College Football 2007 – 7 Top 25 Teams Suffer Defeat, Including South Florida

Seven AP Top 25 teams were upset over the weekend, none more stunningly than No. 2-ranked and previously unbeaten South Florida. The Bulls looked awesome this season until losing to Rutgers 30-27 on the road.

South Florida, who many thought was THAT good, is now at best 6-1 and at worst a paper tiger.

The Bulls still have to travel to Connecticut, Syracuse and Pittsburgh, and host Cincinnati and Louisville at home. Connecticut is 6-1, Cincinnati is 6-2 and Pittsburgh just upset No. 23-ranked Cincinnati, 24-17.

Of the 6 unbeaten teams going into the weekend-Ohio State, South Florida, Boston College, Arizona State, Kansas and Hawaii-I predicted that South Florida and Arizona State had the ufabet เว็บตรง ทางเข้า best chance of finishing undefeated. So much for the South Florida prediction.

Boston College, Arizona State and Hawaii-all 7-0-were out of harm’s way as they did not play. Make a mental note of the fact that Arizona State is ranked No. 4 in scoring defense, giving up only 15 points per game.

No. 1-ranked Ohio State and No. 15-ranked Kansas remained undefeated as the 8-0 Buckeyes eased by Michigan State 24-17 at home, and the 7-0 Jayhawks traveled to Colorado and won 19-14.

Ohio State has the No. 1 scoring defense in the nation, giving up only 7.9 points per game. Kansas has the No. 2 scoring defense, giving up 10.1 ppg. If you think defense wins championships, you are right.

Earning the short end of the stick were:

1) Steve Spurrier’s No. 6-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks hosted Vanderbilt and lost, 17-6, giving the Commodores their biggest win in 70 years. Vanderbilt’s last big win was a 7-6 victory over No. 6 LSU in 1937, evidence of how ineffective Vanderbilt has been during the last 70 years. Imagine being in charge of fundraising for the Vanderbilt football program for the last 69 years.

The defeat had to be awful for Spurrier whose South Carolina team had been looking better and better on its climb up the Top 25.

2) No. 8-ranked Kentucky hosted No. 14-ranked Florida and promptly was outscored 45-37.