Three SEC West Teams: LSU, Alabama, Arkansas 1-2-3 in BCS

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We all know what a chaotic weekend it was in college football. #2, #4 and #5 all went down. And we knew the fallout would be very comprehensive. After their brutal defeat to the Union in the Civil War, champions of the Confederacy were known to say “the South shall rise again!”

And it’s happened, this weekend in 2011- although I’m sure this is nothing like what the southern gentlemen envisioned. The SEC Western division teams: LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and the Arkansas Razorbacks are 1-2-3 in the tonight’s BCS standings.

Yeah, I guess you could say it’s the strongest conference in football; and the strongest division in football.

If you wish to be Captain Obvious.

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Four Reasons Why The Badgers Didn’t Run Up the Score

This Saturday, the Indiana football program literally became the doormat for the Big Ten Conference when the Wisconsin Badgers defeated them 83-20 at Camp Randall Stadium. The Hoosiers are now 4-6 and have yet to win a conference game in six tries.

Forget about the Hoosiers though, the big story is how #7 Wisconsin tied the mark for the most points in a Big Ten Conference game ever. The 83 points is also the most points scored in school history since 1915.

At first glance, the 45 points in the second half may look like the Badgers ran up the score, but here are four reasons why the 83 points were appropriate and warranted.

By: Nick Grays

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Despite Routing #5 Utah, TCU Still Not Slotted for BCS Title Game


Even though #3 and undefeated Texas Christian absolutely manhandled #5 (and previously undefeated) Utah on Saturday, it was still not enough for them to move up into a slot to play for the college football national title. (If the season ended today) In fact, they didn’t even move up at all, they remained at number three.

If you are a BCS proponent, you are truly running out of credibility (not like you really had much to begin with). There are four undefeated teams left in college football, two power conference teams: #1 Oregon and #2 Auburn, and two “mid-majors” #3 TCU and #4 Boise St.

In the latest rankings, the Big Ten first checks in at #7 Wisconsin Badgers, followed by #9 Ohio State Buckeyes, #11 Michigan State Spartans and #13 Iowa Hawkeyes. Throw in Nebraska next year at #8 and it looks like a really solid, top heavy conference even though there is absolutely no way a conference team plays for the title in 2010.

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How the Badgers Can Return to Rose Bowl

Another week, another installment of “As the Big Ten Turns,” or as it seems as the conference projects to have a jumbled mess in the standings when it’s all said and done. Maybe the addition of a Big Ten Championship starting in 2011 wasn’t such a bad idea?

At #9, the Wisconsin Badgers lead all Big Ten teams in the most recent BCS standings followed by #11 Ohio State, #14 Michigan State and #16 Iowa. Let’s take a look at each team, including Wisconsin and speculate on how the Badgers can get back to Pasadena for the first time since 2000.

By: Nick Grays

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Michigan State #7 in 1st BCS Rankings of 2010


Michigan State isn’t known for just basketball anymore. The football team at the hoops haven is really making a name for itself.

State is off to their first 7-0 start since the national championship year of 1966. The first BCS standings of the college football season came Sunday night, and since MSU is the only undefeated Big Ten team left, they lead the way among conference representation at #7.

The top five consists of Oklahoma, Oregon, Boise St, Auburn, and TCU. Other Big Ten teams in the top 25 include #10 Ohio State, #13 Wisconsin, #15 Iowa and (sort of) #16 Nebraska.

For the full standings in detail go here.

Head Coach Mark D’Antonio articulated what it feels like to be 7-0:

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