Here's what Homerism wrote last week regarding USC:
"Homerism submits for your consideration that we don't know nearly as much about USC as we think. Sure, USC has looked awesome in both games, but let's not crown them national champs just yet. Unfortunately, the Pac-10's struggles suggest the Trojans may not be tested until the BCS championship game."
I'd be looking pretty smart right now if I had stopped before that final sentence.
Anyway, the results of the past week had to remind college football fans of the weekly chaos we witnessed last season. Are the days of pitting two undefeated teams in the national championship game over and done with? Are we destined for another two-loss national champ? Will we be subjected to more of the obnoxious politicking and bellyaching at the end of the regular season that have become so prevalent in the past few years? If so, I have two requests:
1.) No more talk of "so-and-so deserves to be in the BCS championship because they are playing the best football right now." USC apologists latched on to this rallying cry last year. It doesn't matter. The real question in college football is, Who played the best football all year? If you lose to teams like Stanford or Oregon State, you probably don't qualify.
2.) Homerism begs the major poll voters to set aside their lazy approach to evaluating teams. Take the long view and consider a team's total body of work. It's not good enough to hold teams in their spots in the rankings until they lose. Be willing to shake your ballot up.
In the spirit of responsible voting, Homerism can't rank OU number one this week. The Sooners continue to impress, but Alabama absolutely deserves the top spot. In fact, Homerism isn't even going to rank OU in the top three. It really doesn't matter in week five.
Blatant Homerism Power Poll Week Five
3. South Florida
7. Penn State
10. Texas Tech