Tuesday, November 07, 2006
This is probably the ultimate jinx 48 hours before Rutgers Stadium turns into a madhouse for the first time since, well , ever. But it needs to be addressed. Rutgers is getting hosed in both the Harris and Coaches Poll. Badly. Now, I know they have to get through West Virginia and Louisville and it is highly unlikely that they win both games. However, the BCS computer has them at 9, higher than Texas, WVU, LSU and Arkansas. They pasted Illinois 33-0, a squad that gave the Buckeyes quite a run this past week. They won fairly convincingly at Pitt. Still, the humans have left them at 13 and 14 in the polls. Doesn't seem very fair.
The real problem that I have is the premise going around that 12-0 won't get them a crack at the BCS Title game. So, it's okay if the Big 12 stinks for a couple of years because they have tradition, but the Big East doesn't get props in a year that you have three really good teams and a couple decent ones...AND they kicked out Temple? Call me crazy, but if you get through Louisville, Pitt, South Florida and West Virginia unscathed AND you schedule a Big Ten and a ACC school for OOC games, you get the title game if there are less than three teams that haven't lost.
All that being said, Louisville 31 Rutgers 20. Teel will fall short.