Previously number one ranked LSU lost this week, helping prove this to be the most upsetting seasons ever in college football. Here are the new Associated Press polls for the week:
2. West Virginia
3. Ohio State
6. Virginia Tech
8. Southern California
Many old rivals played this week in college football. I, as a WSU fan, am happy to say that they defeated the University of Washington Huskies in the Apple Cup. Kansas could have gone undefeated, and would probably be in first place in the polls, but were beat by Missouri. Missouri is now ranked number one, but if they follow the same path as the other number ones, they will soon be defeated. I do not agree or like the way the polls are made however, and should not play a big part in how you judge teams. I believe they are all just a big popularity contest, and do not accurately convey teams’ skills. The same goes for the Heisman Trophy, and even the BCS Championship for that matter. The championship in my opinion is a joke, and I can never fully enjoy college football until they have playoffs. Teams like Hawaii that go undefeated don’t have a chance to play in the championship, just because they’re in conferences like the WAC. Hawaii has just as good chance to win the championship as any other team, just like undefeated Boise State last year, but won’t get a chance because there are no playoffs. At least Hawaii will probably get a BCS bowl game. Hawaii plays the UW this weekend, and if they win, go officially undeafted for the season.
I and all my classmates would like to offer our prayers to Sean Taylor’s family. Taylor, star of the Redskins, died Tuesday November 27, 2007, at 24 years old. He was shot in the leg Monday by an intruder, and lost a significant amount of blood. He was airlifted to a hospital, but died from blood loss. Please take a moment of silence to remember him and offer your prayers.