Hello night owls, Jerry Alum Palm here. As I have been doing the past 2 weeks let's do the projected playoff updates with all games in other than Oregon v Utah (Oregon up about 20 late).
The question last week was how far would Ole Miss fall with their 2nd loss - it would tell us a lot about how the committee views the SEC West. I had projected #10... it ended up being #11. Not a bad guess. More surprisingly was how far up they moved ASU which I was happy to see as their quality of wins was better than quite a few teams they were behind at the time; the Utah victory was seen as a confirmation and they popped up 5 spots. That should have implications for a similar move for OSU this week.
Key results this week
- Auburn self implodes twice late and loses at home to a mediocre A&M team
- Bama beats a hard luck and rapidly improving LSU team
- MSU was (worse than) what we thought they were
- OSU had a JT Barrett coming out party - however their entire schedule will have 1 quality win (MSU) with no crossover (Wiscy/Neb) of value and UM/PSU sh*tshows.
- ASU exposed ND and put a win on the resume even the East Coast folk will respect
- TCU decimated KSU for the first 80% of the game, and won going away
- Oregon beat Utah at a tough place to play (see Stanford v Utah 2013)
- Baylor crushed Oklahoma putting Baylor in direct competition with OSU for teams with awful non conf schedules but 1 loss (Baylor has more quality wins and their loss was to a better team)
- Michigan won in dominating fashion in one the most exciting games of the yaer but I am keeping them at 26 for the third week in a row.
Question of the week - does TCU pass Alabama for the 4th slot??
I am going to be controversial and say yes. TCU has beaten Oklahoma, KSU, West Virginia, OK State, Minnesota as best wins. Alabama has beaten LSU, West Virginia, Florida, A&M, Arkansas as best wins. TCU beat a higher ranked opponent this week thus adding to their resume more this week (the committee says they take each week independently) Both have quality losses. We'll see if the committee agrees. TCU is out of quality wins the rest of the year while Bama has potential for more and re-pass TCU. If this was an AP poll they'd just move everyone up a slot and not push TCU ahead of Bama. I hope the committe is more rigorous.
- (1) Miss State 8-0
- (2) FSU 9-0
- (4) Oregon 9-1
- (6) TCU 8-1
- (5) Alabama 8-1
- (9) Arizona State 8-1
- (12) Baylor 8-1
- (14) OSU 8-1
- (11) Ole Miss 8-2
- (13) Nebraska 8-1
- (3) Auburn 7-2
- (7) Kansas State 7-2
- (8) MSU 7-2
- (10) ND 7-2
- (18) UCLA 7-2
- (20) Georgia 7-2
- (19) Arizona 7-2
- (21) Clemson 7-2
- (16) LSU 7-3
- (22) Duke 8-1
- (25) Wisconsin 7-2
- (24) Georgia Tech 6-2
- (UR) Missouri 7-2
- (15) Oklahoma 6-3
- (17) Utah 6-3
- (UR) Michigan 5-5
Michigan won. ND lost. MSU lost. We're one day closer to basketball season. Columbus succumbed to the plague after one too many poops was left in a cooler. I caught up on my readings for the week. Tried Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis and enjoyed it. Solid day, can't complain.
Alex Malzone had six more TD passes today than Devin Gardner did.
Please don't decommit, please don't decommit, please don't decommit...
With such a stunning and comprehensive display of coaching and offensive incompetance on both sides of the ball, a posbang isn't really warranted. Except for the Michigan front 7, that is.
A yackety sax win is the essence of the negbang thread. Break out out the hammers, folks!
Isn't he, like, older than Bo?