Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/20/11

We all know what a chaotic weekend it was in college football. #2, #4 and #5 all went down. And we knew the fallout would be very comprehensive. After their brutal defeat to the Union in the Civil War, champions of the Confederacy were known to say “the South shall rise again!”

And it’s happened, this weekend in 2011- although I’m sure this is nothing like what the southern gentlemen envisioned. The SEC Western division teams: LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and the Arkansas Razorbacks are 1-2-3 in the tonight’s BCS standings.

Yeah, I guess you could say it’s the strongest conference in football; and the strongest division in football.

If you wish to be Captain Obvious.

LSU could probably stumble next week, or versus Georgia in the SEC championship game (but obviously no both) and still play for the title game. For the Tide it’s simple, beat bitter rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl and they’re in. Yes, the rematch is on. I’m setting the over/under right now at 19.

For Arkansas, sorry you’re SOL. It’s one of the BCS’ dumbest rules (and believe me that’s saying something, because the BCS is filled with dumb rules) that only 2 teams per conference get into to BCS bowl. Wow is that stupid.

Oklahoma State dropped down to #4 and Virginia Tech moved up to #5. Stanford’s at #6, Boise State at #7 and undefeated Houston is #8. The loss to Baylor knocked Oklahoma to #9.

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports.

A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the FWAA, USBWA and SPJ. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.

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