by Robert Vincent
It’s almost Fall. The leaves change. The temperature drops. But that is not what really matters. You hear the fight songs. There are chants like “Go Big Blue!” or “War Eagle” or “Roll Tide!” Sandwiched in between the wonders of high school football and the grandeur of the NFL is College Football.
First, we will take a peek at the AP Top 25, in a nutshell. Ohio State is still #1 after not losing much while holding the championship following the first ever college football playoff. After them, almost a third of the top 25 is owned by SEC schools, including Alabama at 3, Auburn at 6 and Georgia at 9. TCU is ranked 2 (Horned. Frogs.), Baylor and Michigan State round out the rest of the top 5.
THE UGLY TRUTH
It really just comes down to the New Years’ Six Bowls (two of which is semi-final playoff games) and the road to the Championship.
I see Auburn, Ohio State, Baylor and TCU being in the playoff mix…and we will get to that in a bit.
The other four New Years’ Six I think will be:
Peach Bowl: Georgia vs Florida State
Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs Oklahoma
Rose Bowl: Oregon vs Michigan State
And Fiesta: Clemson vs. USC
And the playoffs…
#1 Auburn over #4 TCU
#2 Ohio State over #3 Baylor
And the championship…
Auburn takes the championship from Ohio State. War Eagle soars over the Buckeyes.
Later this week, I will bring you your regularly scheduled Voice on Sports, but look for another two-fer next week because as everyone knows…once the college season starts the NFL is not far behind. I feel another The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Truth coming along.
Hope you enjoy and remember…ping pong is still not a sport….