I remember arguing during the first couple weeks of September that the college football is just as predictable as the pros, and that we might as well cancel the season and pit No.1 USC versus No.2 LSU and get it over with. Well, so much for that. The BCS rankings were released today, and after a crazy couple of weekends in which all the top condenders have been upset, the Ohio State Buckeyes find themselves at a firm No.1 ranking. With a relatively soft schedule, Ohio State has not been overly impressive, but it is more about the mere fact that they remain undefeated and have avoided the big letdowns:
- LSU lost in triple overtime 43-37 to Kentucky.
- California lost at home to Oregon State 31-28.
- USC lost its No.1 ranking two weeks ago after being exposed in a close victory against Washington. Then they were stunned last week by Stanford, 24-23. (That same weekend, Notre Dame got their first win against UCLA, and the Anaheim Angels were swept out of the playoffs. Throw in Lakers' owner Jerry Buss saying he would be willing to trade Kobe Bryant, and it was a terrible week of sports in Southern California).
- The season's first BCS rankings feature the 6-0 South Florida Bulls and the 7-0 Boston College Eagles at No.2 and No.3 respectively.