Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Week 13 rankings

Now THAT is what a great weekend of college football looks like! Well, not if you live in Boise but the point still stands. The dream is dead for the Boise State Broncos, who lost an overtime heartbreaker 34-31 to Nevada. You’d have to be made of stone not to feel bad for Kyle Brotzman. He missed a 26 yard field goal as time expired that would have won the game and a 29 yard field goal in overtime that gave Nevada the win. Boise’s loss was TCU’s gain as the Horned Frogs are in the clubhouse at 12-0 and are currently in third place in the BCS standings. Of course, it won’t matter if Oregon and Auburn can win one more game each. Auburn came back from down 24 to beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl, while Oregon remained undefeated by defeating Arizona 48-29.

TCU’s regular season is complete, which means that the only two meaningful games this weekend are the Civil War, Oregon @ Oregon State, and the SEC Championship Game, Auburn vs. South Carolina. Oregon is a 17 point favorite over Oregon State and has a 90% chance of winning the game. A lot of people would disagree but my rankings only have Auburn favored by about a point and a half, which gives them a 55% chance of winning the game. Of course, it might not matter if Auburn loses because there’s a decent chance that they would play in the National Title game over TCU even if they lose to South Carolina. All hell would break loose if Auburn and Oregon both lose but there is less than a 5% chance of that happening.

Saturday should be fun – I can’t wait to watch!

Full week 13 rankings can be found at my personal website:

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