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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 »


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 2 2014 Preview – Pondering the Future

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4th September

Posted: September 4, 2014

Random thoughts on the upcoming weekend of college football.

1. The week gets off to a Thursday start with Arizona at UTSA. First, is there a better nickname in college sports than the Roadrunners, maybe only Coastal Carolina (google it). Second, this game is being played at UTSA. How did they manage to get Arizona to come to them? Third, Larry Coker (UTSA HC) has more seniors and returning starters than any other school. The Wildcats will probably be tested tonight. I would keep this game on rotation with the Green Bay vs. Seattle game.

2. On Friday we will see if the Pittsburgh Panthers rushing attack will be as impressive against an FBS school. It looked mighty impressive against Delaware, but BC is in a different league, literally. If … Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Game 3: Central Michigan Chippewas @ Northern Illinois Huskies

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12th November

If the game in Austin was the kickoff to the quest and the game targeted from the beginning, game #2 (really #3) at Northern Illinois was the game that made the quest real. No matter what the temp was it felt much colder and wet as it was very foggy.




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