Week 3 decimated our list- East Carolina was done in by an angry Virginia Tech team, and Houston saw QB #1, QB #2, and any BCS hopes bite the dirt against UCLA. Air Force ran out of time against Oklahoma, and Missouri had just a bit too much time left against San Diego State. And then [...]
It’s been an uneven week on the Fringe, but we’re going full steam into the weekend now. Here’s your BCS Buster watch (down to just 10 unbeaten teams in the non-BCS universe), and the non-BCS top 25 will follow shortly, then into the weekend previews all afternoon.
We still have 27 teams that haven’t lost a game, so they’re still contenders to bust the BCS. I was getting pretty sure that Boise State was coming off the list until Virginia Tech gifted them more than enough time to take the win, and I’m glad they did. But instead of trying to profile all 27, we’re just going to check in on the guys from last week’s list and add a few to fill it back in to 10. We bid a fond farewell to Middle Tennessee State and Northern Illinois, and also to Navy who wasn’t on the list but should have been. They may still have great seasons, but they won’t be in the BCS picture.
Since we’re calling it a watch, we’ll name it for the week coming up. The top 25 (later) is named for the week gone by. It makes no sense, I know.
Like last week, we’re skipping Boise State, TCU, and Utah and sticking with 10 teams that could make a run, or at least win enough games to get noticed before the schedule tears them down. For now, these are presented in no particular order.