Virginia Tech at Boston College- Yeah, parity! Was it really worth blowing up the best conference in college basketball for this?
Somebody, at some point, maybe Clemson, will look like they actually want to win from one week to another and the ACC will have a powerhouse that will look good in January? Somehow, I doubt it this year. The game is at BC, and the Eagles beat Clemson at home, so that's my pick, BC by 5.
The ACC has been the hardest conference to figure out, Jekyll and Hyde change roles weekly. The Hokies should be the better team, but were crushed at home by Georgia Tech.
The rest of my six picks tomorrow.
The second half of the season starts tonight as Virginia Tech travels up to Boston College to play a sloppy one on Chestnut Hill. (The weather is sloppy, not the play.)
Before picking a winner for tonight, here are some things that have surprised me about the first six weeks of the season:
Most of us figured that Ohio State was going to figure in the BCS race this year, but how many of you had Florida on your Glendale dance cards. Should the Gators run the table, or at least survive in tact for two more games, they would have to go down as one of the best teams of all time.
I understand why Adrian Peterson is so highly thought of in Heisman circles, but the man love for Brady Quinn is a surprise. Yeah, I know the Heisman is not an indicator of how a player will play on Sunday, (Hey, wait. Reggie scored again.), but Quinn reminds me way too much of Chris Weinke, and his Canton bust is due out any time now.
Speaking of good quarterbacks, I'll take 10% of Colt McCoy's and John David Booty's future now please.
And, if I needed a quarterback to win me a ball game, I'd call Columbus and ask to borrow Troy Smith. Just goes to show you that statistics don't mean a blessed thing.
If I had a Heisman ballot, Garrett Wolfe would top it.
Now that Auburn has fallen off their perch, how many of you had Arkansas on your SEC Championship pool. You can't sleepwalk through SEC games and Auburn has been on auto-pilot since eeking out a win against LSU.
Cal is good. Cal is good. Cal is good
When Louisville lost Brohm and Bush earlier, who besides me thought their season was done? Anyone? I like my crow cajun style please. Not only has the Cardinals played at a continue high level, they absolutely destroyed Miami. They've faced adversity and overcame it. How West Virginia and their old lady scotch and water weak schedule is ranked above them is beyond me. West Virginia is still basking in the glow of their win in the Sugar Bowl in the polls.
Would someone finally give Pete Carroll some respect for is job at Southern Cal? They may not breeze through the Pac-10 when all is said and done, but after losing the last two Heisman winners, it looks like they haven't missed a step.
I've been hesitant to mention Michigan too much this year, but they will go as far as Michael Hart and the defense will take them. Chad Henne is grateful for his receivers, they make him look good. I think they stumble once and when they play Ohio State, it will not mean winner to Glendale, it will be Glendale or Pasadena for Ohio State.
My money is on Ohio State and Florida to close out the year.