Monday, November 13, 2006

Sportz College Football Bracketology


I grew up on Mr I'm going to live in the land of make believe right now.  Like Joe Lunardi does on ESPN's college hoops, I'm doing the same for football.  Yeah, I know that there isn't a playoff in college football...but who cares!  In my mind, there is.  And here is my bracketology.  It's based on a 12-team format where the 6 BCS conference champions get least 1 team from the non-BCS conferences...and 5 at large bids.  The lower seed plays at home. 

1-Ohio State* vs winner of....
8-West Virginia vs 9-Wisconsin

Right now, Ohio State is the top seed in this tournament...and should stay with a first round bye even with a loss to Michigan.  Wisconsin should be safely in the tournament by dodging Ohio State.  West Virginia could move up by beating Rutgers in a few weeks. 

4-Florida* vs winner of....
5-Notre Dame vs 12-Wake Forest*

Florida could move up to a #2 or #3 seed with an SEC title, a USC loss and the Michigan/Ohio State loss.  Notre Dame gets USC later and could move up to a bye.  Wake Forest represent the ACC Champ, who should be a #11 or #12 seed. 

3-USC* vs winner of...
6-Rutgers* vs 11-Boise State*

You would think that USC will move up to one of the top two seeds with by winning out.  Rutgers is the most intriguing team in this tournament.  They are undefeated with a couple of big games coming up.  Again, Boise State gets in by way of the top non-BCS squad. 

2-Michigan vs winner of....
7-Arkansas vs 10-Texas*

Michigan are a win over Ohio State from being the #1 seed....which could be big.  Arkansas is the school no one is talking about but should scare everyone.  The thing is that the Razorback probably won't sit in this spot.  They will either win out, be the SEC champ and move up to maybe a bye....or drop out of this entirely with a loss or two.  Texas will slide in with a Big XII title and play in an interesting rematch of former SWC teams. 

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