Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Old Rankings (Win/Loss)
1. Ohio State (W)
2. Michigan (W)
3. USC (L) – Weak, seriously weak.
4. Texas (W)
4. West Virginia (Off)
6. Louisville (Off)
7. Tennessee (W)
8. California (Off)
9. Auburn (W)
10. Florida (W)

New Rankings (Last Week) record
1. Ohio State (1) undefeated
2. Michigan (2) undefeated
3. West Virginia (4) undefeated
4. Texas (5) one loss (to Ohio State)
5. Tennessee (6) one loss (to Florida)
6. Louisville (7) undefeated
7. USC (3) one loss (to Oregon State)
8. California (8) one loss (to Tennessee)
9. Auburn (9) one loss (to Arkansas)
10. Florida (10) one loss (to Auburn)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Old Rankings (Win/Loss)
1. Ohio State (W)
2. Michigan (W)
3. USC (Off)
4. Texas (W)
4. West Virginia (W)
6. Louisville (W)
7. Tennessee (W)
8. California (W)
9. Auburn (W)
10. Florida (Off)

New Rankings (Last Week) record
1. Ohio State (1) undefeated
2. Michigan (2) undefeated
3. USC (3) undefeated
4. West Virginia (4) undefeated
5. Texas (4) one loss (to Ohio State)
6. Tennessee (7) one loss (to Florida)
7. Louisville (6) undefeated
8. California (8) one loss (to Tennessee)
9. Auburn (9) one loss (to Arkansas)
10. Florida (10) one loss (to Auburn)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sorry for the abbreviated post. It has been a busy week.

New Rankings (Last Week) record
1. Ohio State (1) undefeated
2. Michigan (3) undefeated
3. USC (4) undefeated
4. Texas (5) one loss (to Ohio State)
4. West Virginia (6) undefeated
6. Louisville (7) undefeated
7. Tennessee (8) one loss (to Florida)
8. California (10) one loss (to Tennessee)
9. Auburn (9) one loss (to Arkansas)
10. Florida (2) one loss (to Auburn)

Sunday, October 15, 2006

What I Learned Last Saturday


Dallas Sartz = Chump

Chauncy Washington is almost as awesome as his name.

Booty needs to stop staring down his recievers

Our D overuns every play -- its amazing that they make any stops at all

Our D plays zone and is proud of it, Don't even try to disguise it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Old Rankings (win or loss) - Thoughts
1. Ohio State (W) – Another win, barring a loss later in the season Ohio State has put a lock on #1 for the rest of the season. The showdown with Michigan will be one hell of a game.
2. Auburn (L) – Last week they looked rusty and this week they just fell apart. I am not really sure what happened to them…besides losing.
3. USC (W) – Same question as last week, where was the defense? That is now two weeks in a row that the Men of Troy looked bad on defense. The offense in the first half looked ok. But all those field goals in the second half. Needless to say I am a little worried about how good we are at this point. At least we didn’t lose to Arkansas.
4. Florida (W) – Pushed around the Tigers in the swamp. Florida is looking good but still has a brutal schedule.
5. Michigan (W) – A good win verses the in state rivals.
6. Texas (W) – Beat up OU. I am happy to see the Okies lose but I am still not convinced how good the Texans errr Longhorns are.
7. Georgia (L) – Sad.
8. West Virginia (Off) – Wow you beat an SEC team…you must be a contender in the National Title race…oh wait it was Miss. St.
9. LSU (L) – Bummer. What else to say.
10. Louisville (W) – These guys score. But do they have the defense to beat a top 5 team?

New Rankings (Last Week) record
1. Ohio State (1) undefeated
2. Florida (4) undefeated
3. Michigan (5) undefeated
4. USC (3) undefeated
5. Texas (6) one loss (to Ohio State)
6. West Virginia (6) undefeated
7. Louisville (10) undefeated
8. Tennessee (NR) one loss (to Florida)
9. Auburn (2) one loss (to Arkansas)
10. California (NR) one loss (to Tennessee)

Any other thoughts?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I know I bitch a lot about teams taking on I-AA opponents. But it is true. For a football program to be committed to taking on the best opponents every week says something about that program. Scheduling no cupcakes is key to becoming one of the preeminent programs in the nation. You are making a statement that you will go out and never inflate your stats.

Sadly, there are only seven teams that have not played a I-AA opponent since the Divisions were set up in 1978. They are Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, USC and Washington.

Take a good hard look at those schools; they are the best football programs in the nation. If you go over the stats since 1978 I would guess that the wins and losses would back that up.

And for those of you tallying up the conferences that is three Big Ten Schools, three Pac-10 Schools, and one NBC School.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Last weekend was pretty standard besides Georgia Tech beating up on poor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. As I am sure the Tech faithful truly believe that the game was stolen from them. I am sure it was at least a dozen bad calls by the officials that led to the loss of the prodigious Hokies. I am still not really sure what a Hokie is at this point. I guess it is a Turkey of some kind. But other than that all of the Top 10 won or were off.

Old Rankings (win or loss) - Thoughts
1. Ohio State (W) – A good quality win against Iowa. They really look like the best team in the country.
2. Auburn (W) – They had a little trouble with the "other USC" but they pulled out a win.
3. USC (W) – What happened to our defense? For 3 weeks it was like a brick wall and last weekend it was like Wazzu could move the ball easily. I guess I was right to be worried about the defensive backfield. Oh, and did anyone else come to play besides Booty and Steve Smith?
4. Florida (W) – I guess payback is a bitch for Bama
5. Texas (W) – Please, please play more Div. 1-A schools next year. Your non-conf. schedule (save OSU) is kind of a joke. Thank god you are playing Oklahoma.
6. West Virginia (Off) – Nov 8 is your only test
7. Michigan (W) – Yee haw you won the little brown jug…what is it? I don’t know, but winning it is cool.
8. Georgia (W) – The dogs are a much less impressive team after that Colorado game a couple of weeks ago. And you only beat Ole Miss 14-9 but in the SEC that is a shootout.
9. LSU (W) – If not for that loss to Auburn they would be in the top 5.
10. Louisville (Off) – Nov 8 is your only test

New Rankings (Last Week) record
1. Ohio State (1) undefeated
2. Auburn (2) undefeated
3. USC (3) undefeated
4. Florida (4) undefeated
5. Michigan (8) undefeated
6. Texas (5) one loss
7. Georgia (7) undefeated
8. West Virginia (6) undefeated
9. LSU (9) one loss
10. Louisville (10) undefeated

Any other thoughts?