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BCS projections, Oct. 30

Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:19 am
Edited on: October 30, 2011 10:56 pm
This week's BCS ratings are now posted with all available data.  I will update the chart when the full missing computer rankings are released.

All components have the full rankings through Oct. 29th games except Massey, which is correct for teams that are both in the top 25 of the BCS and the top 25 of that ranking.

Also posted are the 1-120 rankings.  Look for the latest bowl projections tomorrow.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: BCS

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:44 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

What planet were you on when LSU absolutely whipped Oregon this year?

Well, tkelly, in the game I saw, the Ducks had a big hand in beating themselves and their miscues were a great motivation for LSU, who is likely the third best team in football.  In any case, that was the first game of the year and history.   Time will tell whether I'm misinformed or biased or whether I can see the forest for the trees.     


Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:08 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

Your disrespect for Alabama and LSU is unrealistic. Stanford has to get by Oregon before they can make claims for a National Title. Oregon has fast, quick, explosive offensive skill players similar to USC (and the great LaMichael James), so let Stanford beat Oregon and win the NC game before disrespecting Alabama and LSU.

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:03 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

I hate Oregon as I root for the Beavers and root against Oregon whenever they play, so don't take this the wrong way but Oregon beat themselves that game. LSU and Bama may have a better D than Stanford but they don't have a better offense. watch som,e film on each and is very obvious.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:00 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

@NotNeutral - What planet were you on when LSU absolutely whipped Oregon this year?  So, to say "Neither Bama or LSU can put up numbers like Stanford, or for that matter, Oregon, Okie State or Boise" is ridiculous because Oregon couldn't put those numbers up against LSU.  The SEC may not win it all this year, but your statement is misinformed at best and more likely patently biased.

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:59 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

Ok, I understand why everybody likes the SEC so much. They've played fantastic football recently over the years, but this year is different. We have two great teams, about to slug it out, and then a bunch of "whatever" teams. Aside from LSU and Alabama, I don't see a reason to believe in any SEC team. Also, as a close college football watcher and longtime fan of the sport, I honestly think Alabama is about 4-5 spots overrated. Don't get me wrong they're a great team, and at the present time, they deserve their ranking. I think Stanford is better, along with Oklahoma State. The reason I say this, is because although very good, they haven't shown the signs of a great team. They've started slow, and they haven't played a lot of great teams. LSU on the other hand, is one of the best football teams I can remember. I've seen them play already 4-5 times this season, and they have impressed me every time. I think that they have a better defense than alabama, and a better QB(s). I think this weekend everybody will be surprised this weekend when there is a close game  for 2 1/2 quarters, and LSU pulls away. I'll take 34-20, LSU coming out on top. 

Also, I think the BCS rankings are fairly good this week. One thing to note, is that if Oregon beats Stanford, the Oklahoma Sooners may control their own destiny. With two fairly tough games left, and one marquee opponent in the Bedlam, the Sooners could control their own destiny, or they could be in a battle with Oregon for the #2 spot. I think that we're in for a phenomenal November, and it will be exciting on every level.

Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:58 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

huachuca: I agree in the overall with your analysis and gave you 5 Stars. I do, however, suspect that the game with USC disclosed areas in Stanford's game that teams like Alabama, LSU and Oregon may exploit. A USC team reduced in the number of available players, dominated by freshmen and sophomores, handed Stanford's defense all they could handle. USC started their #3 RB, backed by only 2 frosh RBs, 2 frosh TE's and a frosh and soph WR who ran Stanford's LBs and DBs ragged. The USC game also suggests that Stanford's reliance on TE's in the passing game is due to a lack of speed at the WR position rather than greatness in the TE's. I question whether Stanford's RBs have the speed and quickness to dominate Alabama or LSU (both as fast and quick as USC's defense, but much bigger), despite that great OL and the incredible Luck.  I would anticipate that deep, highly experienced teams like LSU, Alabama and Oregon will seriously test Stanford. Stanford will undoubtedly brutalize ND.

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:44 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

Stanford moves up despite the fact they have no defense and have no challenging teams on their schedule except maybe Oregon.
Any comments?

Just a few. "Except maybe Oregon."  I think everyone would consider the 7th ranked team "challenging".  USC at home is as challenging as any proven by their history of dominance in the Coliseum.  No team in the SEC this year faces a more challenging one-two than USC and Oregon.  What the SEC better hope is that they don't face Stanford in the NCG or you will see the SEC streak ended (like will end anyway, which ever team survives).  I mean ended, you'll never live down your trash talk. Neither Bama or LSU can put up numbers like Stanford, or for that matter, Oregon, Okie State or Boise.  You got lucky last year, you won't this year.  And one reason is the fact that Stanford players are smarter, by far, having met the entrance requirements of an elite educational institution, not standards doctored for the football team.  You SEC homers have had your way for all these years but that's over, so move over. 


Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:19 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

Championships shouldn't be decided by yours or anyone else's imaginations.  They should be decided on the field.

Exactly.  EXACTLY!!  That leaves Boise out of the discussion whether you believe their story that everyone if afraid of them or vice versa.  They have not shown anything on the field and unless someone, those such as yourself, give them thru your inference or imagination something they don't deserve.  Every other team in the top twenty has or will show it on the field, except one.  That one wants special treatment.  First you show on the field that you deserve consideration for a certain bowl not the other way around.    

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2011 4:50 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

it's complete crap when certain teams play  joke Stanford, Penn St, Va.Tech.....and the fool voters dont care or notice

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2011 4:41 pm

BCS projections, Oct. 30

Stanford's exhibition season is over, and they have finally played a respectable opponent.  They are now 1-0 for the season.  They have two legitimate games left on their schedule to make a case for the BCS.  I wish them well.

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