Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
The AP Polls were released, with their standings based on the recent bowl series. These are the Top 10:
1. Florida (48)
2. Utah (16)
3. USC (1)
8. Penn St.
9. Ohio St.
The USA Today Poll came out as well, and this is its Top 10:
1. Florida (60)
4. Utah (1)
8. Penn St.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
SAN DIEGO def. INDIANAPOLIS 23-17 (OT) = will play PITTSBURGH
ARIZONA def. ATLANTA 30-24 = will play CAROLINA
BALTIMORE def. MIAMI 27-9 = will play TENNESSEE
PHILADELPHIA def. MINNESOTA 26-14 = will play NEW YORK
The wild-card round's Saturday games provided the most entertainment, as underdog Arizona won its first home playoff game in 61 years back when they were the Chicago Cardinals. San Diego, with the worst record (8-8) out of all teams in the playoffs, defeated the 12-4 Indianapolis Colts in overtime on a Darren Sproles 22 yard overtime touchdown run (left). The Chargers' victory has sparked a heated debate over overtime practices, as Colts QB Peyton Manning did not step foot on the field during the OT period. Some are demanding the use of a shootout, similar to college football's overtime, while others prefer the current system of first-score victory. Divisional rounds are next week, followed by conference championships, then the Super Bowl.
USC - The hardwood imitated the gridiron as the Trojans were defeated by Oregon State 62-58 in overtime. Roeland Schaftenaar's 3-pointer sent the game into overtime for the Beavers, who at one point in the second half trailed by 15. The win ended the Beavers 23-game conference losing streak. Taj Gibson led USC with 15 points. Schaftenaar scored 18 points to tie a career-high and Calvin Haynes added 16. The Beavers outscored the Trojans 8-4 in overtime.