Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/7/12
The first five weeks of the 2012 college football season presented plenty of surprises, disappointment and excitement, and as expected, the intensity increased by leaps and bounds this past weekend. Two teams ranked in the Top 10 were forced to bite the dust, while two other teams in the Top 10 were given a chance to ascend in the ranks on the path to a potential BCS National Championship. Each of these teams (four total) were from the same conference—the SEC.  The No. 4 LSU Tigers took a trip to the Swamp to face the No. 10 Florida Gators and the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs battled the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks on the road as well. In the Big 12, there was another Top 15 matchup featuring Heisman front-runner Geno Smith and the No. 7 West Virginia Mountaineers and the No. 12 Texas Longhorns at Austin. There were three other marquee matchups in the Big Ten (Nebraska at No. 11 Ohio State, No. 21 Michigan at Purdue and No. 25 Northwestern at Penn State), one in the ACC (No. 3 Florida ...
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