October 29, 2006

Hidden: Oregon State Shocks No. 3 USC 33-31: This is going to shake up the rankings!

posted by commander cody to football at 12:22 AM - 34 comments

Granted they don't have Leinart, Bush and White, but I still have to say I'm stunned. It's beginning to look like a showdown between Michigan and Ohio State. Sure would be a classic finish to the regular season!

posted by commander cody at 12:26 AM on October 29

I guess you could see this coming....they were undefeated but showed signs that they were vulnerable. Too bad, it was a pretty amazing comeback, although I don't think I would have called a pass play on the two-point conversion. Student body right/left, or straight up the gut, which worked on the previous conversion, might have sent the game to OT, and you had to like the Trojans' chances given the momentum they had towards the end of the game. Congrats to OSU for sure. Great game plan, great fans and a huge win for the school. If that game's played in L.A., no way they come out on top, that's how much OSU's fans meant to the Beavers Saturday.

posted by eccsport78 at 03:14 AM on October 29

Stunned by USC's loss to Oregan State? I hope USC gets "stunned", the rest of their season. As a BIG fan of Notre Dame, I feel just as great when USC loses as when my Irish wins! But the game of the year will be Ohio State-Michigan.

posted by Senior33 at 06:22 AM on October 29

What an upset! That's all I can say besides I'm shocked.

posted by yachts360 at 06:29 AM on October 29

Might it be possible that we see UM and OSU play twice this year? The regular season finale, and if they both enter that game undefeated and it it s cole game again in January?

posted by elovrich at 07:40 AM on October 29

If you're shocked, you haven't been paying attention- USC has been very vulnerable this season. Either OSU or UM losing before their finale- that would be shocking. They'll only play twice if all the other undefeated teams lose- hard to see WVU or Louisville losing, honestly.

posted by tieguy at 08:03 AM on October 29

Might it be possible that we see UM and OSU play twice this year? I'd say it would be very unlikely as both West Virginia and Louisville would have to lose. They play each other so one will lose, but the only other tests on the schedule are Pitt and Rutgers. Even if WVU and Louisville did lose, because a late season loss hurts more than an early season, another school would probably pass the loser of OSU-UM. But, for argument's sake, say UM and OSU play in the championship game... I think the 3rd place team in the Big Ten would go to the Rose Bowl. That would be kinda funny.

posted by SummersEve at 08:11 AM on October 29

hard to see WVU or Louisville losing, honestly. They play each other next week, so somebody's gonna have to lose.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:46 AM on October 29

Not so much of a shocker that USC loss. They'll lose to Cal as well. Too bad for IRISH fans as that could have catapulted them to a possible National Championship scenario. The team that holds there own destiny is not any currently in the top 10, but perhaps the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. They knock off Louisville and come back to knock of an undefeated West Virginia the last game of the season.

posted by bmurphy44 at 09:50 AM on October 29

OSU and Michigan will pretty much be the national championship game this year.

posted by jojomfd1 at 12:37 PM on October 29

This loss was coming. Remember, this is a rebuilding year for USC....A rebuilding year with a 6-1 record so far isn't bad. But as a USC fan, we could loose every game, as long as we beat Notre Dame, the season is a success!! Brady will fall in LA on November 25th, along with their obese coach......

posted by Tigger1 at 01:39 PM on October 29

The winner of the Ohio State / Michigan game is an easy pick for the "We don't need no stinkin' playoffs" title game. But if you are looking for the other team in that title game I would expect the Florida Gators to win out in the SEC and be a strong one loss team Any of the three Big East teams is possible but if all three lose at least once I think Florida is the team that gets the nod based on my limited knowledge of the government supercomputers that determine who will play in the title game.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 02:17 PM on October 29

But if you are looking for the other team in that title game I would expect the Florida Gators to win out in the SEC and be a strong one loss team I don't know. UGA came close to rallying with a very anemic team. Chris Leak hasn't been all that and hasn't proven to me, at least, that he can win when it really matters. I see them making it to the championship came with 1 loss but loosing there as Leak can't step up to the plate.

posted by jmd82 at 05:44 PM on October 29

The new BCS rankings: 1 - OSU 2 - Michigan 3 - West Virginia 4 - Texas 5 - Louisville

posted by louisville_slugger at 06:01 PM on October 29

I'm an SEC guy my self, so I'm all for a 1 loss SEC champion getting the national title game. However, the SEC teams begin at number 6 in the rankings. I don't see any way possible that they can overtake a number 2 spot. If one of the 3,4,5 teams win out, which I believe probably 2 or at least 1 will, I can't see the best SEC team finishing any better than 3rd, probably fourth. Grum, can you work your magic and pull up any different scenarios?

posted by louisville_slugger at 06:21 PM on October 29

Brady will fall in LA on November 25th, along with their obese coach...... Classy move, there. Your team lost. Notre Dame won. And you're talking trash? And worse, denigrating people based on physical traits? Sharp. Very sharp.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:33 PM on October 29

WATCH OUT FOR THE RUTGERS

posted by bmurphy44 at 07:40 PM on October 29

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:10 PM on October 29

I am not sure if the poll I read on yahoo is incorrect but it doesn't match-up with louisville slugger's poll listed above. According to what I saw the new BCS rankings are as follows: 1. Ohio State 2. Michigan (who still plays at Ohio State) 3. West Virginia 4. Florida 5. Louisville (who hosts West Virginia) so it is not at all a stretch to see Florida in the title game and I'm not an SEC fan.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 08:28 PM on October 29

ESPN's BCS here seem to concur with Kyrilmitch- UF in 4th, ahead of Louisville. That said, presumably the winner of Louisville-WVU (whichever one it is) will gain enough in strength of schedule and computer rankings to stay/jump ahead of UF.

posted by tieguy at 08:53 PM on October 29

You guys are right. I searched BCS and somehow ended up reading the USA Today coaches poll. It has Texas 4, Auburn 6, and Florida 7. It still seems like a stretch, but not entirely impossible.

posted by louisville_slugger at 09:22 PM on October 29

Tigger1 --"But as a USC fan, we could loose every game, as long as we beat Notre Dame, the season is a success!! Brady will fall in LA on November 25th, along with their obese coach......" Maybe a few years back, when SC was not in contention for national championships, only beating ND would be enough, but no more. I can see the Trojans losing both the Cal and Notre Dame games at this point. As far as your obese coach comment, it just makes you seem like an ass. Oh, I forgot, you're an SC fan..............

posted by eccsport78 at 11:26 PM on October 29

SC needed to lose at midseason to the worst team in the pac 10. Watch out Cal, Notre Dame, Oregon and UCLA. SC has the toughest schedule of all the BCS teams. Go Trojans!! This was a wakeup call.

posted by CUMBY at 01:44 AM on October 30

eccsport78 Read aloud again...USC is in a rebuilding year, not in contention for national championship!! Losses are expected in a rebuilding year, Cal is certainly an upcoming expected loss, as well as perhaps Oregon. So yes, a Notre Dame victory, reducing THEIR bowl contention, would make this a positive season.

posted by Tigger1 at 11:23 AM on October 30

Actually, if Auburn and the Gators win out, the winner of the SEC title game may get the nod over an undefeated Big East team because of the computers (Computer avgs: Fla - .850; Aub - .720; WVA - .540; Louis - .680). And being an SEC man, I don't think that is unfair at all since both Auburn and Florida have enough speed throughout the field to nullify the advantages that make those Big East teams appear so good in a far weaker conference. As for Michigan/OSU, the loser of that game will likely be knocked out of the national title simply because it is a late-season loss and one to the team they would be playing. In no way am I suggesting either team shouldn't be there; they're both playing great football. My prediction: Big Ten vs. SEC

posted by PublicUrinal at 12:30 PM on October 30

If my Gators can run the table they should get a shot due to strength o schedule. Gooooooooooo Gators!!!!!!!!

posted by RHAMBLIN at 01:19 PM on October 30

I for one, would love to see a Big Ten vs. SEC showdown for the national championship. I just don't think anybody has what it takes to hang with OSU or Michigan this year. November 18th at 3:30est we will see who the Big Ten is going to send. Thank god Tressel is 4-1 against Michigan On edit: Tressel is the man.

posted by jojomfd1 at 02:03 PM on October 30

I'm hoping Michigan will go all the way and win big at the National Championship game. GO WOLVERINES!!!

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posted by Venicemenace at 02:56 PM on October 30

Buckeyes suck, Wolverines rule!!!!!!!!!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:17 PM on October 30

Rah! Rah! Rah! GooooooTeam!! M GO BLUE!

posted by commander cody at 06:50 PM on October 30

Oh and SIS! BOOM! BAH! too.

posted by commander cody at 06:51 PM on October 30

Tigger- Read aloud again, you're an SC fan, therefore, you need a reason to explain why a team as talented as USC could lose to OSU. Just keep telling everyone SC is rebuilding, but be careful not to say that to one of the Trojan boosters.....

posted by eccsport78 at 07:52 PM on October 30

After listening to Tim Brando tonight on SNR (hey, he is a talking head, but working at an AM station, it goes with the job) it seems either he is a SpoFite or someone else is thinking along the same lines I am. The topic of a Michigan-OhioState national title game was on the agenda. WV, Louisville, and Rutgers all play each other still, and can very easily beat one other, Fl has FSU, and that can always go either way. So the question still remains, if UM-OSU is a 3-point game, especially of UM wins, who would YOU send to the title game?

posted by elovrich at 10:27 PM on October 30

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