Tuesday, October 6, 2009

SI makes Alabama top seed; OU out of tourney for now

I mentioned last week that Sports Illustrated is pursuing the folly of a 16-team college football playoff and each week will be presenting a bracket reflecting how the tournament would be shaped if the season ended at that time.

So, if the season ended after last weekend's games, SI would elevate Alabama over Florida as the No. 1 seed. And Oklahoma, which suffered its second defeat of the season last Saturday, would be excluded from the 16-team field. (I fully expect the Sooners to be back in securely by the time the season actually does end).

At any rate, here's the mag's tournament seedings after last weekend's games:

(1) Alabama vs. (16) Nebraska
(8) Cincinnati vs. (9) TCU
(5) Virginia Tech vs. (12) Iowa
(4) LSU vs. (13) Oregon

(3) Texas vs. (14) Auburn
(6) Boise State vs. (11) Miami
(7) USC vs. (10) Ohio State
(2) Florida vs. (15) Oklahoma State

By the way, is there going to be a more significant regular season game played this year other than Saturday night's Florida at LSU battle? I'm hoping our South Florida correspondent can provide us with some much needed insight into this one.

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