WEEK 4’S IN THE BOOKS–AND HERE’S WHO’S GOT THE POWER!

WEEK 4’s IN THE BOOKS–AND HERE’S WHO’S GOT THE POWER!

LUCK–This term is tossed around loosely by a lot of pundits, and certainly by me. I absolutely realize that there is a whole lot of hard work put in by each player on the field prior to the games. I know they practice their technique and timing, study their plays, watch film, lift tons and consult with their coaches. I also know that sometimes luck is a major factor in the outcomes of games.

One recipient of some luck coming into last week’s games was Arizona State. Their luck?  That the referees didn’t spot the ball quicker or that Wisconsin’s QB didn’t spike the ball instead of kneeling kept Wisconsin from running another play or lining up for the short, potentially game-winning field goal. This bit of luck then must have been overlooked by most bettors and line-setters, because they should have gotten beaten worse than the final margin of 14 (AZ St won the 4th quarter 21-3). One line I saw had the game set at 8.5 points.

But, the luckiest team in the land on Saturday had to be Virginia Tech. I had VA TECH coming into the game ranked 34th while Marshall was 71st. Marshall had them 21-14 from 9 minutes left in the 2nd until 3 minutes left in the 4th. They had some chances to put VA TECH away only to throw a pick, miss a kick or do something else stupid.

Following a 15 yard gain on 4th and 13, VA TECH had the ball at Marshall’s 2. Thomas sprinted right and threw a pass towards wide open Willie Byrn heading to the corner of the endzone. A woeful pass. As the pass was dropping two yards short of Byrn, a Marshall defender heading towards the sideline tipped the ball BACKWARDS AND BACK IN PLAY AND RIGHT INTO THE ARMS OF WILLIE BYRN! In the third overtime, Marshall was called on a pretty sketchy pass interference penalty (the announcers thought so as well) in the end zone that set up VA TECH’s final score. On Marshall’s final possession, they had a receiver who had his jersey pulled completely over his shoulder pad by a VA TECH defender while entering the end zone. This kept him from making a play on the pass, but the penalty wasn’t called. Congratulations, VA TECH.

The second luckiest team this week was Florida, for two reasons. The first is easy to see. They played Tennessee. The second is that, from Jeff Driskell’s season-ending injury, they may have found themselves a gamer to take the snaps in Tyler Murphy. I know he started off looking nearly as bad as Driskell, but he turned it on in the 2nd quarter with his arm and his legs. This young man may have needed the opportunity and the confidence of his coaches to start to shine. In saying this, I’m not glad that Driskell broke his leg. I feel bad for him, but Florida may have found the quarterback they’ve been seeking since Tebow left to give their offense an identity.

RANDOM THOUGHTS–NC State may be pretty good, and they could have possibly beaten Clemson if they had protected the ball.

I’m not sure how good Fresno State is because of my doubts about Boise State, but Fresno’s coach Tim DeRuyter should make some lists of those looking to can their coaches.

Saw Houston Nutt on a football roundtable. I wonder if he’s called Austin yet. I wonder if Tuberville has called Austin yet.

Just because Saban says he isn’t interested in the Texas gig doesn’t mean he’s not or at least taking the phone calls.

Heard a lot about Texas this weekend, but I didn’t hear anyone say anything about Mack keeping his job. Did the 10 point win over Kansas State buy him any time? Probably not. As bad as Texas has played, entering the game ranked 102nd, Kansas State has been worse–ranked 117th before the game.

I hate Virginia Tech’s uniforms and helmets. Not as bad as I hate Maryland’s, but there’s plenty of hate to go around.

Maybe Oregon isn’t that good since Tennessee looks awful. If David Ash has another concussion, will Texas win any more games this season?

Why is Florida kneeling on the ball with over three minutes left? They ended up punting.

USC’s game is on my radio station for the second week in a row. I live in Atlanta.

I saw the kick return, but, really, how is North Texas tied with Georgia in the 3rd quarter?

Arkansas swallowed the olive.

Mississippi State looked better against Troy, but it’s Troy, people.

Auburn may end up pretty good. I can see them splitting games with Ole Miss and Arkansas.

There’s no shame in Ohio State playing FAMU, but why were they throwing the ball so much and so late?

I was off a little with predicting that BAYLOR and ULM would be a close one.

Love him or hate him, Jeremy Hill is GOOD! He had over 150 yards rushing in the first half for LSU, and sat the entire 4th quarter after gaining 183 yards.

LSU needs to seriously tighten up that pass defense.

Charlie Weiss needs to be fired now for saying that the turnover that ended LA TECH’s chances in the loss to Kansas 13-10 was a “signature” moment. LA TECH entered the game ranked 116th with their only win coming against LAMAR.

Skip Holtz needs to be fired for giving Charlie Weiss a signature moment. (stole this from my brother)

SEC WEST–Not much to learn from this weekend except that LSU is still alive, at least for one week, for big things and that Arkansas isn’t ready for prime time. Auburn won the second half against LSU 21-14, and they played better in all phases of the game. LSU’s win over Auburn boosted them to the top spot in the rankings while Georgia is still 2nd. I hope my mother-in-law and kids cooperate and let me watch the entire game Saturday. Ole Miss and Alabama play this weekend, and I think Ole Miss can keep this one fairly close. A&M will try to hang 70 on Arkansas.

Oregon, Ohio State, Clemson and Florida State look like they have the offenses to take the crown from the SEC, but we don’t know how any of them will fare against a GREAT defense. Clemson has beaten Georgia, but Georgia’s defense isn’t GREAT.

SEC EAST–Some are disagreeing with me, but I think Florida plays better with Tyler Murphy taking the snaps. Tennessee sucks! I saw on Twitter that Missouri had a good win. Then, I saw it was over Indiana. Georgia hosting LSU is HUGE! And, it may be too close to call. Both teams can look great, and both have their demons that the other can exploit. Even if Georgia wins this game, they may not have a cakewalk the rest of the season. I think Florida and Georgia Tech may have enough bullets to put them down.

BIG 10–Even though I had Notre Dame ranked higher, I thought Michigan State would beat them.  I’m not sure if Michigan is the worst 4-0 team ever, but they are the worst 4-0 team I’ve ever seen.  Besides these two games, did anyone watch any of the other teams play?

Big 12–West Virginia may be the worst 2-2 team EVER. Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are still undefeated, but it’s hard to say if any of these teams are very good. We’ll get a better idea Saturday when Oklahoma plays Notre Dame.

PAC 12–Get off my radio, USC. I wish Utah State had won the game. Utah may be good. Maybe. Stanford is probably good, but Arizona State was over-ranked. Washington State and Stanford play, and some are looking for the upset. Washington–Arizona is an elimination game to keep an eye on. Jim Mora is showing a lot of class. He never did while coaching the Falcons.

ACC–Florida State is still scary good–at least on offense. Clemson survived a tough one against NC State, but we don’t know how good State is yet either. Maryland is undefeated and looks good so far. I’m not sure if they’ll win more than 7. GEORGIA TECH got a little bloodied coming from 13 down to win 28-20, but you can’t count them out of any game. Do you hear that, Georgia?

THE RANKINGS–Lots of open dates and weak opponents led to a reshuffling at the top. Strength of schedule also had its effect. But, a lot of teams are starting to show their strength, and they may hold on to their spots.

WEEK 4
1 LSU 15.28329 4 0 11
2 GEORGIA 15.0153 2 1 2
3 OREGON 15.0071 3 0 1
4 UCLA 13.96313 3 0 3
5 ALABAMA 12.65312 3 0 5
6 WASHINGTON 12.48753 3 0 4
7 UCF 12.07496 3 0 6
8 WASHINGTON ST 11.78033 3 1 7
9 MICHIGAN 11.31855 4 0 10
10 CLEMSON 11.31778 3 0 18
11 MIAMI 10.8561 3 0 8
12 STANFORD 10.72199 3 0 28
13 GA TECH 10.57604 3 0 21
14 NOTRE DAME 9.930067 3 0 31
15 USC 8.688601 3 1 35
16 TEXAS TECH 8.671672 4 0 25
17 RUTGERS 8.202548 3 1 58
18 OKLAHOMA ST 8.019396 3 0 13
19 MARYLAND 7.86195 4 0 43
20 FLORIDA ST 7.703966 3 0 14
21 FRESNO ST 7.536 3 0 30
22 OKLAHOMA 7.387604 3 0 15
23 ILLINOIS 7.360184 2 1 16
24 MISSISSIPPI 7.306442 3 0 17
25 MISSOURI 7.296315 3 0 51
26 FLORIDA 6.897337 2 1 56
27 UTAH 6.787759 3 1 94
28 MINNESOTA 6.441207 4 0 40
29 BUFFALO 6.368617 1 2 19
30 NORTHWESTERN 6.163465 4 0 20
31 OHIO UNIV 6.11623 3 1 23
32 BAYLOR 5.902897 3 0 48
33 AUBURN 5.873412 3 1 12
34 VIRGINIA TECH 5.853215 3 1 34
35 NORTHERN ILL 5.587426 3 0 22
36 OHIO ST 5.452843 4 0 27
37 LOUISVILLE 4.690216 4 0 29
38 HOUSTON 4.626789 3 0 55
39 PITTSBURGH 4.26501 2 1 54
40 ARIZONA ST 4.243219 2 1 24
41 ARIZONA 4.219931 3 0 33
42 NAVY 3.618537 2 0 36
43 TEXAS AM 3.337644 3 1 44
44 SOUTH CAROLINA 2.925895 2 1 42
45 UTAH ST 2.405645 2 2 26
46 COLORADO 2.260319 2 0 46
47 PENN ST 2.172676 3 1 59
48 WISCONSIN 2.150349 3 1 66
49 NC STATE 2.019329 2 1 39
50 MICH ST 0.676883 3 1 47
51 NORTH CAROLINA 0.311808 1 2 45
52 TEXAS ST 0.283475 2 1 41
53 TENNESSEE 0.153283 2 2 38
54 MIDDLE TENN 0.116065 3 1 69
55 VIRGINIA 0.050155 2 1 49
56 NEBRASKA -0.50148 3 1 57
57 INDIANA -0.69207 2 2 32
58 WYOMING -0.9358 3 1 60
59 MISSISSIPPI ST -1.13199 2 2 75
60 UNLV -2.02 2 2 61
61 IOWA -2.12836 3 1 64
62 ARKANSAS -2.14714 3 1 37
63 NORTH TEXAS -2.22238 2 2 62
64 TEXAS SAN ANTONIO -2.23692 2 2 73
65 EAST CAROLINA -2.30021 2 1 63
66 BYU -2.48351 1 2 9
67 SYRACUSE -2.6345 2 2 76
68 TOLEDO -2.80436 2 2 83
69 ULM -2.85791 2 2 53
70 MEMPHIS -2.87231 1 2 107
71 NEVADA -2.98506 2 2 80
72 TCU -3.41886 1 2 72
73 RICE -4.33371 1 2 52
74 KANSAS -4.34952 2 1 93
75 CINCINNATI -4.42623 3 1 90
76 BOISE ST -4.52936 2 2 65
77 MARSHALL -4.53384 2 2 71
78 TEXAS -4.76388 2 2 102
79 KENTUCKY -4.88828 1 2 78
80 OREGON ST -5.29923 3 1 96
81 BOSTON COLLEGE -5.49047 2 1 82
82 VANDERBILT -5.49232 2 2 87
83 NEW MEXICO -5.57059 1 2 84
84 CALIFORNIA -5.60175 1 2 81
85 SMU -5.79661 1 2 85
86 SAN JOSE ST -5.85358 1 2 67
87 UL-LAF -6.09129 2 2 101
88 KENT ST -6.13785 1 3 74
89 DUKE -6.23487 2 2 68
90 WAKE FOREST -6.48107 2 2 103
91 WEST VIRGINIA -6.81939 2 2 70
92 OLD DOMINION -7.16006 2 2 91
93 UAB -7.35563 1 2 92
94 PURDUE -8.0282 1 3 86
95 TULSA -8.23064 1 2 95
96 BALL ST -8.46515 3 1 110
97 BOWLING GREEN -8.98934 3 1 99
98 TROY -9.01247 2 2 79
99 SOUTHERN MISS -9.5121 0 3 100
100 TULANE -11.2003 2 2 97
101 COLORADO ST -11.4572 1 3 106
102 FLORIDA ATLANTIC -11.5545 1 3 77
103 IDAHO -12.3823 0 4 105
104 ARMY -13.2604 1 3 88
105 HAWAII -14.5844 0 3 104
106 AKRON -14.9807 1 3 89
107 ARKANSAS ST -15.1269 2 2 50
108 SOUTH ALABAMA -15.3822 2 1 113
109 WESTERN KENTUCKY -15.7921 2 2 114
110 MIAMI (OH) -15.8787 0 3 108
111 AIR FORCE -16.059 1 3 112
112 UTEP -16.3619 1 2 111
113 CENTRAL MICH -16.6323 1 3 109
114 EASTERN MICH -16.984 1 3 98
115 NEW MEXICO ST -17.1752 0 4 115
116 LA TECH -21.0729 1 3 116
117 KANSAS ST -23.622 2 2 117
118 CONNECTICUT -30.267 0 3 118
119 IOWA ST -32.3622 0 2 119
120 SOUTH FLORIDA -36.3895 0 3 121
121 SAN DIEGO ST -37.2205 0 3 120
122 WESTERN MICH -53.6193 0 4 122
123 TEMPLE -55.2068 0 3 123
124 UMASS -57.6808 0 4 124
125 FLORIDA INT -76.3237 0 4 125
126 GEORGIA STATE -146.086 0 4 126

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Thanks,

Bill

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Who’s Got the Power in College Football after Week 3?

Who’s Got The Power after Week 3?

Let’s start this week by congratulating Alabama for its great and scary win over Texas A&M. Bama’s offensive line and running issues appear to be behind them, and they MAY not face another team with an offense as explosive as A&M’s. Then again, when they play Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU, and possibly Georgia, they could see teams with offenses nearly as explosive but who can also play some defense. As great as Manziel is, it should always be a little troubling when an opponent sets records against your defense. If they make it back to the title game, Oregon and Ohio State could both hang 70 on them, as it looks right now.

I’d like to also congratulate ULM for its win over Wake Forest, UCF beating Penn State, and UCLA for its 2nd half beatdown of Nebraska scoring 38 unanswered points from the midway point of the 2nd quarter to win 41-21 after being down 21-3. UCLA, you may be pretty good. Ole Miss beat Texas as it was expected to by nearly everyone outside of Texas.

Wisconsin earned special attention for finding a new way to give away a win. Their coach has been studying Les Miles closely.

I almost was able to congratulate Division 1 for not losing a single game to Division 1-AA. Almost. Thanks, Florida International.

The Roundup–SEC WEST
Alabama could still be great, but there is a little room for doubt. A lot of those A&M receivers were WAY too open. LSU could be great. Mettenberger hasn’t thrown a pick yet, and he has 9 TD passes. For your reference, he had 12 TD passes last season. The defense has shown signs of greatness, and it has gotten burned a few times. I’m not sure if it has been burned when all of its starters have been playing. Auburn could be more than just a good test this weekend. Texas A&M may be one of the scariest offensive teams out there. Its defense scares its own coaching staff. Arkansas had a solid win over Southern Miss which doesn’t tell us much. Ole Miss’s win over Texas looks good in the headlines, but Texas is currently outside the top 100. Don’t take that to discount Ole Miss. We’ll learn a lot more about them on September 28 when they play Alabama. Auburn’s game this week with LSU won’t define its season, but it will help show if Malzhan has a team ready to compete today for the division title. Mississippi State is the only team with a losing record in the West, and that should change after this weekend’s game with Troy. This could be another solid unit with the possibility of upsetting someone.

SEC EAST–With three teams open, there isn’t a lot to learn from this past weekend. South Carolina had a solid win over Vanderbilt, and Kentucky looked better than most expected in losing to Louisville by only 14. Tennessee looked horrible in its game with Oregon. Most teams look horrible against Oregon. Besides LSU-Auburn, the most intriguing game this week will be Florida-Tennessee. This could be a season-defining game for both teams.

The Big 10–Ohio State beat up California. Bo Pelini could start hearing whispers about his job security. Wisconsin has issues after putting the ball on the ground (on purpose). Michigan should have lost their game to Akron. I wrote last week that we may not know how good Michigan is until late into the season, and I’m standing by it. They shouldn’t face a challenge until the Michigan State game, yet they shouldn’t have faced a challenge with Akron. Lots of teams have unexpected bad games. We’ll see if Michigan is unexpectedly a bad team.

The Big 12–Not too much drama, outside of Austin. Texas Tech-TCU provided a textbook definition of poor officiating. Besides Oklahoma, OK State, Texas Tech and Baylor are undefeated. No great games this weekend, but the Baylor-ULM game should be a fun one. Avoid the Kansas-LA TECH game for fear your eyes will melt from watching the poor play.

ACC–Winston still looks awesome. It was against Nevada. Georgia Tech may be for real. Wake Forest is getting ready for basketball season. This week the GA Tech-North Carolina game should be pretty good. NC State gets to show us if Clemson is vulnerable.

PAC 12–Reported signs of life around the USC football complex, but I think its too early to tell. Yes, they dominated Boston College. A lot of teams have dominated Boston College the last few years. Boston College is into that. UCLA whooped Nebraska. Two fun, important games this weekend are Arizona-Stanford and Arizona State-Washington. All four teams are still undefeated.

All American–I don’t expect SMU to prove very much against Texas A&M this weekend, but Rutgers could show us something against Arkansas for the second year in a row.

Strangest rumors–to me. That DeLoss Dodds will be forced to step down as AD at Texas and be replaced by Mack Brown. Can you imagine the list of candidates Brown will draw up for his replacement? First of all, the obligatory call to Nick Saban will happen. After that, to preserve his legacy, I see luminaries such as Lane Kiffen, Terry Bowden, Tommy Bowden, Gene Chizik and Skip Holtz making the cut. Phil Fulmer will call them.

The Rankings–don’t fall in love with this week’s top 10 because a lot of these teams could be displaced. Several have open dates. The rest are playing extremely weak opponents. The winner of the LSU-Auburn game should move up a lot.

Here they are:

WEEK 3
1 OREGON 15.17108756 3 – 0 7
2 GEORGIA 14.41171419 1 – 1 1
3 UCLA 13.61333341 2 – 0 23
4 WASHINGTON 12.92539748 2 – 0 13
5 ALABAMA 12.23428459 2 – 0 12
6 UCF 12.19344824 3 – 0 38
7 WASHINGTON ST 11.18626575 2 – 1 3
8 MIAMI 11.13480385 2 – 0 4
9 BYU 10.77144237 1 – 1 6
10 MICHIGAN 10.29585437 3 – 0 5
11 LSU 9.189857679 3 – 0 9
12 AUBURN 8.482734581 3 – 0 10
13 OKLAHOMA ST 8.006391457 3 – 0 8
14 FLORIDA ST 7.845052222 2 – 0 14
15 OKLAHOMA 7.53690716 3 – 0 17
16 ILLINOIS 7.384632444 2 – 1 2
17 MISSISSIPPI 7.268839654 3 – 0 21
18 CLEMSON 6.867811111 2 – 0 11
19 NORTHWESTERN 6.334795605 3 – 0 15
20 NORTHERN ILL 6.298228222 2 – 0 20
21 GA TECH 6.226658 2 – 0 60
22 OHIO UNIV 6.174974123 2 – 1 48
23 ARIZONA ST 6.050958444 2 – 0 64
24 TEXAS TECH 6.028380667 3 – 0 27
25 UTAH ST 5.733176148 2 – 1 19
26 STANFORD 5.170108 2 – 0 25
27 OHIO ST 5.078005309 3 – 0 36
28 LOUISVILLE 5.01245916 3 – 0 33
29 FRESNO ST 4.666512395 2 – 0 30
30 NOTRE DAME 4.412461185 2 – 0 26
31 INDIANA 4.336620815 2 – 1 96
32 ARIZONA 4.261057679 3 – 0 57
33 VIRGINIA TECH 4.134273877 2 – 1 69
34 USC 4.062114285 2 – 1 108
35 NAVY 3.907650593 2 – 0 31
36 ARKANSAS 3.822283605 3 – 0 40
37 TENNESSEE 3.546369728 2 – 1 22
38 MINNESOTA 3.348550815 3 – 0 35
39 NC STATE 3.336583333 2 – 0 32
40 SOUTH CAROLINA 2.950787407 2 – 1 54
41 TEXAS ST 2.861969333 2 – 0 39
42 TEXAS AM 2.419701037 2 – 1 37
43 NORTH CAROLINA 2.398022593 1 – 1 44
44 COLORADO 2.282558222 2 – 0 50
45 MICH ST 2.214761284 3 – 0 51
46 MARYLAND 1.800994385 3 – 0 34
47 BAYLOR 1.213253556 2 – 0 52
48 VIRGINIA 0.973846889 1 – 1 55
49 RICE 0.759174111 1 – 1 68
50 ARKANSAS ST 0.753619506 2 – 1 67
51 MISSOURI 0.694451778 2 – 0 53
52 ULM 0.068146716 2 – 1 72
53 PITTSBURGH 0.04081837 1 – 1 74
54 HOUSTON -0.068508815 2 – 0 49
55 FLORIDA -0.173264222 1 – 1 58
56 NEBRASKA -0.479353432 2 – 1 28
57 RUTGERS -0.712450173 2 – 1 91
58 PENN ST -1.493566716 2 – 1 16
59 UNLV -1.994584741 1 – 2 95
60 NORTH TEXAS -2.012105037 2 – 1 109
61 WYOMING -2.035471704 2 – 1 62
62 IOWA -2.367011185 2 – 1 93
63 BOISE ST -2.797012593 2 – 1 80
64 WISCONSIN -2.908831975 2 – 1 56
65 SAN JOSE ST -3.00003442 1 – 1 73
66 DUKE -3.090899185 2 – 1 43
67 MIDDLE TENN -3.132127111 2 – 1 92
68 WEST VIRGINIA -3.208057877 2 – 1 63
69 EAST CAROLINA -3.259219022 2 – 1 41
70 MARSHALL -3.507840889 2 – 1 45
71 TEXAS SAN ANTONIO -3.516739852 1 – 2 46
72 TCU -3.531451901 1 – 2 70
73 KENT ST -3.623048198 1 – 2 71
74 MISSISSIPPI ST -4.079455506 1 – 2 75
75 FLORIDA ATLANTIC -4.606730815 1 – 2 79
76 SYRACUSE -4.624863506 1 – 2 77
77 KENTUCKY -4.81133684 1 – 2 76
78 TROY -4.996465235 2 – 1 42
79 NEVADA -5.243096593 1 – 2 83
80 CALIFORNIA -5.547600889 1 – 2 86
81 BOSTON COLLEGE -5.60536163 2 – 1 24
82 NEW MEXICO -5.621702519 1 – 2 59
83 TOLEDO -5.659434889 1 – 2 81
84 SMU -5.719930444 1 – 1 89
85 PURDUE -5.766871556 1 – 2 90
86 BUFFALO -5.769577506 1 – 2 82
87 VANDERBILT -5.959135852 1 – 2 85
88 ARMY -6.78115758 1 – 2 94
89 AKRON -6.817821481 1 – 2 101
90 CINCINNATI -6.836645728 2 – 1 97
91 UAB -7.012332963 0 – 2 102
92 KANSAS -7.126179111 1 – 1 64
93 UTAH -8.163970975 2 – 1 29
94 TULSA -8.22988163 1 – 2 104
95 OREGON ST -8.541935654 2 – 1 119
96 TULANE -8.552680099 2 – 1 116
97 EASTERN MICH -8.656591259 1 – 2 61
98 BOWLING GREEN -8.869919506 2 – 1 18
99 SOUTHERN MISS -9.324667531 0 – 3 105
100 UL-LAF -9.514958025 1 – 2 107
101 TEXAS -9.644657136 1 – 2 106
102 WAKE FOREST -10.6981916 1 – 2 98
103 HAWAII -11.25909919 0 – 2 113
104 IDAHO -11.28820657 0 – 3 110
105 COLORADO ST -11.37345249 1 – 2 111
106 MEMPHIS -12.19208815 0 – 2 88
107 MIAMI (OH) -12.4011543 0 – 2 112
108 CENTRAL MICH -12.64814484 1 – 2 78
109 BALL ST -12.84495511 2 – 1 47
110 UTEP -13.17014815 1 – 1 115
111 AIR FORCE -14.69332248 1 – 2 114
112 SOUTH ALABAMA -15.251828 2 – 1 117
113 WESTERN KENTUCKY -15.79091664 1 – 2 66
114 NEW MEXICO ST -16.63980321 0 – 3 87
115 LA TECH -17.63691514 1 – 2 84
116 KANSAS ST -21.36890489 2 – 1 118
117 CONNECTICUT -30.39491422 0 – 2 120
118 IOWA ST -32.24823326 0 – 2 121
119 SAN DIEGO ST -34.69610237 0 – 2 122
120 SOUTH FLORIDA -36.11974109 0 – 3 123
121 WESTERN MICH -52.76262741 0 – 3 125
122 TEMPLE -55.34946748 0 – 3 99
123 OLD DOMINION -55.38939605 0 – 3 100
124 UMASS -55.94312593 0 – 3 124
125 FLORIDA INT -75.74586696 0 – 3 103
126 GEORGIA STATE -98.07212973 0 – 3 126

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Thanks,
Bill
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WEEK 2–LOOK WHO’S CRACKING THE TOP 10

Who’s Got The Power in Week 2?

Before we get into the games, let’s get a little somber business out of the way. PLEASE BOW YOUR HEADS–Into your hands, O Bear Bryant, we commend the Texas football program under Mack Brown.  Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, this  program that nearly rivaled your own at Alabama.  Receive this program into your touchdown signaling arms and grant it the blessed rest of everlasting peace and the company of other great programs that eventually outlived their competitiveness.  Please  grant  the Longhorn fans who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have the strength to face the weeks and months to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope but in thankful remembrance of the great times this program provided, and in the joyful expectation of the wins over Oklahoma the new hire will provide.  All this we ask in the name of the Holy Football Trinity–Bear Bryant, John McKay and Knute Rockne, AMEN. ALL POINTS BULLETIN:  There is a reported disappearance of offense from Gainesville, FL.  Though the offense has been sick for several years, it seems to have vanished over the past three days.  Foul play definitely occurred. RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM THE WEEKEND:  TCU’s play in the first half against SE LA was pathetic.  How did WKU commit five turnovers in the span of six plays?  As bad as Florida was playing, they probably would have won the game if Driskell had not have thrown that awful, last interception.  An incompletion or better would have resulted in a field goal, increased momentum and more than enough time to score again to take the lead and the game.  Connor Shaw’s fumble may have cost South Carolina the game against Georgia and possibly a whole lot more.  Michigan State beat South Florida 21-6.  Last week, McNeese State beat South Florida 54-21.  Saw an Oregon player basically get clothes-lined by his teammate.  You’ve got to like the on-sides kick call by Georgia against South Carolina.  Old Dominion, in its transition year to FBS (1-A) has seven lower division opponents.  Les Miles was mentioned in headlines about possible transgressions by Oklahoma State from 2001-2011, but not mentioned within the articles.  Nice try to smear the guy.  Player from Texas A&M said that Florida State and LSU offered him $600K to sign with them seven months ago.  He didn’t mention what Texas A&M offered.  Ole Miss could effectively end Mack Brown’s tenure at Texas.  I think BYU should have demonstrated its religious principles by kneeling on the ball the entire 4th quarter against Texas.  They still would have won by double digits.  Manny Diaz did an awful job preparing the defense for Texas.  Major Applewhite was just as bad with his play calling.  Washington State is not that good.  USC may be that bad. Now to the results, six teams jumped into the top 10 that were ranked 39th or worse.  Georgia and Oregon were expected, and Miami wasn’t too surprising, but Washington State, Illinois and BYU shocked me.  I know that USC under-performed against Hawaii, but this is beyond belief.  How can Cincinnati dominate Purdue and then be dominated by Illinois?  BYU lost a close game to Virginia.  The same Virginia that seems to lose to 1-AA teams early every season.  Then, the Mormans DOMINATED Texas in a historic fashion.  Unfortunately for all of the new entries except Georgia, they probably won’t be there at the end of the season. SEC EAST:  Georgia is number one this week, and they may still be there after LSU visits.  Based on their porous defensive play, LSU should beat them in three weeks.  Florida gets the week off to enjoy watching the Miami game films before restoring hope to the Tennessee faithful.  South Carolina plays Vanderbilt next week.  They were my pick to win the EAST, but they’ll need LSU and another team to beat Georgia.  Though they are 2-0, if Tennessee upsets Oregon next week, it may be the upset of the season.  Missouri has an open week before playing another stiff.  Kentucky did look a lot better roughing up Miami OH, but they shouldn’t expect the same this weekend against Louisville. SEC WEST:  Texas A&M beat Sam Houston State badly as they were supposed to.  They have had three starters on defense suspended for the past two games.  Since these suspensions four times longer than Manziel’s, I hope they involved high level felonies.  They play Bama next week in the HUGE game of the week.  If both teams play like they have so far, A&M should win.    I’m not going so far as to pick them.  Alabama was idle, and not gaining any points caused them to slide from 2nd to 11th.  Don’t worry.  If they win on Saturday, they’ll gain plenty of points.  LSU dropped eight spots for playing UAB.  Unfortunately, when you’re on top, the only way to go is down.  They shouldn’t drop as much after disposing Kent State this weekend.  Ole Miss beat SEMO, and it cost them thirteen spots.  They may not gain much back now that Texas is ranked 101.  Arkansas should coast by its third stiff, Southern Miss.  Auburn jumped up to 10th which is more of a function of the teams around them playing bad teams than their victory over Arkansas St.  They and Mississippi State play Saturday in a game that could decide which team secures last place in the WEST. BIG 10: There were only two or three intriguing games this weekend.  Illinois made their game with Cincinnati intriguing with the upset, Northwestern beat Syracuse just like last year, and Michigan beating Notre Dame.  A lot of us felt Notre Dame would struggle because of their QB situation, but they had a chance late in this one.  Michigan might be pretty good, but we may not know for sure until they play Ohio State.  None of their other opponents are inspiring much fear.  There should be some entertaining games this weekend with four teams playing PAC 12 opponents and the IOWA-IOWA ST match-up. BIG 12: Oklahoma and Oklahoma State may not be horrible.  Texas Tech and Baylor could be okay, too.  I am surprised the Oklahoma-West Virginia game was that close considering the fact that West Virginia barely slipped past Bill & Mary last week.  Texas Tech-TCU this weekend should be fun.  I hope Rice beats Kansas.  Ole Miss-Texas could be historic. PAC 12:  All 12 teams played Saturday, but there were only 1.5 games worth mentioning.  Oregon destroyed Virginia.  They were supposed to.  Washington State beat USC.  This wasn’t supposed to happen.  I’m not upset about it, just surprised.  Better match-ups this weekend.  Colorado-Fresno State should be competitive.  Now, USC-Boston College and Washington-Illinois look competitive, too. ACC:  I heard some announcers during the Florida-Miami game discussing how the ACC is beating the SEC this year.  They are doing well.  A little better than expected, but the record between the conferences is 2-2.  Miami’s win over Florida may be one that gives them some momentum, but I doubt it.  They could actually see a better offense when they take the field again in two weeks to play Savannah State.  Duke-Ga Tech could be a fun one to watch Saturday.  ULM-Wake Forest, too.  Boston College-USC is a train wreck special. ALL THE REST:  Tulane lost to South Alabama.  As bad as Tulane is, this shouldn’t happen.  South Alabama is in its first full season as a 1-A member and lost last week to Southern Utah.  They are now the lowest ranked team to not lose to a 1-AA team, so far.  SMU barely beat Montana State 31-30 while Western Michigan lost to Nicholls State and Georgia State lost to Tenn-Chattanooga.  There shouldn’t be any games to mention upcoming unless these teams rise up and upset the big boys or get upset by lower division stiffs. THE RANKINGS:

WEEK 2 POINTS RECORD LAST RNK
1 GEORGIA 14.31785 1 1 80
2 ILLINOIS 11.79324 2 0 68
3 WASHINGTON ST 11.49741 1 1 92
4 MIAMI 11.13036 2 0 39
5 MICHIGAN 11.08518 2 0 26
6 BYU 10.80496 1 1 101
7 OREGON 9.292941 2 0 53
8 OKLAHOMA ST 8.354399 2 0 5
9 LSU 8.162664 2 0 1
10 AUBURN 7.273124 2 0 25
11 ALABAMA 7.082837 1 0 2
12 CLEMSON 6.825759 2 0 3
13 WASHINGTON 6.747948 1 0 6
14 FLORIDA ST 6.731733 1 0 7
15 NORTHWESTERN 6.619849 2 0 12
16 PENN ST 6.5648 2 0 9
17 OKLAHOMA 6.453486 2 0 29
18 BOWLING GREEN 6.324209 2 0 15
19 UTAH ST 5.674054 1 1 104
20 NORTHERN ILL 5.656366 1 0 10
21 MISSISSIPPI 5.240111 2 0 8
22 TENNESSEE 5.181542 2 0 53
23 UCLA 4.834143 1 0 16
24 STANFORD 4.513432 1 0 46
25 NOTRE DAME 4.464439 1 0 22
26 NEBRASKA 4.305199 2 0 30
27 BOSTON COLLEGE 4.213151 2 0 68
28 NAVY 4.134641 1 0 46
29 TEXAS TECH 3.977786 2 0 18
30 UTAH 3.920194 2 0 21
31 FRESNO ST 3.794519 2 0 13
32 NC STATE 3.684782 2 0 14
33 MARYLAND 3.657158 2 0 34
34 MINNESOTA 3.63765 2 0 35
35 OHIO ST 3.485711 2 0 31
36 LOUISVILLE 3.331092 2 0 28
37 UCF 3.208113 2 0 44
38 TEXAS AM 3.079679 2 0 27
39 TEXAS ST 2.853129 2 0 32
40 EAST CAROLINA 2.747873 2 0 45
41 ARKANSAS 2.492226 2 0 24
42 NORTH CAROLINA 2.212327 1 1 77
43 TEXAS SAN ANTONIO 2.179515 1 1 41
44 TROY 2.17299 2 0 36
45 DUKE 1.987697 2 0 53
46 OHIO UNIV 1.957389 1 1 100
47 MARSHALL 1.847648 2 0 42
48 BALL ST 1.728915 2 0 53
49 MICH ST 1.508952 2 0 33
50 HOUSTON 1.496576 2 0 53
51 COLORADO 1.416817 2 0 40
52 BAYLOR 1.181673 2 0 53
53 SOUTH CAROLINA 0.960932 1 1 4
54 VIRGINIA 0.762047 1 1 17
55 MISSOURI 0.661683 2 0 53
56 WISCONSIN 0.240831 2 0 43
57 FLORIDA -0.16782 1 1 20
58 NEW MEXICO -0.20685 1 1 116
58 ARIZONA ST -0.20685 1 1 116
60 GA TECH -1.24624 1 0 53
61 WYOMING -1.73399 1 1 79
62 EASTERN MICH -1.8739 1 1 68
63 WEST VIRGINIA -2.17787 1 1 68
64 WESTERN KENTUCKY -2.20503 1 1 19
65 KANSAS -2.6445 1 0 46
65 ARIZONA ST -2.6445 1 0 46
67 RICE -3.00187 0 1 82
68 ARKANSAS ST -3.29485 1 1 52
69 VIRGINIA TECH -3.40494 1 1 74
70 PITTSBURGH -3.44128 0 1 88
71 TCU -3.45874 1 1 75
72 KENT ST -3.46365 1 1 68
73 ULM -3.46987 1 1 78
74 SAN JOSE ST -3.6664 1 1 53
75 KENTUCKY -3.87111 1 1 112
76 SYRACUSE -4.03748 0 2 86
77 MISSISSIPPI ST -4.14528 1 1 76
78 FLORIDA ATLANTIC -4.7043 0 2 91
79 CENTRAL MICH -4.74144 1 1 89
80 TOLEDO -4.91672 0 2 84
81 BUFFALO -5.01493 0 2 81
82 BOISE ST -5.13209 1 1 97
83 NEW MEXICO ST -5.15901 0 2 90
84 MEMPHIS -5.40651 0 1 46
85 NEVADA -5.45974 1 1 102
86 CALIFORNIA -5.50648 1 1 96
87 LA TECH -5.51298 1 1 95
88 VANDERBILT -5.53319 1 1 103
89 SMU -5.84322 1 1 99
90 PURDUE -5.89476 1 1 94
91 RUTGERS -5.94133 1 1 106
92 MIDDLE TENN -6.21813 1 1 53
93 UNLV -6.27346 0 2 107
94 IOWA -6.3284 1 1 105
95 CINCINNATI -6.44256 1 1 11
96 ARMY -6.5901 1 1 68
97 TEMPLE -6.61034 0 2 83
98 INDIANA -6.71501 1 1 53
99 OLD DOMINION -6.76056 0 2 108
100 WAKE FOREST -6.82339 1 1 53
101 UAB -7.1085 0 2 113
102 AKRON -7.15986 1 1 109
103 FLORIDA INT -7.1724 0 2 110
104 TULSA -7.55834 1 1 118
105 SOUTHERN MISS -8.43591 0 2 117
106 TEXAS -8.44545 1 1 37
107 UL-LAF -9.5981 0 2 93
108 USC -9.93309 1 1 23
109 NORTH TEXAS -10.718 1 1 38
110 IDAHO -10.736 0 2 115
111 COLORADO ST -11.2013 0 2 111
112 MIAMI (OH) -12.2089 0 2 114
113 HAWAII -12.2611 0 2 98
114 AIR FORCE -13.6398 1 1 53
115 UTEP -17.1481 0 1 46
116 TULANE -17.6016 1 1 53
117 SOUTH ALABAMA -22.8842 1 1 119
118 KANSAS ST -23.7358 1 1 121
119 OREGON ST -24.1347 1 1 121
120 CONNECTICUT -29.6462 0 1 121
121 IOWA ST -31.0445 0 1 121
122 SAN DIEGO ST -34.7883 0 2 125
123 SOUTH FLORIDA -34.9065 0 2 125
124 UMASS -52.6037 0 2 85
125 WESTERN MICH -52.6585 0 2 87
126 GEORGIA STATE -98.5445 0 2 119

I hope you enjoyed reading this.  Keep posting those awesome comments.  Tell some others about the ranking.  Really. Thanks, Bill

2013–WEEK 1

First of all, I meant to post my Week 1 picks, and I didn’t.  This changes what I planned to write such as how absolutely called Washington’s win over Boise St and taking Washington St and the points, and my missing Ole Miss losing to Vanderbilt.  I also had Clemson narrowly beating Georgia, Fresno St over Rutgers and Northwestern over Cal in games that looked to be too close to call.  The only ones that can verify my picks are those I communicated with over the past few weeks.  So, unless they leave comments, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

What a great opening week!  More good games than I can remember in an opening week.  The Ole Miss game was wonderful!  They may be pretty good, too.  The winner between Florida State and Clemson should remain in the national conversation all year unless Georgia Tech or Virginia Tech knocks either team out.  Most of the teams picked by the mags to win their conferences won convincingly.

On the flip side, there were WAY to many horrible performances by the seven teams that lost to 1-AA teams, and a few others that almost did.  North Dakota State will have problems scheduling big boy teams after this season, but Eastern Illinois and McNeese State may not get too many calls after dominating San Diego State and South Florida, respectively.  Eastern Washington won again, and it seems like they beat a 1-A team every year.

Regarding the SEC EAST, South Carolina looks for real, and they are my pick to win the division.  Georgia is still in the mix if they can replace their kicker and primary wide receiver, but they need to beat SC this weekend.  Georgia fans are killing Aaron Murray and Mark Richt this morning.  Murray certainly had a lot of poorly thown balls caught in the first half, but he wasn’t the reason they lost.  They just couldn’t handle Clemson’s speed.  Some callers were saying that Mark Richt could be fired if Georgia starts the season 1-4.  Richt won’t be fired after this start, but if this start includes more injuries that add up to 7 or 8 losses, his job could be in jeopardy.

Florida didn’t show too much against Toledo, and they had a bunch of players sitting out.  If they beat Miami, they may be for real.  Missouri and Tennessee looked good, but it’s tough to tell from that level of competition.  Vanderbilt is in a hole after losing to Ole Miss.  Kentucky stinks.

A lot of people are jumping off of Texas A&M’s bandwagon after Manziel’s stupidity and LSU’s discovery of offense, but this may be a little premature.  A&M struggled early against Rice, but dominated the second half.  They can still beat BAMA in week 3 and have a good shot to win it all.  Is it possible that Alabama’s new linemen actually need some seasoning before they play up to expectations?  This bodes well for A&M, not so well for LSU.  Speaking of the Tigers, the new defensive players didn’t miss a beat.  The new offensive linemen played well, too.  Even the QB played well.  A few pundits are looking at his completion percentage.  What that doesn’t indicate was how good TCU’s pass defense was throughout the game.  Several SEC teams will be a little stronger against the run, but I’m not sure if any will be able to knock away that many passes without getting flagged.  Mett put the ball where it needed to go almost every time.

Ole Miss should have a puncher’s chance in every game if their players stay healthy, but they look like they may need a couple more GOOD linemen to compete at the highest level every week.  It’s hard to really judge Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State right now.  Auburn could have lost, but I think the win over Washington State will look better as the season progresses.  Leach had the team playing better at the end of last season, and he should win more than 3 this season if he doesn’t get too many guys hurt next week against USC.  Mississippi State lost to Oklahoma State as most people expected, and I’m expecting to see the same type of team Mullen’s put out there the last few years.  Arkansas controlled the game against a fairly weak Louisiana Lafayette.

The Big 12–Welcome to STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE HELL, BIG 12.  This is what happens when 2, TWO, of your teams lose to 1-AA teams.  Plus, West Virginia almost lost their game with Bill & Mary.  If West Virginia loses this week, some of those couch burners will be longing for the days of Bill Stewart.  Oklahoma and Texas won comfortably like they were supposed to, but neither dominated right out the gate.  I hope Baylor or Texas Tech rise up this season.

In the Big 10, only Wisconsin and Michigan kicked their 1-A opponents in the head, but these were two MAC teams that are looking up to their leaders.

Several of the PAC 12 teams played well, and Washington did so against a quality opponent in Boise State.  UCLA scored more than I expected, even though Nevada isn’t very good.  USC scored less than I expected against Hawaii which shouldn’t be very good.  Stanford didn’t play.

How about Jameis Winston for Florida State?  He looked so good, that the TV announcers didn’t even notice how poor Florida State’s pass was in the first half.  This team, like Clemson, could win a LOT of games.  Clemson looked good, and is fun to watch unless you’re a fan of solid defense.  Virginia’s win over BYU was a good one, but a good game over Oregon this week will get someone to notice.  Miami plays Florida, so we may know more about both teams after that.  None of the other teams that won played any good teams.

 

One of the reasons I didn’t get to post my picks was because I was reworking my model.  In the past, I had a formula based upon the performance of a team’s conference over the past four years.  Though this bias calculation was fine and fairly accurate for the top teams in the top conferences, it skewed the results for middle and lower teams in the top conferences.  So, I decided to rework the past year’s results to reflect each team’s performance for the past four years.  This is still ongoing, so the rankings today could be restated later.

Unlike the previous couple of years, today’s rankings do not have as many early season possible outliers that were present in the first few weeks.  The only one in the top 20 is Western Kentucky, checking in at 19th.  This is basically because there were so few dominating wins over decent teams.

My brother and others will question the validity of the rankings this week because LSU comes in at number 1.  This objective result came about because of so few good matchups.  Next week, LSU should drop a few spots simply because they are playing a historically weak team, UAB.

Like the last few seasons, there are groups of tied teams.  These are the teams that didn’t play, the teams that beat their 1-AA opponents by 17 points or worse, the teams that barely beat their 1-AA opponents, the teams that barely lost to their 1-AA opponents and South Florida and San Diego State who got beat badly by their 1-AA opponents.  These two teams should forfeit the rest of their games and fold their programs.

WEEK 1 POINTS RECORD LST RNK
1 LSU 7.583714 1 0 1
2 ALABAMA 7.106 1 0 1
3 CLEMSON 6.982857 1 0 1
4 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.911143 1 0 1
5 OKLAHOMA ST 6.782286 1 0 1
6 WASHINGTON 6.763429 1 0 1
7 FLORIDA ST 6.682286 1 0 1
8 MISSISSIPPI 5.946286 1 0 1
9 PENN ST 5.814286 1 0 1
10 NORTHERN ILL 5.704286 1 0 1
11 CINCINNATI 5.632 1 0 1
12 NORTHWESTERN 5.408857 1 0 1
13 FRESNO ST 4.988571 1 0 1
14 NC STATE 4.931143 1 0 1
15 BOWLING GREEN 4.877714 1 0 1
16 UCLA 4.852571 1 0 1
17 VIRGINIA 4.822857 1 0 1
18 TEXAS TECH 4.710857 1 0 1
19 WESTERN KENTUCKY 4.534286 1 0 1
20 FLORIDA 4.418857 1 0 1
21 UTAH 4.26 1 0 1
22 NOTRE DAME 4.076286 1 0 1
23 USC 4.004571 1 0 1
24 ARKANSAS 3.887714 1 0 1
25 AUBURN 3.831429 1 0 1
26 MICHIGAN 3.824857 1 0 1
27 TEXAS AM 3.818571 1 0 1
28 LOUISVILLE 3.809143 1 0 1
29 OKLAHOMA 3.714857 1 0 1
30 NEBRASKA 3.637143 1 0 1
31 OHIO ST 3.469714 1 0 1
32 TEXAS ST 3.428857 1 0 1
33 MICH ST 3.194286 1 0 1
34 MARYLAND 3.127143 1 0 1
35 MINNESOTA 2.960571 1 0 1
36 TROY 2.808571 1 0 1
37 TEXAS 2.806571 1 0 1
38 NORTH TEXAS 2.756286 1 0 1
39 MIAMI 2.753143 1 0 1
40 COLORADO 2.722857 1 0 1
41 TEXAS SAN ANTONIO 2.658857 1 0 1
42 MARSHALL 2.649429 1 0 1
43 WISCONSIN 2.621143 1 0 1
44 UCF 2.482857 1 0 1
45 EAST CAROLINA 2.128571 1 0 1
46 KANSAS 0 0 0 1
46 ARIZONA ST 0 0 0 1
46 STANFORD 0 0 0 1
46 MEMPHIS 0 0 0 1
46 UTEP 0 0 0 1
46 NAVY 0 0 0 1
52 TENNESSEE -0.24977 1 0 1
52 MISSOURI -0.24977 1 0 1
52 INDIANA -0.24977 1 0 1
52 BAYLOR -0.24977 1 0 1
52 WAKE FOREST -0.24977 1 0 1
52 GEORGIA TECH -0.24977 1 0 1
52 DUKE -0.24977 1 0 1
52 OREGON -0.24977 1 0 1
52 ARIZONA -0.24977 1 0 1
52 AIR FORCE -0.24977 1 0 1
52 SAN JOSE ST -0.24977 1 0 1
52 TULANE -0.24977 1 0 1
52 MIDDLE TENN -0.24977 1 0 1
52 BALL ST -0.24977 1 0 1
52 ARKANSAS ST -0.24977 1 0 1
52 HOUSTON -0.24977 1 0 1
68 ILLINOIS -0.74977 1 0 1
68 WEST VIRGINIA -0.74977 1 0 1
68 BOSTON COLLEGE -0.74977 1 0 1
68 ARMY -0.74977 1 0 1
68 KENT ST -0.74977 1 0 1
68 EASTERN MICH -0.74977 1 0 1
74 VIRGINIA TECH -2.25029 0 1 1
75 TCU -2.30371 0 1 1
76 MISSISSIPPI ST -2.49229 0 1 1
77 NORTH CAROLINA -2.52686 0 1 1
78 ULM -2.53629 0 1 1
79 WYOMING -2.56571 0 1 1
80 GEORGIA -2.80429 0 1 1
81 BUFFALO -2.904 0 1 1
82 RICE -2.92286 0 1 1
83 TEMPLE -2.992 0 1 1
84 TOLEDO -3.09886 0 1 1
85 UMASS -3.13971 0 1 1
86 SYRACUSE -3.17429 0 1 1
87 WESTERN MICH -3.19429 0 1 1
88 PITTSBURGH -3.39086 0 1 1
89 CENTRAL MICH -3.44771 0 1 1
90 NEW MEXICO ST -3.608 0 1 1
91 FLORIDA ATLANTIC -3.74314 0 1 1
92 WASHINGTON ST -3.74571 0 1 1
93 UL-LAF -3.79343 0 1 1
94 PURDUE -3.88771 0 1 1
95 LA TECH -3.894 0 1 1
96 CALIFORNIA -3.94743 0 1 1
97 BOISE ST -3.982 0 1 1
98 HAWAII -4.10743 0 1 1
99 SMU -4.248 0 1 1
100 OHIO UNIV -4.28057 0 1 1
101 BYU -4.35143 0 1 1
102 NEVADA -4.38114 0 1 1
103 VANDERBILT -4.39057 0 1 1
104 UTAH ST -4.43143 0 1 1
105 IOWA -4.71429 0 1 1
106 RUTGERS -4.81714 0 1 1
107 UNLV -5.12914 0 1 1
108 OLD DOMINION -5.3 0 1 1
109 AKRON -5.68857 0 1 1
110 FLORIDA INT -5.86143 0 1 1
111 COLORADO ST -5.89429 0 1 1
112 KENTUCKY -6.16286 0 1 1
113 UAB -6.36571 0 1 1
114 MIAMI (OH) -6.42086 0 1 1
115 IDAHO -7.37629 0 1 1
116 NEW MEXICO -7.51457 0 1 1
117 SOUTHERN MISS -7.766 0 1 1
118 TULSA -10.1577 0 1 1
119 KANSAS ST -28.6498 0 1 1
119 IOWA ST -28.6498 0 1 1
119 OREGON ST -28.6498 0 1 1
119 UCONN -28.6498 0 1 1
119 GEORGIA ST -28.6498 0 1 1
119 SOUTH ALABAMA -28.6498 0 1 1
125 SOUTH FLORIDA -33.6498 0 1 1
125 SAN DIEGO ST -33.6498 0 1 1

As usual, I’d like to know what you think.  What would be unusual is if any of you do leave some comments, or any likes.  I’ll have the conference pages updated later.

Thanks,

Bill