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Midweek Musings - Early Season Chaos is Fun (When You’re Not a Part of It)

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More like the Oklahoma Laters, amirite?

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The college football season has begun for most teams, and boy howdy, it has been entertaining in the early goings.

Most years, I am all about chaos. In fact, every year I am all about chaos, excepting Penn State of course. They should win all of their games 100-0.

But how about this list of top 25 upsets through the first month (or so) of the season:

  • Louisiana 31, #23 Iowa State 14
  • Marshall 17, #23 Appalachian State 7
  • Kansas State 38, #3 Oklahoma 35
  • Mississippi State 44, #6 LSU 34
  • TCU 33, #9 Texas 31
  • Tulsa 34, #11 UCF 26
  • Arkansas 21, #16 Mississippi State 14
  • Iowa State 37, #18 Oklahoma 30
  • NC State 30, #24 Pitt 29
  • SMU 30, #25 Memphis 27

And then there are just the top 25 losses as ranked teams played each other:

  • #17 Miami, #18 Louisville 34
  • #8 Auburn 29, #23 Kentucky 13
  • #14 Cincinnati 24, #22 Army 10
  • #21 Pitt 23, #24 Louisville 20
  • #2 Alabama 52, #13 Texas A&M 24
  • #4 Georgia 27, #7 Auburn 6

That’s a total of 10 top 25 upsets, and an additional six top 25 losses, through just five weeks of play time. Not to mention that those five weeks weeks weren’t a full slate of games, and it has just been entertaining watching the rest of college football tear itself apart.

Here’s hoping for moar chaos in the coming weeks!