Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pac-12, SEC Dominate Blue Football Through and Through Top 25

The early weeks show teams that have been the most impressive thus far, rather than ranking teams from a biased point of view.  Nevertheless, they will be volatile until the teams sort it out on the field.  The #1 factor in ranking teams is their Biggest Wins, losses are most damaging if they are to unranked teams.  This encourages teams to schedule other Top 25 teams.

How big does the Clemson win over Georgia look now?  Which is why Clemson has been the #1 team on Blue Football Through and Through ever since, and why the national polls now have them climbing closer to this poll.  Clemson still has the biggest win over the season.  Alabama and Georgia are neck-and-neck by virtue of being the only teams in the nation with two wins over Top 25 teams.  

The SEC has eight teams in the Top 25, while the Pac-12 has five.  Those are (by far) the top two conferences in the nation this year.

1-1.      Clemson (4-0) walloped Wake Forest 56-7, Biggest Win over #3 Georgia
3-2.    Alabama (4-0) shut out #18 Mississippi 25-0, Biggest Wins over #15 Texas A&M, #18 Mississippi
4-3.    Georgia (3-1) escaped with a 44-41 win over #4 LSU, Biggest Wins over #4 LSU, #16 South Carolina, Lost to #1 #1 Clemson
2-4.    LSU (4-1) lost to #3 Georgia 44-41, Biggest Win over #12 Auburn, Lost to #3 Georgia
5-5.    Miami of Florida (4-0) smothered South Florida 49-21, Biggest Win over #21 Florida
6-6.    Oregon (4-0) creamed California 55-16, Biggest Win over Tennessee
10-7.  Oklahoma (4-0) ran by #20 Notre Dame 35-21, Biggest Win over #25 Notre Dame
7-8.  Ohio State (5-0) survived unranked Wisconsin 31-24, Biggest Win over Wisconsin
8-9.  Michigan (4-0) was idle, Biggest Win over #25 Notre Dame
11-10.  Texas Tech (4-0) did not play, Biggest Win over TCU
12-11.  UCLA (3-0) was idle this week, Biggest Win over Nebraska
13-12.  Auburn (3-1) did not play, Biggest Win over Washington State, lost to #3 LSU
16-13.    Washington (4-0) downed Arizona 31-13, Biggest Wins over Arizona and Boise State
19-14.  Stanford (4-0) held off Arizona State 42-28, Biggest Win over #19 Arizona State
17-15.  Texas A&M (3-1) handled Arkansas 45-33, Biggest Win over Arkansas, Lost to #2 Alabama
18-16.    South Carolina (3-1) came from behind to beat UCF, Biggest Win over UCF, Lost to #3 Georgia
21-17.    Florida State (4-0) came from way back to beat Boston College 48-34, Biggest Win over Pittsburgh
15-18.  Mississippi (3-1) lost to #3 Alabama 25-0, Biggest Win over Texas, Lost to #2 Alabama
---19.  Arizona State (3-1) blasted USC 62-41, Biggest Win over Wisconsin, Lost to #14 Stanford
9-20.  Oklahoma State (3-1) lost to unranked West Virginia 30-21, Biggest Win over Mississippi State, Lost to West Virginia
23-21.  Louisville (4-0) did not play this week, Biggest Win over Kentucky
24-22.  Florida (3-1) downed Kentucky 24-7, Biggest Win over Tennessee, Lost to #5 Miami of Florida 
25-23.  Northwestern (4-0) did not play, Biggest Win over California
25--24.  Fresno State (4-0) held off Hawai'i 42-37, Biggest Wins over Rutgers and Boise State
20-25.  Notre Dame (3-2) lost to #10 Oklahoma 35-21, Biggest Win over Michigan State, lost to #7 Oklahoma and #9 Michigan

Dropped Out:  Washington State (3-2) 

Also Considered:
Maryland (4-0) did not play, Biggest Win over West Virginia
Michigan State (3-1) did not play, Biggest Win over South Florida, Lost to #20 Notre Dame
UCF (3-1) lost to #18 South Carolina 28-25, Biggest Win over Penn State, Lost to #18 South Carolina
Virginia Tech (4-1) beat Georgia Tech 17-10, Biggest wins over Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Lost to #2 Alabama
Arizona (3-1) lost to #16 Washington 31-13, Biggest Win over UNLV, Lost to #16 Washington

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