Why not Texas at #1?
Something's changed. It's my birthday, and Texas doesn't have a loss. Not only do they not have a loss, but they are man handling teams. Mack is not helping players up, a la leading-Heisman candidate VY, but he's stepping on them when they're down, and grinding his Texas boot heel into them. VY has gone from Heisman candidate, to Heisman leading candidate, in the eyes of many. The winds of change are all around us.
At the beginning of the season, I could accept the USC #1 arguement based on several reasons. Mostly, they were returning Leinart and Bush, and hell...they were MNCs. Why argue against such a no-brainer?
It isn't a no-brainer anymore.
At this point in the season, as they say in East Texas, that dog don't hunt.
USC has a win over BCS #10 Oregon and #11 ND.
Texas has wins over BCS #8 tOSU, #12 TTech, and #18 CU.
This isn't the smoking gun of irrefuteable evidence that proves Texas should be #1, but it does prove that there is more than just homerism going on when someone dares to rank Texas above the golden children of the West Coast. And as to the conference strength arguement.....I saw what the PAC has to offer this weekend. I wasn't particularly impressed. It's still USC and a bunch of others, much like the Big12 is Texas and a bunch of others. At least the Big 12 has a few teams in the Top 15. Not saying the Big12>Pac....just saying that we dont have a PAC10>Big12 situation.....
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