Top 25 doesn’t really change

Sports Media outlets are starting to complain that they have the Top 25 right? I’ve read stories from more than a few columnists complaining that we aren’t seeing nearly as any top 10 teams get upset this year as we have in past years. In fact, while a few top 25 teams lost this week, the only upsets were Auburn over #24 Ole Miss and the Irish over #22 Arizona State, which brings us to…

Tommy Rees has a noodle arm

I had the honor to watch the Irish/Sun Devil’s game this weekend in the company of Notre Dame fans. I am pleased to say they were as critical of the Irish as I was. I don’t want to suggest the Irish didn’t deserve to win, they certainly earned it, but the game certainly seemed to expose a great many flaws the Irish have, especially in quarterback Tommy Reese. He managed to throw three touchdowns against his single pick, which is commendable when you throw 38 times in a game. However, every time he tried to stretch the field, the throws looked awful; the longest pass play of the game was 37 yards. I don’t credit the ASU corners because the Irish receivers were regularly beating them off the line.

Georgia escapes Tennessee as Bulldogs drop like flies

In one of the more excited games of the weekend, the Georgia Bulldogs managed to come tie the Tennessee Volunteers in the last seconds of regulation and pull off the win in overtime. You may wonder why the #6 ranked Bulldogs needed late-game heroics to pull off the victory in Knoxville? After starting the game without a starting running back and two safeties, they lost another running back, a punter and two receivers during the game. Despite being depleted a number of starters due to injury, the Bulldogs managed to put seven on the board in the last minute of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Northwestern falls to Ohio State

The atmosphere couldn’t have been more perfect for coach Pat Fitzgerald to take over as top coach of the B1G, it would have been a story fit for the silver screen. However, the fates (and Carlos Hyde) had other plans. The game was back and forth with 6 lead changes. At times it seems like Northwestern was going to steal this one and break the Buckeyes the 17 game winning streak. Like I said, it was not meant to be. On the back of Carlos Hyde’s career game, 168 yards and 3 TDs, the Buckeyes took over with 5:22 to go and never looked back. To be fair to the Wildcats, the final score was inflated from 34-30 to 40-30 when a last ditch hook-and-ladder play ended in a fumble recovered by the Buckeyes in the Wildcat’s end zone, much to the dismay of the Northwestern students and alumni in that homecoming crowd.

Conference Win/Loss Records

AAC: 23-24

ACC: 47-24

Big12: 31-17

Big Ten: 44-19

Pac-12: 40-17

SEC: 50-24