We are a third of the way into the 2007 college football season, and what a roller coaster it has been. Like most seasons, some of the heaviest favorites have gone down in burning flames, while others have made us look at a map to find out where those colleges and universities are located.
Teams such as South Florida and Kentucky have flourished in surprising glory. Meanwhile, teams like Auburn, Boise State, Louisville, Michigan, and TCU are probably preparing to see what Internet-based sponsored bowl game they will participate in once the season is over.
The debate over who is the best team continues on as USC, LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, and West Virginia are in the mix on being crowned on top.
We are not even halfway done with the season and already it has become so discombobulated that there is no telling what could happen in the weeks to come.
After Michigan's losses to Appalachian State and Oregon, there's no denying that the Wolverines are having the most disappointing season this year.
With a veteran offense that came back to overcome its Rose Bowl defeat to USC, you would think that this team had enough credibility to be a favorite to win it all.
I did, but I'm a writer, not a psychic. That being said, what is going on in Louisville?
The Cardinals only threats were supposed to be against the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
After losing to the Kentucky Wildcats - no, not the basketball team - and the Syracuse Orange - again, not the basketball team - this Louisville team's lack of defense has been exposed in a big way.
Although Kentucky has been one of the breakout teams this year, the Cardinals recently lost to Syracuse, a team that went into Louisville winless.
The Orange surprised them with a win that knocked the Cardinals out of the top-25, and losing any chance to be in a BCS Bowl game unless they win the Big East, which is looking unlikely.
Sure, Louisville's offense has been outstanding, especially since quarterback Brian Brohm continues to throw for nearly 400 yards a game, but without any defense this team could be looking forward to a long conference season.
Small schools with big talent such as TCU and Boise State were looking to be BCS crashers this season, but they, too, have hit some massive bumps in the road this season.
The TCU Horned Frogs were supposed to be the party pooper to take a BCS team's bid to make one of the marquee bowl games, but a loss to Texas bruised their ego enough to lose to the Air Force Falcons a week later, causing TCU's chances to be buried.
The Boise State Broncos were hoping to continue on their high from their Cinderella of a season, beating the Oklahoma Sooners in memorable fashion after executing the famous statue of liberty play to win the Fiesta Bowl.
With running back Ian Johnson returning, many had high expectations for Boise State. But a loss to Washington in week two took away those expectations and flushed them down the toilet.
The only way the Broncos can rebuild is if they beat Hawaii, which looks like this year's little team that could, led by Heisman candidate quarterback Colt Brennan.
The Kentucky Wildcats and South Florida Bulls have been something else so far this season. Who knew Kentucky had a football team? Led by sudden Heisman candidate quarterback Andre Woodsen, the senior has already thrown for more than 1,000 yards with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Kentucky pulled a huge upset against Louisville two weeks ago, and downed Arkansas, which included another Heisman candidate, running back Darren McFadden.
The Wildcats have caused so much fire that SEC favorites Florida and LSU are a little hesitant to play this team.
After successes from Louisville, West Virginia and Rutgers, the Big East Conference was not looking so weak anymore, and after finishing 8-5 last season the South Florida Bulls became my wild card pick.
The team is currently in the top-25 after pulling a major upset against the Auburn Tigers at their house. South Florida has to face the three Big East heavy hitters from last season as conference play begins with a huge match-up against West Virginia Friday.
Speaking of West Virginia, they as well as LSU, Oklahoma, Florida, and USC have easily lived up to expectations this year.
West Virginia has proven that they are for real, but they are about to be tested in conference play. But if quarterback Patrick White and running back Steve Slaton have their way, they could be on the road toward a national championship.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has made a believer out of me. The sophomore has thrown for nearly 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns, along with rushing for 358 yards and seven touchdowns. This man and this team are for real.
Oklahoma looked like a joke to me at first. I thought this could be another year for Texas to beat them, but the way the Sooners have manhandled every team they have played, the word "yikes" tends to come out of my mouth.
Redshirt freshman Sam Bradford has been a beast with 14 touchdown passes this year, putting Oklahoma as a favorite for the national title.
Finally, we have LSU and USC. These two teams' fan bases have argued back and forth on who is the better team.
LSU seems to have the right two quarterbacks in Matt Flynn and Ryan Perrileaux, while USC is putting it all out on John David Booty. Both defenses are intense, and both are looking like they could run the table.
So much has happened in just four weeks. It makes me more anxious to see what's going to happen next in the exciting world of college football.