Magic Reappearing Act
For teams with losses, the opportunity to get back in the race is there
Oct. 10, 2007
By Tom Hart
Special to CSTV.com
Tom Hart calls football play-by-play for CSTV and is a contributor to CSTV.com.
In the original Pole Position video game from Atari, it didn't take much to blow up your open-wheel racer. Failing to navigate a turn that was tangent to a poorly placed roadside billboard turned your ride into a ball of flames. I'm beginning to wonder if Pete Carroll ever played the game. The beauty of the game is that your car reappeared, and with a little luck and some deft driving, you were right back in the mix.
That is still possible with USC, which will have plenty of chances against ranked competition to get back into the national title race.
The Top 5 in my AP poll this week are consistent with the rest of the voters. If USF hadn't struggled to beat a poor team, they would be ahead of
Boston College will garner more attention this weekend, as will Missouri. I'm not sure if the Tigers can win in
Oklahoma's win over
There are a couple of teams I left out this week that are waiting on the front porch. Wyoming's only loss came at
11. West Virginia
17. Virginia Tech
23. Florida State
24. Texas A&M