December 15, 2007

Strange Days: A look back at the 2007 college football season, one of the wildest seasons in history.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to football at 09:42 AM - 5 comments

Nice list, but can't be complete until it lists the most memorable days of the season- like the three weekends where #1 and #2 lost.

posted by tieguy at 09:56 AM on December 15, 2007

A fun list to read but the real story was how far off the experts were in establishing the pre-season national rankings. The initial picks were a disaster. I thinking several "experts" at rating college football teams is looking for a place to hide.

posted by BlindAlvin at 02:40 PM on December 15, 2007

Preseason rankings are a major part of the problem so many people have at the end of each year...particularly those who aren't fans of Buckeyes, Sooners, Trojans, etc. A preseason Top 25 team can lose twice and not lose their ranking (theoretically, of course); while a team that is actually significantly better can win their games and just hope someone notices before it's too late. They shouldn't exist. It smacks of a fix.

posted by newbie1412 at 11:43 AM on December 16, 2007

Interesting and fun to read. I agree with newbie. I hate preseason rankings. Fubars everything. And, speaking of Michigan and WVU from the article, looks like both are ready for new coaches.

posted by jmd82 at 01:42 PM on December 16, 2007

Every school's football program has it's humiliating losses down through the years. Due to the cicumstances involved I think that West Virginia's loss to Pittsburgh is the one that I'll remember. It's alreday had an impact far beyond Morgantown.

posted by Newbie Walker at 01:01 PM on December 17, 2007

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