Week 8 of the college football season was one of the wildest rounds of play in years. The SEC imploded upon itself after having eight teams in the previous week’s top 25 polls. Florida State beat conference rival Clemson in a statement game that was heard loud and clear across the country. The Seminoles demolished the Tigers in a 51-14 win that catapulted them to the No. 2 spot in the first BCS rankings of the season.
The BCS standings look vastly different than the previous week’s AP polls. Georgia dropped completely out of the top 25 after losing its second consecutive game. The Bulldogs also witnessed their chances at playing in the SEC Championship game go up in smoke at the hands of Vanderbilt. Florida followed suit and became the latest victims of the Missouri Tigers, who upset the Bulldogs in week 7.
Auburn finished their first signature win of their comeback season against Texas A&M. Mississippi crushed LSU’s hopes for a national title shot after beating the Tigers 27-24 to cap off one of the craziest weeks in SEC history.
The upsets in such a powerful conference begs the question; Is the SEC overrated?
The most powerful conference in college football is not losing its mojo. It is simply suffering the consequences of playing good football teams week in and week out. The league is riddled with an unprecedented amount of injuries to many of its star players.
With so many unbeaten teams remaining more than halfway through the season, the idea of a playoff has never had more credit. Oregon and Ohio State may be left out in the cold again if Florida State and Alabama win out.