The votes are in, the numbers are out, and - yes - apparently winning games matters! Texas Tech took a hit against Arizona last weekend and so did the confidence of the fans. But we’ll get to that later in the article so scroll on down if you’re only interested in yourselves, ya selfish people. Let’s look at this week’s consensus Top 25!
Blah blah blah Clemson at the top blah blah. The top ten looks like the beginning of every year, to be quite honest. It’s no surprise that others have shuffled around, but as conference play begins around the country we’ll start to see clear leaders emerge. A stronger top 25 is on the way, just stay patient!
- Boise State for rocketing in to the no. 20 spot from beyond the ranking, after beating Portland State, 45-10
- Virginia, likewise, for landing at No. 23 from being unranked, after beating Florida State 31-24
- Iowa moving up to No. 18 from No. 20 and knocking Iowa State out completely after their thrilling 18-17 victory over Iowa State.
- Florida falling from no. 7 to no. 10 after escaping an exciting upset possibility from Kentucky, 29-21.
- Washington falling from No. 17 to No. 22 after decimating Hawaii, 52-20
- Iowa state falling out of the rankings from No. 23 after losing to AT HOME, WITH GAMEDAY THERE, 17-18
- Texas A&M falling from No. 14 to No. 17 after winning 62-3 against Lamar.
Texas Tech fans’ Top 25:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Penn State
- Texas A&M
- Washington State
- Michigan State
- Boise State
- Arizona State
- You guys don’t feel like shaking the tree much this week.
Texas Tech fans’ confidence in the program:
Okay like I mentioned earlier: winning matters. Texas Tech is certainly in a moment of uncertainty this season with the new coaching staff, but while Wells was winning there were zero complaints. Shocking. However the drawn-out loss against Arizona noticeably changed the landscape of fans’ confidence. In the above graph we see that we fell from a cushy 100% all the way down to a 57.1% (!!!). This is illustrative of a hard reality: that there are a large conglomerate of fans who are either expecting Wells to fail or hoping that he does. That makes no sense to me.
Regardless, Texas Tech has a long schedule ahead of them as we enter conference play. Now with QB1 Alan Bowman out for at least six weeks the staff will be looking towards either Jett Duffey or Rice-transfer Jackson Tyner to lead this team. Neither inspire a lot of confidence going forward, but like my man Chance says “it’s all we got.”
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