Halfway Point in College Football

Most teams have played six games which would put them halfway through their seasons and at least a few games into their conference schedules.  The SEC, Big 12 and Big 10 appear to be in the running for the championship with Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas the class of the Big 12, Penn State leading the Big 10, and Alabama and LSU in control of the SEC.  The ACC, PAC 10, and Big East all appear to be out of the running, but there are plenty of games to be played to widdle down the list and possibly bring back some of those one-loss teams from those conferences back into the picture.  There are also some Non-BCS teams that could finish undefeated like BYU, Utah and Boise State, but the question is if they’ll be ranked high enough to be in consideration for the championship game.

The teams that I follow closest are Maryland, Navy and Penn State:

  • Maryland has been up and down so far this year, but seem to put their best foot forward at home.  With four out of six left at home they appear to be in a good position to win 7-8 games.  They’re still in the running for the Atlantic Division with all the teams but their next opponent Wake having a loss in the conference.
  • Navy has tough games left, but with their style of play they’re in every game.  They seem to be on pace to win 8-9 games this year and go to another bowl game.
  • Penn State has three tough conference games coming up at Wisconsin, Michigan at home and at Ohio State.  If they win all three of those games they could be on their way to an undefeated season.  Most likely they’ll trip up in at least one of those three upcoming games and finish with 10-11 wins, but still be in the running for the Big 10 championship and a BCS game.

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