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College Football's Undefeated: After Week 4

Week two in college football has ended. The list is organized first by the top 25 in the AP poll, then by wins, then by conference wins, then alphabetically.
Alabama [SEC] (1st AP, 4-0 overall, 1-0 conference) Ohio State [Big Ten] (2nd AP, 4-0 overall, 0-0 conference)Boise State [WAC] (3rd AP, 3-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Oregon [Pac 10] (4th AP, 4-0 overall, 1-0 conference)  TCU [MWC] (5th AP, 4-0 overall, 0-0 conference)  Nebraska [Big 12] (6th AP, 4-0 overall, 0-0 conference)  Florida [SEC] (7th AP, 4-0 overall, 2-0 conference) Oklahoma [Big 12] (8th AP, 4-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Stanford [Pac 10] (9th AP, 4-0 overall, 1-0 conference)Auburn [SEC] (10th AP, 4-0 overall, 2-0 conference)  Wisconsin [Big Ten] (11th AP, 4-0 overall, 0-0 conference)LSU [SEC] (12th AP, 4-0 overall, 2-0 conference) Utah [MWC] (13th AP, 4-0 overall, 2-0 conference)Arizona [Pac 10] (14th AP, 4-0 overall, 1-0 conference) USC [Pac 10] (18th AP, 4-0 overall, 1-0 conference)Michigan [Big Ten] (20th AP, 4-…

College Football Undefeated list

Week two in college football has ended. The list is organized first by the top 25 in the AP poll, then by wins, then by conference wins, then alphabetically.
Alabama (1st AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Ohio State (2nd AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference)Boise State (3rd AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) TCU (4th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Oregon (5th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference)  Texas (6th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Oklahoma (7th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Nebraska (8th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Iowa (9th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference)  Florida (10th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Wisconsin (11th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Arkansas (12th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference)South Carolina (13th AP, 2-0 overall, 1-0 conference)  Utah (14th AP, 2-0 overall, 1-0 conference) LSU (15th AP, 2-0 overall, 1-0 conference)  Auburn (16th AP, 2-0 overall, 1-0 conference) USC (18th AP, 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Stanford (19th AP, 2-0 overall, 1-0 conferenceMichi…

College Football's Undefeated: After Week 1

This is simply a list of college football's currently undefeated teams, organized first by the top 25 in the AP poll, then by wins, then by conference wins, then alphabetically.
Alabama (1st AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Ohio State (2nd AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference)Boise State (3rd AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) TCU (4th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Texas (5th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Nebraska (6th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Oregon (7th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Florida (8th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Iowa (9th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Oklahoma (10th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference)Wisconsin (11th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Miami [FL]  (12th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference)Arkansas (14th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Georgia Tech (15th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) USC (16th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference) Florida State (17th AP, 1-0, overall, 0-0 conference) Penn State (18th AP, 1-0 overall, 0-0 conference)LSU (19th AP, 1…

The first upset rolls in from college football

Yes folks, it's that time of year again. College football returns to bless the world, and already in the first games of the season we have an upset of a ranked team. That team is No. 15 Pittsburgh, who lost in overtime to Utah of the Mountain West Conference. Here's a recap. Obviously this isn't that big of an upset: Utah is the original BCS buster school, and not two years ago they destroyed Alabama in embarrassing fashion. The Mountain West is also the strongest non-BCS autoqualifier conference, so it's not entirely unexpected that a team like Utah would win, especially since after this season they'll be a Pac-10 (12?) school.

Check in after the first weekend concludes with Boise State versus Virginia Tech (I might analyze the game, for what it's worth), for the first list of college football's undefeated FBS teams. Yes it's early, but it's probably the best way of keeping track of who really deserves a national championship. By the end of the mon…

Filler Derive Politics post: Explanation of Nation Building

So this is not a filler post in the sense that it was just filler on the Derive Politics website, rather it is filler here until I get more free time. An excerpt:


"When you look at the U.S. Military, nothing is more telling than the nuclear arms race of the cold war. While America refrained from increasing it's land area by invading neighboring countries such as Mexico and Canada, it was Russia who vastly increased the soviet union. At one point or another, it wasn't too far fetched to think that Russia would eventually swallow up all of Europe and the Middle East due to their rather weak state after the war. And in part, part of the reason why Russia had ended up using diplomatic pressure rather than military pressure was because the United States had nuclear weapons at its disposal, giving all U.S. allies a free sovereignty card. So if the Russians were big on invading and conquering, how come the Americans didn't? "



More here.

Sorry for the lack of posts, again

I've been busy trying to power through a textbook as fast as I can, and thus posting will be very limited.

Nonetheless, here's hoping I'll be able to succeed with the textbook adventures and return to posting. As soon as I get around to watching the last two movies on my list I'll post a review, as well as some other interesting things as college football season rolls around.