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I apologize for the lack of football recaps, but I found it very hard to write about college football this season. With all the upsets it just seemed like not even the college players were all that passionate about playing the game.

Look at the following lists and you’ll see what I mean. This season seven #1 and #2 ranked teams have been defeated by unranked opponents. Compare that to last season when the #1 team Ohio State was undefeated until the BCS title game and only two #2 teams lost to unranked opponents.

LIST OF #1 RANKED TEAMS DEFEATED IN 2007
1. LSU vs. #17 Kentucky 43-37 (3OT) 10/13/07 (Week 7)
2. Ohio State vs. Illinois 28-21 11/10/07 (Week 11)
3. LSU vs. Arkansas 50-48 (3OT) 11/23/07 (Week 13)

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LIST OF #2 RANKED TEAMS DEFEATED IN 2007
1. USC vs. Stanford 24-23 10/6/07 (Week 6)
2. California vs. Oregon State 31-28 10/13/07 (Week 7)
3. South Florida vs. Rutgers 30-27 10/18/07 (Week 8)
4. Boston College vs. Florida State 27-17 11/3/07 (Week 10)
5. Oregon vs. Arizona 34-24 11/15/07 (Week 12)
6. Kansas vs. #4 Missouri 36-28 11/24/07 (Week 13)

LIST OF #1 RANKED TEAMS DEFEATED IN 2006
· No #1 team was defeated.

LIST OF #2 RANKED TEAMS DEFEATED IN 2006
1. Texas vs. #1 Ohio State 24-7 9/9/06 (Week 2)
2. Notre Dame vs. #11 Michigan 47-21 9/16/06 (Week 3)
3. Auburn vs. Arkansas 27-10 10/7/06 (Week 6)
4. Florida vs. #11 Auburn 27-17 10/14/06 (Week 7)
5. Michigan vs. #1 Ohio State 42-39 11/18/06 (Week 12)
6. USC vs. UCLA 13-9 12/2/06 (Week 14)

It’s just been unbelievable and unprecedented the sheer amount of upsets. I’m hearing the term “parity” being bandied about from the pundits, but I really do think it’s the lack of discipline of college players. The biggest example of this was that Stanford-USC game in week 6. Granted quarterback John David Booty played with a broken finger that led to four interceptions, but the defense couldn’t hold back a Stanford Cardinal offense that started backup quarterback Tavita Pritchard from a touchdown drive in the final minutes of the game!