Week 7 Roundup, Midseason Report

Michigan State is at the center of attention right now with their victory over Michigan, and next week's matchup with Wisconsin

This past weekend once again wasn’t very exciting for the top ten in College Football. Everybody won, and most did it pretty impressively. In some big games in the Big Ten, Michigan and Illinois fell from the ranks of the unbeaten’s via Michigan State and Ohio State respectively. There are now only 10 unbeaten teams left and the BCS picture is getting clearer with the official release of the BCS rankings. Some teams realized that they have a lot more work to do than others. At this point its clear that the 2 pairs of teams from the SEC and Big 12 have the big advantage. Only two can stay undefeated, and if they are successful in doing so they will play for the National Championship.

The rest of the real contenders is probably limited to just Wisconsin, Clemson, Boise State and Stanford. Each of these teams needs some help from the four previous teams because at best they need only of them to finish without a loss. At this point the teams are ranked Wisconsin, Boise State, Clemson and then Stanford. The problem is the rest of the schedule for many of these teams are an issue. Boise State will likely fall behind the others if they are undefeated at the end of the year because they play such an easy schedule. Wisconsin and Stanford also have the problem of their struggling conferences this year. Clemson also plays in a struggling ACC but their non conference schedule is better than the others and might put them over the top of Wisconsin and Stanford if they finish undefeated.

Now onto my poll for this week, which I rank teams solely based on who I think is the better team, and who would beat who. That’s all. Anyway here we go:

1. Alabama

2. LSU

3. Oklahoma

4. Wisconsin

5. Stanford

6. Clemson

7. Oklahoma State

8. Oregon

9. Boise State

10. Arkansas

11. Virginia Tech

12. West Virginia

13. Michigan State

14. Nebraska

15. South Carolina

16. Texas A&M

17. Michigan

18. Kansas State

19. Georgia Tech

20. Auburn

21. Notre Dame

22. Penn State

23. Arizona State

24. Washington

25. Houston

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