I've pretty much taken a hiatus this season, due in large part to the demands of my other blog during the Recall, but now I'm back. As you probably know, last week
saw the fall of six undefeated schools: Minnesota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Florida State, LSU, and, most surprisingly, defending national champion Ohio State. Oklahoma routed Texas in what has become the college football version of the Yankees-Red Sox "rivalry", while Miami once again showed why they are such a tough road opponent by dismantling the Seminoles.
This week features perhaps the
safest "upset" prediction of the year
, as Notre Dame
will once again
get pounded by USC
in South Bend; since 1981, the Trojans have won only once on the road in what was once the greatest rivalry in the sport, and the combination of a young QB, lousy officiating, and a
Irish team, fresh off a
fluke win last week at Pitt, will lead to
an easy win for yet another highly ranked team. The other big game
will be in Columbus, where the Buckeyes
have struggled all year, and now have to face the school they shared the conference title with in route to the BCS crown, Iowa
. In another elimination game for the Big 10 title, Purdue
will square off early
, last week's victor over Ohio State.
In the meantime, I will be at the Rose Bowl, watching
the alma mater take on the
Bruins of UCLA. Also, Midnight Madness starts tonight. And the first BCS poll comes out Monday.