| Oct 13, 2012
There is one problem in trying to project Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championships Series standings:
That problem is Saturday. The games could substantially alter all pre-standings prognostications.
There would be no huge controversies if the...
| Oct 18, 2012
USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on.
Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
| Oct 18, 2012
The SEC (a.k.a., BCS) standings were released this week and it was a surprise to see that former Big 12 Conference member Texas A&M is the only Southeastern Conference school ranked between 13th and 25th. The SEC really needs to upgrade its...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Oregon can't afford to keep winning like this. A few more lopsided victories and the Ducks could finish last in the BCS and end up playing in the Toilet Bowl.
On Thursday, Oregon sprinted to a 43-7, second-quarter lead on Arizona State and might have...
| Oct 15, 2012
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1. Oregon at Arizona State on a Thursday didn't look like much of a game two months ago with the Sun Devils coming off a 6-7 season. First-year Coach Todd Graham, however, has Arizona State at 5-1 and...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:20 PM
No. 6 Louisiana State (6-1) at No. 20 Texas A&M (5-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
Call this a five-alarm, alarm-clock special. Texas A&M's electric offense, averaging 47 points per game, searches for crevices in LSU's stone-solid defense, giving up 14...
| Oct 25, 2012
Mike Riley is an obvious coach-of-the-year choice given the double-double (with fries) charge he injected into an Oregon State team that finished 3-9 last year.
The Beavers are 6-0 for the first time since 1907 and deserving of top-10 accolades.
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
This weekend's very impatient, 6-year-old kid-like, takeaway question is: Why wait?
Can't we just convene a council of BCS bishops and start the four-team playoff now?
It would be just like college football to have two spots available this year for four...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Is this really a big deal? One USC football player changing his number shouldn't warrant this much attention.
Answer: I'll grant you that one USC jersey swap against Colorado at the Coliseum is not as...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:08 PM
It was a rotten day to be undefeated, or USC, or the BCS standings, which suddenly got indigestion.
It was great to be Kansas State, Kent State, Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan State, Boise State, McNeese State — but not New Mexico State or...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Only the presidential candidates had to make their closing arguments over the weekend.
For the four undefeated college football teams vying for this year's national title, winning for now was good enough.
It won't be like this in two or three weeks,...