Utah, Boise State and Now TCU In Prime Position For BCS Run. All Still Vastly Overrated.
Now that the BCS Standings are out, the AP Poll becomes mostly irrelevant, but that doesn't mean we'll let the writers get off easy.
Speaking of the BCS Standings and the ever-reliable Harris Interactive Poll, that idiot is still voting Utah No. 1 and rendering these rankings a joke.
As far as the AP Poll is concerned, one of the more surprising developments for me that the mass support of TCU into the Top 15 after their blowout win against BYU. Why is it always necessary to simply replace the defeated ranked team with the one who beat them. Maybe we all had the Cougars far too highly ranked, and thus I find the launch of TCU up into the Top 15 a little aggressive. Boise State and Utah also remain vastly overrated. Good teams, but thanks to an easy schedule they're getting too much attention.
OK, on to this week's few minor issues with the AP Poll"
Doug Lesmerises gets top honors this week. Well, besides the Harris Inactive voter. Doug has Utah at No. 8, ahead of Southern California, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU. Come on, Doug. I realize they are undefeated, but let's look at this rationally. The Utes would get smoked by each of those teams. Smoked. Not even close. Let's remember, the whole reason for Utah being so highly ranked is their opening win against Michigan, which now isn't even their third best victory.
Ray Ratto jumped all over the Georgia Tech bandwagon, moving the Yellow Jackets all the way up to 15th after a close win over Clemson. I like what Paul Johnson has done, but that's a little high for my liking after a win over a team in shambles.
Molly Yanity still, STILL has Kentucky in her Top 25 at No. 23. This after needing a desperate late comeback rally to beat Arkansas at home. It's scary to think about where Molly might rank the Wildcats if they actually scored a decent win. Fortunately, we don't have to worry about that happening.
Tom Hart kept North Carolina at 21st, despite an overtime loss to Virginia. Maurice Patton who continually proves he doesn't watch many games also had UNC at 23.
Kirk Bohls is about the Minnesota bandwagon, ranking the Gophers 17th. At least they do have a decent win against Illinois on the road, the Ohio State loss still proves their aren't quite ready for the big time and a Top 20 spot.
We'll find out if Oklahoma State is for real this weekend, but one of those not buying all the hype is Ray Fittipaldo. He's got the Cowboys 11th, the lowest of any other pollster.
That's it for this week. Not a whole lot of a issues, and I suspect all the pretenders ranked to high will be taken care of eventually. Big week for one of those, Texas Tech, to show us what they are made of.