With Week 10 in the books, and the second CFP rankings coming out tomorrow, it seems clear that five teams have a clear path to the playoffs by winning out: Bama, Clemson, Washington, and Michigan / Ohio State. The case for a two-loss SEC-champ Auburn to get in is there, but it’s also a lot less clear (how would the committee evaluate 2-loss Auburn against Louisville, especially with the rest of the SEC starting to fall apart and bringing down Auburn’s SOR?).
Time will tell, of course, and there’s much in the way of football to be played that could upset the Apple (Cup) cart. Wisconsin could finally find its identity and win the B1G CG. Washington could falter down the home stretch.
But for now, let’s bask in the glory of our respective wins, over our respective foes, with the respective perspective to be gained from each, including:
Listen to all this AND MORE in this week’s Igno Rant Weekly Recap. Then share! Then vote on Tuesday, cry in the shower over the state of our political system, buy some ice cream and eat it with Jameson and Bailey’s, and –finally!– share the podcast one more time.
Year Three of the College Football Playoffs isn’t going according to our historic script. We should be wringing our hands over the large number of undefeateds still in play. Instead, we’re left with a Saturday in November that won’t add much to the muddled picture of one-loss (and two-loss?) teams in the first CFP top 10.
Though the Bama/LSU promises to be an interesting matchup, what else is going on this weekend that compelling viewing? Certainly not the Suicide Squad extended version Blu-Ray.
Let’s figure all that out together, shall we? Listen to this week’s podcast, leave us a comment online, and share with your friends & neighbors!
The two-lane blacktop that serves as the only ingress to the College Football Playoffs — that suburban, gated community of college football’s top 1% — is suddenly in a bit of a traffic jam. Typically at this time of year, we wring our hands over the number of unbeaten teams still in contention. And yet, even though Baylor, West Virginia, Nebraska, and Boise State all had their first sad bus ride of the season… things seem even more confused than before.
Yes, we have THE BIG FOUR unbeatens (Bama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington). And if they win out, then this will be the easiest job the CFP Committee has had yet. But…should one or more falter, we then start the process of determining the best one (or two) loss team(s) ready to step in.
We don’t discuss any of that crap in today’s episode, but we will get into civil engineering and traffic faux pas, so buckle up, listen, comment, and share!
While we’re not ready to say there aren’t any good games in the SEC this weekend, with Bama on a BYE week, Florida looking stale, and Ole Miss / Georgia tanking like General Patton — it’s on Auburn to be the conference standard-bearer.
Top 25 games around the nation include:
Few things in life are as satisfying as being RIGHT (one of those is winning 4 titles in 7 years). Jeremy believed in his beloved Tigers, and they showed up in a big way against the buffet warriors of Arkansas. They have turned things around and become a legit top-25 team. Happy?
Also: Bama overwhelmed another top-10 opponent. Yawn, I guess.
It’s high noon in the dusty streets of the SEC West. The cowbellers are busy watching, terrified, from the seedy apothecary as the bad hombres of Alabama, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, and Ole Miss step out for college football’s version of gunfight at the OK Corral.
Jeremy & Carey make some BOLD, BOLD predictions this week, nearly making up for their long drought. I mean, this is the muddy cactus whisky of bold predictions: strong, cheap, and liable to make you look stupid.
Check it all out in the podcast; and don’t forget to comment and share!
If you’re not Alabama, you either lost or won a squeaker this weekend. Let Jeremy and Carey take you through how it all breaks down: from NC State’s adoption of the Adam Griffith School of Field Goals to Mark Richt bringing the “big game” mentality to the U.
The LSU/Florida lovers’ spat threatened to overshadow Tennessee Hate Week, but here we are at the Third Saturday in October. Outside of this game, there’s a couple of other top-25 matchups with OSU/Wisconsin and Ole Miss/Arkansas.
Listen to the boys make ’em their picks!
Goodbye Stanford and Oregon, Hello Washington and Washington State. So long Houston and UNC and Tennessee’s “pixie dust”. Hello to high-octane, HUNH Bama, and Auburn winning with stifling defense, a pounding ground game, and a game manager behind center.
At least the debates were pretty traditional, amirite?
Best wishes to all the fans in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew — stay safe and dry! Not all games have been ruined by weather though: The Red River Shootout has been done in by the fact that no one cares (due to the Big XII sucking and all).
Has Mark Richted the ship in Miami? Which story of redemption wins the day: Tennessee or Kevin Sumlin? And can Auburn get a second coach fired by notching a 2nd SEC victory?