In fact, maybe Texas Tech shoots to the top of the rankings and the BCS standings? More likely, Alabama moves to No. 1. The question is whether the Red Raiders, on the strength of their first victory against a No. 1 team, can jump over the likes of Florida, Southern California and unbeaten Penn State on Sunday.
OK, look. Texas Tech is undefeated, knocked off #1 Texas, and last week destroyed then-#23 Kansas 63-21.
If the human polls don’t put them ahead of one-loss Florida and USC, that is a complete scandal.
I’d have the Red Raiders as the new #1. This is different from saying I think the Red Raiders are the best team in the country; they probably aren’t. But those polls are based on what happens on the field, and their performance has been impressive enough to deserve it.
I have a lot more faith in the computer polls. It’ll be interesting to see what they come up with.