My college football rankings this week-9/24Here are the rankings I submitted as my votes in this week's IRACF college football poll:
1 Ohio State
3 Southern Cal
4 West Virginia
10 Virginia Tech
11 Notre Dame
20 Florida State
22 Boise State
24 Georgia Tech
After struggling in the first half, the Vols were able to pull away with a wide open 33-7 win at Homecoming. Ohio State struggled mightily in their first three quarters, scoring only a single touchdown before breaking open for 21 points (including an interception returned for a touchdown) for their 28-6 win over a flu-ridden Joe Paterno and Penn State.
Notre Dame deserves a lot of credit for the 19 unanswered fourth quarter points they scored after Michigan State scored 17 unanswered in the first quarter. The Irish downed the Spartans in what may be remembered as a miaculous 40-37 comeback victory, one that may mark the Charlie Weis era for years to come.
For a while I thought Kentucky was going to pull off the surprise of the season and upset Florida in the swamp. No such luck-a combination of rotten officiating and poor Kentucky play in the second half handed the game to the Gators.
Next week things really start to get interesting...