This college football season is getting ridiculous. I've never watched so many high-ranked teams struggle against mediocre opponents. I can't tell you how steamed I am that Oklahoma can't get it together, because I think they've got the talent and the coaching. But, put them on the field and the play down to their competition. I've watched four games this year where OU let a team hang around or won the game in the last 2 minutes. And don't get me started on Texas. I think they've got one of the most talented teams in the country, but they don't play hard. That's a coaching problem – plain & simple.
Big Kev's College Top 5 (Last Week's Top 5)
Rounding out the top ten in order are: Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Texas, NC State, Georgia.
Texas/Oklahoma:It's time for the "Red River Shootout" and both teams limp into Dallas for a showdown. Texas has more talent, but can't seem to use it on the field. OU has better coaching, and it's saved them a couple of times this year. That being said, the "major" polls (those other than the Big Kev Top 5) rank Texas and OU at #2 and #3, depending on the poll. Even though I don't think these two are top 5 teams, I do think this will be a heck of a game. It will be decided late, but OU beats Texas and Texas fans decide Mack Brown has to go at the end of the year.
When I was at FSU, this was the one "blood" game of the year. Yeah, UF was important, but FSU was beating the Gators every year while Miami was knocking FSU out of the National Championship. Twice during my years there, FSU got derailed by the Hurricanes. Wouldn't it be nice to get a little revenge? Unfortunately, FSU may not have the tools on defense this year to stop the Hurricanes and –even though I hate to say it — Miami is a better team than the 'Noles. I'll be rooting for an FSU victory, but don't be shocked if Miami wins it and leads most of the second half.
Virginia Tech over Boston College
Oregon over UCLA
Ohio State over San Jose State
Notre Dame over Pitt
Michigan over Penn State
Air Force over BYU
Georgia over Tennessee
Kentucky over South Carolina
Florida over LSU