The Way I See It, Texas (13-0) is the number one team in the nation. Following the Rose Bowl how in the world the BCS can justify naming USC (12-1) as the top team is beyond me. That one loss on USC's record came at the hands of the then No. 2 team in the nation, the Longhorns. Take your statistics and stick it on a Trojan sword, this year Texas was the best. Simply another reason the BCS should be abolished and a National Division 1 championship held. A clear-cut winner would be crowned and none of this points garbage following the game.
It's no secret I'm a Penn State fan, but their No. 3 ranking is a joke as well. In addition to Texas and Southern Cal, LSU, Ohio State and possibly Notre Dame would have ended Joe Pa's heralded year. By the way I have never relinquished my desire to witness Paterno step down, and I truly hope that Penn State had the success this year that will allow him the opportunity to step back and let Tom Bradley assume the head coaching position at Happy Valley. As Bob Ford expressed in a recent commentary in the Philadelphia Inquirer, JoePa can now start the inner-city program for youth he mentions every now or then. Or perhaps he can represent the university some capacity, or assume the Republican campaign chairmanship for the next Presidential election. God knows the party will need all the help they can get.
In fairness to Phil Steele, who predicts the Top 40 prior to the season, there were some surprises. Steele listed his Top 7 as 1. USC, 2. LSU, 3. Purdue, 4. Louisville, 5. Texas, 6. Miami, and 7. Michigan. That's not bad for a guy who didn't see the first snap of the season take place before he put his neck on the block. His preseason rankings make a lot more sense then the BCS after the collegiate season has ended.
The way I see it, FoxSports came the closest to calling it correctly, although I have a problem with their final rankings as well. They have it 1. Texas, 2. USC, 3. LSU, 4. Notre Dame, 5. Penn State, 6. Ohio State. 7. Auburn. I have Ohio State going to No. 5 and the Fighting Irish slipping to No. 6. I also would cast a vote for West Virginia in the No. 7 slot.
The college football season comes to a close much to my wife's delight and now we await March Madness and the opening of the MLB season. And this year I'm planning on doing some trout fishing and woodchuck hunting. Don't you love it?