This was pretty much the Saturday that 1-AA Football was invented for. There just isn’t much on the 1-a slate this week, so I took the time to do some research. Here is a breakdown of each of the undefeated teams so far this season:
Obviously, you have to consider strength of schedule when comparing these teams so, its hard to really say what this tells you. A few things that stick out.
-TCU is not playing the hardest schedule but they are absolutely dominating teams. I don’t think they are quite at the level of Texas and Alabama, although I think they can certainly give both those teams really tough games.
-What is up with Texas? They have dominated bad teams, but have been out-gained by Texas Tech at home, Oklahoma on a neutral field and at OSU. Although, in fairness, they probably would have had more yards if all of their touchdowns against OSU weren’t of the pick-6 variety.
-Yay Fresno St.! They have out-gained both Cincinnati and Boise State.
-Everyone in College Football is mediocre this year.
Gun to my head, I’m still going with Florida, Alabama-Texas, TCU as the top 4 teams. After that it doesn’t really matter.
Duke and UVa suck. I like UCF because Houston is probably pretty overrated, but I’m just not sure this will be the type of volume game I am looking for. I just get the feeling that Houston is not on a lot of people’s radars.
I don’t even have opinions on most of these games. I’ll be rooting for Clemson to win and UVa to lose for sure, though setting up an ideal Clemson-GT rematch in the ACC title game.
In the small schools, CAA whipping boy Towson hosts Villanova coming off a win at Richmond. That is legitamately my third favorite game of the week. Don’t see much else, though, after a quick scan.
This is going to be a tough week on the College front, but don’t worry, I’m sure there will be plenty of Redskins, Bucs and Rams on Sunday to get your weekly fill.