Thursday, December 27, 2007

College Football 2007

Okay, I'm not here to do an exhaustive review of the college football season, but I do want to illustrate how wacky of a season this was in terms of the rankings at the top of the polls. I'm just using the AP poll for simplicity's sake.
  • In 2007, there were a total of four different teams ranked number one in the AP poll - USC, LSU, Ohio State, and Missouri. In 2006, OSU was ranked number 1 all season until they lost to Florida in the BCS championship game. In 2005, USC was ranked number 1 all season until they lost to Texas in the BCS championship game. In 2004, USC was ranked number 1 all season. Anyway, you get the picture: compared to the past few seasons, there was lots of upheaval in the top spot.

  • In 2007, there were a total of 8 different teams ranked number two in the AP poll - LSU, USC, California, South Florida, Boston College, Oregon, Kansas, and West Virginia. Of all those teams, only one (LSU) jumped up to number one after being number 2. And LSU did it twice. Also, of all those teams, only three (LSU obviously, Kansas, and WVU) are playing in New Years bowl games.

  • In 2005, the top 2 in the rankings were USC-Texas (in that order) for the entire season - until Texas beat USC in the champioship game. In 2004, the top 2 in the rankings were USC-Oklahoma (in that order) for the entire season - until USC beat the Sooners in the championship game and undefeated Auburn took over the number 2 spot.

All in all, I thought this was a great college football season. I think it's much more interesting when more teams are jockeying for position at the top rather than a couple powerhouse teams just mowing everyone down and cruising to the BCS championship. Here's to my favorite season of the year - Bowl Season.


Cheers!

Go Blue!

5 comments:

Adman said...

I cannot say that I prefer bowl season to the regular season. Too many meaningless bowls. I do like the bowl pools, however. That at least makes it interesting. And WHEN are we going to get a playoff system? Even if it ends up being an "and 1" scenario, that way you have at least four teams with a shot at it, instead of two. WAY too much parity to limit the national championship to only two teams!

Assman said...

I love bowl games. Did you see CMU almost beat Purdue last night? Scoring all over the place. I love bowl pools too, but so far I am not faring well this year. It's early though. What, no comment on the picture of the song girls? I put that in there for you...

Adman said...

"Song girls." I'd like to make some sweet music with them! Nice work. USC still wins the best cheerleader contest. At least 20 years and running...

spring texas said...

We love bowl season - every year the block is at our house watching the games in our home theater. (seat 36) - but it's byob! :D

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