What a difference 3 years makes. Back in ’06 #1 Ohio State took on #2 Michigan and there was buzz that, gee, if the score was close and it was an entertaining game then we might see a rematch of these two teams in the BCS championship game. Was not to be as Ohio State pounded Michigan only to see themselves get whupped by Florida 41-14 some 18 weeks later in the title game. Anyway, the Rose Bowl-bound Buckeyes will take on their archrival 5-6 Wolverines today in Columbus.
We’re hearing similar buzz this year with respect to #1 Florida and #2 Alabama as they both have scrimmages today against Florida International and Chattanooga, respectively.
The two will meet on Dec. 5 for the SEC championship game and for every SEC homer who thinks that will be the real national championship game, get over yourself. Whoever loses will drop far enough in the human polls to ensure there will not be a rematch.
So, to all our fellow BCS luddites out there, a prayer is lifted up that somehow #3 Texas trips up in one of their remaining 3 games (Kansas, Texas A&M, and whatever pathetic Big 12 North team they will play in the Big 12 championship game – the later the better) and allows little ol’ TCU (#4) to sneak into the BCS championship game and send T.V. network execs to the rooftops.
LSU (#8) V. Ole Miss for the Magnolia Bowl trophy.
Penn St. (#14) v. Michigan St. for the Land Grant trophy.
In-state rivals Purdue and Indiana compete for the Old Oaken Bucket.
Iowa (#13) and Minnesota play for Floyd of Rosedale (pictured).
And Stanford (#17) and Cal (#25) get it on the Big Game for the Stanford Axe.
A lot going on today so we will definitely be checking back in. In the meantime, please enjoy this fabulous pre-Thanksgiving college football Saturday.