Mirror, mirror
Mirror, mirror on the wall
who's the king of
college football?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the No. 1 team overall?

Well after everything that's taken place over the past two months, your guess is as good as mine.

It took long enough, but parity has finally made its way into the world of college football. Long gone are the usual suspects who traditionally fill out the top 10 rankings. They've been replaced by the likes of Boston College, South Carolina, Kentucky and Arizona State.

Throughout the years, college football has been perhaps the most exciting three-and-a-half hours one can enjoy on a Saturday afternoon. However, with all of the week-to-week chaos displayed on the gridiron in 2007, this is hands down the greatest season of all-time.

It all started with Michigan falling to Appalachian State in the opener and trickled westward to Stanford, which has long been the doormat of the Pac-10, taking out USC two weeks ago.

Amidst those astonishing outcomes is South Carolina and Kentucky, which in year's past were the mid-majors of the SEC in football, rising to the top as contenders for the conference and possibly the national title.

Yet, with all of that, there's nothing hotter than the story of the No. 2-ranked South Florida Bulls. Ten years ago, they were a coaster sitting underneath Miami, Florida and Florida State at the cocktail party.

Now, they have a seat reserved at the table with the big boys, leaving the sunshine state's traditional powerhouses standing in line waiting to get into the club as the new kids on the block dance their way to the top of the rankings.

The bizarre season isn't just limited to Division I. Just up the road in Division II action, the Morehouse Maroon Tigers (5-2, 2-2) , who were picked to finish last in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), find themselves in the middle of the pack in fifth place heading into this weekend's Homecoming game against cross-street rival Clark-Atlanta.

Morehouse's losses came against first-place Tuskegee and third-place Fort Valley State.

Every year, college football rehashes the debate for a playoff format to accurately determine the true national champion.

Those who oppose adding a playoff bracket to the mega-million dollar bowl schedule argue that the regular season is a weekly elimination show that separates the weak from the strong.

However, you'd be hard-pressed to prove to me that a one-loss LSU squad is inferior to the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes playing through a weak Big 10 schedule.

If you think there were some heated arguments in the past over who should be playing in the national championship game, just wait until this January when we see the two participants vying for the crown in New Orleans at the Superdome.

At this current rate, we're likely to see Michigan, who was left for dead after going 0-2, play Kansas for all the marbles.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the No. 1 team overall?

Not even a long nap and a kiss from Prince Charming would convince Snow White to believe everything that's happened during this college football season.

Is it Saturday yet?

Rory Sharrock is a sports writer for the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald. He can be reached at rsharrock@news-daily.com.