Ummh, Mississippi State and Mississippi tied for #3 in AP poll. The detractors, the pseudo-snobs clutching to outdated arguments, the big-name fawners, the biased media including the SEC latch-ons, can eat stewed crow. Hope it lasts, and the whole country will have to focus on the Egg Bowl. A tough road yet, getting around Auburn and a couple of potential rebounders. But still, very remarkable!
Given results to date, hope now for an all-bulldog SEC Championship game: Mississippi State vs Georgia.
sec - I actually think Mississippi State is a good team this year but come on...
Wisconsin is preseason #14 and they look horrible
LSU beat Wisc in an ugly win and jump from #13 to number #12
LSU proceeds to play 2 cupcakes and makes their way up to #8
(Still all based around 1 win against Wisc who looks worse and worse week after week and is now unranked)
LSU plays an unranked Miss State team and gets embarrassed by MSU
MSU jumps from unranked to #14 to #12 after their bye week
South Carolina is preseason #9 and they look horrible
A&M beats SC and jump from #21 to number #9 from 1 win
A&M proceeds to play 3 cupcakes and makes their way up to #6
(Still all based around 1 win against SC who looks worse and worse week after week and is now unranked)
A&M plays an unranked Arkansas and pulls out a win in OT and still maintains their #6 ranking
A&M plays #12 MSU gets embarrassed by MSU
MSU jumps from #12 to #3
Meanwhile the Big 12 starts lower beats up on each other (just like the SEC) and has trouble getting an undefeated team even in the rankings right before they beat #3/4 team in the nation. You can also use argument for the PAC12 and Arizona.
Its SEC bias, its clear as day when you look at the game they pick, places/people they highlight. If ESPN cared about being impartial I'm pretty sure you'd see quiet a few less Gameday's in SEC country which in turn would likely lower the overall rankings of the SEC. But the South cares about college football more than the NFL so I understand it as its a better business decision to play to your base (like FNC to Rs and MSNBC to Ds).
All that being said, I think MSU is poised to make a good run, and if I was you I'd enjoy it while you can. Drink the Kool-Aid, it doesn't hurt anything.
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