Melbourne, Florida October 27, 2013 -The NCAA Division One college football season is only four weeks away from league championships and the BCS bowl lineup is starting to take shape. Top undefeated contenders have not disappointed their fans with stunning performances. Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor, Miami and Northern Illinois all remain undefeated. As the final weeks of the 2013 season unfold, the BCS committee will have another challenge selecting the teams for the BCS bowl games. Alabama has #13 LSU and #11 Auburn; Oregon has #6 Stanford and #25 Oregon State; Florida State has #7 Miami and Florida; Ohio State has #22 Michigan; Baylor has #15 Oklahoma, #10 Texas Tech, and #19 Oklahoma State; Miami has #2 Florida State and #14 Virginia Tech to play. Northern Illinois at 8-0 is ranked at number 21 and does not have a chance at a BCS bowl game.
With all these teams playing top 25 teams over the last weeks in the season, one never knows what can happen. Take the Missouri and South Carolina game where the Missouri Tigers held a three score lead until the fourth quarter when the Gamecocks’ starting quarterback Conner Shaw was put back into the game. Shaw was injured last week and did not play the first three quarters of this game. He orchestrated a comeback where the game was tied at the end of regulation and tied at the end of the first overtime period. With seconds left in the second overtime period, with the score Carolina 27 and Missouri 24, all Missouri had to do was kick a short 24 yard field goal to tie the second overtime period. The Missouri field goal kicker hooked the kick that hit the left side field goal upright and bounced to the left missing the field goal. Missouri had the game in the bag but lost the game at the end to the South Carolina Gamecocks. What happened to Missouri can happen to any of the top 10 NCAA Division One college football teams. All in all this was an exciting week in NCAA Division One football. What can we expect next this week? Only time will tell.
Until next time, be safe in the sun and have a fantastic day in the great outdoors.