FOOTBALL ISSUE: THE VALIANT THREE
In cross checking your entire football survey, I came up with what I believe is an interesting footnote.
Southern Methodist University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Indiana each play four of Herman Hickman's top 11 teams.
These Valiant Three are to be established this year as giant killers. (And so far they are doing nicely at it.)
A quick survey shows that the HH top 11 teams play others in this same group as follows:
Michigan—three top eleven opponents
Michigan State and Notre Dame—two top eleven opponents
Army, Duke, Georgia Tech, Ohio St. and Oklahoma—one top eleven opponent
Miami, Texas A&M and Yale meet none of the top elevens
An undefeated season on the part of any of the Valiant Three should surely mean the label National Champions at the close of the season.
Your survey is a great help to millions of second-guessers like myself who pat our own backs for months after predicting an upset like SMU over Notre Dame (I did—14-13).
EARLE F. PLYLER