"Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel"

My new book, "Offsetting Penalties - A PK Frazier Novel" is the follow-up to "Illegal Procedure" and "Roughing the Passer" and is now available in print and in e-formats at amazon.com, smashwords.com and iBooks. Follow me on twitter @kevinkrest.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

BCS DOGFIGHT

Even though Alabama is the top team in the BCS standings, I'm not so sure they can beat Oregon or Florida State on a neutral field. The Ducks and Seminoles have been very impressive against tough competition, with both teams scoring a lot of points in the process. Of the top four undefeated teams left, Ohio State has the easiest schedule left, giving me the uneasy feeling that they may just sneak into the title game even though we all know how weak that slate is. Alabama still has LSU, Auburn and probably the SEC title game left. Florida State has undefeated Miami this week, as well as Florida and very possibly a rematch with Miami in the ACC title game. Oregon has to play Stanford, a very overlooked Oregon State and likely UCLA again in the Pac-12 title game. Ohio State has Michigan, which is probably a year away, and then a Big Ten title game against surprising Michigan State and their stifling defense. But there are a couple of teams that have been a bit forgotten in this mix. One is Miami, which as mentioned earlier has a chance to make a big statement when they travel to Tallahassee this week. The other is Baylor, which is just destroying everyone on their schedule. The Bears have the meat of their schedule remaining, with games to play against Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas. But if, and that's a big IF, they find a way to run the table, it will be interesting to see how things work out in the BCS. As we've seen in recent years, there always tends to be an upset or two near the end of the season that throws a monkey wrench into the mix. If this year is any indication, it will be a challenging task beginning next season for the national championship playoff selection committee to choose the four deserving teams. I still think we'll see an expansion to eight schools in the system before long. It just makes too much sense and way too many dollars. Just sayin'...