Corn fields and corn dogs

As I write these words, I'm passing by Franklin Field on a train from Washington to New York. I'm taking a few days of down time, and I'll (hopefully) for a live chat during the Penn-Columbia football game. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

With the great baseball weather we've had the last two days expected to continue, the conditions could suit Penn's ground game quite well. That is, if they can hold on to the football - the Lions' +8 turnover margin is the best in the Ivy League.

The Quakers will be buoyed by having two of their their stars, quarterback Keiffer Garton and cornerback Chris Wynn, back at full health.

Poll

What's the Spectacle of the Week?

But Columbia is still riding high from its 38-0 win at Princeton two weeks ago. This is the Lions' first Ivy League game since, and it's their homecoming weekend too. It's been 13 years since Columbia beat the Quakers. Will the losing streak end tomorrow?

Speaking of losing streaks, New York's main football team is trying to end a long one this weekend too. But what's the biggest game this weekend: USC-Notre Dame or Texas-Oklahoma?

This week's Spectacle of the Week poll is a one-on-one showdown. Take your pick, and join me again tomorrow afternoon.

Rank
AP
Coaches
Sagarin
Harris
1.
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
2.
Alabama
Texas
Alabama
Alabama*
3.
Texas
Alabama
Virginia Tech
Texas*
4.
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
USC
Virginia Tech
5.
Boise State
USC
Boise State
Boise State
6.
USC
Boise State
Oregon
USC
7.
Ohio State
Ohio State
Nebraska
Ohio State
8.
Cincinnati
TCU
Ohio State
Cincinnati
9.
Miami (Fla.)
Cincinnati
Iowa
LSU
10.
LSU
LSU
Cincinnati
TCU


* - Alabama and Texas are tied for 2nd in the Harris poll with 2,684 points. Alabama is listed first for having 13 first-place votes to Texas' 2.

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