Thursday, December 25, 2014

Fields of dreams

Both of this weekend's biggest college football games kick off at the same time.

Fields of dreams

It's way too nice a day to stay indoors, so I'm going to keep this post as short as possible.

Both of this weekend's biggest games kick off at the same time: 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. Michigan-Iowa and Florida-LSU are certainly deserving of that honor, but there are a few other interesting matchups this weekend too.

Of course, there's Phillies-Rockies Game 3 and US-Honduras as well. Steven Goff of the Washington Post has a great piece this morning explaning how the closed-circuit broadcast situation for the soccer match came to be.

Before getting to the Top 10 Chart, one sad note. Ben Ali, the founder of Ben's Chili Bowl - my all-time favorite restaurant - passed away last night at age 82. Those of you who've been there, whether you're from the Philly area or the D.C. area, know how good it is.

What's the Spectacle of the Week?
Nebraska at Missouri (8:00 p.m. Thursday, ESPN)
Boston College at Virginia Tech (12:00 p.m. Saturday, ABC)
Alabama at Mississippi (3:30 p.m., CBS)
Florida at LSU (8:00 p.m., CBS)
Michigan at Iowa (8:00 p.m., ABC)

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

Jonathan Tannenwald Sports Producer
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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