I don’t want to make any excuses for Penn St. They were beaten by a pretty good MSU team who had also beaten their top rival Michigan earlier. Penn St. was without their best offensive tackle and defensive end due to injury. I don’t know how much (if any) of a difference they would have made toward the outcome, but that’s the way it goes when facing 3 of your top physical opponents in consecutive weeks. Roster depth is important. Their playoff hopes are gone, but may still have an outside shot at the B10 championship game, although rather unlikely.
Wisconsin has proven to be considered among the top teams. I haven’t followed them closely, and for some reason thought they had an early loss on their schedule, but was mistaken. They are undefeated (with a somewhat easy schedule), and a very good young running back. I don’t know if they are a legitimate top 5 team, but they continue to improve. I thought going to Indiana could expose them to a potential upset, but they dealt with early issues in the game, then ended up with a comfortable win.
Ohio State: Did anyone… in the entire country… see that coming? Iowa can be a tough place to play.
Alabama is a great football team, but still human.
Notre Dame continues to impress. I don’t like how many points they gave up aganist WF, but this is the most legitimate ND team i’ve watched in years.
Georgia wins again…
Clemson hangs on in a tough game at NCST. Looks like Miami and Clemson could be headed for the ACC championship game.
Other teams on the rise: Washington, Auburn