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Top Teams 2008

After Week Seven

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Texas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Florida
  6. USC
  7. Georgia
  8. LSU
  9. BYU
  10. Missouri
  11. Ohio State
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Texas Tech
  14. Utah
  15. Kansas
  16. USF
  17. North Carolina
  18. Miami
  19. Boise State
  20. Georgia Tech
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Nov182008

CFR's Week Twelve Power Rankings

I'm back, apologies for the gap in posting here.

What we have now are various tiered clusters of teams sorting themselves out atop the heap in college football.

  1. Florida
  2. Texas Tech
  3. Alabama
  4. USC
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Texas
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Penn State
  9. Ohio State
  10. Georgia
  11. Missouri
  12. Oregon State

And then it gets silly, but chief among the remaining teams I think Boise State, Utah, BYU, TCU, Michigan State and Cincinnati are worth mentioning.

I carefully place USC fourth.  Anyone who has seen them this year knows their offense is almost comically inept at times but they're probably playing the best defense of any team in several years and may have finally found an offensive identity running the ball with abandon in the second half against Stanford last week.

The Big 12 is having an amazing year, but we already know that.

Oregon State is on a mission and I'm fairly certain they'll win out and with ease, cementing their first trip to the Rose Bowl in ages.

For selfish reasons I hope form holds for most of these teams.  I'd love to see a Florida/Texas Tech BCS Championship game, or maybe Florida/Oklahoma (or Texas), with USC playing either Alabama with all that tradition or USC playing Texas Tech to pit the nation's top offense against the nation's top defense.

At first an Oregon State/Penn State rematch is unfortunate, but both teams have changed a great deal since then.  Penn State is returning to Earth while Oregon State plays scorched Earth against the remains of its schedule.  Neither team has been to Pasadena in a while, so its a feel-good story between two solid teams that will be much more competitive than the first time around.

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Reader Comments (6)

CFR, finally someone with some logic concerning Utah and Boise. I think that both are fine teams but, the schdules both play do not deserve any recognition for consideration into the BCS. Boise plays (1) BCS team and Utah (2). I'm sorry but that just isn't fair to teams who have 8-10 BCS schools on their schedule. I think that Sagarin has Boise's schedule somewhere south of 100th and, Utah's is something like 75th. If these teams want to play with the big boys on bowl day then, they should play the big boys in order to earn their way there.

Maybe Mich. State will play well against Penn. State and we can believe that they are pretty good?

PS. You need to get off your lazy ass and post at least twice a week. You and I agree on a lot about college football except.................for your insanity about a playoff.
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDawgy
The BCS is really not keen on a rematch....be it Penn State-Oregon State or even an Ohio State-USC in the Rose Bowl. Should ANY of these "what if" scenarios play out, I will predict some of the LOWEST Ratings ever for the Rose Bowl. "IF" PennState has to play USC (due to Oregon State's stumble).....that will be worth watching, and I sure as hell hope USC whips the Lions like a red headed step child. I HATE PENN STATE!
November 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrob
has everyone forgot that texas beat oklahoma by 10 point on a neutral field (similiar to a bowl game situation). yah texas tech beat texas at "home"! and texas came back from a 23 point deficit and lead with a minute left on the clock. either way if it doesnt work out texas is gunna be ranked in the top 3 next season cause there whole team is practicaly freshmen and sophmores. Colt already said he'll be back next year...
November 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpaine
Can you really rank Texas Tech above Oklahoma after they blasted them at home by over 40 points?
December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
Can you really rank Texas Tech above Oklahoma after they blasted them at home by over 40 points?
December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
BCS = BS.
We need to abolish the BCS "System" once and for all.
I found this clever website which will send a "BS Flag" to the BCS mailbox for you for FREE.
Pretty clever. I just did it. If enough true fans do the same thing, maybe, just maybe,
the BCS Committee will get the message loud and clear!
www.BSFlag.com/BCS
Try it and pass the word!!
December 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercolin

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