The UCF “Dominance” is Over
IT IS OVER! IT IS FINALLY OVER! We will not have to hear “UCF should be in the Playoffs”. UCF lost to an average 2-2 Pittsburgh team. One of the few decent teams they have had on their schedule the past three years. To commemorate UCF’s last two years of ” Dominance” here are all the teams they have beaten (Only one finished in the top 20):
#10 Auburn 10-4
#21 USF 10-2 (Won Bowl Game by three points against 6-7 Texas Tech)
#25 Memphis 10-3 (Lost Bowl Game to 8-5 Iowa State)
East Carolina 3-9
Austin Peay (FCS)
#24 Cincinnati 11-2 (Won bowl game by 4 points against 6-7 Virginia Tech)
South Florida 7-6
South Carolina State (FCS)
Seven Teams Above the Rest
Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Those are the elite teams so far this season. Wisconsin joined the discussion when they absolutely crushed Michigan. Wisconsin isn’t flashy, but they play good defense, run the ball, and don’t turn the ball over. It is almost a foregone conclusion it’ll be Ohio State vs. Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship.
And no I didn’t forget Auburn. It was an impressive win against Texas A&M this weekend, but they are not an elite team with Bo Nix. You can’t be elite with a quarterback that completes under 50% of his passes. Bo Nix will have to evolve for Auburn to have a chance as a top team.
One Loss Teams in the Hunt
Oregon, Texas, and Notre Dame all have impressive losses and are not out of the playoff race. Oregon and Texas could win-out, win their conference, and be right in prime playoff position. Will they? Probably not, but the opportunity is there.
Trouble in Michigan
I tried to tell you, their defense is not good. The Michigan offense isn’t good either. This is a flat out average Big Ten team in a lot of trouble. Jim Harbaugh is in year 5 and these are all his players. There is no where to point the finger, but at Harbaugh. He has changed Michigan to a constant top 25 team, but they’re not an elite program. Despite all the recruits and all the hype, Michigan is just an above average Big Ten team.
Terrible AP Top 25 Ranking of the Week
SMU (4-0) Big win over TCU: Unranked
UCF (3-1) Loss to 2-2 Pitt, Win over 1-3 Stanford: #22
Nice job AP… Nice job
MY TOP 25
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Kansas State
- Boise State
- Wake Forest
- Texas A&M