Theyâ€™re up at the usual place. Some quick hits:
- Iâ€™m predicting a 3-way tie at the top of the AAC, so thatâ€™s why I have Louisville as that conferenceâ€™s team in the BCS.
- It looks pretty likely right now a non-AQ team will finish in the top 16 and ahead of the champion of the AAC. Fresno State is currently ranked higher, but I think Northern Illinois is a better team. (At the very least, they have a better â€œmarqueeâ€ win in Iowa.) I think Fresno has a better chance to lose at some point. NIUâ€™s better schedule may allow them to pass Fresno anyway.
- Some folks have Notre Dame in the BCS, but I canâ€™t see that happening unless they somehow beat Stanford. Also, I think BYU will give the Irish a hard time. But a 2-loss Notre Dame would probably knock Clemson out of the BCS.
- As we barrel toward the end of the year, the remaining important matchups start to come to the fore, beginning this week. On Thursday alone weâ€™ll have Oregon vs. Stanford and Oklahoma vs. Baylor, and then LSU vs. Alabama on Saturday.
So, stay tuned. I may even start looking for news next week!