BCS week 1
This is what we have all been waiting for guy and gals. The BCS standings came out today and I have to say compared to the pre season poll this has a sort of day and night effect.
Lets take a look at the rankings
First off, the top 3 are pretty much not a shock at all. Bama is steamrolling through their season thus far while Florida and Texas seem to be sputtering against real opponents. Don’t get me wrong I am getting closer and closer to the mindset of “Any Given Saturday” but for right now there are “real” opponents and not so “real” opponents, but I digress. Seeing Boise St. at 4 on the BCS is a bit upsetting for me. I have been sold on the Broncs in seasons past but this year they are just a good team that is depending way too much on their ability to score with misdirection and a QB with a good arm. They don’t seem to be the same team that can get smacked in mouth and come right back at you and shut you down with their defense, and looking at the rest of their schedule we probably won’t see if or if they are not.
Cincy is in 5th and a commanding 5th at that. They seem to be a lock to win the Big East with their only real opponent being Pitt. I am totally going to mark that game on my calendar after I got to watch the Rutgers v. Pitt game. Obviously the Bearcats will be the favorites in this game but I don’t think Cincy will have seen an offense as powerful as Pitt’s the whole season.
Iowa is 6th in the BCS, and the sole undefeated team in the Big “Televen” at 6-0 (first time since 1985) they only have 1 more road block game against the Ohio State Buckeyes who recently lost a very sloppy game against Purdue.
I would assume the one team that feels they are feeling outside looking in would be USC. Honestly they deserve to be 7th in BCS because they have their horrible loss to Washington. If that is their only reason for not making it to the national championship I would consider that quite fair.
The last thing that I am going to mention is that there are 3 teams that are ranked in the BCS that are not ranked in the AP top 25. Guess it pays to be ranked well in the “other” categories.