If we learned anything from college football last weekend (and last Tuesday, I guess) it’s predictions and projections are absolutely meaningless. The #2, #3 and #4 teams all fell on Saturday for the first time since 1985 – a year that was so long ago there’s a 12 year old song written about how long ago it was (also my go to Karaoke song if you’re lucky enough to be graced by my vocals). I drank a little too much Saturday afternoon during the Wisconsin game, and was aggressively passed out during all three games but scrolling through my twitter feed once I woke up was a wild way to ride out a hangover.
So where does that leave us? Welp, predictions are meaningless, but I think it’s worth taking a look at the picture as of now:
- The Big Ten is a mess. We have three teams with one loss in the East and a huge OSU/Michigan game coming up on the 26th. I could go on about possible outcomes, but that’d be wasting both of our time, and I may not know you, but I value you.
- Tuesday’s playoff rankings are completely irrelevant. They only exist so ESPN has something to compete against The Voice (as if they have a shot against Miley)
- Even with the loss to Pitt, Clemson still makes the ACC Championship if they win out. If we’re really lucky VA Tech will drop one of their final two games and we’ll get a rematch of last years ACC Championship. This is good news for everyone involved because hopefully they’ll break out the same jerseys as last year. Original color rush.
- With Washington’s loss, states with legalized recreational weed officially have ZERO teams currently destined for the playoffs. This doesn’t necessarily prove weed is a gateway drug destroying the fabric of America, but it doesn’t prove the opposite.
- Red states also hold the top 6 spots, and 12 of the top 15. Maybe we should stop focusing on the electoral college and start focusing on college football if we want to win elections.
- Realistically Bama is the only real team so this entire season is irrelevant anyway.
- I lost some money betting on Hillary to win the election, so I’m taking a break from gambling. However if you want my opinion I like Washington +3300 and Clemson +1000 to win the National Championship. Confused about how I can bet on two teams not coached by Nick Saban? Me too, but I guess that’s what I’m laying low for a while.
Either way, we’ve got a bunch of great Saturdays ahead of us. Hopefully I can grow the fuck up and not blackout so I can enjoy them.