Wednesday, October 13, 2010

College Football Trend Watching : Week 5

What You Know (A Summary of the Previous Week)
Chaos has broken out at the top with Alabama's loss, MSU stopped Shoelaces, Les Miles continues to win contrary to the laws of nature and reason, Stanford shoveled more dirt on USC's grave, Miami (Fl) is nowhere close to being back

What You Might Have Missed (Under the Radar Stories)

  • For all the talk of SEC....the real action is in the SEC West. Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, and Alabama are all in the SEC, are all within a game of one another, and save for Bama and Arkansas have all yet to play. In other words coming up is a series of round robin games that could well decide the SEC or Mythical BCS Champion
  • If there's currently a team under the radar I think it's Iowa at the moment. Yes, they have a bad loss at Arizona (caused by horrific special teams) but they are ranked #9 and Wisconsin, MSU, and tOSU all are required to visit wherever the Hawkeyes play (I assume there's some sort of stadium but still searching). In all seriousness Iowa is very tough at home and are well positioned for a BCS birth if not Big 10 title.
  • Depending on your predilection towards Boise State, you have a reason to be happy/fearful/angry/gassy on the return of V-Tech. They've won 4 in a row and with the toughest team on their schedule being the Hurricanes...look for another 10 win Hokie season

Looking Ahead (Games of the Week)
tOSU at Wisconsin...Night game at Camp Randle...Bielama in Big 10 play is 14-3 at home, 7-10 on the road.
Texas @ Nebraska. Texas v. Nebraska. One last time as Big 12 rivals. For hate sake
Arkansas @ Auburn - Let the SEC West round robin of death continue

Prediction Time 10/13
Ok admittedly I'm throwing stuff at the wall at this point. I'm fairly certain these will be the teams in the BCS but not a clue in what matchups. After thinking it over TCU seems off the national spectrum and given how Big 10 teams travel I think one of them will get the nod over TCU. I'll guess Iowa but MSU and Wisconsin also have legitimate shots.

BCS Championship: Oregon v. Oklahoma
Orange Bowl : Miami v. Auburn
Sugar Bowl: Alabama v. Iowa
Fiesta: West Virginia v. Nebraska
Rose Bowl: Boise State v. Ohio State

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