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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 3 2014

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16th September

Posted: September 15, 2014

A look back at Week 3 of the college football season.

1. Ok, I was wrong. The schedule appeared light, but three Top 25 teams lost to unranked opponents; USC, Virginia Tech, and Louisville. Additionally, UCLA barely escaped against a down Texas team. Further, the only match-up of Top 25 teams was a good one as South Carolina beat Georgia. I think both of those teams have some work to do on defense. I believe that I wrote…I don’t see any other game where a Top 25 team is challenged with the possible exception of East Carolina at Virginia Tech. Not exactly on the nose, but I did allude to one of the upsets, so at least there is that.

2. Did Vanderbilt really have to rally with two TD’s in the 4Q, the second coming with … Read More »


Week 3 2014 Preview – Pondering the Future

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10th September

Posted: September 10, 2014

Random thoughts on the upcoming weekend of college football.

1. If you thought last week’s schedule was light, check out this week. Only one game between Top 25 teams…Georgia at South Carolina. I don’t see any other game where a Top 25 team is challenged with the possible exception of East Carolina at Virginia Tech. Not good. Maybe it is a good weekend to score some points with the significant other….nah, bad games are still better than the mall.

2. Syracuse at Central Michigan – First, how is this game in Mt. Pleasant? Second, would you believe that these teams enter the game undefeated. Yup, it is true. That is about the only thing about this game that I find intriguing.

3. Massachusetts at Vanderbilt – One of these … 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 »


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 »


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 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 – 10/21/2013

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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 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 »


Is this the year Clemson lives up to its hype? And other Week 1 musings

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23rd July

Posted: July 23, 2013

With NFL training camps opening this past weekend, I am getting really antsy for football season. The first college games kick off on Thursday, August 29 and I have already looked at the schedule.

During the season, I try not to get too far ahead in looking at the schedule and prefer to live in the moment of the current week. But that is just impossible now as there is nothing to keep my interest from wandering to opening weekend.

With that being said, let’s look ahead to some of the better games of the weekend and there are some good ones in Week 1.

Thursday, August 29

Ole Miss @ Vanderbilt – This is a very exciting game and while that would normally be a sarcastic comment with these two teams, this year it is not. These are … Read More »



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