Okay, so these guys rated the top ten football rivalry games for this upcoming season, or what they are supposedly. This is what they said:
10. Pitt-WVU (Needs to be higher....MUCH higher, especially since I have WVU in the title game right now)
6. Notre Dame-USC
Wait...Notre Dame-USC? Where the hell did that come from?
I'll be the first to tell you USC is overrated once again, but as every college football fan knows, Notre Dame is pretty much the dog show of college football. First of all, USC may be overrated, but Notre Dame is the one team more overrated. And ESPN's Schlabach pretty much gave them the benefit of the doubt, ranking them at 25 in his most recent poll and putting them in a New Year's Day bowl (in which they'd easily get an ass-whooping). If the Irish are lucky, they'll go 8-4, the same record Michigan will probably have, and he has them soaking in the Champs Sports Bowl. There's no way in hell the Irish are better than the Wolverines, even with the coaching change (ND will also lose to Sparty and Purdue, and if they're playing Boston College this year they'll go seven wins if they're lucky).
So yeah. This game means nothing. Nothing at all. All the pundits like to claim the Irish are "rebuilding" and bringing in "top recruiting classes." Yeah. Ty Willingham had more success there than Cheeseburger Charlie. Now I have to go read up on the SEC.
And the list rounds out with:
5. Illinois-University of Ohio State (I have the Illini winning the Big Ten)
3. Utah-BYU (Now THIS one I like....BCS buster, anyone?)
1. Georgia-Florida (I understand this one)