I recorded the USC-Oregon game and was aghast at how many times USC's defense could not even get lined up before the Ducks snapped the ball.
Q: How do we feel about Alabama playing Western Carolina in two weeks?
A: The Southeastern Conference wouldn't have it any other way. One advantage of playing an eight-game league schedule, as opposed to nine in the Pac-12, is that SEC teams get to pad their records with an extra nonconference win every year.
That's not to say 1-AA Western Carolina is any worse than Colorado this year.
The SEC typically sets aside a weekend in November to feast on an early Thanksgiving meal.
Check out the SEC schedule on Nov. 17: Alabama hosts Western Carolina, Auburn plays Alabama A&M, Kentucky hosts Samford, Florida tackles Jacksonville State, South Carolina hosts Wofford and Texas A&M plays Sam Houston State
Q: I don't believe any of the teams with two losses ranked higher than Oklahoma were defeated by two teams in your top four. Would you please explain your rationale for rating them this low?
A: Rankman doesn't need to explain his rationale … he just needs a bank to cash his checks. What you conveniently failed to mention was that both of Oklahoma's defeats this year were at home, a place where the Sooners have nearly been invincible under Coach Bob Stoops.
You failed to mention Oklahoma allowed Notre Dame to score 30 points. The Irish needed three overtimes to score 29 last week against Pittsburgh. Notre Dame scored 20 points against pathetic Purdue.
Rankman is always willing to reevaluate the merits of each team. Oklahoma was my No. 14 this week, actually only two spots worse than the Sooners are in the BCS standings.
The amazing thing is you took the time to complain about two ranking positions in a subjective poll that doesn't mean anything.
That's the kind of school spirit I like to see.