clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

SB Nation Reacts: we are all worried about the defending national champs

New, 5 comments

Plus, Auburn/Georgia is Saturday’s most anticipated matchup.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Mississippi State v LSU Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Wisconsin Badgers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

It didn’t take long, but the college football season has already delivered its first round of massive upsets. Two top-10 teams fell to unranked opponents last week, with two more nearly meeting the same fate. It was as close to a Blood Week as we’ve had so far this season.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, fans believe one team should be most concerned over the rest. Nearly half of fans who responded said they believe LSU should be the most concerned. The Tigers lost basically their entire starting lineup, on both sides of the ball, from last year’s national title winning team and looked befuddled by Mike Leach’s offense, which consists of maybe three plays.

The defending national champions were ranked No. 6 last week when they fell at home to Mississippi State. Similarly, No. 3 Oklahoma lost at home to unranked Kansas State. Texas and Texas A&M were able to survive the week with wins, but both games were decided by a touchdown or less.

The Aggies have another difficult test this weekend as they go on the road to play Alabama. However, the most anticipated game of the weekend is a different SEC matchup, as No. 7 Auburn goes on the road to play No. 4 Georgia. The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry is basically an elimination game for the Playoff this year since everyone’s schedule is truncated.

As for Badgers fans, confidence remains high as the team gears up for its first game of the season. 96% of Wisconsin fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction. This is up 1% from last week but still makes me wonder what the hell is wrong for 4% of you?

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.