Unreal City,It was that kind of week in college football. Nine of the 25 teams I ranked last week lost (some in the most horrific of fashions) thus leaving a bunch of leaks to plug with this week's edition.
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying 'Stetson!
'You who were with me in the ships at Mylae!
'That corpse you planted last year in your garden,
'Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
'Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?
'Oh keep the Dog far hence, that's friend to men,
'Or with his nails he'll dig it up again!
'You! hypocrite lecteur!—mon semblable,—mon frère!'
T.S. Eliot - The Wasteland (1922)
[Games I Took In This Week]
Another respectable football weekend turned in by me:
Boise State v. Fresno State
Rutgers v. Louisville
Northwestern v. Ohio State
Connecticut v. Pittsburgh
Florida State v. Clemson
Navy v. Notre Dame
Southern California v. California
Iowa v. Wisconsin
Louisiana State v. Alabama
Auburn v. Georgia
Amherst v. Williams
[Notes About This Week's Ballot]
1. After Louisville, I have no idea where those teams should go or whether they should even appear on a ballot.
2. If you have a trained eye, you will see that Wisconsin, despite losing this week, did not drop in my ballot. And I feel pretty OK about that for some reason. Maybe because the ass-end of this ballot is a complete and utter question mark.
3. To LSU and Auburn: Thanks for the vindication.
4. The only real questions I have as to specific slotting is whether PSU should swap with ND (I can't see why other than the fact that ND has one more loss), whether West Virginia should slide ahead of Fresno State, and where Florida goes (if they belong anywhere).
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