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October 11, 2008

The college countdown continues

We're going to get rid of two more undefeated teams in the Top 25 today, because undefeated Texas (5-0) is going against top-ranked Oklahoma (5-0) this afternoon and Oklahoma State (5-0) is at No. 3 Missouri (5-0) tonight.

This is what I've been reduced to since then-No. 1 Southern Cal got knocked off by (ugh1) Oregon State a couple of weeks ago. There are eight BCS-possible undefeated teams left, and I need seven of them to lose to open a possible slot in the BCS title game for my Trojans.

Yes, I realize most of you don't give a hoot about my favorite college football team, but if you're a fan of any of the top 15 teams in the two major polls, this stuff matters. I'm also a big college football fan in general, so I love these big matchups.

Radio free Schmuck: Please join me for my WBAL (1090 AM) talkshow today at noon. I'll be talking playoff baseball and previewing the Ravens/Colts game. If you aren't in the area, you can also listen by going to and clicking on the "Listen Live" icon.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 11:50 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Just football



I love you like Brother, and I too love college football, but let that West Coast College Football out west. Real College football just isn't played west of Texas! Now how bout UNC taking it too ND! Funny the announcers have been whining all day that this is the first time EVER ND was 4-1 and not in the top 25! They stink! UNC not exactly a power house in the not exactly a power house ACC! The only thing that would make me enjoy college football more would be an 8 team playoff! I detest the hypothetical National Champion!

Pete's reply: I would favor an eight-team playoff, or go back to the old bowl system that had some regional tradition. The BCS benefits me as a USC fan, but I still don't like it. Rather than tell undefeated Utah that it just doesn't measure up to the REAL programs, let the thing be decided on the field.

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