Ha - I feel the opposite about Texas, DJHT. Being a Nebraska fan, I understandably hate Texas more than anything. But I think last year was a fluke (except for beating us, that always happens), and they belong back in the rankings (although they should actually earn it instead of an arbitrary preseason ranking). They won't be at a championship level yet, but I have a hard time beleiving Texas will stay down.
That part I totally agree with. Preseason rankings are usually worthless and a joke. The only value they have is to taint the rest of the season when it starts to become apparent who is actually performing (teams who start high can afford a loss and still be ranked throughout the season, starting low or unranked means an uphill battle for respect, even you play lights-out).
I like that the Harris poll doesn't begin until midseason, but that poll has also been mostly unrespectable throughout its existence. The BCS system as a whole is just as you described it.
Not only in regards to Texas, but a lot of these Teams are given a leg up by starting on the top 25. It is a self full filling prophecy and total horse shit. I love college football as much as I love the NFL, I really hope someday they get that shit fixed.
Sir, are you suggesting that you can inseminate a woman simply by her staring at your picture? See, it was that kind of Texas arrogance that led Nebraska to leave the Big 12. Our new Big Ten brethren make no claims of internet insemination.
Boomer Sooner........and I hope NU fares well in the Big Ten, however sure wished we still played every year.....oh well.....
Texas issue...this and other rating snafu's could be fixed if no polls were released or official until after at least the first 5 games. Then you could actually get some sembalance of a top 25. YOu have results, strength of schedule, real factors that would end this non-sense of voting based upon opinions and predicting a future. The only polls I like are stripper poles. LOL
All that being said......College Fucking Football rocks and is the best time of the year, especially once fall actually gets here, go to the campus, drink beer, bull shit, watch the scores, go to the stadium, watch the game, back to campus, drink more beer, talk more bull shit......love it.
We have a tradition each home game I always make it a point to meet and greet other teams fans, I appreciate fans that support their team, gotta respect them, ( have no use for those who don't support their team just hate on other people's teams). I have made some great friends from all across the country and all but one of opponents fans were absolutely fantastic ( Nebreska, TX in dallas, Miami, Alabama, BYU, Air Force, Oregon, Florida State, Uconn, and so on)......except one team, none of their fans were friendly, there were smart asses, cocky and acted like they were world champs......guess who?.........Fucking TCU....couldn't get one, not one to enjoy the pregame, postgame, etc....talk about a little success going to their heads.......maybe they changed....
My surprise team somewhat this year is the Arkansas Hogs.......Pettrino ( Major dick that he is, is one hell of a college coach)......