Week 11: Texas A&M falls. Clemson, Alabama, Michigan Rise

The AP Polls are an interesting concept. Think about the fact that Nebraska lost to Ohio State on Saturday Evening. Yet, when the polls came out, the Buckeyes hadn’t moved (Number 6). What does that tell you? It definitely says more than the college football championship lines.

Of course, one might wonder whether any of this even really matters. Because of their performance, or lack thereof, against Ohio state, Nebraska fell 12 spots in the college football rankings.

The Buckeyes are obviously a little salty about the results of their statement win, but none of this even matters; Buckeyes fans should be able to appreciate the fact that their team really delivered this time.

They actually looked like a playoff team for the first time in so long; after the many uninspired outings, they actually delivered. Buckeyes fans have something to celebrate. There is still the Ohio State-Michigan game to look forward to on November 26th.

Many people have referred to it as a CFP play-in game; either way, another chance to see if the Buckeyes can maintain their form will be appreciated. The fact that Ohio State is facing Michigan now is exciting.

Michigan will not be facing the same Ohio State that failed to deliver against Northwestern and Penn State; that Ohio State would have been obliterated by Michigan.

The Ohio State in whose presence Nebraska wilted will definitely give Michigan a run for its money. The Buckeyes should be able to keep their fans happy for a while longer.

When you look at Week 10, all anyone can talk about is Texas A&M and their inability to overcome Mississippi state. The Aggies were ranked fourth by the College Football Playoff committee when the first 2016 poll came out.

Texas A&M was seventh; they have already fallen to Number 10, and no one is really surprised. The chances of Texas A&M falling even further in the rankings are surprisingly high.

Anyone who thought that the SEC might have to two tickets to spare for the Playoff was disappointed by the Aggies who wasted their opportunity. But it was fun to speculate for the time that the idea lasted.

The iron Bowl is looming and the downfall of one conference obviously benefits another. For Washington, Texas A&M’s loss was obviously great news.

Football fans might also be witnessing the resurrection of Oklahoma. Sooners fans were happy to see them reach the Number 9 position (Week 11). They are definitely making up for their terrible start to the season.

Most conversations have now turned to determining which two of the top 8 teams will fall before the regular season closes.

There is a good reason to believe in Washington. There are whispers of Bob Stoops finding ways of sneaking into the Playoff once more; the very idea is enticing, if not a little unlikely.

What happens if the Broncos actually make it into the Top 10? Can they actually do it before the year ends? No one knows though it isn’t impossible. It is teams like the Broncos and the stories they tend to inspire that make college football so much fun, this along with all the speculation surrounding Penn State’s recent eight-spot rise through the rankings.

Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.