The 2007 season has always been my benchmark for the wild and crazy side of college football (not coincidently, it’s my favorite season of all those I’ve followed closely). But I can’t remember a day in 2007 that had as much craziness packed into it as the carnage we witnessed yesterday. Five ranked SEC teams took hits yesterday, three of those losses coming at the hands of unranked opponents. (Nationally, add to that numbers 3, 8 and 9 going down, and you’ve got as chaotic a week as imaginable.)
My team was one of those that came out on the receiving end of the bloodshed, so there’s that. But if you’re an Auburn or Missouri fan, you’ve got to be one ecstatic camper right now. It’s mid-October and your teams control their destinies to make it to the SECCG. Malzahn and Pinkel have to be the runaway candidates for conference coach of the year right now.
I wonder if I ought to compose this week’s SEC Power Poll ballot by putting every team but Alabama and Kentucky in a hat and drawing names randomly. I’ve had crazier ideas.