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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WEST

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Why fool around. Let’s just divide the NCAA football country into two divisions – East and West.

Who are we kidding?  The Top Ranked teams in the country are all East of the Mississippi. Every year.

You can do your 2021 rankings right now with all the usual schools – Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and some years LSU, Florida, Florida State or Auburn.

Those schools have won the last 14 national championships!

The West?  Forget about it.

BYU is ranked No. 8 this week only because voters don’t know where Provo is.

The once great USC Trojans are undefeated, but that only gets them to No. 20! 

It has long been asserted that the West doesn’t get enough recognition because their games are on so late in the East.  But USC played at 9 in the morning two weeks ago and UCLA did he same this week.  Does that help?

East is East and West is the rest as the new saying goes.

***Notes***

Watch List updates: Texas star Joseph Ossai has 13.5 tackles for loss in just seven games, equaling his total from last year in 13 games…Florida State’s Marvin Wilson is out for the year with an injury…Nine Lott candidates have been named to the Senior Class Watch List : Tarron Jackson of Coastal Carolina, Greg Eisworth of Iowa State, Darius Stills of West Virginia, Boogie Basham of Wake Forest, Cameron Kinley of Navy, Amadeo West of Army, Kwity Paye of Michigan, Hamilcar Rashed Jr., of Oregon State and Chazz Surratt of North Carolina.

The Senor Class Award goes to the top student-athletes in the country who are in their senior year of eligibility.

Add J.J. Watt to the long line of athletes endorsing products. J.J., the 2010 Lott winner, and his brothers are on the Subway sandwich team now…Jerry Hughes, the 2009 winner, has made $63 million with the Buffalo Bills after being considered a bust with Indianapolis…Emanuel Acho ( 2011 finalist) is a rising star on FOX…Paul Hornung, who died last week at the age of 84, is the only player to win the Heisman from a losing team. His Notre Dame team won only two games in 1956 while Hornung threw 13 interceptions and only three touchdowns. Jim Brown of Syracuse finished 5th and Jon Arnett of USC was 10th. Sports Information Director Roger Valdisseri is often cited as the reason Hornung won. Deservedly so if you look at the numbers.

 

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