With college football underway let’s take a look at what’s happened in the first four games.What I expected:
Top ranked teams Alabama and Ohio State remain undefeated and continue to be favorites for the BCS championship game.
Alabama did look a little shaky against Arkansas trailing by 13 at one point but proved they’re still the team to beat by pulling out the win.
The Buckeyes rolled through their last game, dropping 73 on a sad Eastern Michigan team that hasn’t won a game in two seasons.
The road ahead won’t be easy as half of their final eight games are against ranked opponents.
What I’m not surprised at:
Boise State knocked off the only two ranked opponents they will likely face this year, backing up their third ranking and keeping them in the mix for the title game.
Boise State is walking a fine line though.
The rest of their schedule is pretty weak and if they don’t manhandle those teams there will be too many voters that aren’t sure they’ve got what it takes.
After losing head coach Brian Kelly to Notre Dame, the University of Cincinnati, a team that lost just two regular season games over the last two years, have been in a free fall.
UC is now 1-3 with their only win against FCS team Indiana State.
The Bearcats did look better against eighth ranked Oklahoma in their two point loss at home and probably should have won that game.
With a conference schedule with no ranked teams, their still may be a ray of hope for Butch Jones’ squad to make a run at a third straight Big East title but it’s most likely not going to happen.
What I never saw coming:
Virginia Tech embarrassed themselves and their fans by losing to FCS team James Madison, a team they were favored to beat by 31 points.
The Hokies are now 2-2 and will need to run the table in the ACC in order to regain the respect they’ve earned as one of only three teams to have won at least 10 games each of the last five seasons. Texas and Ohio State are the other two teams.
Denard Robinson is a freak. If the Michigan quarterback can stay healthy and keep winning, this is probably the front runner for the Heisman.
Robinson will get the chance to prove himself against real competition in Oct. as the Wolverines play three ranked teams this month.
Speaking of which, seventh ranked Texas took a nose dive against an unranked UCLA team that started out their own season losing two of their first three games.
Texas turned the ball over five times and you can’t win ball games doing that.
With eighth ranked Oklahoma coming up Texas will be a long shot to keep that 10 win season streak alive.
Coach Mack Brown is definitely missing All-time career wins leader Colt McCoy but he’s just going to have to make do with Garrett Gilbert.