Found October 18, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Tajh Boyd
The first BCS Standings of the year were released this week, and, of course, there is some resulting controversy.  Florida came out at #2 ahead of Oregon, and while both teams having played very well to start the year, it’s clear this this 2-3 order ignores style points entirely.  The Ducks are almost certainly a better and more dangerous team than the Gators, but ther’es plenty of time left in the season for things to shake out. West Virginia sits at #13, four spots ahead of the team that took it behind the woodshed last week.  How Texas Tech, with an identical record to that of WVU, can rank lower than the Mountaineers is a mystery.  Looking at their respective bodies of work (rankings reflect BCS Standings), Tech’s big wins  (#13 WVU, @ #24 Iowa State) are as good as or better than WVU’s best victories (Baylor, @ #25 Texas).    Both the Bears and Longhorns were ranked when they played the Mountaineers, but both have also been exposed since those meetings.  Interestingly enough, t...

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