October 15th, 2012 at 8:41 AM ^

The real question is not how we aren't ranked (face it, we are 4-2 without a good win), but how do 2 computers actually have ND as the top team in the country? I hate using common opponents, but Alabama made us look like a high school team. Notre Dame needed every one of our turnovers (not all caused by their defense) to beat us. How can this even be possible? I know the BCS is a joke, but that's awful.


October 15th, 2012 at 8:55 AM ^

They can't take margin of victory into account. Both beat Michigan by a point in their eyes. ND has beaten 4 other BCS teams and Navy including 3 Big Ten teams all of whom at some point have been declared the expected winner of the Big Ten. Bama has played two cupcakes and three teams from the bottom half of the SEC. In a few weeks, Bama will have played an undefeated Miss St, LSU, and a Kevin-Sumlin-led TAMU team. They will jump to #1 if they win all of those games.


October 15th, 2012 at 9:04 AM ^

What a load of shit. I'm glad this garbage is almost done.

Geez, SEC #1 and #2, imagine that.

Some computers have Alabama ranked below #1. What after all these years computers still can't complete an eyeball test???



October 15th, 2012 at 10:32 AM ^

Florida doesn't deserve #2.  Luckily for the rest of college football, the Gators still have to play South Carolina, UGA, and FSU.

For most of the last five years or so, I have thought that the SEC deserved their lofty rankings and reputation.  This year, though, everyone except Bama seems extremely vulnerable.  They're pretty much exactly like the Big Ten: good teams, but everyone has a flaw that precludes them from serious top ten consideration.  

Bama appears to be far above everyone else; they deserve to be #1 until someone beats them.  As far as the rest of the SEC goes, I think they are a bit overrated this year.


October 15th, 2012 at 10:46 AM ^

Big 10 is going to be a non-factor this season.  Let's win our conference championship, hang a banner and head out to the Big 10's only BCS bowl game this year and see if we can pull off an upset.

Worrying about our position in the BCS poll this season is pointless.


October 15th, 2012 at 11:09 AM ^

There is no reason Stanford should be ahead of us.  Their two losses come against Washington and Notre Dame.  Ours come against Notre Dame and Alabama.  This is another case of a team getting punished for playing a more difficult schedule.