Monday, November 26, 2007

A real national champion: Week Thirteen

There was quite a shuffle in the seedings this week. After a week on the outside looking in, Oklahoma is back in. A loss this week in the Big XII championship game would again remove them from the tourney, so they are playing a must win game this week. Their opponent, Missouri, is not in must win mode, but a win would lock up their #1 seeding for the tournament, which is always desirable. Moving into the tourney field for the first time this year is USC, thanks to their win over Arizona State, who find themselves bounced after holding the four seed as recently as three weeks ago. USC and Oklahoma also combine for a very intriguing 8 v 9 first round matchup. Several other tourney tickets will be punched this weekend as the conference championships are decided. This season is begging for a playoff.

For previous weeks, see Week Seven, Week Eight, Week Nine, Week Ten and Week Twelve.

1) Missouri (Big 12)
16) Central Florida (Conference USA)

8) USC (Pac-10)
9) Oklahoma (At large)

4) Georgia (At large)
13) BYU (Mountain West)

5) Kansas (At large)
12) Hawaii (WAC)

3) Ohio State (Big Ten)
14) Troy (Sun Belt)

6) Virginia Tech (ACC)
11) Boston College (At large)

7) LSU (SEC)
10) Florida (At large)

2) West Virginia (Big East)
15) Central Michigan (MAC)

Missed the cut (BCS rank):
Arizona State (13)
Tennessee (14)
Illinois (15)
Clemson (16)
Oregon (17)

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