What College Football's Top 10 Should Look Like
By Jeff Falconio
Next weekend the first BCS standings will be revealed and college football will officially kick into high gear. I try to ignore the preseason polls as much as possible but once October begins the usual jockeying for position becomes all important as teams try to get into the top two.
As such I paid particular attention to this week's Top 25 and I was amazed at how the polls change with no rhyme or reason. Both Boise State and USC were off last weekend but for some reason, the Trojans (a one-loss team mind you) leaped over the undefeated Broncos in the coaches poll. In doing so it will become virtually impossible for Boise State to have a shot at playing in the national championship game unless USC loses again.
Of course, since there's precedence for one loss teams to leapfrog over Boise State based on no merit whatsoever, Texas and Alabama will both have to lose twice. Speaking of Texas, the Longhorns have struggled twice with unranked teams (Wyoming and Colorado) while not looking championship caliber in a revenge game against Texas Tech. Florida has been more impressive but the Gators missed opportunities against Tennessee and LSU to pile on points late in the game. So if Wisconsin Sports Weekend had a vote in the poll, this is what the Top 10 would look like:
4. Boise State
5. Virginia Tech
8. Ohio State