I am a big sports fan and follow most professional and college sports. With the Fall upon us, it is not uncommon for college and professional football to be on TV at my house. I have my favorite teams in both college and the pros and I love watching them play whenever possible.
This week the college football rankings got turned upside down. For the first time in history, five of the top eight teams in the AP Top 25 poll lost in the same week. Two of the teams that pulled the upset were previously unranked and the other three were not ranked in the Top 10. The scores are shown below.
Arizona (Unranked) 31 – 24 Oregon (2)
Alabama (3) 17 – 23 Ole Miss (11)
Oklahoma (4) 33 – 37 TCU (25)
Texas A&M (6) 31 – 48 Mississippi State (12)
Utah (Unranked) 30 – 28 UCLA (8)
Because of the upsets, the AP Top 25 poll rankings were completely flipped. The new rankings of the teams involved in the upset are as follows (winning teams are bolded):
(3) Ole Miss
(14) Texas A&M
(3) Mississippi State
Now that the new rankings are put together, each of the five teams that won are ranked in the AP Top 25 poll and only one is not ranked in the Top 10.
So what can we learn from this?
Each of the winning teams was prepared for their moment to shine against what everyone else thought was a better team. They were not scared or intimidated and they were willing to defy the odds.
Be Prepared For Your Moment
When you are a leader, you don’t always know when your moment will come, but you do your best to be prepared for it. One of my favorite quotes is by the American president Abraham Lincoln. He said, “I’ll prepare myself and perhaps my chance will come!” You show that you are a leader by preparing yourself in every way possible.
Are you prepared for your moment to come? What are you doing to be prepared for your moment? In my next post, I will share steps you can take to prepare for your moment.
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