Sunday, September 09, 2007

And the No. 1 team in the country is . . .

The top of the polls haven't realigned themselves this week, but No. 2 LSU's drubbing of No. 9 Virginia Tech has many college football gurus rethinking a notion seemingly as firm as the law of gravity - that USC is the best college football team in the land, hands down.

The shine of the Trojans is fading as LSU's frightening power becomes more apparent with each week.

In the new Associated Press poll, LSU received 25 first-place votes, up from 5 a week earlier. USC, which was idle this weekend, received 40 first-place votes, down from 59 a week earlier but enough to retain it's No. 1 ranking.

In this week's USA Today Coaches poll, LSU got 11 first-place votes, up from four, and USC got 42 votes, down from 49.

It's sort of like being a Middle-Age Christian astronomer and suddenly waking one morning to realize that the Earth isn't the center of the universe after all.

For more on this fast-emerging college football heresy read this, this and this.

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