The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking through the latest big campus All-American activities while always recommending Victory Prima Pils for quality liquid refreshment.
Two athletic-student Saturdays into the season and so far ...
The Mack Brown Bunch proving to be best of Mountain West.
Rice with a first-ever Big 12 win and UH twice getting whacked by the WAC. What a parlay. And no relief in sight for the Cougars headed out west for the suddenly bullying UCLA Bruins.
The fighting Texas Aggies can change conferences, changes cultures, changes coaches, can't change losing from a double-digit advantage.
The other SEC newbie proves SEC worthy for 52:00 but then the victim of Georgia's "Old Man" football. And one-man terrorist Jarvis Jones.
Art Briles can lose the grandest coolest cat in the history of the program (and four other offensive talents to the NFL draft) and still send the scoreboard into spin cycle. For one game anyway. Against SMU.
Tommy Tuberville has Tech in quick recovery mode after the Red Raiders flame-out flat-line finish to 2011 (and all after the jaw-dropping stunner at OU). Now a six maybe seven win bounce back to a bowl and then ... bolting for the Kentucky bluegrass. If Bobby Petrino doesn't strike first. Or, if Bobby Petrino's road to recovery leads to Auburn instead.
The Big 10 (or B1G) is again playing ever so small. Loses for Wisconsin (seven points at Oregon St.), Nebraska (653 total yards for UCLA), Iowa (six points at home vs. Iowa St., nine points vs. Northern Illinois, 98th nationally in rushing, 105th in passing), Penn State (four missed fields plus an extra point), and Illinois in largely lame fashion. But, nothing particularly new and revealing about such developments.
And now The Unabashed with the Eyes Don't Lie weekly rank. Based on startling newly crafted deep analytic algorithms ... actually the measure is, get this, who beats whom, when and where, and by how much. Right, a concept which will never draw traction.
1. Kansas St. (2-0): Once upon a time, not that long ago, K-State 52-13 whipsaw through Miami (The U!), simply utterly impossibly inconceivable.
2. Iowa St. (2-0): Solid in knocking off Tulsa and before-mentioned Iowa.
3. West Virginia (1-0): Dana still operating from the quick-a-hang-half-hundred-by-the-half playbook.
4. Baylor (1-0): Chance to layout Sam Houston and then Sort of Giant Slayer Louisiana-Monroe.
5. Oklahoma (2-0): Stoops by far and away the boldest scheduling head honcho among the elite. Opens at UTEP (hey, it's a road game, at night) and Notre Dame still to come.
6. Texas (2-0): Saturday night at SEC-worst Ole Miss actually a step up from Wyoming and New Mexico. Cowardly business-as-usual out-of-the-gate set-up for 'Horns.
7. Texas Tech (2-0): Essentially 50 better on the road than the outfit that dominated UH the week before on the road.
8. TCU (1-0): Nice of the Frogs to give Grambling some TV time and suitable compensation for participating.
9. Oklahoma St. (1-1): Buried in the dessert after serving of sacrificial Savannah St.
10. Kansas (1-1): Collapsed against Owls and likely won't win again this season. Tom Brady solely responsible for Charlie Weis banking somewhere between $10-20M. Insane.
1. Alabama (2-0): Justifiable Big Kahuna in the nation.
2. LSU (2-0): Walloped Washington down on the bayou without flexing much of its considerable muscle. Maybe best collection of backs coast-to-coast.
3. Georgia (2-0): 10-win outfit.
4. South Carolina (2-0): 10-11 win outfit.
5. Tennessee (2-0): Best slinger in the league in Bray, crazy weapons at his disposal. How long before Dooley Factor sabotages operation.
6. Florida (2-0): Muschamp concocts necessary defensive adjustments for second-half vice in Aggieland.
7. Mississippi State (2-0): Finally a win to open the conference slate and maybe headed to nine knocks for the season. Seriously. Look at the schedule.
8. Missouri (1-1): Can't mope with one-time enfant terrible Todd Graham visiting for prime time.
9. Texas A&M (0-1): Where was Sumlin's second-half counter to Muschamp's second-half adjustments. Manziel the latest excitable whiz kid qb but will he break the curse or like all the others from Farris to McNeal to McGee to Jerrod to Tannehill win less the longer he stays?
10. Jarvis Jones, er rather, Arkansas (1-1): A winning record suddenly in jeopardy. A head honcho with an eight-month contract declaring Chapter 11 and bulldozed by Louisiana-Monroe on the home turf in the same week never a good sign.
11. Auburn (0-2): Gene Chizig now 16-10 and 6-10 in the SEC without Cam and with obscene mega-million buyout.
12. Ole Miss (2-0) : The Grove, The Mannings, Four Roses Bourbon, Big Bad Breakfast, City Grocery, Phillips Grocery, Ajax Diner, Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty. Great to visit, especially when winning is all but given.
13. Vanderbilt (0-2): Improved but it's Vandy. Another struggle to bowl bid.
14. Kentucky (1-1): Coach Tuberville, can we put on hold?. Bobby Petrino now on line two.