Because so many of us had a bad week last week, choosing this week's Disgrace to the University proved a daunting task.
A number of Cal fans e-mailed last week questioning my intelligence for not ranking the Golden Bears. Strangely enough, I haven't heard from any of those people since Cal got Kapernicked at Nevada on Friday. The way the night went, the Bears' team buses probably got pulled over on the way to the airport by this guy and charged with impersonating a Pac-10 team.
The rest of the vitriol last week seemed to originate in Ann Arbor, where people should be so sated by delicious Zingerman's sandwiches and baked goods that they should never get angry for any reason. Still, Michigan fans couldn't believe I hadn't ranked their team.
Strangely enough, I haven't heard from any of them since the best UMass team not coached by John Calipari nearly got as Hot, Hot, Hot as Appalachian State in 2007. Presumably, Michigan fans are still too busy breathing into brown paper bags to type e-mails of apology.
But none of those e-mails were as dumb as the sentence written by this week's Disgrace to the University winner -- I mean, loser. It's me, for writing in last week's Power Rankings that Texas had beaten Texas. I wish I could say I was making some sort of metaphysical commentary on the Longhorns, but they had beaten Wyoming soundly enough. I just screwed up, and for that, I'm sorry. So congratulations, University of Florida College of Journalism, you produced a moron.
Fortunately, picking this week's top six was much easier than picking the Disgrace. Though it's still early, these teams seem to have separated themselves from the pack. Luckily for those of us who love college football and poll chaos, this week will bring the first set of games that could allow the field to catch up with the leaders.
NCAA Football Power Rankings
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