With conference play beginning in earnest, we were welcomed with a little shaking up at the top of the rankings this week which isn’t surprising. I’ve always thought early season polls were kind of a joke. As a matter of fact, I have pretty much given up caring about polls since the induction of the playoff committee last season. But, I guess people like the polls and it sparks conversation so, whatever.
Pongamonos en marcha!
The Gators put a whoopin on Ole Miss in the swamp this weekend. It gets a bit more difficult for Florida with back to back away games against Mizzou and LSU, but as of now, it looks like the path to the SEC East title may go through Gainesville.
PAC 12 South
I know you are all loyal Quick Buck Thursday readers so I hope you took my advice and dropped a bit of cash on the Sun Devils to win Saturday. Even if you didn’t take advantage of the free money, I think this is going to be a fun conference to watch this year.
Indiana and Purdue
The state of Indiana was so close to becoming my favorite state this past Saturday. Both state schools came so close to upsetting the #1 and #2 teams in the nation. Indiana did it with backups at quarterback and running back.
Michigan State and Ohio State better get their shit together if they want to remain top ten programs – Michigan State already dropped two spots to #4 this week. The Spartans have a week before heading to Ann Arbor to face a surging Michigan program. Ohio State has more time, facing virtually no threat until they get Michigan State in Columbus on November 21st followed by their trip to Ann Arbor the following week.
Vegas Totals for Big XII Games
Will Baylor/TCU on November 27th force Vegas to set the highest game point total in history? If the game were this week, it would almost be a certainty.
Iowa – Are the Hawkeyes for real? Holding #19 Wisconsin to 6 points at home might suggest they are.
The SEC Guy – He finally bested me this week going 3-1. Bringing his win total to 4 on the year. Way to go buddy.
Larry Rose III – The New Mexico State running back rushed for 260 yards and 3 TDs in a losing effort against rival New Mexico.
Tanner Mangum – The BYU QB bounced back against UConn going 35 of 53 for 365 yards and 2 TDs
Bet of the week:
As I predicted the Sun Devils paid out a shiny +455 by travelling to UCLA and handling the Bruins quite convincingly.