10. USC v. no. 16 Stanford
First Reggie Bush has to return his Hiesman, and now USC is has fallen out of the top 25 for the first time since 1847. I kind of (key phrase: kind of) feel bad for them. Maybe they can rally against the no. 16 Stanford Creepy Trees and make a Michael Vick comeback.
9. Search for Halloween costumes
Sexy Sesame Street characters are my no. 1 pick for this year.
8. no. 7 Nebraska v. Kansas State
Nebraska’s not in the Big Ten yet, but since I’m skeptical of the move I like to keep close tabs on them. So far so good.
7. USA v. Poland
Did you guys know that the USA Men’s National Soccer Team (the same team that showed England where to stuff it in the World Cup) is playing a friendly against Poland this weekend at Soldier Field? Well I did. I’ll be in the stands drinking $8 Miller Lite, playing my vuvuzeela, and ready to throw some nasty anti-Poland comments (I’ve already come up with a few, but they are not class website appropriate)
6. no. 1 Alabama v. no. 19 South Carolina
So there are a lot of predictions going around that Alabama is going to lose to South Carolina this weekend. Something about how Bama knows they are set for the rest of the season, blah blah blah, can kick back and relax… whatever. That attitude would not fly in the Big Ten, and I don’t appreciate their work ethic. I hope South Carolina tears them apart.
5. no. 20 Wisconsin v. Minnesota
It’s that time of year for Wisconsin and Minnesota: Paul Bunyan’s ax! It’s Homecoming this weekend in Madison, so I kind of hope the Badgers win. But then again… Minnesota. I have a love/hate relationship with Madison. Its a great town (free bacon at Wando’s every night!) and I’ll be moving there after I graduate, but I look terrible in red and Bucky doesn’t have a neck.
4. no. 17 Michigan State v. no. 18 Michigan
I feel for Michigan State this year and hope they do well (not better than the Hawks). They are officially the “underdogs” after Penn State pooped all over that role–the same role that Iowa was in last year. Beating Michigan at their own stadium would prove that MSU is a top competitor this season.
3. Illinois v. Penn State
I had to look up where Penn State was ranked, but they aren’t. Oh well. Maybe their annoying fans will shut up.
2. Another Big Ten turning point?
The first week of conference play was supposed to determine where the teams were for the rest of the season. But now it could all change. While I don’t see Ohio State coming down from no. 1, Michigan and Michigan State are battling it out for top Michigan team (trick: there is no good team from Michigan). If Wisconsin hasn’t gotten over it’s heartbreaking loss against Michigan State last week, it could slip up against Minnesota. And Iowa… well Iowa isn’t playing this week. Hurray!
1. Start of Midterms