The first rankings of the College Football Playoff are out, and if you ask most people, it's the end of the world.
I can't argue with this. Looks good to me. pic.twitter.com/z7TY3ZOwI0— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) October 29, 2014
The overreaction to the initial set of rankings was expected and most people have their conspiracy theories out.
However, when you get some friendly folk from the south chiming in, there tends to be a lack of a connection between the brain and the mouth.
Is it outrageous to have 3 SEC teams in the Final 4 right now? Absolutely... NOT.
It's the best conference in football, and there isn't even a close second. If the Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12 schools want to shut up the SEC fans, go win a big game for once. Go beat someone with some relevance.
The final rankings won't be released until December, and a lot of these SEC teams will face one another and things will settle themselves out. Is there a chance for a 1-loss Big Ten champion team to sneak into the Final 4? Maybe. However, don't talk about who deserves what. If you don't win all the games on your schedule, you don't control your own destiny and have zero room to complain.
Currently, there are two teams, Mississippi State and Florida State, who control their own destiny and will finish in some order of 1-2 if they continue to win.
The rest of the teams need to take things one week at a time, keep winning and hope to get some help along the way.
MEEEEEEEECHIGAN WEEK TEN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
INDIANA @ MICHIGAN - 3:30 P.M. EST. - BTN
In Michigan's last five games, Jake Ryan (9) and Frank Clark (7.5) have combined for 16.5 tackles-for-loss.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) October 29, 2014
Same old story, different Saturday.
Michigan is a bad football team, a poorly run football program and the man overseeing Michigan Athletics, Dave Brandon, is on the hot seat as well.
Looks like @mgoblog's piece on Dave Brandon is at almost 97,000 pageviews. Though if Dave Brandon was counting, it would be at 104,571.— Bryan Mac (@Bry_Mac) October 28, 2014
Never seen a more proactive campaign to oust an AD than what is going on now at Michigan— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) October 29, 2014
Dave Brandon to MLive: "I don’t read blogs, so I think it’s nonsense." If he didn’t read it how does he know it’s nonsense?— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 29, 2014
"I don't read blogs so I think it's nonsense." That's a fun trick. Let me try. "I don't speak Italian so Pagliacci isn't real"— Bryan Mac (@Bry_Mac) October 29, 2014
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK TEN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
#2 FLORIDA STATE @ #25 LOUISVILLE - 7:30 P.M. EST. - ESPN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
AIR FORCE @ ARMY - 11:30 A.M. EST. - CBS
WISCONSIN @ RUTGERS - 12:00 P.M. EST. - ESPN
FLORIDA VS. #11 GEORGIA - 3:30 P.M. EST. - CBS
#7 TCU @ #20 WEST VIRGINIA - 3:30 P.M. EST. - ABC/ESPN2
TCU had a record setting day vs Texas Tech. pic.twitter.com/qHqJ8QUACJ— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 26, 2014
#3 AUBURN @ #4 OLE MISS - 7:00 P.M. EST. - ESPN
ARKANSAS @ #1 MISSISSIPPI STATE - 7:15 P.M. EST. - ESPN2
STANFORD @ #5 OREGON - 7:30 P.M. EST. - FOX
I agree w the Mariota love. Accurate. Committed. Competitive. Dynamic. Explosive. Game-Changer.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 29, 2014
OKLAHOMA STATE @ #9 KANSAS STATE - 8:00 P.M. EST. - ABC
#10 ARIZONA @ #22 UCLA - 10:30 P.M. EST. - ESPN
#17 UTAH @ #14 ARIZONA STATE - 11:00 P.M. EST. - FOX SPORTS 1
EXTRA POINTS: Breaking Bad Edition
"Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014
Toys R Us puts Breaking Bad toys on 'indefinite sabbatical.' Word on the street is that they were sent to Belize. Nicely played Florida Mom.— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 22, 2014
Dear @ToysRUs, We have close to 30,000 signed on the petition, that is 3 times the amount that caused you to remove the toys. Talk to me. Ap— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 24, 2014