(Proofreader’s Note: All rankings utilized in this article are from the AP Top 25 Poll and all group appraisals utilized are from Sagarin, the highest quality level among rating administrations.)
In the realm of school football there are actors and competitors. Nine of AP’s Top 25 groups and 3 of the best 5 were given a rude awakening over the course of the end of the week.
Is it safe to say that i was shocked at this yearly event? Scarcely. At the point when you begin breaking down how a portion of the groups began the week at 4-0 and finished it at 4-1, it is as simple to see as your face in a mirror. Reality has a method of uncovering the entirety of the wrinkles and shortcomings.
For openers, there are the No.3 Oklahoma Sooners who lost a Big 12 Conference game 27-24 by an extremely late field objective in Colorado to the Buffalos. Oklahoma dropped to No. 10 in the Top 25.
The Sooners got to their elevated No. 3 positioning by beating No. 170th appraised North Texas, No. 145th evaluated Utah State, No. 58th appraised Tulsa and No. 44th evaluated Miami (FL). Their offense ran up large scores on everyone, except their solidarity of timetable was hands down the 100th best in the country.
Metropolitan Meyer and his protecting public hero Florida Gators fared no better. They lost 20-17 by a field objective at home to Auburn in a SEC Conference game. ภาคเหนือน่าเที่ยว Florida was behind 17-3 going into the fourth quarter.
The misfortune snapped a 11-game series of wins for the Gators who endured their first home misfortune under Urban Meyer. Meyer’s group had won 18 straight at home, 17 since Meyer took over in 2005.
The Gators got to their No. 4 positioning by outwitting No. 110 Western Kentucky, No. 85 Mississippi, No. 77 Troy and No. 32 Tennessee, a SEC rival. Beating Tennessee is the thing that vaulted Florida up in the rankings. Florida dropped to No. 9 in the rankings.
No. 5 West Virginia ran collide with No. 18 South Florida in a Big East go head to head in South Florida and lost 21-13. Mentor Jim Leavitt and his South Florida Bulls are rapidly turning into the group nobody needs to confront, and THE narrative of the school football season.
West Virginia dropped from No. 5 to No. 13 in the rankings while South Florida climbed from No. 18 to No. 6.
West Virginia got to its No. 5 positioning by bringing down No. 129 Marshall, No. 94 Western Michigan, No. 74 East Carolina and No. 51 Maryland. Mountain dweller fans who anticipated that West Virginia should go undefeated this year and win the public title need to pull together.
No. 7 Texas got truly discovered and humiliated at home against Kansas State in another Big 12 game as the Wildcats unloaded on the Longhorns, 41-21. I have been scrutinizing Texas’ height since the start of the year, and presently my doubts have been approved.
Texas got to 4-0 by crushing No. 162 Rice, No. 100 Arkansas State, No. 73 Central Florida and No. 54 TCU. Especially telling was Central Florida, which Texas beat by a field objective while surrendering 32 focuses. Texas, who is evaluated No. 25 by Sagarin, dropped to No. 19, a significantly more practical spot for the Longhorns to relax.
No. 10 Rutgers, the sweethearts of the Big East, were angry with home by Maryland 34-24, and dropped to No. 21. I trust Rutgers will before long exit the Top 25 as two 5-0 groups in the Big East-No. 20 Cincinnati and unranked Connecticut- – are being ignored.
Rutgers rose to No. 10 by preparing on No. 208 AA Norfolk State, No. 142 Buffalo and No. 68 Navy. For hell’s sake, talk about a faltering timetable. They merit what they get.
Sagarin rates Rutgers at No. 38; even that appears high to me right now.
No. 11 Oregon played host to No. 6 California in a Pac 10 matchup and drove 14-10 going into the fourth quarter however the Bears scored three scores as of now to take care of them, 31-24.
More regrettable yet, the Ducks’ Cameron Colvin scored what gave off an impression of being the tying score in the last seconds yet he bobbled and the ball left the end zone, giving California a touchback and a triumph when the play was checked on. Duck fans in Autzen Stadium understood the deviant play may have cost them a public title not too far off.