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College Football 2014-Recapping Week 15…The Great Debate!

Dramatically, and sadly, the regular season has come to a close. But as is with every year, the mess that we know as “Selection Sunday” has just begun.

College Football A to ZWe hated the BCS computer process in years past. And now, the CFP committee will come under fire. They are in a no win situation. Three teams are locks – Alabama, Oregon, and FSU. The 4th and final spot is an absolute mess with TCU, Ohio State, and Baylor. It could have been made a little easier if someone ( FSU ) had gotten beat last night…or Wisconsin had taken out Ohio State. But noooo! Everyone won. ‘Bama crushed Missouri, Oregon smashed Arizona, FSU squeaked by Georgia Tech, TCU demolished Iowa State, Ohio State embarrassed Wisconsin, and Baylor nipped Kansas State leaving the committee with an impossible choice.

College Football 2014-The Road To The Final Four-1 In And 3 To Go!

Oregon is in and we await the remaining 3 participants! Talk about doing what you are supposed to do! Make a statement, take care of business, and leave no doubt to the selection committee. That’s just what Oregon did last night when they steamrolled, demolished, and flat out dominated Arizona. The final score of 51-13 could have been even worse had the Ducks not kicked several early FG’s. Mississippi State had a chance to do it in the Egg Bowl and failed. UCLA had a chance to do it in their season finale versus Stanford and they failed. Play to win, or, play not to lose?

The Ducks did not fail. Arizona had beaten them twice in a row ( once this season and also last year ) and this was a REVENGE game. The scene was set at the beautiful Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. Although the stadium was not full, and the weather did not cooperate, the players, coaches, and die hard fans were jacked up! I knew from the coin toss that Oregon was playing to win. They won the toss and elected to receive, or as I like to say, ” I want to score first and force you to play catch up”! Receive the opening kick off, drive, score. Kick off, create a fumble, drive, score …BALLGAME! Not only did the Ducks play their way into the Final Four, they may earn the #1 seed, pending the outcome of the remaining games. Also, there is no doubt about who wins the Heisman Trophy. Marcus Mariota flat out is the best player in the land! He made some incredible throws last night from both in the pocket and on the run. He ran through the vaunted Arizona defense like a knife through hot butter! A one man wrecking crew! Next stop… New York and the Downtown Athletic Club to pick up his hardware and then onto Chicago where we will hear Commissioner Roger Goodell say…with the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the New York Jets ( in a trade with the hapless Oakland Raiders ) select from the University of Oregon, Quarterback Marcus Mariota!

So what does all this mean? Nothing if…Alabama wins, TCU wins, and FSU wins. Then, the only question from that group of 4 is, the seeding. Is it ‘Bama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and FSU #4? Ohio State and Baylor remain on the outside looking in…just where they belong. I’ve heard all of the whining and crying about Baylor this week. We get no respect, we beat TCU head-to-head, our resume is better. You went out and hired a firm to toot your horn. Guess what? In all my years of listening to fans bitch about their team not getting the respect they deserve, they go out and get beat in their next game. You better be ready for K State today, and by the way, you MUST beat them 49-13 to even have a glimmer of hope of getting into the playoffs! Guess what? That ain’t gonna happen! Kansas State wins 34-24 and Baylor is out of the picture. The only other group screaming for a Final Four birth is Ohio State. Shockingly, their fans aren’t crying this time around ( they learned their lesson a few years back when comparing themselves to be as good as anyone in the SEC ). The media is hyping them this time around. If Wisconsin controls the line of scrimmage and Gordon goes off for 225 yards, the Luckeyes will go home empty handed again. See how easy this really is???

But wait a minute. Georgia Tech upsets FSU, Missouri shocks the world and rolls the Tide, Baylor gets whipped by Kansas State, and Wisconsin beats Ohio State. Holy S@#T Batman! Now who gets in? Is the Final Four Oregon #1, TCU #2 ( they cannot and will not lose to lowly Iowa State ), Michigan State #3, and Georgia Tech #4? Does ‘Bama slip in at #4 and Michigan State #3? What about K State at #3 and Georgia Tech #4? I could go on and on with the scenarios and that’s the dilemma the committee will face if there are any upsets today. At the end of the day, Alabama beats Missouri 36-17, TCU crushes Iowa State 49-13, Georgia Tech trips FSU 24-20, Kansas State beats Baylor 34-24, and Wisconsin beats Ohio State 31-27. That sets the Final Four at Alabama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and…Drum Roll please…Michigan State #4. State is #8 currently and if current #’s 4, 5, 6, and 7 lose ahead of them, they should move up to #4, right???

My head is spinning, beam me up Scotty! I got to get some rest before the SEC, I mean Alabama Championship Game comes on at 4:00!!

BTW…A To Z says Alabama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and Ohio State #4! ‘Bama crushes OSU and Oregon beats upstart TCU setting up the title game between The Tide and The Ducks…the game most everyone wants to see anyhow. The Tide drowns The Ducks for another SEC National Champion!!

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College Football 2014 Recapping Week 14-Chaos Avoided…For Now!

It could’ve turned the college football world upside down. It could’ve ruined the world we call SEC football. It could’ve made a mess out of the inaugural college football playoff system.

Coulda, shoulda, woulda…DIDN’T! WHEW! What a wild ride yesterday turned out to be in the wacky world of college football.

My college football Top 25 rankings were changing by the hour and at one time, we were on the verge of seeing #1 go down, #3 go down, and #4 go down ( #2 was never tested ). If that happened, could you imagine the mess the college football playoff committee would have on their hands? Could you imagine all the crap we would have to listen to from the ESPN Talking Heads? I can just hear Danny Kanell saying that a 3 loss Clemson team deserves to be in the Final Four. Or Heather ( I have no business being on national TV ) Dinich saying ” I had Arizona in my Top 4 from day one”! Thank goodness Alabama stormed back and took out Auburn! Mississippi State losing really didn’t turn things upside down. They were on the brink of not making the Final Four anyhow. So after all the upsets yesterday, Alabama remains #1, Oregon stays at #2, FSU holds down the #3 spot, and TCU moves to #4 – it’s not that complicated! Don’t tell me Ohio State should be in the #4 spot. They have had to come from behind in each of the last 2 weeks versus sub .500 teams, non bowl eligible teams ( Indiana and Michigan ) while teams AHEAD of them are playing Top 25 teams. We are just splitting hairs with the teams that are in the number 4, 5, and 6 spots. They all get their shot this weekend to make their case, make their statement, make it tough for the committee.

College Football 2014-Recapping Week 13…Taking Care Of Business!

Week 13 College Football was all about “taking care of business.”

College Football A to ZAll of the top teams did what they were supposed to do in week 13 – take care of business and get ready for the upcoming wild finish to a fabulous year of college football. I said last week that this was chalk week – all the top teams would win and there wouldn’t be any movement in the Top 10. Well, we had a few scares as FSU had to kick a late FG to beat BC and Ohio State had to rally in the 4th quarter to beat hapless Indiana. Other than those 2 close calls, everyone else put away the Little Sisters of the Poor setting the stage for the biggest weekend in college football – RIVALRY WEEKEND.