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Should we have expected anything different from the college football polls?

by JOSH HARVEY / WFAA.com

wfaa.com

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 16 at 12:25 PM

Once again the college football polls have shown how big of a joke they have become.

The mighty USC Trojans have jumped up to No. 4 in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches Poll. With one loss, Pete Carroll and crew are ranked ahead of TCU, Boise State, Cincinnati, and Iowa, who all have no losses.

Now I wouldn't have a problem with this if USC had lost to someone decent, but they didn't. usc+sucks.jpgThey lost to Washington who is now 3-5 overall and sitting in 8th in the Pac 10 standings. The Trojans big win this season was against No. 15 Ohio State. Otherwise they have beaten the likes of Washington State, San Jose State, and Oregon State. Not exactly powerhouse programs.

I'm tired of the polls being a popularity contest with the cool schools getting the benefit of the doubt. Can we please just go by what the teams have done on the field this season?

TCU should be the 4th ranked team in the country. They have two ACC wins (the Clemson winning is looking better and better) and beat BYU on the road. They are undefeated and don't let schools like Washington sneak up on them.

My Poll:
1.) Texas
2.) Florida
3.) Alabama
4.) TCU
5.) Iowa
6.) Cincinatti
7.) Boise State
8.) USC
9.) LSU
10.) Oregon

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