College Football

Giglio's top 25: Haven't we been here before?

Staff WriterNovember 21, 2011 

College football writer J.P. Giglio is one of 60 voters in the AP Top 25 poll.

Just an unbelievable sequence of results, starting with Oklahoma State's loss at Iowa State on Friday and ending with Oklahoma's loss at Baylor late Saturday night.

In all, four of the top 10 teams lost this weekend - including Oregon in a whale of a college football game against Southern California - setting the BCS on a path to its first all-conference national title game, with LSU and Alabama on the inside track to New Orleans.

But LSU still has to play Arkansas, on Friday at home at Tiger Stadium, and Alabama still has to play Auburn. Then there's the matter of the SEC title game, with Georgia in the prime spoiler role on Dec. 3.

So there's still a lot of football left.

The real issue facing the BCS, which promotes the regular season as the most meaningful in all of sports (true) and boasts that "every game counts" (not true) is, how do you explain that to LSU?

If LSU finishes 13-0 and has to play a team it has already beaten, on the road no less, how does "every game" count?

The answer is obvious to every one outside the corrupt bowl system.

Team

Pv.

Team

Pv.

1. LSU

1

14. Oklahoma

6

2. Alabama

3

15. Wisconsin

14

3. Arkansas

5

16. Houston

18

4. Oklahoma State

2

17. TCU

20

5. Boise State

9

18. Michigan

19

6. USC

17

19. Kansas State

15

7. Oregon

4

20. Baylor

NR

8. Stanford

7

21. Notre Dame

22

9. Michigan State

11

22. Nebraska

16

10. South Carolina

13

23. Penn State

24

11. Georgia

10

24. Virginia

NR

12. Virginia Tech

12

25. Tulsa

25

13. Clemson

8

Out: Florida State (21), Southern Miss (23)

Giglio: 919-829-8938 and twitter.com/jpgiglio

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