While Indiana was getting reamed, nothing else happened in the NCAA!
Few tilts have spoken to us at this point; conference play has only been hinted at, and, frankly, it’s still hot as hell and hard to believe anyone is padding up for scrimmage already. That said, we have results from another week . . . but, sadly, no news whatsoever.
Week Three Most OverRated Football Program Results
1 Utah annihilated who-knew-there-was-an Idaho State
2 Florida escaped a solid Kentucky with a fourth quarter resurgence
3 Notre Dame flexed their way past New Mexico
4 Auburn curb-stomped Joe Walsh (the rocker) alma mater Kent State
5 Boise St galloped past alphabet people’s studies heavyweight Portland State
5 Oregon mauled the Montana Grizzlies
7 Texas beat Rice for the 70th or 80th time
8 Georgia bravely blanked the Fighting Osteopaths of Arkansas State
8 Clemson took it to formerly over-rated Syracuse
8 Oklahoma handled winless UCLA
So there’s just nothing in the way of take-downs to high five anyone over.
Off topic: Penn State almost got shown up at home by Pitt.
Not rated and not worth mentioning: The University of Tennessee bulldozed an University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, but no copyrighting was attempted. Reportedly, 1996 third round 49er draft pick Terrell Owens watched every snap over popcorn.
So we await next Saturday’s scrums with few changes to the OverRated other than the odd addition.
Week N + 1 Most OverRated Football Programs
1 Utah must run a gauntlet of 20-ish rated PAC8, 10, or 12 teams
2 Cal same as Utah, must endure hellish, SEC-like conference; welcome!
3 Iowa escaped the Cyclones; welcome to our list, latest national sweetheart
4 Washington St re-enters the list; Houston was much tighter than the score shows
5 Florida may live up to their vaunted spot . . . but has not yet
5 Notre Dame must put up or shut up at Athens; somebody’s gotta lose that game
5 UCF might well run the tables and get to a very nice bowl
5 Georgia would be humiliated by a loss to the Irish ‘twixt the hedges
9 Clemson can only screw up; anything shy of perfection is unacceptable
9 Oklahoma is solid and should have a thoroughly nice season
11 Oregon PAC10 anybody as the best cage match this fall anywhere?
11 Auburn starts a grueling, PAC8-worthy loop through neighbors and cousins
11 Boise St can’t fail in the regular season unless they lay an egg somewhere
14 Texas has a comfy few weeks until the Red River rivalry resumes
Year to Date Hides on the Wall Ratings
1 Stanford was revealed by USC
2 Syracuse was unranked after Maryland
3 Iowa State was dethroned before their decent showing against Iowa
4 Texas probably over-paid for losing to titan LSU
4 Texas A&M probably over-paid for losing to titan Clemson
4 Florida was ranked down after silly pre-season enthusiasm (but are back up now!)
Year to Date It-Would-Seem Blown Calls Because They’re Doing Okay
4 Washington State . . . but we get another bite at this apple !
So closes another week.
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Disclosure of sources of bias: your writer has attended the University of Tennessee, Memphis State and the University of Memphis, Christian Brothers College . . . and he sleeps with an alumna of Georgia whose parents met at Washington State . . . and his son went to Houston . . . and he never met anyone from TCU he didn’t like . . . and he irrationally hates Notre Dame, UCF, Clemson, and Notre Dame.