. . . but not for Oregon.
I think the following quote pretty much sums up last weekend's action and the effect it had on the ballot appearing below:
"The undeserving maintain power by promoting hysteria."
- Frank Herbert
If anyone participating in this project feels confident about their submissions from the five hole back, then congratulations, you live in a reality void of inherent confusion. Not less than six highly-ranked squads underperfomed on Saturday, while others -- notably Clemson -- decided to finally put the whole package together.
A mess to be sure. A mess, however, that is exceedingly interesting.
Dropped Out: Oregon (#15), Pittsburgh (#24).
- Boise State continues to stand flat until the Broncos beat someone of consequence and/or the apocalypse happens above them.
- I feel really, really good about that top five.
- Six through 11, however, are messing with my universe. On my initial ballot, I had: Tennessee, Texas, Florida, California, Louisville, and Clemson. Collin's ballot went: Auburn, Louisville, Tennessee Florida, California, and Clemson. To be honest, if any of these teams were to square off on the football field at 3 PM today, I would have no idea which teams would be favorites. A loss or notable victory by any of these teams would significantly assist in the ranking.
- Rutgers' smackaroo of Pittsburgh vaults the Scarlet Knights. I honestly thought Pitt would destroy Rutgers. As it turns out, I'm straight up mentally ill.
- Hello, South Carolina! Enjoy your seven-day stay in the poll.
- I still think Boston College is playing with an empty deck of cards. The wins are fairly unimpressive -- save a victory of a then-imploding Clemson team -- and the loss (N.C. State) is totally unforgiveable.
- I don't like Missouri, but Collin does.
- Team to Watch: Texas A&M
- Best game of last week: Harvard v. Princeton. If everyone isn't watching Ivy League action, you're missing out.