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2014 College Football Predictions – follow up #1

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8th September

Bold Predictions For 2014 – 1st Follow-Up    9/8/2014

Here’s my first follow-up to my predictions:

Charlie Weis has won a game. Hooray!!!  Now clearly it wasn’t against a mighty powerhouse like Kansas State (he he ha ha), but he did manage a “W”, which was important being he has impossible games the rest of the way (can’t believe Duke is an impossible game). Sure the game this past weekend against Orville Reddinbochers School of Growing Better Popcorn, but they did win, and the game was over at halftime in convincing fashion. The problem was they let them climb back in, all the way to an onside kick with under 2 minutes left. Too close, no finish, poor coaching. Still on target for September 29th where he will have a tee time on the Blue Course at Doral. I just can’t see … Read More »


Week 1 2014 Preview – Pondering the Future

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27th August

Posted: August 27, 2014

1. The Quest begins Week 1 with the annual Gainesville trip, family in tow. Here’s to hoping it does not cost as much as last years trip to Syracuse….too late! But on the plus side, the kids first Gator game. Let’s hope it’s not another Georgia Southern debacle.

2. Al has no chance of gaining ground in the overall standings this year. I am ahead and not looking back….ever!

3. I love the SEC Network starting off with a bang. Thursday night doubleheader… Texas A&M at South Carolina (great opening game) and then Temple at Vanderbilt (they all can’t be premier games). I hope Aggie fans enjoyed last year, because without Manziel, this year they are going to realize how tough the SEC really is.

4. I came within an hour of being stranded in Europe in … Read More »


My Preseason Top 25 Poll – 2014

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25th August

Posted: August 25, 2014

I now present the definitive Top 25 preseason poll. I polled all one of me, tabulated the results, and now present my top 25 poll.

This poll is based on who I think are the better teams. In my opinion, a higher ranked team would beat a lower ranked team on a neutral field. It is not based on how they will finish the year. For example, if I think the Rajin’ Cajuns will go undefeated and therefore the media will vote them high because only record matters, I may have them ranked significantly lower, because I do not believe they would beat the teams higher than them on a neutral field.

Simply put, my rankings are who I think are the best teams, irrespective of record. Not to say wins and … Read More »


Final Top 25 Rankings – 1/7/2014

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7th January

Posted: January 7, 2014

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking. The number in [] is my preseason ranking.

1. Florida State 14-0 (1) [3]
2. Auburn 12-2 (3) [-]
3. Michigan State 13-1 (4) [-]
4. Alabama 11-2 (2) [1]
5. Missouri 12-2 (6) [-]
6. South Carolina 11-2 (9) [5]
7. Oklahoma 11-2 (11) [15]
8. Stanford 11-3 (5) [10]
9. Oregon 11-2 (7) [2]
10. Clemson 11-2 (15) [14]
11. Ohio State 12-2 (10) [4]
12. LSU 10-3 (13) [8]
13. Central Florida 12-1 (19) [-]
14. Baylor 11-2 (8) [22]
15. Oklahoma State 10-3 (12) [11]
16. UCLA 10-3 (16) [-]
17. … Read More »


Game 23: Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ Central Florida Knights

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25th December

Upon arrival at UCF the first thing that was highly noticeable was….students! On many of these trips we walk around campus wondering where all the students are. Well, we found them and they all go to UCF.



Top 25 Rankings – 12/9/2013

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9th December

Posted: December 9, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Florida State 12-0 (1)
2. Alabama 11-1 (4)
3. Auburn 12-1 (2)
4. Michigan State 12-1 (7)
5. Stanford 11-2 (8)
6. Missouri 11-2 (3)
7. Oregon 10-2 (9)
8. Baylor 11-1 (12)
9. South Carolina 10-2 (10)
10. Ohio State 12-1 (6)
11. Oklahoma 10-2 (15)
12. Oklahoma State 10-2 (5)
13. LSU 9-3 (13)
14. Arizona State 10-3 (11)
15. Clemson 10-2 (14)
16. UCLA 9-3 (20)
17. Wisconsin 9-3 (19)
18. Texas A&M 8-4 (21)
19. Central Florida 11-1 (17)
20. Louisville … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 12/2/2013

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2nd December

Posted: December 2, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Florida State 12-0 (2)
2. Auburn 11-1 (3)
3. Missouri 11-1 (4)
4. Alabama 11-1 (1)
5. Oklahoma State 10-1 (5)
6. Ohio State 12-0 (6)
7. Michigan State 11-1 (7)
8. Stanford 10-2 (9)
9. Oregon 10-2 (10)
10. South Carolina 10-2 (14)
11. Arizona State 10-2 (15)
12. Baylor 10-1 (11)
13. LSU 9-3 (13)
14. Clemson 10-2 (8)
15. Oklahoma 9-2 (16)
16. Northern Illinois 12-0 (18)
17. Central Florida 10-1 (19)
18. Louisville 10-1 (20)
19. Wisconsin 9-3 (12)
20. UCLA 9-3 (22)
21. … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 11/25/2013

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25th November

Posted: November 25, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Alabama 11-0 (1)
2. Florida State 11-0 (2)
3. Auburn 10-1 (5)
4. Missouri 10-1 (9)
5. Oklahoma State 10-1 (11)
6. Ohio State 11-0 (6)
7. Michigan State 10-1 (12)
8. Clemson 10-1 (7)
9. Stanford 9-2 (10)
10. Oregon 9-2 (4)
11. Baylor 9-1 (3)
12. Wisconsin 9-2 (13)
13. LSU 8-3 (14)
14. South Carolina 9-2 (17)
15. Arizona State 9-2 (22)
16. Oklahoma 9-2 (16)
17. Texas A&M 8-3 (8)
18. Northern Illinois 11-0 (18)
19. Central Florida 9-1 (19)
20. Louisville 10-1 … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 11/18/2013

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18th November

Posted: November 18, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Alabama 10-0 (1)
2. Florida State 10-0 (2)
3. Baylor 9-0 (5)
4. Oregon 9-1 (4)
5. Auburn 10-1 (10)
6. Ohio State 10-0 (6)
7. Clemson 9-1 (7)
8. Texas A&M 8-2 (8)
9. Missouri 9-1 (11)
10. Stanford 8-2 (3)
11. Oklahoma State 9-1 (11)
12. Michigan State 9-1 (14)
13. Wisconsin 8-2 (12)
14. LSU 7-3 (13)
15. UCLA 8-2 (16)
16. Oklahoma 8-2 (17)
17. South Carolina 8-2 (15)
18. Northern Illinois 10-0 (20)
19. Central Florida 8-1 (18)
20. Louisville 9-1 (19)
21. … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 11/11/2013

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11th November

Posted: November 11, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Alabama 9-0 (2)
2. Florida State 9-0 (3)
3. Stanford 8-1 (4)
4. Oregon 8-1 (1)
5. Baylor 8-0 (5)
6. Ohio State 9-0 (6)
7. Clemson 8-1 (7)
8. Texas A&M 8-2 (7)
9. Missouri 9-1 (11)
10. Auburn 9-1 (13)
11. Oklahoma State 8-1 (12)
12. Wisconsin 7-2 (14)
13. LSU 7-3 (8)
14. Michigan State 8-1 (17)
15. South Carolina 7-2 (15)
16. UCLA 7-2 (16)
17. Oklahoma 7-2 (10)
18. Central Florida 7-1 (20)
19. Louisville 8-1 (21)
20. Northern Illinois 9-0 (22)
21. … Read More »


Week 11 Preview

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7th November

Posted: November 7, 2013

Oklahoma at Baylor – Thursday night gets going with the nation’s number one offense in Baylor against the staunch defense of the Sooners. Baylor has the #1 offense and #6 defense in terms of points. But a quick look at the Baylor schedule shows that output came against very weak competition. This is the first game of a five game gauntlet against Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Ok St, TCU and Texas. We will finally see if Baylor belongs at the elite level. The Sooners come in 7-1 with the single blemish being against Texas. In my view this game comes down to can the Sooners slow down the Bears offense. They don’t need to stop it, just slow it down. Vegas doesn’t think this game will be very close. … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 11/4/2013

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4th November

Posted: November 4, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Oregon 8-0 (1)
2. Alabama 8-0 (2)
3. Florida State 8-0 (3)
4. Stanford 7-1 (4)
5. Baylor 7-0 (5)
6. Ohio State 9-0 (6)
7. Clemson 8-1 (7)
8. LSU 7-2 (8)
9. Texas A&M 7-2 (9)
10. Oklahoma 7-1 (10)
11. Missouri 8-1 (11)
12. Oklahoma State 7-1 (16)
13. Auburn 8-1 (13)
14. Wisconsin 6-2 (14)
15. South Carolina 7-2 (18)
16. UCLA 6-2 (17)
17. Michigan State 8-1 (24)
18. Miami 7-1 (12)
19. Texas Tech 7-2 (15)
20. Central Florida 6-1 (19)
21. Louisville 7-1 … Read More »


Week 9 Recap

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29th October

Posted: October 29, 2013

Wake Forest at Miami – Miami ekes out another win to remain unbeaten. Next week…Florida State. One team will emerge with their first loss. I know where my money would be.

Connecticut @ Central Florida – Could UConn be the worst team in the country? It is certainly possible as they got spanked by UCF. They do have some opportunities on the schedule to get a win but a winless Huskie team is certainly possible.

Nebraska at Minnesota – The Golden Gophers get the upset and hand the Cornhuskers its second loss of the year, but this one hurts a lot more as it is a conference loss for Nebraska. This ended a 16 game streak the Huskers had on the Gophers who are now bowl eligible.

Western Michigan at Massachusetts – Someone had to win … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 10/28/2013

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28th October

Posted: October 28, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Oregon 8-0 (1)
2. Alabama 8-0 (2)
3. Florida State 7-0 (3)
4. Stanford 7-1 (4)
5. Baylor 7-0 (5)
6. Ohio State 8-0 (8)
7. Clemson 7-1 (9)
8. LSU 7-2 (10)
9. Texas A&M 6-2 (11)
10. Oklahoma 7-1 (16)
11. Missouri 7-1 (7)
12. Miami 7-0 (12)
13. Auburn 7-1 (13)
14. Wisconsin 5-2 (15)
15. Texas Tech 7-1 (14)
16. Oklahoma State 6-1 (18)
17. UCLA 5-2 (8)
18. South Carolina 6-2 (19)
19. Central Florida 6-1 (20)
20. Louisville 7-1 (22)
21. Northern Illinois 8-0 … Read More »


Week 8 Recap

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22nd October

Posted: October 22, 2013

Wow what a week. Six of the top 12 teams go down, with three losing to unranked teams. Things in the SEC looked upside down with Tennessee, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Auburn, and Ole Miss winning while Florida, Texas A&M, Georgia, South Carolina, and LSU lost. Lots of really good games. This was a great week to be on your couch all day Saturday.

Miami at North Carolina – Does any Top 10 team look less like a Top 10 team than Miami? Nov 2 versus FSU is looming large, but I would not put it past the Canes to lose to Wake.

UCF at Louisville – The Cards got the exact scenario they needed this weekend which amounted to chaos. That was their only hope of getting into the title game with their anemic schedule. … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 10/21/2013

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21st October

Posted: October 21, 2013

I now present the definitive Top 25 poll. Each week I will poll myself, tabulate the results, and then present them.

The number in () is last week’s ranking.

1. Oregon 7-0 (1)
2. Alabama 7-0 (2)
3. Florida State 6-0 (3)
4. Stanford 6-1 (7)
5. Baylor 6-0 (10)
6. Ohio State 7-0 (8)
7. Missouri 7-0 (20)
8. UCLA 5-1 (9)
9. Clemson 6-1 (5)
10. LSU 6-2 (4)
11. Texas A&M 5-2 (6)
12. Miami 6-0 (11)
13. Auburn 6-1 (25)
14. Texas Tech 7-0 (13)
15. Wisconsin 5-2 (15)
16. Oklahoma 6-1 (18)
17. Nebraska 5-1 (19)
18. Oklahoma State 5-1 (21)
19. South Carolina 5-2 (13)
20. Central Florida 5-1 (NR)
21. Virginia Tech … Read More »


Week 8 Preview

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17th October

Posted: October 17, 2013

Central Florida at Louisville – Last chance for Louisville to lose and they are 12.5 point favorites. Gotta love the Cards schedule. Al will be pulling hard for his Knights but put the Cards down for undefeated and not a top 10 team in my book.

Florida State at Clemson – Easily the game of the week. I look forward to being on my couch in front of the big screen for this one. It is tough for me to see a scenario where the winner does not advance to the ACC Championship game. I expect this to be a great game.

Auburn at Texas A&M – A match up of ranked teams? Yes it is as Auburn slips into the Top 25 this week. Vegas is not giving the Tigers much of … Read More »


Week 5 Recap

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1st October

Posted: October 1, 2013

Miami at South Florida – I only mention this game because South Florida may be the worst team in D1. This game was 49-7 at one point. I bet Coach Taggert misses WKU right about now.

Oklahoma State at West Virginia – Huge bounce back win for WVU and completely unexpected by me. This is a bad loss by OSU and significantly dents their chances at a Big12 title as the closing schedule is Texas, Baylor, and Oklahoma. The Cowboys needed to be undefeated in the Big12 entering that stretch. WVU may have found their QB in FSU transfer Clint Trickett, but it took 2 loses to get there.

South Carolina at Central Florida – How did this game come about in Orlando? Through halftime UCF was the far better team. But at the half, … Read More »


College Football – My Take Aways from Week #1

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3rd September

Posted: September 3, 2013

Greetings, and glad the season has finally begun….and begun I mean all the Monday (or Tuesday) morning quarterbacking can begin. I’m probably as good at this, as I am making my weekly picks in our pool. So I am going to take a different spin on it this year. My take away blog will not result in an updated poll, or positional rank of teams….but will just be some random (and in some cases, deep) thoughts. Here goes:

First and foremost, my currently living situation does not have a large enough TV to watch football, nor does the acoustics of the room do the sport any justice. I have made a note that my new man cave (coming to a theatre near you on September 15th), will take care of both. It will also include a fully functioning … Read More »


College Football – Preseason Predictions

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2nd August

Posted: August 2, 2013

For the record, I have had the highest “best bet” percentage over the previous 3 seasons in a “fairly legal” college football pool that’s been running for many years. The pool really doesn’t exist though, sssshhhh! The reason I tell you this, is because I have never been the champion of the pool at the end of the season, nor have I won an individual week of the pool in the last 8+ years, which means Im very good at making 3 or 12 picks a week, and terrible with the other 9 games. Are you hearing me? With that said, you can probably eliminate my picks after humoring yourself with reading them. I do believe this can be a very complicated year with several undefeated teams at the end, causing the perfect clusterfoch to end the BCS. I can … Read More »



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