Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tomahawk Chop; The Best Team In The FBS

Over the past 3 weeks, we have had BCS bedlam. Again.

It isn't exactly the top four teams that are being disputed. It's widely agreed that these four are Oregon, Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State. Just like the good old days, the controversy sparks from the order in which the teams are listed.

Last week, both the AP and the BCS polls agreed that the order was as follows:
1. Alabama
2. Florida State
3. Oregon
4. Ohio State

All four of these teams kept up their undefeated reputations in week 9, But oregon pulled ahead of FSU in both polls for week 10 after beating 12th ranked UCLA.

This fact has caused quite an upset in my mind, and here are three reasons why.

1. Florida State proved their point that they are a legit BCS contender after beating 8th ranked Clemson in Death Valley. Scratch that, CRUSHING 8th ranked Clemson 51-14. And while Oregon handled UCLA with ease, the BCS poll itself is admitting that Clemson is better than UCLA. So when Florida State beats a better team with a bigger score differential than Oregon did, I don't understand how you can switch the two teams in the rankings.

2. This one is a personal opinion, but not only do I believe Florida State is better than Oregon, but I believe they might have even surpassed the likes of the back-to-back National Champion Alabama squad. We've seen how young this Alabama team is, and with the exception of maybe a TJ Yeldon or a CJ Mosley, I just don't see how Alabama will be able to keep up with the high accuracy and arm strength of Jameis Winston.

3. Let's talk more about Jameis Winston, shall we? Some of you may not know that the young stud is a multi-sport athlete, he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round. But unlike most 15th rounders, he would have been taken top 10 overall had he decided not to also play football. My point is, you can see the quarterback intangibles just by watching him play. The big arm, pin point accuracy, big size and good decision making for a quarterback of his age. But what is so underestimated about the pocket passer is his overall athleticism. He is rather fast, and moves well for a man his size, which leads me to believe he's got Johnny Manziel's ability to beat ANY defense, but the exceptional thing about it is that he doesn't have to play with Texas A&M's joke of a defense. Which, in my eyes, makes Florida State virtually unstoppable.

So there you have it, three reasons why Flordia State is the best team in college football. This could be proven further with a very decisive win against the Miami Hurricanes today. I'd love to say I told you so at the end of the year, but you never know how injuries or bad breaks might alter the course of the season. My one very bold prediction is that there is even a chance Braxton Miller's Ohio State Buckeyes might be able to slip into the National Championship picture. But at the end of the day, I think we're all happy the playoff system starts next year so we won't be having this controversy any longer.

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