AAAAND WE’RE BACK!
Apologies for the absense, life events and what not, but we have returned just in time for the first batch of College Football Playoff Rankings.
But, we’re here to talk FanPulse Top 25, not some bullshit “eye test”.
This week’s data brings us the Bayou Bengals atop the polls ahead of their matchup against No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The winner of this one puts themselves in the driver’s seat for not only the SEC West, but also the College Football Playoff rankings for the remaining two weeks.
Elsewhere, we are going to take a look at other teams of note in this week’s poll that have head coaches that we at The Cup would love to make their way to Oxford in 2020 to replace Matt Luke.
FanPulse Top 25: Week 10
|4||Ohio State (8-0)|
|5||Penn State (8-0)|
|14||Notre Dame (6-2)|
|19||Wake Forest (7-1)|
|20||San Diego State (7-1)|
|22||Boise State (7-1)|
|23||App State (7-1)|
|24||Louisiana Tech (7-1)|
Baylor, a poster child for complete reset, is now 8-0 and sitting at No. 10 in this week’s poll. Matt Rhule went from 1-11 to undefeated in just three seasons and boy oh boy would that be neat to have in Oxford!?
Memphis comes in at No. 12 with their hot name head coach, Mike Norvell. The Tigers just ousted SMU from the ranks of the unbeatens and appear poised to get Tiger High their first AAC title. Norvell is another name that should be on the Rebels’ hot board, along with everyone else’s.
Cincinnati and Wake Forest come in at No. 16 and 19 respectively and both have fantastic program CEO’s. Luke Fickell and Dave Clawson have both rebuilt their programs and should be cashing in on bigger jobs sooner rather than later.
And last but certainly not least, coming in at No. 22 is Boise State and head coach Bryan Harsin. The long-time offensive coordinator turned head coach for the Broncos is in his sixth season as head coach (16 years total) in The Gem State and could be ready to bolt for a Power 5 gig if the money and situation is right. Not to mention, athletic director candidate John Hartwell and him have certainly dealt with each other in the Mountain West Conference and there are rumblings that Hartwell would try to attach Harsin to his name if hired by Ole Miss.
Needless to say, the Rebels need to make a change because the fan buy-in is virtually non-existent. Just take a look at this confidence graph.