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NCAA College Football Top 25 - Week 13

Rick Gagliano | Through games of November 26, 2011

1. LSU 12-0
2. Alabama 11-1
3. Houston 12-0
4. Virginia Tech 11-1
5. Stanford 11-1
6. Oklahoma State 10-1
7. Boise State 10-1
8. Michigan State 10-2
9. USC 10-2
10. Oregon 10-2
11. Georgia 10-2
12. Arkansas 10-2
13. Michigan 10-2
14. South Carolina 10-2
15. Oklahoma 9-2
16. Kansas State 9-2
17. Wisconsin 10-2
18. TCU 9-2
19. Baylor 8-3
20. Nebraska 9-3
21. West Virginia 8-3
22. Clemson 9-3
23. Southern Miss 9-2
24. Florida State 8-4
25. Penn State 9-3

--- Week 13 Notes below ---

Week 13 Notes:

There were few changes in the Top 25 rankings in the latest week, as only one team from the top 18 suffered defeat, and that one was well-anticipated, as Arkansas fell to #1 LSU, 41-17, Friday afternoon.

While the Tigers threw down the gauntlet early in the weekend, everyone else was focused on winning their games and seeing how they'd fare in the LSU national championship lottery, to be decided by the decrepit BCS system, which allows for only the top two teams to be even considered worthy of receiving an invitation to the national championship game.

What appears to be the match-up only SEC fans want to see is a rematch of Alabama and LSU, though the Tigers already beat the Crimson Tide on their home field, 9-6, two weeks past. If that's what a national championship game consists of - replaying a team that's already been beaten - then there is little hope of the last college football game in January being anything even remotely resembling relevancy.

The horror scenario is that Alabama wins the proposed rematch, denying LSU of a national title they'd richly deserve, granting they top the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC championship. Should LSU lose that game, the BCS would be exposed for the sham it is, though the likelihood of Georgia winning the Saturday, December 3 contest in Atlanta is not strong.

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If LSU reaches 13-0, they should be crowned national champions upon the spot, regardless of any post-season bowl outcomes because they've taken on all challenges and won convincingly, except for the one 3-point win over Alabama. The other contenders still with hope are Virginia Tech, Stanford and Oklahoma State, though Stanford should not receive much support, considering they were beaten at home by Oregon and will not compete in the inaugural PAC-12 championship.

Virginia Tech, fresh off a thorough, 38-0, thrashing of Virginia, still has to play Clemson for the ACC title. Clemson topped the Hokies, 23-3, back on October 1st for their only loss, but if Virginia Tech defeats Clemson, avenging their only defeat, they should be given an opportunity to play LSU.

Somewhat the same logic applies to Oklahoma State, idle this past week, but gearing up for a showdown with 9-2 Oklahoma on Saturday. Should the Cowboys rough up the Sooners and come away with their 12th win with just one loss, they too would be a deserving opponent for the unstoppable LSU squad.

Houston remained the only undefeated school besides LSU in the country, going to 12-0 with their 48-16 win over Tulsa, and, despite playing a vastly inferior schedule to the other teams in the hunt, purists would like to see the Cougars at least have a shot at remaining unbeaten against the best team in college football, but it definitely will not happen, due to the BCS preferential treatment of the Big Six conferences, of which Conference USA is not one.

That leaves college football fans with more questions than answers. A rematch of LSU and Alabama is a farce, with other, more interesting and intriguing opponents available, though that appears to be the direction upon which the BCS is currently trending.

Despite the lack of movement at or near the top of the rankings, the lower rung of the ranking ladder was ripped asunder with five of the bottom seven teams going down to defeat. Virginia (now 8-4), Georgia Tech (8-4), Rutgers (8-4), Clemson (9-3) and Penn State (9-3) were all losers.

Virginia, Georgia Tech and Rutgers fell out, supplanted by returnees Nebraska, Southern Miss, and Florida State, each of which scored wins in their final week of the season, though Southern Miss still has a date with Houston this weekend in the Conference USA championship game.

One final note is the legacy that Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll left with the USC Trojans, ineligible for post-season play this year due to numerous violations during Carroll's tenure as head coach.

The 10-2 Trojans (7-2 conference) should be playing Oregon for the PAC-12 championship this weekend. Instead it will be UCLA, with their 5-4 conference and 6-6 overall record, facing the Ducks.

USC already has the Ducks' number, having beaten them in Oregon, 38-35, two weeks past.

Copyright 2011, 2012, Rick Gagliano, Downtown Magazine. All rights reserved. Downtown Magazine is located in the Uinted States of America and is not affiliated with the National Football League or the NCAA. For more information, contact us here. Use of this site is for entertainment purposes only.


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