Thursday, October 18, 2012
Behind The Scoreboard
SEC stout in BCS
Week seven was ushered in for aspirants in the 2012 collegiate season and most of these teams were looking ahead to where they would possibly end up in the BCS Bowl picture.
The first release of these standings over the weekend showed the SEC with a firm hold on four of the first seven spots.
As is the case with the national poll, the Crimson Tide, of course, (who would have thought it?) is firmly ensconced at numero uno. There were a handful of skeptics who thought the newcomers (Missouri Tigers) had a chance of knocking off the Tide on Saturday. Talk about pipe dreams.
I apologize for that last blurt (hee, hee); actually, Mizzou isn’t all that bad. The Tigers have had seven consecutive seasons in which they have gone bowling. However, the persons who made the decision to jump to the SEC might be having some second thoughts. Nick Saban and the head coach of Missouri (Gary Pinkel) have history; they were teammates at Kent State and their coaching careers have followed each other at times. The acquaintanceship had little sway when the two faced each other for the first time on opposite sides of the grids.
And if anyone was wondering, the SEC kept their six slots in the big 25 – Alabama (1), South Carolina (now 5, which had hoped to move to 2), LSU (now 6), Florida (4), MS State (19) and Texas A&M (22). Will the Tide still be number one at season’s end? Yours truly can’t see anyone besting them at this point; can you?
The best bets in week six were the games at Ole Miss vs. Auburn and South Carolina vs. LSU. The Rebels did much to validate their total worth by taking out the Tigers. Auburn held a 27-9 lead over the Rebels in the series.
Ole Miss could become bowl eligible with wins over Arkansas and Georgia.
The Gamecocks and the LSU Tigers perhaps provided the most entertainment. When the dust cleared, South Carolina had dropped out of the unbeaten ranks. LSU’s victory will allow them to stay in the top 10 and keep their sight on another BCS run.
As a parting shot and to take some of us back to a name we love to forget, Tommy Tuberville (remember him?), and his Texas Tech Red Raiders knocked off number five West Virginia University. Under Tuberville, the Red Raiders have beaten six of their last rated opponents. Just thought I would mention it.
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