American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30- Week 7

Well, well, well...the nightmare scenario for the BCS is beginning to play itself out. We are staring down the real possibility that the title game couldl be two SEC teams- LSU and Alabama.

Oregon (9-2) lost to USC but still holds the head to head tiebreaker over Stanford (10-1) in the PAC-12 North. If Oregon defeats Oregon State, Stanford is locked out of the PAC-12 title game and theoretically out of the national championship game.

The Big 10 is out of the picture.

The Big 12? Depends. If Oklahoma State (10-1) defeats Oklahoma (8-2) they may play their way into the title game despite last weekend's loss under the cloud of the tragic deaths of two OSU basketball coaches. If Oklahoma (8-2) wins, the Big 12 champion will have 2 losses and that should eliminate them from title consideration.

That brings up the ACC. Virginia Tech may be positioned to slip into the title game yet thanks to the BCS. However, they still need to get past a resurgent Virginia (8-3) team that's playing lights out defense right now and then probably Clemson (9-2) in the finals.

Waiting in the wings, Houston (11-0). Houston faces Tulsa (8-3) next week and then 9 or 10 win Southern Mississippi in the C-USA championship game. Could the dominoes fall and the BCS is left no other choice but to put Houston in the title game? Probably not. But it'll make for interesting watching over the next two weeks.

The formula is as follows:

If you defeat an opponent, one point for each win they have.

-if you win by 25+, you pick up an extra point for each win they have unless it's a non-Division 1-A team.

-If you lose to an opponent, you lose one point for each loss they have

-if you lose by 25+, you lose an extra point for each loss they have. If the loss is to a non-D-1A team, this rule would also apply.

Divide the total by the number of games played.

Here we go...

RNK LST WK TEAM CONF
W/L RATING

1 1 LSU SEC
11-0 9.27

2 4 Alabama SEC
10-1 8.00

3 2 Oklahoma State Big 12
10-1 7.73

4 3 Oklahoma Big 12
8-2 7.10

5 8 Houston C-USA
11-0 7.09

6 7 Boise State MWC
9-1 6.50

7 6 Stanford Pac 12
10-1 6.45

8 9 Michigan State Big 10
9-2 5.74

9 9 Wisconsin Big 10
9-2 5.73

9 14 Michigan Big 10
9-2 5.73

11 5 Oregon Pac 12
9-2 5.45

12 12 Virginia Tech ACC
10-1 5.18

13 16 Arkansas SEC
10-1 4.82

14 14 Penn State Big 10
9-2 4.73

14 23 Kansas State Big 12
9-2 4.73

14 18 Georgia SEC
9-2 4.73

17 13 Clemson ACC
9-2 4.27

18 17 South Carolina SEC
9-2 4.19

19 21 Notre Dame IND
8-3 4.18

20 20 USC Pac 12
9-2 3.92

21 25 Tulsa C-USA
8-3 3.91

22 24 Texas Christian MWC
9-2 3.73

23 22 Texas Big 12
6-4 3.50

24 26 Arkansas State SunB
9-2 3.45

25 9 Nebraska Big 10
8-3 3.36

26 29 West Virginia Big East
7-3 3.20

27 19 Southern Mississippi C-USA
9-2 3.19

28 35 Utah Pac 12
7-4 3.18

29 31 Texas A&M Big 12
6-5 3.00

30 27 Northern Illinois MAC
8-3 2.92

#1 LSU has pulled away from the pack. #2 Alabama passes Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. Houston slingshots past #6 Boise State and #7 Stanford into the fifth spot within an eyelash of Oklahoma. Michigan State moves up one to #8; Michigan jumps 5 places into the #9 spot with Wisconsin.

Oregon falls out of the top 10 to #11. Kansas State and Georgia make big moves up to #14.

7-4 Utah, who with a win and an Arizona State loss could make the PAC-12 championship game in their first year, rejoins the Top 30. Despite winning, Northern Illinois falls back 3 to #30. Tulsa, headed towards a showdown with Houston, moves up to #21. TCU up to #22.

No votes yet

Looks like it will probably be LSU and Alabama. I believe they are likely the 2 best teams this year, but damn, who wants a boring 9-6 championship game?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

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