So week 3 what can we say there were big upsets and big blowouts. The week also saw old school good teams make major waves to getting back to prominence. Some schools squeaked by much lessor opponents. Others tried their best to make a case to enter the top 25 and some who fell out are doing some major work to get back in. This week we will see our first team with a loss in the top 25 that will provide hope to others that fell out. With each passing week teams identities are starting to shine through. Without further delay here comes week 3 blogpoll.
Where should I start?
How about the B1G which is just a horrible league this year. Our “best team” Mich St. lost a home game at night in prime time on Natl. TV to Notre Dame. Ohio St. barely beat a middle of the road Pac 12 team at home. Northwestern and Minnesota are the only other 2 undefeated teams left other then the Buckeyes and are on the cusp of being top 25 if they ever played a good team to show us how good they are. Michigan and MSU are good teams but both lost big games in front of America badly. Wisconsin is a dreadful team that should be 1-2 if not for a missed FG by Utah St. so they are 2-1 but are really really bad. For right now only Ohio St. deserves to be ranked for the B1G and they are dropping in the polls each of the last 2 weeks.
Next lets discuss the SEC. Bama and LSU are for real as normal. Florida is proving that Urban Meyer didnt leave the cupboard empty as some people think. Georgia and South Carolina are on the cusp of greatness but will stay in the background behind the top 2 until they beat them. The rest of the SEC is blah to say the least. 2 teams from the SEC have lost to Sun Belt opponents in the last 2 weeks and Auburn almost made it 3 teams. The SEC bottom half of the league is just as bad as everyone else if not worse.
The PAC 12 and Big 12 are pretty stacked top to bottom with decent to great teams and are probably the top 2 conferences as a whole right now. The top teams in both leagues can play with BAMA and LSU.
Notre Dame is better then anyone thought and everyone knows it now. They are bigger and faster on defense and capable on offense. The question is can they sustain it for the whole year with a very difficult schedule?
The ACC and Big East are just who they are and the B1G is doing their best to join them in underachieving and disastrous play. None of them deserve more then 2-3 ranked teams and eventually all will be down to one ranked team each if they don’t improve leaps and bounds.