Well that was certainly a shock, wasn’t it? An upstart, mean and nasty contender won the votes that really counted, while the kinder, smarter one we all expected to win goes home empty handed and is forced to grapple with who she really is.
I’m talking, of course, of 1999’s teen sensation She’s All That, starring every actor you could name from the ’90s.
Rachel Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. starred in the film that strove to remind you that appearances can be deceiving, and you’ll never really know what’s inside someone until you take the time to get to know them. But you’ve got to go about that respectfully and honestly because trying to change who they are will only ever backfire. Like Michigan being unable to accept Iowa’s visiting locker room and going out of their way to change it:
Perhaps if you’d spent your time instead finding out who the Hawkeyes really were instead of dressing them up in different clothes, Michigan, you wouldn’t be sitting here today with your first loss of the season.
Or take Clemson, who also took their first loss of the year thanks to a field goal converted by a kicker with the last name “Blewitt.” Name alone does not make a man, Tigers.
Finally there’s this last weekend as a whole, which, if you’d read our viewing guide, might have suggested this would be a fine weekend to get out of town or maybe go camping. But shame on you, and shame on all of us. Just when we think we know what to expect, the world has a way of surprising us all.
So let’s shake these Ls off and start fresh, America. There’s still plenty for everyone to fight for, because while it can seem like they’re in control everywhere you look, Alabama ain’t crowned yet. There’s work to be done for us all.
UNC and Texas A&M took bad losses and dropped from the rankings this week, while Virginia Tech was lucky to stay in after their own bad loss. West Virginia is back in ahead of their big conference showdown against a resurgent Oklahoma, but it may be too late for the Big 12 to crash the playoff party.
But hey, at least the Big Ten is shaking out exactly as we all suspected, right? Let’s find out, these are your POWER RANKINGS!