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The Week that Was – Recap of Week 4 2014

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23rd September

Posted: September 23, 2014

A look back at Week 4 of the college football season.

I will admit that I did not see very much college football this weekend. My job took me to Denmark over the weekend and while you can generally find NFL football in Copenhagen, college football is impossible. I did manage to watch the Gators not be able to play offense or defense but that is about it.

1. The dedication award goes to me. I did the impossible and was able to watch the Gators. This was an epic quest that had me sitting behind the reception desk at my hotel, using an impossibly slow WiFi connection, slingbox, VPN, and iPad to watch the Gators ineptitude. That game should have been 72-0. Alabama alone kept Florida in this game. If Florida … Read More »


Week 4 2014 Preview – Pondering the Future

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17th September

Posted: September 17, 2014

Random thoughts on the upcoming weekend of college football.

1. The weekend gets off to a fast start on Thursday with the Auburn Tigers traveling to Manhattan, Kansas to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. This is one of two games between top 25 teams and it is in prime time on Thursday night. Both teams come in 2-0. Auburn’s easy week 1 win over Arkansas looks even better after Arkansas shredded Texas Tech. I still am not sure what to make of this Wildcat team. I guess we find out Thursday. Bill Synder Stadium should be rocking for this one.

2. On Friday, UConn takes on South Florida in Tampa. Unfortunately for the Bulls, there are probably 10 high school games within 5 miles of Raymond James that will be better … Read More »


Top 25 Rankings – 9/15/2014

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15th September

Posted: September 15, 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 3-0 (2)
3. Oregon 3-0 (3)
4. Baylor 3-0 (5)
5. Oklahoma 3-0 (6)
6. Auburn 2-0 (7)
7. LSU 3-0 (8)
8. Michigan State 1-1 (11)
9. Texas A&M 3-0 (14)
10. Georgia 1-1 (4)
11. Notre Dame 3-0 (9)
12. Stanford 2-1 (13)
13. Mississippi 3-0 (18)
14. Missouri 3-0 (21)
15. Wisconsin 1-1 (15)
16. South Carolina 2-1 (25)
17. Clemson 1-1 (16)
18. BYU 3-0 (19)
19. UCLA 3-0 (12)
20. Ohio State 2-1 … Read More »


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 »


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 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 »


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 »


Participation Trophies Come to College Football

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2nd May

Posted: May 2, 2013

In the current world we live in of excessive political correctness and walking on eggshells during our daily lives so as not to offend someone and get sued, we are coddling our children. Anything that could be deemed to damage the precious ego of our children is now viewed as inappropriate. You did not strike out, the pitcher just failed to hit your bat with the ball. I believe we are doing far more damage to them than being honest would be, but I will leave that for the academics and researchers to analyze, for me it is just a gut feeling. It is a gut feeling that we are raising kids ill prepared for the world because no one has taught them how to take and learn from any criticism and challenge themselves to … Read More »



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