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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 »


Al’s 2014 College Football Predictions

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27th August

August 27, 2014

Everyone has their predictions, so why not me as well? I’m going to take a different spin on things, adding a little CollegeFootballQuest flavoring to my mix on some of them, and of course, not pick this years champion:

Charlie Weis has to go. I am not sure how you win no games and keep your job. I feel like he hasn’t won a game since 2010 (I could be exaggerating). There just seems like there is no plan there, similar to when Don Maloney took over the Islanders. You have three must win games out of the gate that he will lose 2 of, and then host Texas. September 29th he will have a tee time on the Blue Course at Doral. I just can’t see this going any other way. Yes, and I compared him to Maloney.
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Week 12 Preview

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13th November

Posted: November 13, 2013

Ball State at Northern Illinois – The 9-1 Cardinals take on the 9-0 Huskies. 15th ranked offense versus 8th ranked offense, by points scored. Both teams are undefeated in the MAC. The MAC is certainly giving us a game to watch this week. Can we get to 100 points?

Georgia Tech at Clemson – The Yellow Jackets bring the triple option into Death Valley. The Tigers have rebounded nicely from the loss to FSU winning their last two games by a combined score of 99-37. There is no chance of the Tigers catching the Noles to win the Atlantic Division so the Tigers are seeking a BCS at large bid. The Yellow Jackets are one of four teams with 2 losses in the Coastal division. This game is critical if the … Read More »


Week 11 Recap

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12th November

Posted: November 12, 2013

Oklahoma at Baylor – The Baylor offense came to play as we all expected they would. What was surprising was the Baylor defense. The Sooners struggled to get things going and were never able to find their offensive rhythm being held to 237 total yards and only 10 offensive points. The Bears move to 8-0 and now that their schedule has some meat to it, may finally get into the national title conversation.

Oregon at Stanford – For the second year in a row, the Cardinal has crushed the Ducks hopes at a national title. Stanford pounded on Oregon jumping out to a 26-0 lead before holding back a late rally by the Ducks. Time of possession in this game was 42:34 to 17:26. The Cardinal shut down the high … 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 »


Week 10 Recap

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6th November

Posted: November 6, 2013

USC at Oregon State – The Trojans continue to impress since the firing of Lane Kiffin winning three of four games. USC is playing like I expected them to when I predicted an 8-1 conference record and winning the Pac12 South. I guess I did not factor enough of the Lane Kiffin influence. This loss for the Beavers hurt, as any remote chance of winning the North evaporated.

Georgia vs Florida – My Gators could not shake a dismal start and fall 23-20 to the rival Bulldogs. I am not really sure that either team walks away from this game feeling good, but a W is a W. Amid a very chippy game featuring many personal fouls of the offsetting variety, Todd Gurley was the difference. Georgia ran out the clock with … 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 10 Preview

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31st October

Posted: October 31, 2013

USC at Oregon State – A rare Friday night match up of not horrible teams. This game should be entertaining and fun to watch. There is nothing of immediate importance in this game but neither team is out of the race in their respective division, so this game is important to both sides. USC is playing a lot better since the firing of Lane Kiffin.

Georgia vs Florida – The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Soda Party kicks off at 3:30. Both teams are reeling and injured. The Bulldogs and Gators both enter 3-2 in the SEC with slim hopes of winning the SEC East. Loser is clearly out. Winner needs help.

Michigan at Michigan State – These two teams are atop one of the Big10 divisions and the winner of this game has … 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 »


Top 25 Rankings – 10/14/2013

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15th October

Posted: October 15, 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 6-0 (1)
2. Alabama 6-0 (2)
3. Florida State 5-0 (4)
4. LSU 6-1 (5)
5. Clemson 6-0 (7)
6. Texas A&M 5-1 (9)
7. Stanford 5-1 (3)
8. Ohio State 6-0 (8)
9. UCLA 5-0 (11)
10. Baylor 5-0 (14)
11. Miami 5-0 (13)
12. Louisville 6-0 (15)
13. South Carolina 5-1 (18)
14. Georgia 4-2 (6)
15. Wisconsin 4-2 (20)
16. Washington 4-2 (12)
17. Texas Tech 6-0 (17)
18. Oklahoma 5-1 (10)
19. Nebraska 5-1 (23)
20. Missouri 6-0 (NR)
21. Oklahoma State 4-1 (19)
22. Florida 4-2 (21)
23. Virginia Tech 6-1 (24)
24. … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 10/7/2013

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7th October

Posted: October 7, 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 5-0 (1)
2. Alabama 5-0 (2)
3. Stanford 5-0 (3)
4. Florida State 5-0 (4)
5. LSU 5-1 (6)
6. Georgia 4-1 (7)
7. Clemson 5-0 (8)
8. Ohio State 6-0 (5)
9. Texas A&M 4-1 (9)
10. Oklahoma 5-0 (10)
11. UCLA 4-0 (11)
12. Washington 4-1 (13)
13. Miami 5-0 (12)
14. Baylor 4-0 (14)
15. Louisville 5-0 (16)
16. Northwestern 4-1 (17)
17. Michigan 5-0 (18)
18. South Carolina 4-1 (15)
19. Oklahoma State 4-1 (19)
20. Wisconsin 3-2 (21)
21. Florida 4-1 (23)
22. Texas Tech 5-0 (24)
23. Nebraska 4-1 (25)
24. Virginia Tech … 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 »


Top 25 Rankings – 9/30/2013

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30th September

Posted: September 30, 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 4-0 (1)
2. Alabama 4-0 (3)
3. Stanford 4-0 (4)
4. Florida State 4-0 (3)
5. Ohio State 5-0 (5)
6. LSU 4-1 (6)
7. Georgia 3-1 (8)
8. Clemson 4-0 (7)
9. Texas A&M 4-1 (9)
10. Oklahoma 4-0 (17)
11. UCLA 3-0 (12)
12. Miami 4-0 (13)
13. Washington 4-0 (14)
14. Baylor 3-0 (15)
15. South Carolina 3-1 (11)
16. Louisville 4-0 (16)
17. Northwestern 4-0 (20)
18. Michigan 4-0 (21)
19. Oklahoma State 3-1 (10)
20. Arizona State 3-1 (23)
21. Wisconsin 3-2 (19)
22. Mississippi 3-1 (18)
23. Florida 3-1 (24)
24. Texas Tech 4-0 (25)
25. … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 9/23/2013

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23rd September

Posted: September 23, 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 3-0 (2)
2. Alabama 3-0 (1)
3. Florida State 3-0 (3)
4. Stanford 3-0 (8)
5. Ohio State 4-0 (4)
6. LSU 4-0 (5)
7. Clemson 3-0 (6)
8. Georgia 2-1 (7)
9. Texas A&M 3-1 (9)
10. Oklahoma State 3-0 (10)
11. South Carolina 2-1 (11)
12. UCLA 3-0 (12)
13. Miami 3-0 (13)
14. Washington 3-0 (14)
15. Baylor 3-0 (15)
16. Louisville 4-0 (16)
17. Oklahoma 3-0 (17)
18. Mississippi 3-0 (19)
19. Wisconsin 3-1 (20)
20. Northwestern 4-0 (22)
21. Michigan 4-0 (21)
22. Notre Dame 3-1 (23)
23. Arizona State 2-1 (18)
24. Florida 2-1 (24)
25. Texas Tech 4-0 (25)

Dropped: … Read More »


Top 25 Poll – 9/16/2013

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16th September

Posted: September 16, 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 2-0 (1)
2. Oregon 3-0 (2)
3. Florida State 2-0 (3)
4. Ohio State 3-0 (4)
5. LSU 3-0 (5)
6. Clemson 2-0 (6)
7. Georgia 1-1 (7)
8. Stanford 2-0 (8)
9. Texas A&M 2-1 (11)
10. Oklahoma State 3-0 (10)
11. South Carolina 2-1 (9)
12. UCLA 2-0 (20)
13. Miami 2-0 (12)
14. Washington 2-0 (13)
15. Baylor 2-0 (14)
16. Louisville 3-0 (16)
17. Oklahoma 3-0 (17)
18. Arizona State 2-0 (NR)
19. Mississippi 3-0 (22)
20. Wisconsin 2-1 (19)
21. Michigan 3-0 (15)
22. Northwestern 3-0 (24)
23. Notre Dame 2-1 (18)
24. Florida 1-1 (21)
25. Texas Tech 2-0 (NR)

Dropped: … Read More »


Week 2 Recap

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10th September

. Posted: September 10, 2013

Florida at Miami – I think Miami played prevent on offense for three quarters. Wow, what a horrible performance by the Florida offense. Coach Muschamp can tell us all that if not for the momentum of the first Miami drive, none of this would have happened, but that presumes amnesia about the past 2 years. Florida’s offense is flat out offensive and Miami knew it. All Miami had to do was not get in the way of the gun and Florida’s foot. And the Canes almost bungled that.

South Carolina at Georgia – This Clowney saga could get interesting. This was a nice bounce back win for the Dogs finally beating SC. The win gives UGA a huge jump in the SEC East but due to the excellent scheduling in … Read More »


Top 25 Poll – 9/9/2013

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9th September

Posted: September 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. Alabama 1-0 (1)
2. Oregon 2-0 (2)
3. Florida State 1-0 (3)
4. Ohio State 2-0 (4)
5. LSU 2-0 (6)
6. Clemson 2-0 (7)
7. Georgia 1-1 (8)
8. Stanford 1-0 (10)
9. South Carolina 1-1 (5)
10. Oklahoma State 2-0 (12)
11. Texas A&M 2-0 (16)
12. Miami 2-0 (17)
13. Washington 1-0 (19)
14. Baylor 2-0 (20)
15. Michigan 2-0 (25)
16. Louisville 2-0 (18)
17. Oklahoma 2-0 (15)
18. Notre Dame 1-1 (14)
19. Wisconsin 2-0 (22)
20. UCLA 1-0 (24)
21. Florida 1-1 (13)
22. Mississippi 2-0 (21)
23. TCU 1-1 (23)
24. Northwestern 2-0 (NR)
25. Nebraska 2-0 (NR)

Dropped: Texas (9), USC (11)

As a reminder, this … Read More »



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