This week's Under Armour Cup standings give me a reason to post this photo of the new look Terps. Ick. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The BC Interruption Under Armour Cup is back for its second consecutive season. Last season, one of Under Armour's three flagship athletic programs, the Auburn Tigers, came away with not only the 2011 BCS National Championship but also the inaugural BCI Under Armour Cup title.
In a bit of sad news, we regret to inform you that the North Texas Mean Green will not be participating in this year's Under Armour Cup. For its 3-9 and last place finish in last year's UA Cup, North Texas has subsequently been relegated to the Nike Cup. Yeah, uhh, good luck with that, Mean Green. That leaves just 10 Division I-A football programs vying for this year's BCI Under Armour Cup. That is if I didn't miss any new additions. If I did, let me know in the comments.
As one would expect, Under Armour-outfitted teams fared very well in week one, going a combined 9-1 over college football's opening weekend. That one loss? You guessed it.
Defending champ Auburn survived a scare vs. Utah State, while Maryland had a little too much pride in its state flag in a 32-24 victory over Miami. Hawaii and South Florida also had big wins over BCS AQ programs in week 1.
Looking ahead to this coming weekend, UA programs may not fare as well as they did in week 1. Six of 10 UA-outfitted teams are on the road, including Toledo at Ohio State and the Trojans welcoming Utah to the Pac-12. Two programs -- Maryland and Texas Tech -- have the odd week 2 bye week, while Auburn (vs. Mississippi State) and USF (vs. Ball State) are staying home.
Full standings below. Click clack!
|Auburn Tigers||1||0||0.0||W 42-38 Utah State||Mississippi State|
|Hawaii Warriors||1||0||0.0||W 34-17 Colorado||at Washington|
|Maryland Terrapins||1||0||0.0||W 32-24 Miami (Fla.)||BYE|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||1||0||0.0||W 56-37 East Carolina||at Georgia|
|South Florida Bulls||1||0||0.0||W 23-20 Notre Dame||Ball State|
|Temple Owls||1||0||0.0||W 42-7 Villanova||at Akron|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||1||0||0.0||W 50-10 Texas State||BYE|
|Toledo Rockets||1||0||0.0||W 58-22 New Hampshire||at Ohio State|
|Utah Utes||1||0||0.0||W 27-10 Montana State||at USC|
|Boston College Eagles||0||1||1.0||L 17-24 Northwestern||at Central Florida|