College football season is inching closer and today we get a little taste of that.
AP TOP 25 RELEASED
The Associated Press college football Top 25 was released Monday. That means we are getting real close to the kickoff of the 2021 season. And we are right where we would expect to be with Alabama being the AP top team.
It’s no shock that Alabama is at the top. Future SEC conference member Oklahoma came in at the second spot. Iowa State came in at number seven. Iowa State might be picking a good year to have a good year with realignment taking place.
- Alabama (47)
- Oklahoma (6)
- Clemson (6)
- Ohio State (1)
- Georgia (3)
- Texas A&M
- Iowa State
- Notre Dame
- North Carolina
- Miami (FL)
- Penn State
- Coastal Carolina
- Arizona State
ROSE BOWL BELIEVES THEY ARE SPECIAL (STILL)
A message from the Rose Bowl to Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott was recently uncovered in which the Rose Bowl once again showed its arrogance.
The Rose Bowl is concerned about its place in an extended playoff with eight or 12 teams, so they reached out to their traditional conference partners. The Rose Bowl wants to have its own television deal and not be wrapped into an overall playoff television deal. They want preferred access for a PAC-12 or Big Ten team on a rotating basis. They want a “Most Favored Nation” position among the other bowls for hosting semifinal and championship games. If the Rose Bowl game is in the quarterfinal round, they want to be guaranteed a January 1 game at 4pm, which is the game’s normal time slot.
The problem for the Rose Bowl is that it is not needed any longer with college football moving toward a full-blown playoff. That doesn’t mean that the CFP won’t bow down to the Rose Bowl. We will see, but I expect the Rose Bowl to get much of what they want.
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