Fightin' Gators Top 13

The second half is underway and college football can relax knowing Ohio State won't be stinking up the BCS Title Game. Of course that doesn't keep someone else from getting their butt kicked on college football's grandest stage. Still, no one can even get the chance to do that without the endorsement of this esteemed panel.

Time once again for the top 13 as chosen by the lawless firm of Vettel, Chmielenski, Redman and Cline.

1. Texas

2. Alabama --
CC: The Tide only have one road game left in their quest for an undefeated regular season, and that's against an LSU squad that has recently forgot how to play defense.

3. Penn State -- HC: With only three games left, only Michigan State has a chance at keeping them from going 12-0.

4. Florida

5. Oklahoma

6. USC -------
LV: Even if they win out the Trojans will need all kinds of help to get to the BCS Title Game. Hello Pasadena!

7. Georgia ---- BR: The Dawgs never turned it over, but still gave up 38 points and 497 yards to LSU. Tebow, Harvin, Demps and company ought to be licking their chops.

8. Texas Tech

9. Oklahoma State

10. Utah

11. Boise St.

12. Ohio State –
LV: They've scored a total of nine points against the two good teams they faced, yet they keep getting votes.

13. Missouri

Dubious Achievement Awards -----

HC: Washington ---
The Huskies gained just 124 yards at home against Notre Dame. They're still winless this season and Tyrone Willingham's firing is just around the corner.

LV: Dave Wannstedt --- The Pitt coach somehow got his team to 5-1 and atop the Big East standings. Then the defensive minded mentor watches as his charges allow 54 points at home to a 2-5 Rutgers team. Nice.

BR: Illinois/Ron Zook --- Wisconsin hadn't won a Big Ten game until this week when Ron Zook and his Illini stumbled into Madison and promptly lost. The Badgers scored more points (27) against Illinois than they have against any other Big Ten opponent this year. This is that one game Illinois seems to lose every year that they shouldn't.

CC: The Big East --- In a season where all but three major powers have a loss before the end of October, two teams in the Big East - Pittsburgh and South Florida - had a chance to bring some respect back to the league. But Pitt was embarrassed at home against a struggling Rutgers team and South Florida lost to a Louisville team that started the season with a 27-2 loss to the same Kentucky team Florida just beat up on.

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