Well the ACC equipped itself a little better this week; still no significant out of conference wins but nothing embarrassing went on so that's a good thing. The Big Ten disappointed a bit as Michigan tried their best to lose to UMass, Wisconsin decided that Arizona State, a team picked to finish ahead of only Washington State in the Pac-10, was almost too much for them to handle and of course Iowa drops one to Arizona.
Yes folks you read that right, Iowa has lost a game. That means I'm going to be rooting for your team, whoever that is, to lose because as you all know I've got Iowa sitting right there in my BCS Title game predictions. I'm doing some creative math but I figure if Iowa wins out here's what will have to happen for the Hawkeyes to get into the title game:
Arizona go 11-1 or 10-2 but win the Pac-10 Title or split with USC
All SEC teams drop 2 games in some way shape or form
All non-AQ teams take 1 loss
All non-SEC BCS teams absorb a loss
So that is all feasible, I'm pretty confident Iowa will be in the title game since they won't sleep walk through an entire half of football. Now that my whining and extreme hypothetical rationalizing of getting Iowa into the title game are done here's what you came to check out, the Week Four Blogpoll for ITB:
-We've got a new NUMBER ONE. That's right folks I've finally given in to the masses and crowned the Tide as my number one team. Not that Ohio State's pasting of Ohio wasn't impressive, they look outstanding, but more on the strength of Bama looking outright invincible. Yes, it was Duke but I'm not talking about the points, I'm loving the way this team has come together and they still play football with a fire in their heart and a chip on their shoulder.
-Folks are dropping all over the place. Iowa, predictably drops but so does Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Miami. Ohio State made since for me given Bama's absolute machine-like taking apart of Duke. OU and Texas failed to impress me with their squeakers over teams they should have handled while Utah and Miami dropped, not because I think they got worse but more because I had to push some teams over them. Arizona is a hell of a ball club.
-The Non-AQ's looking strong. Take a look at the poll and notice the Big East and ACC have a grand total of ONE team making the rankings. Meanwhile the non-BCS ranks have SIX of their homies all hanging out. Houston, Nevada and Temple step in to join Boise State, TCU and Utah.
-Dropping Out. I've finally had to drop the Dawgs out of the poll but you'll also notice that West Virginia and Wisconsin have disappeared. Keep in mind this is a draft and until I figure out what to do with a WVU team that's still an utter mystery to me I'm going to hold out on them. As for the Badgers, I'm not even mad at their play, I'm just disappointed.
As always I'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts. Anyone ranked too high in your eyes? Too much SEC bias you say? Am I hating on the ACC and Big East? Leave those in the comments or shoot me your thoughts via the twitter machine.