A quick question for the group: Did Kansas and West Virginia do things in time to turn their seasons around last week or is the FPS simple?
The answer to that is not yet known, and it will not be for several weeks.
After all, Clemson is still in the ACC, so it is difficult to trash the entire conference, and 3-0 Virginia is also ranked in the Top AP currently 25.
Moreover, there is little to write home about the Atlantic coast. At least yet. The traditional powers are Miami, Fla., And Florida State, which went into the season with a great look, do not start with 1-2, and their individual victories over Bethune-Cookman and Louisiana Monroe.
Subsequently, Boston College, Wake Forest and NC State appear to be the most difficult challenges in the Clemson division, while Kansas and West Virginia were two of those three (BC and NC State) last week.
And Virginia Tech, who lost BC in Week 1, seems to accompany Duke and North Carolina, among the more intense teams in the Virginia division. So yes.
Do not accept this blog as one of all the 12-all-all-in-all Territories, but the breakdown of the ACP is not because both are clean and easy. The ACC has not only four other teams but some schools are already playing conferencing games this season and the Big 12 opens its conference slot this week.
But for fun, however, let the top 10 teams in the ACC and all of the 10 teams in the Big 12 and compare their position in the latest Sagarin Ratings.
The Big 12, which is directed by the OU, Texas, Okie State, K-State and TCU all sits in Sagarin's Top 25, into a 348 or average ranking of 34.8. It is even worthy of KU sitting in 95th.
The top 10 of the ACC, including only Clemson and Miami, Fla., In Top 25 of Sagarin, is 365 and average ranking for the total 14-team conference of 49.4, with Boston College laying the low bars for both sets at No. 96.
Against RealTimeRPI.com, the Big 12, three weeks, is ranked third, with an overall record of 22-5 and the ACC in fifth place with a mark of 26-16.
To be fair, the total strength of the ACC's schedule is No. 1 in the nation now and ranked 12th in 6th place. What's more, four of these five major losses came to Power 5 foes, and the only one who did not live in Power 5 as a KU town loss for the Carolina Coast.
Again, this is not designed to make a head-to-person comparison between teams in the Big 12 and ACP, and none of this will be even the rest of the way. Even if the Big 12 and ACC find themselves snatching in post-season bowl games, the only time people come into care is truly if it comes in semifinals or Football Football Playing College.
The reason for this blog was to examine how well the recent achievements of KU and West Virginia were. It is clear that both teams played high quality football. There is no denying that. And both of them were quite substantial undergraduates as they entered these games, and the Countries favored the State State.
Forget cover. Both teams lost ACP. And, remember, we will be talking about the two Big 12 programs chosen for the eighth and 10th in 12 big seasons polls this year.
Not only did the Jayhawks and the RC and NC State Mountains break, but they made an average of 21 points and put together 92 points in the process. This was against the teams who chose the third and fourth (of seven) to finish in the Atlantic Division in the premeditated polls. One (NC State) received two votes for the first time before the season started.
Comparison or no comparison, it is interesting that KU and West Virginia are facing next week after they have both won the big win over ACC programs. The result of this 12 12 opener might tell the team who had the best win a week ago.
Either way, teams and Jayhawks and Mountaineers are undoubtedly highly confident in preparing for the Big 12 – 3:30 p.m. on ESPN + Saturday at Kansas Kansas Booth Memorial Stadium – with the idea that this is a worthwhile game, partly because his opponent is on Saturday and partly because of the teams they meet.
Moving on from the ACP, we look closely at how the 12 major have so far progressed against other Power 5 programs:
vs ACC: 2-0 – KU and West Virginia contested downs against ACC foes in Week 3, while Kansas in Boston College won last Friday and the Mountaineers setting the State State in the town.
vs Big Ten: 1-1 – TCU took care of a business with a convincing victory at Purdue, but Iowa State one-point game, initiated a delay in a competitive in-state Iowa with College College Day ESPN collapsed.
vs Pac-12: 2-1 – Oklahoma rolled at UCLA and Oklahoma State knocked off Oregon States on the road. Meanwhile Texas Tech dropped a low-scoring game at Arizona in Week 2.
vs. SEC: 1-2 – K-State set off Mississippi State last week in Starkville, but Texas game dropped home to LSU, 45-38, before that and West Virginia was drubbed by Missouri in Week 2.