Focusing on the top 25 in College Football there wasn't really any good games that I would say had an effect on the NC picture except for Bama struggling to put away Ole Miss and being shut out in the second half. The first week for the BCS rankings and the top 5 rounded out about how most people expected it too. Texas dominated Missouri in Austin and solidified there claim to the top spot. Alabama got off to a hot start against Ole Miss but almost gave the game up in the second half. Penn St. and Oklahoma both won convincingly and USC beat Washington State high school......I mean University, by 69 points to stay in the hunt for the title. The rest of the top ten took care of business the way we would expect them to.
Just a few comments on the initial BCS poll. I was a little surprised to see LSU out of the top ten. They've been a mainstay when speaking about the top teams in the nation. Looking at the remaining top 25 teams, it's not the usual suspects anymore. Ball State, Northwestern and Minnesota round out the top teams and Florida State sneaks in at number 25.
Some big games to watch in the Big 12 conference this week are Texas/OK St., TT/Kansas, Oklahoma/Kansas St. and I suppose you could throw Colorado/Missouri in there becasue of the impact it could have on the North Division.
Penn St/Ohio St. square off in Big 10 action but the rest of that conference might as well just flip a coin to see who wins. It won't really matter this week.
USC should handle Arizona with ease and UCLA/Cal will go at it in the clash of the insignificants.
The game of the week in the SEC is Georgia/LSU. A loss here will probably put the Bulldogs out of the BCS hunt. Georgia is definitely on upset alert. Alabama/Tenn should be entertaining, especially if Bama has another game like they have had the last two weeks. Tide fans should be nervous going into this one with a tough SEC rival. Florida/Kentucky round out the last of the significant SEC games this week.
In my opinion this is the best time of the year to be a College Football fan. The first week of legit BCS action is when we find out what our teams are really made of and who can handle the pressure and the hype. Fire up the BBQ and break out the beer bongs.