Sunday, December 02, 2007

College Football Goes Ballistic

As the college football season rolls into the month of bowl games, only one thing is for certain: there will be upsets.

On Saturday, the top two teams, Missouri and West Virginia, both lost, marking th second consecutive week that the #1 and #2 teams lost and will likely drop in the rankings. Last week, it was LSU and Kansas, who lost to Arkansas and Missouri, respectively.

This weekend, the winners were, Oklahoma - 38-17 winners over Missouri in the Big 12 conference championship - and lowly Pittsburgh, who stopped the West Virginia Mountaineeers in their tracks with a 13-9 win in the Big East finale for both teams.

These results, and those of weeks past, have college football fanatics now wondering if there really is a #1 team in the country. A few radicals point to Hawaii, which, while most of us were sleeping, rallied to beat Washington, 35-28 and remain the only Division 1 team without a loss at 12-0.

Other teams which now may lay claim to at least a chance to play for the national title are Ohio State, Kansas, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, LSU, Oklahoma and USC.

Hmmm... Eight great teams, plus Hawaii. Anybody for a playoff system?