Like many Bama fans, I have often debated over other games and even argued with other Bama fans as to how the outcome might affect Bama in the polls. There is no clear cut solution to this problem because we all have our most hated teams (mine is notre Lame), that even if they were playing the Chinese we would wear our best Chicomm shirt (ie: the barners).
And this weekend is like everyone before, so lets look and see who we should be pulling for and why.
Ole Miss over SC - because we need the Rebs to be as high in the polls as possible so when we beat them in 2 weeks, it benefits Bama
VT over Miami _ we do NOT need the media slobbering all over the canes as they breeze through the weak ACC, and the better VT does, the better for our Strength of Schedule
Iowa over Penn St - we also do not need the sympathy vote going for JoePa as it almost was last year, they are an average team at best playing in a very weak Big 10, how about some help Hawkeyes.
LSwho over MSU - once again it goes back to wanting the bayou bengals at the highest when we skin them tigers, don't think they'll have a problem this week
As for Florida and Texas, well, that goes without saying, but I doubt there is much chance this week, but here's routing for the underdog.