Five of the nation’s current top ten college football teams have won National Championships in this decade. Three others are well-respected programs, consistent nine or ten game winners.
But take a closer look at the polls and you’ll see two teams who you wouldn’t expect to see ranked at all, let alone among the country’s elite.
Kentucky and South Florida are the feel-good stories of the early college football season. Neither team was ranked three weeks ago and since then, each have crushed the hopes of teams many considered BCS bound.
The Wildcats will find out how good they are over the next three weeks when they travel to No. 11 South Carolina then host top ranked LSU followed by ninth ranked Florida. Obviously, that’s a brutal schedule, but this is an offense that hasn’t scored less than 40 points in a game all season. Andre Woodson has quickly become one of the best quarterbacks in the country and –with a few more wins- might just steal the Heisman Trophy.
Meanwhile, the Bulls aren’t nearly as exciting, but they continue to get it done. The Big East definitely isn’t as loaded as the SEC and they already cleared one major hurdle when they upset West Virginia on Saturday. Unlike Kentucky, USF will probably go in to the rest of their games as a favorite.
- Who do you think has a better chance to end up in a BCS bowl?
- Will either one of these teams end up in the National Title game?