My Saturday was spent on the couch, in front of the TV, watching college football. And with the palpable lack of an Oregon game emanating from the weekend, it gave me the chance to browse around the world of college football, and take a closer look at the teams I am charged with ranking. And in hindsight: some of my rankings were wonky as hell, last week in particular.
A couple teams I found to be misranked: Clemson - whose best win is a two-touchdown win at Boston College - at #10, and USC - who hasn't looked terribly impressive at any point this year, and whose loss to Stanford looks worse and worse as the Cardinal keep faltering - at #12. I also had Ohio - who despite being undefeated, only beat Marshall, UMass, and Buffalo by a combined 13 points - ranked above LSU. Clank. My bad, ya'll, And this week is as good a week as any to throw out the old, because teams are starting to make their way into more defined groupings. Here's how I see it:
- Undefeated and impressive - Alabama, Florida, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State
- No losses, many questions - Cincinnati, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Rutgers
- One loss and dangerous - Arizona State, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC, West Virginia
- Everybody else - everybody else