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The Week that Was – Recap of Week 6 2014

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7th October

Posted: October 7, 2014

A look back at Week 6 of the college football season.

Well, Week 6 certainly was a crazy one with a bunch of upsets, great games, awful calls, etc. The powers that be need to find a way to spread these games out so we do not have a bunch of dud weeks followed by this, but it certainly was a great day to be plopped onto the couch for 14 hours.

1. The weekend got off to a fast start Thursday night with the Arizona Wildcats moving to 5-0 with an upset of the Oregon Ducks. I had a feeling the Ducks may be in trouble due to their defensive lapses and vegas setting an over under of 77, so I said…. Oregon’s defense has been vulnerable and Arizona is scoring points averaging 42 a game. … Read More »


The Week that Was – Recap of Week 5 2014

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30th September

Posted: September 30, 2014

A look back at Week 5 of the college football season.

1. I was high on UCLA entering the season, picking them to go to the playoff. I seriously reconsidered after seeing their first two games of the year. But Thursday night was a statement win. Perhaps I was too early to write them off. The next two weeks will tell with Utah and Oregon ahead. Mr. Hundley is going to need to play like he did Thursday for the Bruins. He is capable of it, so the Rose Bowl should be excited if it is unbeaten Oregon versus unbeaten UCLA.

2. Florida State struggled against NC State and giving up 41 to the Wolfpack does not seem like a good thing, but I am not off the Seminoles making the playoff. … 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 »


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 »


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 »


The Week that Was – Recap of Week 1 2014

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2nd September

Posted: September 2, 2014

1. The first Quest trip of the year got off to a lovely start (picture as much sarcasm as possible and then multiply by 100). Eleven of us sat in the Swamp for 5 hours and saw 10 seconds of football. Thank you mother nature. I can’t fault the officials for postponing / canceling this game but it sure did suck. The first Gator game for the kids was not to be this year. A lot of money was spent flying, staying, eating, and shopping in Gainesville and we had a good time, but we did not see anything more than one kickoff. I certainly hope this is not foreshadowing of the year to come. Stat of the night…In the six hours around kickoff, there were over 1,100 lightning strikes … 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 »


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 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 7 Preview

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10th October

Posted: October 10, 2013

Rutgers at Louisville – This is the first game of the back to back gauntlet that will define the Cardinals season. This week Rutgers, next week UCF. These are the toughest games on the Cards schedule. And they are 19 point favorites. Nice schedule if you can get it.

Oregon at Washington – The Huskies are coming off a close loss to Stanford. Oregon is Oregon. I am a believer in the Huskies and this game is at home so that helps. But they are not in the Ducks class yet. But they are heading up, so I do not expect the Ducks to be up by 50 at the half as is the norm. But the Huskies do not have the horses to win this game.

Missouri at … Read More »


Week 6 Recap

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8th October

Posted: October 8, 2013

I did not have the opportunity to watch any games prior to 8pm as CollegeFootballQuest was in Syracuse this weekend and I was accompanied by my wife and kids. So, some of this recap is based on heresay and highlights.

Texas @ Iowa State – I guess this is what the Longhorns have become, needing a last second TD and a push across the goal line by the officials to beat the Cyclones.

Maryland at Florida State – I guess the Terps were not for real. This is a score that you see in a directional school game. The takeaway for me is that schedule matters. Maryland’s 4-0 record was a mirage as they played noone. No the Terps know where they stand and it is far away from the top of … 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 6 Preview

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2nd October

Posted: October 2, 2013

UCLA at Utah – This game should have some points. These are two explosive offenses both scoring over 40 ppg and UCLA is over 50 ppg. UCLA looks to get off to a 4-0 start, while the Utes are 3-1 themselves. This could be whoever had the ball last, but I think UCLA takes it.

Maryland at Florida State – The Terps are off to a 4-0 start. They have played no one good but their win over Ok St looks better now than it did at the time. We shall see this week if the Terps are for real or not. FSU did not look great last week. This week will be an interesting test of FSU’s high power offense against the stingy D of Maryland which is one of the best … 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 »


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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