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Son of Jones Top Ten Week 6


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Can we trade TCU? The question I asked my dad helped to highlight the ridiculousness of NCAA conference realignment. The Horned Frogs were supposed to bring a top 20 football team to the Big 12, and have instead brought a drunken quarterback and a defense not near good enough to give their offense even a chance. Ah, college sports. An important reason to the overwhelming success of the NFL is the balance between teams that no other league comes close to matching; NCAAF is anything but balanced, and if it were no one would know because teams only play 10% of the field every season. So when teams do switch conferences, it is of course interesting. SEC fans are excited to point out the mediocrity of A&M and Missouri in their almighty league, yet conveniently forget the Aggies and Tigers past mediocrity in the Big 12. Speculation and ignorance like this is true of any fan or member of the media, and it leads to a flawed system for awarding trophies. Sure, no one can predict an upset, but should 3 of the 5 "best" teams in the country lose 5 weeks into the season? Should doesn’t have much to do with it.

South Carolina 35, Georgia 7

Florida 14, LSU 6

NC State 17, FSU 16

The Gamecocks finally played a good game. Congratulations, you’re going to need a few more to run the table. And Georgia, in case you were wondering, no you can’t win in the SEC if you don’t feel like playing defense.

LSU is um… not good on offense, to put it kindly. Florida can match the Tiger’s potential on the defensive side of the ball and has a few playmakers. Look out Alabama (No, really look out. You’re going to lose a game this season).

Florida State better play better than Clemson for the rest of the season or they won’t make the ACC title game, which is kind of like earning a 3rd place medal in a competition between two people. Sorry Seminole fans, 3/15 on 3rd down is not going to cut it for making the BCS title game.

Fundamentalist football fan reluctant to accept change: "West Virginia can’t win any important football games, their defense is awful!" Look, I don’t care how bad your defense is, if you can win a game and give up 63 points you can win a lot of important football games. Texas played very well for a young team, and will benefit from this loss more than the Big 12 would like them too. Hats off to West Virginia, and to Geno Smith, who is underrated by anyone and everyone until you watch him play your team. New Kid on the Block 48, Conference Patriarch 45.

Oklahoma played a clean game against Tech and finally leaked out a bit of their potential. The Red Raiders weren’t awful, but Seth Doege almost was. Sooners 41, Raiders 20.

"Uh oh! Get ready to drop K State in the polls, they’re only up on Kansas 21-14!"

This is what you thought if you saw the score after the first half.

"Yep, K-State still one of the best 6 teams in the country."

This is what you thought if you saw the score at the end of the game.

"K-State is a really scary football team and I never want to play them again when anything close to meaningful is on the line I think Coach Snyder practices voodoo in the locker room before games and this should be looked at in depth by the NCAA immediately."

This is what you thought if you saw the score after the first half, and then came back and checked the score at the end of the game. Wildcats 21, Jayhawks 14, followed by Wildcats 35, Jayhawks 2. (psst, Kansas, basketball season starts soon. Mario Chalmers had a great year last year)

Iowa State is one of the best 25 teams in the country, so is Oklahoma State but they’re never going to get there. Isn’t round robin great? TCU, at least in my opinion, is not, and their season is pretty much done. Cyclones 37, Violation Magnets (isn’t this a Christian school?) 23.

I wish Oregon would take a team seriously so the final score would reflect their dominance. Ducks 35, Huskies 7 after the first half. No, Washington didn’t improve on that deficit.

Miami is not a good football team, but Notre Dame stayed impressive in a third-consecutive defensive beat down. Manti Te’o could give Geno Smith a run for his money at the Heisman. Irish 41, The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as The U, a whole lot less.

Ohio State lit it up against Nebraska as Braxton Miller ran for 186 yards against the Huskers. Solid win for the Buckeyes but their 6-0 record is less impressive than it could be. Ohio State 63, Nebraska 38.

Not sure how Arizona is 0-3 in the Pac 12, because they seem like a pretty good football team to me. The Wildcats and The Cardinal tied at 617 total yards, which is problematic for their respective defenses in preparing for the Ducks and Trojans. Stanford 54, Arizona 48 in OT.

In other news:

Mississippi State 27, Kentucky 14

Oregon State 19, Washington State 6

Clemson 47, Georgia Tech 31

Impressive Showing of The Week: Geno Smith and NC State.

1. Oregon- Oregon’s 2 closest games? Fresno State, 17 points, and Arkansas State, 23 points. That just seems wickedly deceptive, considering they have played 2 ranked teams. The Ducks through 6 games have outscored opponents 191-49 in the first half. To give some context, that pace over 60 minutes would yield an average win of 64-16. Take away a sloppy start against Washington State in week 5, and those figures are a cool 168-30 and 67-12.

2. Alabama- Prove me wrong, Bama: go undefeated, win the SEC, win a 3rd title in 4 years, and then I will never doubt you. But as of now, I won’t submit to Tide authority.

3. Florida- Has the best win in the SEC.

4. Kansas State and West Virginia- The winner of this game, absent a loss, will have a golden-paved road to the national title game.

6. Notre Dame- As the weeks go by Notre Dame’s schedule looks less and less scary. Oklahoma picked a bad year to book the Irish, and USC is going to have their hands full.

7. South Carolina- I don’t buy you yet, South Carolina, because I don’t buy Georgia.

8. Ohio State- 6-0 is worth something, it’s a shame for the Big 10 that this team will not get the BCS matchup.

9. USC- Just upset the Ducks and your season improves drastically, Trojans.

10. Texas- Is still a good team. They lost to a better one.

I took off week 5, just for kicks here was my top 10:

1. Florida State

2. Oregon

3. Georgia

4. Alabama

5. Kansas State

6. Texas

7. LSU

8. West Virginia

9. USC

10. Ohio State


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