No. 1 is settled, the SEC is not

Originally Published: October 11, 2004
By Trev Alberts | ESPN Insider
I thought going into last weekend that Oklahoma was playing like the No. 1 team in the country, and after the Sooners' 12-0 win over Texas, it is pretty clear they are indeed the best team in college football.

Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson vaulted up Trev Alberts' Heisman list after running over Texas.
The final score does not indicate the complete domination Oklahoma sustained up front while rushing for more than 300 yards, 225 of them from stud freshman Adrian Peterson.

Oklahoma tried its best to let Texas win the game early, with turnovers and bad field position, but the Longhorns couldn't capitalize once again, and it's the same old story for Mack Brown and his players. What else is there to say?

California, on the other hand, looked like the second-best team in the nation in a 23-17 loss to USC. The Golden Bears have been able to move the ball in recent years, and tailback J.J. Arrington has given that offense another dimension, but it was always the defense that held them back.