Well, my predictions were largely wrong, outside of UGA-OKST, and in predicting BYU would play very tough. I'm surprised VaTech allowed as many points as they did.
And what can I say about Illinois, except they looked AWFUL. I've always thought Juice was way overrated. This is just more proof. Illinois was decent when they had Rashard Mendenhall as their RB - since then, not so much.
What to make of the OSU-Navy game...given I only saw highlights later...well, clearly OSU will need to play better or they will get killed by USC. But Navy is no slouch - 8-win, Bowl team last year. USC they ain't, though...
What to make of UNI almost beating Iowa...given I only saw highlights later...well, UNI lost by 1 point to FCS Champion Richmond last year, so they don't suck (and Richmond beat Duke yesterday). But still, doesn't look like Iowa deserved a top-25 preseason ranking based on that, and I doubt they will have one in the next poll.
What to make of Syracuse almost beating Minnesota...given I only saw highlights later...well, nothing. Syracuse might be better than last year, and Minnesota might be worse. Who knows. Syracuse goes to Happy Valley next week - if they get beat 55-0, then we'll know Minny is in for a rough season.
Michigan - better to beat a MAC team 31-7 than to lose to a MAC team at home, that's for sure, and WMU was a 9-win Bowl team last year, so they don't suck.
But all in all, there wasn't much to write home about in the Big Ten yesterday. Wisco let NIU back in the game late, and NU, MSU, PSU, and PU thumped much weaker opponents.