Alabama destroying Michigan.. yikes.
Alabama destroying Michigan.. yikes.
Iowa barely beats Northern Illinois, Wisconsin holds on to just bartely beat Northern Iowa, and Penn St loses to MAC team Ohio. And the one Top 10 team the conference has managed to ginny up enough hype for is getting its ass handed to it on national TV. Yep, the Big Ten is looking true to form this year.
Michigan was never a top ten quality team. Poll placement for the purpose of pimping a week 1 top ten matchup.
Are you suggesting that the coaches and AP voters care about ABC's ratings to such a degree that they'd essentially rig the voting?
No, I don't think a broad conspiracy exists to game the ratings. But considerations like the early schedule undoubtedly influence preseason rankings that are a weird, indeterminate mix of the previous season's performance and the upcoming season's expectations. I'm suggesting more of a subconscious desire for "big" games in the minds of voters, and perhaps a willingness to reward teams that schedule a big name non-conference opponent to open the season.
Oregon at 50 points with seven minutes left in the first half. Good lord.
What the hell does any voter know before atleast week 4? Preseason polls are a joke and not to be trusted. Perfect example is always Michigan. App State anyone?
Any So Cal Nebraska fans? I have an extra ticket for the Rose Bowl game next Saturday that I need to sell...PM me ASAP. My buddies are hardcore Huskers from Lincoln so you'll fit right in.
The Rose Bowl is next week?
I hate Cal sports so much. So constantly irritating and disappointing.
Just secured a ticket to the Mizzou/Georgia game.
Holy shit Arkansas goes down to UL-Monroe
I don't think Nebraska thought they were gonna play a team that was good. Upset # 3 for today.
nebraksa loses. wisconsin loses. penn st. loses. michigan, at home, barely beats air force. yay big 10.
oh and illinois is getting its ass handed to it. but hey at least the big 10 can beat umass and new hampshire.
Is it just me, or are there not a lot of awesome teams in college football this year. It's basically Alabama, USC, LSU, and Oregon. I'm not that impressed with anyone else. West Virginia seems to have a crazy offense, but we'll see how they handle the transition to the Big 12 from the Big East.
Wow the last 18 minutes of the MU/UGA game was brutal
This is horrible news...
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had a terrible week of tragedy and loss.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Te'o's grandmother passed away on Tuesday night. The next day Te'o's girlfriend, identified by the Detroit Free Press as Lennay Kekua, lost a battle with leukemia.
The Chicago Tribune said Te'o plans to play at Michigan State, and it sounds like his Irish teammates have helped him through an unspeakably difficult 24-hour stretch:
"He lost some people very close to him, and it's obviously taken a toll on him," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "Our players have been there for him and have been a great support. We'll support him. He'll be with us. He practiced. He'll be playing Saturday against Michigan State.
"Unfortunately, he's gone through a very rough 24, 48 hours. But his support and his family at home have been great, and all of the coaches and players have been there for him. He wants to be with his teammates, he wants to be with the people that care about him. He's a strong man and he's going through a tough time, but he'll rise to the occasion."
Here's hoping being with his teammates this weekend helps Te'o get through the grief of a devastating week.
If he wasn't dating someone with leukemia, he wouldn't have suffered that loss.
is everyone in santa monica that confused?