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The Week that Was – Recap of Week 2 2014

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9th September

Posted: September 9, 2014

1. I thought I was off to a good week, with the UTSA Roadrunners taking the Arizona Wildcats to the wire as I expected. Arizona was fortunate to get the win in this game. I still am waiting to understand how UTSA got this game at home.

2. The Pitt Panthers can run the ball…very well. They will be a force in the ACC Coastal, especially since North Carolina is not as good as I thought, at least at this point in the season. The Coastal is clearly the step sister to the Atlantic, but Pitt will make noise if they continue to run the ball this well.

3. The Cornhuskers got very lucky to beat McNeese State. If only the Cowboys could tackle with their arms instead of shoulders, that game was in … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 9/8/2014

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8th September

Posted: September 8, 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.

1. Florida State 2-0 (1)
2. Alabama 2-0 (2)
3. Oregon 2-0 (3)
4. Georgia 1-0 (4)
5. Baylor 2-0 (5)
6. Oklahoma 2-0 (6)
7. Auburn 2-0 (7)
8. LSU 2-0 (12)
9. Notre Dame 2-0 (13)
10. Southern California 2-0 (14)
11. Michigan State 1-1 (8)
12. UCLA 2-0 (9)
13. Stanford 1-1 (10)
14. Texas A&M 2-0 (16)
15. Wisconsin 1-1 (15)
16. Clemson 1-1 (17)
17. Virginia Tech 2-0 (NR)
18. Mississippi 2-0 (NR)
19. BYU 2-0 (22)
20. Ohio State 1-1 … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 9/3/2014

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3rd September

Posted: September 3, 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.

1. Florida State 1-0 (1)
2. Alabama 1-0 (2)
3. Oregon 1-0 (4)
4. Georgia 1-0 (7)
5. Baylor 1-0 (5)
6. Oklahoma 1-0 (6)
7. Auburn 1-0 (8)
8. Michigan State 1-0 (9)
9. UCLA 1-0 (3)
10. Stanford 1-0 (12)
11. Ohio State 1-0 (10)
12. LSU 1-0 (13)
13. Notre Dame 1-0 (16)
14. Southern California 1-0 (20)
15. Wisconsin 0-1 (14)
16. Texas A&M 1-0 (NR)
17. Clemson 0-1 (15)
18. North Carolina 1-0 (18)
19. Iowa 1-0 (17)
20. Michigan 1-0 (24)
21. Texas 1-0 (22)
22. BYU 1-0 (21)
23. Florida 0-0 (23)
24. … 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 »


Week 1 Recap

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3rd September

. Posted: September 3, 2013

North Carolina at South Carolina – I think everybody got what they expected in this game, at least on a team level. SC was never in jeopardy of losing, but did not quite dominate. The interesting note on this game was the reaction to the play of Jadeveon Clowney. I will reserve judgment until next week. He has earned a pass from me on this one. Let’s see how he plays against Georgia.

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt – This was every bit the game that I thought it would be. This back and forth game kept me awake and riveted. This game could springboard Ole Miss into a very successful season and the top recruiting classes they have brought in, could be as advertised. But it is only one … 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 »


Game 12: Ohio State Buckeyes @ Iowa Hawkeyes

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20th November

Each year, we try to make sure that there is a marquee game that we can really look forward to. This year, that game is Ohio State at Iowa.




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