Monday, December 01, 2008

Week 14 Power Poll

As far as I'm concerned, the whining from Texas fans is just that: whining. Yes, you beat Oklahoma by ten on a neutral field. But you also lost to Tech. And Oklahoma took Tech behind the woodshed early and often. So how do you break this three-way tie? Head to head is a draw. So you look at who is the stronger team, and Oklahoma is the clear favorite there. Big East champion Cincinnati? Top 15 TCU? Oklahoma State? Texas Tech? All are impressive victories for the Sooners, and that's why I give the Sooners the edge.
  1. Florida (Computers hate 'em, but I think they're the best team in the country.)
  2. Oklahoma (A close second to the Gators...)
  3. Alabama
  4. Texas (Here's the thing...if Florida beats 'Bama this week, there's a distinct possibility that Texas could stay above the Gators. If that happens, you might see the whole OU/UT issue worked out in Miami in January...)
  5. USC
  6. Utah
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Penn State
  9. Boise State
  10. Ball State
Big XII Standings
  1. Oklahoma
  2. Texas
  3. Texas Tech
  4. Oklahoma State
  5. Missouri (Hey, if they somehow pull off the upset in KC, who knows what would happen to the bowl lineup. It could be a repeat of 1998, when K-State fell all the way to the Alamo Bowl since every other bowl had already made up their mind as to who they would take.)
  6. Nebraska
  7. Kansas
  8. Baylor
  9. Colorado
  10. Texas A&M
  11. Kansas State
  12. Iowa State

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