November 4, 2008
Texas Tech’s upset of then #1 Texas in Lubbock Saturday night shook up the KK&C Top 20. Four different teams received first place votes this week. But the Crimson Tide of Alabama, holding serve with a blanking of Arkansas State, edge Penn State by nine total points to vault to the top of the poll. The Red Raiders’ win moved them up a notch to #3, while the Longhorns dropped three spots to #4. Oklahoma racked up 62 points against Nebraska Saturday. But the Sooners actually lose ground with our panel, dropping from #5 to #6. Florida’s dismantling of Georgia apparantly impressed our voters more.
JimG gives us the line of the week with this gem about Penn State: “If they win it all, will the team have to carry Joe Pa out of the pressbox?” And with Kansas now completely out of the mix and no opportunity to make any Mangino weight references, CharlieJ has apparantly thrown in the towel. No poll from him this week. In fact, only 12 of our 20 panelists turned in polls. If Texas beats Baylor 52-10 Saturday, only those who’ve participated every week will get to go to LarryT’s party.
Tulsa’s loss to Arkansas cost them a spot in the poll. Florida State and Minnesota also dropped out. Michigan State and Georgia Tech make their debut while the in-again-out-again Tar Heels of UNC are back in. To see the this week’s poll in all of its splendor and glory click here. Or just click the green “KK&C Top 20” in the upper right hand corner of this home page. Enjoy.
If you’re participating in the politics of the United States of America today or those of any other earthly nation, do so with this in mind: to say “Christ is Lord” is to say “Caesar is not!” As followers of the King, our undying attention and allegiance is to his Kingdom.
“How awesome is the Lord Most High,
the great King over all the earth!
God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;
sing to him a psalm of praise.
God reigns over the nations;
God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble
as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings of the earth belong to God;
he is greatly exalted.”