Sunday, September 25, 2005

College Football Round-Up, Week Four

Football World Upside Down
Iowa, Michigan and Oklahoma all started the season ranked in the top ten. Now they each have two losses and are unranked. Baylor, Iowa State and Vanderbilt are all undefeated after four weeks of play.

New Conference, Same Result
The University of South Florida made their Conference USA debut against Louisville in October of 2003, upsetting the Cardinals 30-27 in double-overtime. Their Big East debut would be much different. This time the Bulls wouldn’t need overtime as they manhandled #9 Louisville 45-14.

Officially on the Hot Seat
After dropping their second game in three weeks Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is officially on the hot seat. The Wolverines will need to run the table for Carr to have any hope of keeping his job. Here is a question for Michigan fans. Do you want to keep him?

Road Tested
USC took their show on the road to face the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium and early it had all the makings of a blow-out, for Oregon. The Ducks led 13-0 then the Trojans woke up and did their thing, 45 points later USC had a 45-13 lead.

``Everybody is gunning for us and we understand that,'' USC defensive end Frostee Rucker said. ``It's hard to be No. 1, but somebody's got to do it.''

There is no question that USC should be a unanimous #1 in every poll in America. The Trojans get to go on the road again next week to Tempe to play #14 Arizona State. The Sun Devils should be the strongest test yet because of their offense. It should be a high scoring and entertaining game.

Conference Power-Rankings
Here is a look at the conferences ranked from strongest to weakest, through the first four weeks.
PAC 10
Big 12
Big 10
Big East

Hokie Pokie
Look out for Virginia Tech. Seriously! The Hokies are rolling to the top of the ACC and the Polls; they got a first place vote in the coache’s poll. They are nasty on defense and improving weekly on offense. If they were to run the table and win a conference championship game I think they would bump an undefeated Texas team out of the BCS title game.

Most Over-RatedWhich team would you say was most over-rated so far this season?
Be sure to make you vote on this week's poll.