Ranked-on-ranked matchups will bring tectonic shifts to Top 25

There will be chaos. Oh yes, something big is going to happen this week. I can feel it.

How’s that for a bold prediction?

OK, so I’m not exactly going out on a limb. The Power Rankings will undergo some tectonic shifts this week thanks to two games (Florida-Alabama and Stanford-Oregon) matching top 10 teams. Meanwhile, three other games (Wisconsin-Michigan State, Texas-Oklahoma, Penn State-Iowa) feature ranked teams. That doesn’t even take into account the fun that always comes when the bulk of America’s power-conference schools turn away from their directional foes and begin playing honest-to-goodness power-conference football.

That’s great for all you aspiring Told You So e-mail writers — keep reading for a special Celebrity Told You So — because some of your teams are bound to expose teams I’ve overrated. It’s also great for me because shaking up the rankings keeps them interesting.

SI.com
9/29/10