First round of “playoffs” begins on Saturday

The first BCS Standings will be released two weeks from this Sunday. And right now it’s pretty clear that if they keep winning, Alabama and Ohio State are going to be 1-2.

But after that I’m not so sure. Will Boise State, the Cinderella, be No. 3?

And for all of you folks who want a playoff (and for the record, I want a four-team playoff),  just consider that a whole lot can happen between now and Oct. 17. Before the first BCS Standings are released:

No. 1 Alabama, which just escaped with a close win at Arkansas, will play No. 7 Florida (4-0) at home and No. 22 South Carolina (3-1) on the road.

No. 2 Ohio State will play No. 9 Wisconsin (4-0) on the road and at night.

No. 3 Boise State will play New Mexico State (0-3), Toledo (3-1), and San Jose State (1-3). The computers won’t like that.

No. 4 Oregon will play No. 13 Stanford (4-0) on Saturday  in a monster game.

No. 5 TCU willl play Colorado State (1-3), Wyoming (1-3), and BYU (1-3). Speaking of  BYU, the Cougars sure picked an interesting time in their football history to go independent.

No. 6 Nebraksa will play at Kansas State (4-0) and at home against No. 16 Texas (3-1).

No. 7 Florida will play at No. 1 Alabama (4-0) and at home against No. 10 LSU (4-0).

No. 8 Oklahoma will play No. 16 Texas in Dallas.

No. 9 Wisconsin will play at No. 21 Michigan State (4-0) and at home against No. 2 Ohio State (4-0).

No. 10 LSU will play Tennessee at home and at No. 7 Florida (4-0).

Given what you see on that schedule, how many upsets will there be and what will be the Top 5 in the first BCS Standings?

Here are mine:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Oregon

4. Boise State

5. Nebraska

Your thoughts, please.

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408 comments Add your comment

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:34 pm

You want to trumpet that as a huge deal, go ahead. You had five NFL draft picks. Oklahoma had eleven that year including two first rounders and three second rounders. Jason White, former Heisman winner, didn’t get drafted. And Adrian Peterson was a Freshman.

Yeah, Aubie was better. Whatever.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

“How many SI covers last year? ”

WHO THE HELL READS THAT MAGAZINE?????????? NO ONE.

Hell, Jeff Francour was on the cover of CNNSI! LOL

“ESPN special? ESPNU five-part series? I can go on but I think you get the message.”

Oh wow, so now since you gals were on ESPN you are awesome!!!!! LOL

Sounds like you’re the one with self-esteem problems.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

“Jason White, former Heisman winner, didn’t get drafted. And Adrian Peterson was a Freshman.”

And where is Mr. White? Crickets…..crickets……chirp…..

Adrian Petterson = fumble fumble fumble….

5IML

September 28th, 2010
4:36 pm

Aub is 4-0. What are you guys so upset about?

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:36 pm

“Yeah, Aubie was better. Whatever.’

55-14 USC

Nuff said

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

“Aub is 4-0. What are you guys so upset about?”

Are you off your meds?

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:38 pm

BAMA dude = No matter what Auburn does, they will never be aloud to play in the BCS title game.

BAMA dude = retarded

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:38 pm

Best COLLEGE QB ever meathead. His arm strength was widely criticized. I’m starting to realize that you really don’t know a thing about football.

Oh, and last I checked, Utah went undefeated that year. We laid an egg in a game against a good team. More than likely hung over from the disappointment in the SECCG. No excuse there, Utah wanted the game and took it.

5IML

September 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

Good job, No Pat. You have managed to throw a a cyber hissy fit.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

Never said that Aubie couldn’t play. That year, both USC and Oklahoma had more impressive teams. That’s all.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:40 pm

“Best COLLEGE QB ever meathead. His arm strength was widely criticized. I’m starting to realize that you really don’t know a thing about football.”

Ma’am, if I were you, I’d go ahead and blow up my trailer with you inside.

“Utah went undefeated that year. ”

And never played one ranked team.

“Good job, No Pat. You have managed to throw a a cyber hissy fit.”

Nice job at deflecting from the issues, ma’am.

5IML

September 28th, 2010
4:41 pm

No Pat,

The facts (which you presented) speak for themselves. In 2004, Auburn played better competition than USC and OU, finished with the same record, and was not allowed to play in the BCSCG. What conclusion do you draw?

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:42 pm

“Never said that Aubie couldn’t play.”

No, you just implied it with “Auburn doesn’t have national appeal and therefore can’t play for it.”

“That year, both USC and Oklahoma had more impressive teams. ”

LOLO!!!! Yeah, with Oklahoma playing and beating one ranked team. MAN OH MAN, they looked very impressive with their win over non ranked Colorado.

5IML

September 28th, 2010
4:43 pm

No Pat,

Thanks for getting your cyber drawz in a bunch. I will now chuckle all the home.

Again, thanks.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:43 pm

“What conclusion do you draw?”

The BCS sucks, as well as hypocritical bama fans.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

“I will now chuckle all the home. ‘

Which trailer is yours?

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:44 pm

Jason White was also not an NFL type QB. Neither was Charlie Ward. Or Ken Dorsey, Major Harris, Tony Rice, Danny Wuerffel, Shane Matthews … There are plenty of examples of top notch college QBs who aren’t cut out for the pro game.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:46 pm

“There are plenty of examples of top notch college QBs who aren’t cut out for the pro game.”

Never said they weren’t. My point, which flew right over your head, was that ESPN built up Matt Leinart as the best QB ever to play the game. They also said he’d go on to become an awesome NFL qb.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:46 pm

I said more impressive teams, not schedules. You wanted to taunt Auburn’s NFL Draft record, I showed you that Oklahoma’s was superior. Those were your terms, not mine. Voters do utilize the eye test as well, you know.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:46 pm

“Jason White was also not an NFL type QB. ”

He also never won big games.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

“I said more impressive teams, not schedules.”

Any team can look impressive when they have cupcake schedules. Just ask 2006 Ohio State who went undefeated in the Big Ten only to get destroyed by Florida.

“You wanted to taunt Auburn’s NFL Draft record, I showed you that Oklahoma’s was superior. ”

Ah yes, more bama logic. Auburn sucks, everyone else better. GOTCHA!!!!! LOL

“Voters do utilize the eye test as well, you know.”

And voters were flat out wrong. Just ask the ones who voted for Obama.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

ESPN wants ratings. Alabama, whether you like it or not, has one of the greatest national fan bases along with Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, and Oklahoma. Forbes magazine rates Alabama second behind Texas for the most valuable football program, turning $32 million in profits last year. Aubie is the little brother land grant school and always will be.

Paul in RDU

September 28th, 2010
4:49 pm

3rdn8
You were pretty close on the German – I would have gone with “Lane Kiffen ist ein wenig esel schwänze”.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:49 pm

BAMA dude

That “impressive” Oklahoma team, that you say is so awesome, beat Texas 12-0 in 2004.

HARDLY an impressive team.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

Not Pat, I just showed you that Oklahoma had eleven players drafted to Aubie’s five. How is that not better? Because four of them went early? By the end of the second round Oklahoma had more players drafted than Aubie then piled on from there. There’s no way you believe the crap you spew.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:51 pm

“Alabama, whether you like it or not, has one of the greatest national fan bases along with Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, and Oklahoma.”

I’ve been all across the country, and I have never seen a huge fan base for Alabama. EVER.

“Forbes magazine rates Alabama second behind Texas for the most valuable football program, turning $32 million in profits last year. ”

Forbes also said Obama would be the greatest president since Reagan.

“Aubie is the little brother land grant school and always will be.”

Only a bama retard would say that.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:52 pm

“I just showed you that Oklahoma had eleven players drafted to Aubie’s five.”

Hmmmm, ever think that maybe Auburn didn’t have as many finish school in 2004?

THINK MCFLY, THINK.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:52 pm

“There’s no way you believe the crap you spew.”

Says the gal who thinks being on the cover of CNNSI is a good thing. LOL

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:54 pm

BAMA dude

The state of Alabama ranks at the bottom of all states in education.

17 of 20

September 28th, 2010
4:57 pm

The Gators will beat bama 28-13.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
4:57 pm

Not Pat, you have attributed two arguments now to me that weren’t mine. I agree that SI just wants to sell mags and ESPN wants ratings. That said, they favor Bama for a reason. I live up north now and still bump into Bama fans from time to time. There are some everywhere you go. No what I’ve never seen outside the south? An Aubie. Never. It’s cool, we’re used to the little brother syndrome.

Nix_2_Sanders

September 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

BCS National Champ Game—————————-

Ohio State vs TCU

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

“No what I’ve never seen outside the south? An Aubie. Never. It’s cool, we’re used to the little brother syndrome.”

Keep telling yourself that. I live in Chicago and I can tell you that there are over 2000 Auburn grads/fans who live here.

Trust me, you’re gasping for air.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
5:02 pm

In 2006 Auburn had four players drafted; one in the second and three in the last round

In 2007 Auburn had five drafted, Ben grubbs went late in the first

In 2008 Auburn had five drafted; three seconds, a fourth, and a seventh

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:02 pm

From ESPN

2004 USC is decade’s best team

9. Auburn ‘04. The other team in 2004. The Tigers were the odd unbeaten left out of the BCS title game, forced to watch USC destroy Oklahoma while given no shot at the championship. But this was an excellent team, led by a backfield of future NFL starters (quarterback Jason Campbell and running backs Ronnie Brown and Carnell “Cadillac” Williams) that was as talented as USC’s that year.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=4841759

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:02 pm

BAMA dude @ 5:02 pm

And your point?

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
5:07 pm

You said that Aubie had half the players drafted because the rest of the stars came out later. The three drafts after the one in 2005 yielded exactly one first round pick. Again, this is one of your key reasons that Aubie deserved to play for a MNC. your terms, not mine.

And NOW you’re citing ESPN? You just said they whiffed on Leinart. Can’t have it both ways. And to think that somebody called you a fantastic debater.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:12 pm

“You said that Aubie had half the players drafted because the rest of the stars came out later. ”

Show me where I said that.

“And NOW you’re citing ESPN?”

Yep, to prove a point that ESPN is in the tank for USC. You’d notice that they have USC at the top of their list. Oh wait, you ignored it.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:13 pm

“And to think that somebody called you a fantastic debater.”

Geez, do you always make up stuff?

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
5:13 pm

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
4:52 pm
“I just showed you that Oklahoma had eleven players drafted to Aubie’s five.”

Hmmmm, ever think that maybe Auburn didn’t have as many finish school in 2004?

THINK MCFLY, THINK.

Taken out of context?

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:14 pm

“Taken out of context?”

Yep.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
5:15 pm

No, i believe it was Beast of the East that said it yesterday. Unless you aren’t the same Aubie handle changer I assume you to be. If not, the two of you sound an awful lot alike. The guy he was talking about was a Dookie who had an affinity for that god forsaken cow college for some reason.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:15 pm

“In 2006 Auburn had four players drafted; one in the second and three in the last round

In 2007 Auburn had five drafted, Ben grubbs went late in the first

In 2008 Auburn had five drafted; three seconds, a fourth, and a seventh”

To play your game, if you put all those players above in the 2004 draft, what does that equal, genius?

Answer: More than 11.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:16 pm

“The guy he was talking about was a Dookie who had an affinity for that god forsaken cow college for some reason.”

Again, you are grasping for air. Paranoid, too.

Paul in RDU

September 28th, 2010
5:16 pm

How did Auburn set a record with 4 first round draft picks in 2005 when Miami had 6 first round draft picks in 2004?

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
5:17 pm

How so? You implied that Oklahoma had more players drafted because the rest of Auburn’s didn’t finish school that year. The facts show that to be inaccurate.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
5:18 pm

If you’re not the same person then my bad. I jumped on his assumption I guess.

But paranoid? LOL

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:19 pm

“You implied that Oklahoma had more players drafted because the rest of Auburn’s didn’t finish school that year. The facts show that to be inaccurate.”

Bama, please quit while you’re behind. Geez, you’ve already accused me of being a “dookie” as you so elegantly put it.

By the way, Duke is 100% better than Bama when it comes to academics.

BAMA dude

September 28th, 2010
5:19 pm

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:15 pm
“In 2006 Auburn had four players drafted; one in the second and three in the last round

In 2007 Auburn had five drafted, Ben grubbs went late in the first

In 2008 Auburn had five drafted; three seconds, a fourth, and a seventh”

To play your game, if you put all those players above in the 2004 draft, what does that equal, genius?

Answer: More than 11.

You can’t be that stupid. Oklahoma had players drafted over those years too. Guarantee you it was more than Aubie just about every year.

Not Pat Sulley

September 28th, 2010
5:19 pm

“How did Auburn set a record with 4 first round draft picks in 2005 when Miami had 6 first round draft picks in 2004?”

??????????????????????????