Monday, October 17, 2005

Get Ready!

Start hoarding -- water, food, gold, ammo, anything you can get your hands on. Make sure your home is as defensible as possible. Buy a Street Sweeper. Get on your knees and pray. The apocalypse is upon us:

Astros one win away from World Series

While that may be enough to kickstart earthquakes, roil the oceans, and initiate generalized mayhem, take a look at who cracked college football's top ten list for the first time in 28 years --- a sure sign that either the second coming is upon us, or the sun is about to go dormant:

AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs
1. USC (57) 6-0 1,617 1
2. Texas (8) 6-0 1,566 2
3. Virginia Tech 6-0 1,495 3
4. Georgia 6-0 1,426 5
5. Alabama 6-0 1,306 6
6. Miami 5-1 1,279 7
7. LSU 4-1 1,201 10
8. UCLA 6-0 1,085 12
9. Notre Dame 4-2 1,020 9
10. Texas Tech 6-0 1,007 13

Lord, help us. My alma mater in the top ten and the only baseball team I ever rooted for in my childhood, both in a position to do great things. I'm not sure what will be worse -- the massive MI I'll suffer if Tech beats Texas, or the stroke I'll have if the Astros win the World Series.