iowa; Miss. St-South Carolina (2nd TV); Illinois-Penn St (2nd TV, late); Naval Academy-Notre Dame; Florida-Georgia (some); Michigan-Michigan St. (2nd TV); Northwestern-Nebraska (late); Miami-Florida State; Tennessee-Mizzou (early); Oklahoma St.-Texas Tech (2nd TV); Colorado-UCLA (flip); Nevada-Fresno State (a quarter or so before going to sleep). 

Not much happened in the poll, to be honest. Miami got killed by Florida State, as many expected, and they dropped seven spots. Sparty beat Meech handily and moves up six spots. Michigan drops out. ND eked past a so-so Navy team (I seriously thought we got past this in the Charlie years) and is ranked again at 7-2. Texas Tech lost at home and dropped 10, but you don't care because you don't have Texas Tech in the game. The top 6 stayed the same.

Best week: you needed to have both Michigan State and ND, plus a couple other winners. And this week, that means ... Sports Illustrated magazine.

Undefeated watch: Here's the gang of eight:
ACC: Florida State and Miami.
Big Ten: Ohio State.
Big XII: Baylor.
Mountain West: Fresno State.
Mid-American: Northern Illinois.
SEC: Alabama.
Pac 12: Oregon.

So these seven conferences can all produce an undefeated champion. A lot can happen in the last three weeks, but that would make for some interesting conversations at bowl time.

Enough jibber jabber, who's winning? Sigh:

Like last week, "Dirty Diapers" is just three points off a perfect set. I've never seen that in November. I don't know how you compete with that.

The links:

P62013 Scoreboard
Points for each team
AP Top 25 Poll

Top kitty: Tigger at 7th. Top kid: "Lightning McQueen" at 11th. Top dog: "Quarter Dog" at 22nd.

This week: don't wait til Saturday to tune in to college football. Two of the biggest games of the season take place on Thursday night: Group "A" battle Stanford vs. Oregon and Big XII matchup Oklahoma vs. Baylor. Plus on Saturday, two great conferene matchups: LSU vs. Alabama in the SEC and Virginia Tech vs. Miami in the ACC.

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