So now that the BCS Standings are out, the real race begins. The name of the game, of course, is to first, win the rest of your games, and second, root for the horses in front of you to falter. Below is the list of teams ahead of the Vols in the BCS and the teams they'll play this weekend. The best bets for upsets are in bold.
No. 1: Ohio State v. Indiana. Can the football Hoosiers pull off the upset two weeks in a row? Uh, no.
No. 2: USC (off)
No. 3: Michigan v. Iowa. Will Michigan become the fifth No. 2 (in the AP) this season to bite the dust? Iowa's surely feeling nasty after losing last week to Indiana, who does, it turns out, have a football team. Who knew? Still, this would be a major upset. Just take another look at The Picture.
No. 4: Auburn v. Tulane. Okay, for those too embarassed to ask, Tulane is in New Orleans. Oh, and they won't beat Auburn.
No. 5: West Virginia at Connecticut. Nope.
No. 6: Florida (off).
No. 7: Louisville at Syracuse. Uh, nope.
No. 8: Notre Dame v. UCLA. Hope.
No. 9: Texas at Nebraska. Hmmm. This could actually be a decent game. Both teams are 6-1, with Texas' loss to No. 1 Ohio State and Nebraska's loss to No. 2 USC. Most are not giving Nebraska much of a chance, but Texas is less than a touchdown favorite, so it could happen.
No. 10: California v. Washington. Okay, we've been wanting Cal to win the rest of its games so that our dominant victory over them looks even better. But now, the computers, as well as some pundits, think the Bears are better anyway. So now, they must lose. It probably won't happen this weekend, though, because Washington just lost its QB to a foot injury.
So here's your viewing schedule:
West Virginia at Connecticut. ESPN, 8:00 p.m.
Texas at Nebraska. ABC, 12:00 p.m.
Alabama at Tennessee. CBS, 3:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech at Clemson. ESPN, 7:45 p.m.