Although we are five weeks into the college football season, there are still 15 unbeatens on the books. With everyone entering their respective gauntlet of conference play, however, the unblemished records figure to start falling nursing home patients in the coming weeks. Here’s a look at seven of the teams who are probably considered the “least legit.” Maybe they can prove the haters wrong. A quick look at the other eight undefeateds can be seen here.
The jury is still out on the ‘Horns, but there seems to be little doubt their disastrous 2010 is behind them. Back-to-back road wins, albeit against UCLA and Iowa State, have avenged two of their losses from last season, but this week the revenge tour takes it to a new level when they battle the Sooners in Dallas.
This picture is from last year, but still awesome.
Most people suspected Denard Robinson and the Wolverine offense to be dynamite, but the Michigan D has also been pretty stout in their 5-0 start. Even with the thrilling W over Notre Dame and an impressive spanking of San Diego State, the team has yet to leave the Big House. Michigan, however, won’t see its friendly confines now until October 29th, starting this Saturday when they travel to Northwestern.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Paul Johnson’s triple option attack is at it again, scoring at least 35 in each of their five victories this season. Tech proved it was for real with a nice win over North Carolina, but back-to-back games later in the year against Clemson and V-Tech should prove if the Jackets have what it takes to find another ACC title. Let’s hope this one doesn’t get vacated. This week, they get the Terps at home.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Fighting Zooksters are one of the surprise 5-0 teams, as the Illini have pulled out three straight wins by a field goal. Illinois is another team that hasn’t played a game away from home, but they did take what looks to be a solid Arizona State team, and rallied for a monster comeback last week against Northwestern. This week is their first road game, albeit against Big-10 punch line Indiana.
Kansas State has won back-to-back thrillers en route to a perfect start.
Kansas State Wildcats
Another surprising fast starter, especially considering the Wildcats needed a late TD in their opener just to sneak past Eastern Kentucky at home. The last two weeks, K-State has won in Miami and against RGIII and Baylor. Bill Snyder may be at it again building a solid team in Manhattan, and this week they welcome Mizzou to town.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
The last of the Big 12′s five unbeatens, Texas Tech has enjoyed the softest schedule of the bunch. A victory over Nevada is the biggest notch in the Red Raiders’ belt, and they barely slipped by the Wolfpack at home. It’s tough to sleep on Tommy Tuberville’s team however, and the tests start this week when they take on Texas A&M.
The lone unbeaten outside of Boise from a non-BCS league, the Cougs offense is one of the most fun in the nation to watch. Unfortunately, their defense makes each game reminiscent of a tennis match, with balls flying all over the field and action going back and forth. Houston has picked up three road wins already, but their best win was that over a pedestrian UCLA team in the opener.
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