Friday, October 03, 2008

BlogPoll Roundtable: Chaos Edition

If Thursday night’s Pittsburgh/South Florida game was any indication of what this college football weekend is going to be like then we had better get ready for more chaos. Last week saw three upsets in the top 5 and already this week we’ve seen #10 go down.

Big Red Network is the host of this week’s roundtable in which we discuss the chaotic state of college football. Feel free to leave your own answers in the comments section and make sure to check out BRN to see how the rest of the college football blogoshpere is responding.

Q: Of the four presumed national title contenders to go down this past week--USC, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin--which team has the best chance to get back in the race by the end of the year?

They don't deserve it but Pete and the boys will be back in the hunt.

As much as I enjoyed watching Pete Carroll squirm on the sidelines the loss to Oregon State was a total fluke. You have to give the Beavers all the credit in the world for pulling off the upset but you also have to keep in mind that it happens once a year to the Trojans then they look like world beaters the rest of their games.

USC plays in the Pac-10 which is a joke of a conference, so much so that it has been owned by the Mountain West this season. USC will run the score up on their other conference opponents and while a team that lost to an unranked opponent shouldn’t be considered for the BCS championship we’ll see USC back in the hunt.

Q: But what does this mean for Ohio State? Are they back in?

How can they be back in? Because they are playing a new quarterback? It doesn’t change the fact that they drop eggs on the big stage. Forget the last two BCS championship games they don’t have any baring on this season. The USC thrashing this year should be enough to prove that the Buckeyes aren’t ready.

Q: Did the week that was open the door for any of the undefeateds out of some of the non-BCS conferences like the Mountain West or the Big East? (Yup, that's a cheap shot. Thanks, Virginia Tech for not allowing me to make it about the ACC.)

Tulsa shouldn't be flying under the radar much longer!

The Mountain West already has a handful of teams that would compete for the Pac-10 title. BYU (#8) and Utah (#15) are the favorites to become BCS Busters but they won’t play each other until November 22nd so there is a lot of time for them to buckle under the pressure.

The team I’ve been voting for this season is Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane play in Conference USA and have the top offense in the nation. They are averaging 54.8 points and 600 yards of offense per game. This is the team that most resembles Hawaii of last year.