It was a wild weekend in college football this past Saturday with comebacks and upsets galore. Most notably PAC-12 and playoff contender Oregon fell victim to an upset on the road at Arizona State. That loss dropped the Ducks, and possibly the PAC-12, from the playoff conversation entirely. Now the attention turns to rivalry week in what might be the best slate of key games, headlined by our own Axe Game against Minnesota.
The winner of the West will be decided this weekend in midwest prime-time (aka 2:30 p.m. CT) as the Badgers travel to Minnesota to see who takes the division crown. As it sits currently, Minnesota comes in ranked No. 10 in the nation’s FanPulse Poll, while the Badgers hold at No. 17.
In a poll among just Badgers fans, Wisconsin sits at No. 12, which aligns with the AP Poll at No. 13. While Wisconsin and Minnesota appear to have the national spotlight this week, you cannot forget about the other Big Ten foes. No. 2 ranked Ohio State will face another big test as they get the No. 18 ranked Wolverines on the road this week in another classic rivalry match up.
Outside of the Big Ten there are some big games as well, including among teams battling for a possible playoff birth. The Iron Bowl will feature No. 5 ranked Alabama against the No. 13 ranked Auburn Tigers. While No. 6 ranked Oklahoma will take on Oklahoma State in Bedlam. With a lot to shake out across the country, these game could go a long way in determining the final playoff spot in 2019.
In addition to football, we decided not to stick to just sports and polled the nation on a hotly debated agenda. Given this is feast week, the nation was asked what Thanksgiving side should be banned from the table.
Leading the way was candied yams/sweet potatoes with 31% which is an awful take from the nation. I’m firmly on the sweet potatoes fries are better than french fries side, so I do not appreciate any sweet potato slander. Coming in second with 29.2% was green bean casserole which is a much better take in my opinion. Mac and cheese got 25% which is also wrong, and stuffing got 10% which should have been much higher because stuffing stinks.
Yeah, I said it.
Thanksgiving week is a great one for spending time with family and friends, as well as eating food, and watching football. It’s just a great time of year. This should be one of the best college football slates of the season, so I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving as the college football season draws to a close.