I'm justifying this picture because I moved LSU up to number two on my ballot after they throttled Washington. Also, I need something to cheer me up after Saturday night's debacle in CoMo. Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
So, I don't know about you, but I can't wait for Mizzou to play their first SEC Game. Boy, is it going to be exciting.
Wait, what's that?
We already played it and lost by 21?
Well, crap. I thought that was just a nightmare I had on Saturday afternoon/evening.
After a weekend where the Big Ten went out to California and Oregon and laid some spectacular eggs (Wisconsin in particular) and Arkansas received part of the John L. Smith Experience™ by losing to the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The experience is only truly complete if they come out this week and destroy Alabama. I believe some of my Michigan State friends are nodding in agreement at this sentiment.
But the Pac-12, with a strong showing in some non conference games, has UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State join the ballot towards the bottom. I've gotten to watch almost all of Arizona and Arizona State's games this young season, and both teams look strong early against middling competition. Obviously, we'll see the new look Sun Devils this week as they head to Columbia in a "revenge" game (for lack of a better term).
The Pac-12 might be deeper than I thought this year. The Big Ten, on the other hand...yeesh.
Without further ado: