November 01, 2004

2004 College football update

So another weekend of college football has come and gone, and the SEC still gets no respect. Auburn goes 8-0, clinches the SEC West, yet remains at number 3 when they should be number 1. How is it that California, with one loss, is ahead of Wisconsin, which is undefeated, in the AP Poll? What is this blinding obsession the sports press has with the PAC 10?

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, there is obviously a large sympathy vote out there for USC, on top of the PAC 10 obsession. Since the BCS failed to do the right thing last year and pit USC against LSU for the national title, the sports press is making sure they get the title shot this year, deservedly or not.

Moving on, I realize Utah is undefeated, but what are they doing in the Top 10? Their conference is just packed with those football heavyweights of BYU, Air Force, and UNLV. The MWC doesn’t compare to the Big 12, Big 10, or SEC.

The voters in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll can’t let go of their obsession with Miami, keeping them at number 10, despite the stomping the Canes received from North Carolina. Sure, the Tar Heels only won by a field goal, but when you consider they were three touchdown underdogs, to win by three points constitutes a whoopin’.

So, without further ado, this week’s Retrophish™ Real-World Top 5:

  1. Auburn
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Oklahoma
  4. USC
  5. Georgia
Posted by retrophisch at November 1, 2004 11:44 PM | TrackBack