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Posted on: October 26, 2010 2:36 am
Edited on: October 26, 2010 2:44 am
 

2010 Top 25 Week 8

Well it's another week and another top team crashes and burns. Mizzou looks like the real deal. But, as we have seen, having teams like Oklahoma and Nebraska back to back could be a killer or a ticket to the top of the poll. This week a lot of top teams are on the road. Look for couple of upsets.


Here is my top 25 ballot for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land .

1. Oregon - Still here. Don’t feel like going anywhere. The Ducks are averaging over 569 yards
    of offense. Trojans averaging 494 yards of offense. Should be a blast. Next: @ USC. LW - 1
2. Boise St. - The Broncos are finally getting near the part of their schedule they might actually
    need to break a sweat. Well except this week. (psst...that's a compliment) Next: La Tech LW - 2
3. Auburn - This team has a good a chance as any one to make it undefeated. Game at Alabama         
    still looms on the horizon. Might be one of the biggest games of the year.  NEXT: @ Ole
    Missoli Bear Rebel Thingies  LW - 3
4. TCU - Well Air Force made it a game for about a quarter and a half. TCU just too much.    
     These guys are allowing just 220 yard on defense. Crazy good. NEXT: @ UNLV LW - 4
5. Michigan St. - Faking their way to the top. Oh come on, you know what I mean. Fake punts.
    Fake field goals. It takes some brass ones to call this much trickeration. And some serious skill
    to pull it all off. Mark Dantonio has clearly been going to the Chris Peterson school of
    coaching NEXT: @ Iowa LW - 7
6. Missouri - Ok, fine. You beat the Sooners. You’re on the radar. But can you follow it up with a
    win at Nebraska? NEXT: @ Nebraska LW - 17
7. Wisconsin - Beat Ohio St. and Iowa back to back. Who believed they would pull this feat off?
    Come on. Be honest. I think the Badgers are the best one loss team right now. NEXT BYE
    (Whew!) LW - 10
8. Alabama - Heard a little initial criticism of the Tide for allowing the Volunteers to hang with
    them for a while. Not from me. Tennessee has pretty much shown they can hang with anyone
    for quarter and half. NEXT: BYE LW - 8
9. Utah - First test in a while at Air Force. Don’t get caught looking ahead. NEXT: @ Air Force
     LW - 9
10 Ohio St. - Shook off the cobwebs and easily derailed the Boilermakers. NEXT: Gopher for
      dinner. Probably taste better than badger anyway. LW - 12
11. Stanford - Gotta put teams away. Gave up 21 points in the 4th quarter to Wazzu. Made it
      look closer than it was. NEXT: @ The schizophrenic Huskies. LW - 11
12. Oklahoma - Another team with a good offense and a suspect defense that got exposed.
      NEXT: Home cooked Colorado Buffalos. Mmmm good.  LW - 1
13. Nebraska - Ah maybe the loss at home with Texas was a fluke. Just another example of how
       now matter how good you are to win every week you must be focused an ready to win. We
       will see how focused they are this week. NEXT: Missouri LW - 13
14. Arizona - Look at what the Wildcats found just laying around in Seattle. Of all things they
      found a ground game. Back-up QB Matt Scott looked good too. I guess the rumors of the death
      of the Wildcat season have been greatly exaggerated. NEXT: Tune up @ UCLA  LW - 14
15. LSU - The Bayou Bengals were in it right to the end. But Jarrett Lee was terrible. At least
      Jordan Jefferson can run. Yikes. LSU’s offense is like having a beautiful set of every
      Craftsman tool possible and then giving them to someone with late stage Parkinson’s disease.       
      How’s that for a visual. NEXT: BYE (Both LSU and Alabama will have 2 weeks to prepare
      for each other)  LW - 6
16. Florida St. - Not sure about the Seminoles. They might win out and represent the ACC in a
      BCS bowl. Then again they might lose all of them, and barely make a bowl. What does a
      schizophrenic Seminole look like? NEXT: @ North Carolina State  LW - 18
17. Iowa - Three words: FIRE YOUR KICKER. You played a heck of a game and it all got flush
      into the sewer by some bad kicking...oh and some bad clock management.
      NEXT: Michigan St.  LW - 15
18. Arkansas - Got everything they could handle from the Flying Masoli Rebel Bears. NEXT:
      Darth Vader Built Commodes.  LW - 21
19. USC - This team is two plays away from being undefeated. Unfortunately if their defense had
      rose to the occasion those two plays would not have happened. NEXT: Oregon LW - 24
20. South Carolina - Right now Jeff Garcia is probably hunched in a corner somewhere sucking
      his thumb with all the lights on. Hoping The Big Ole Visor Monster doesn’t get him NEXT:
      Tennessee. (This ought to be interesting) LW - 20
21. Oklahoma St. - The Cowboys are the perennial almost team. Seems like every year they wear
      their heads bald on the ceiling that is the next level. NEXT: Kansas St.  LW - 16
22. Miami, Fl - You know how Hurricanes are. One minute they’re threatening to wreak all sorts
      of havoc an get all coastal on you and next minute they fizzle out in the middle of the
      Atlantic. NEXT: @ Virginia  LW - NR
23. Mississippi State - You struggled at home against the U niversity of A ddle B rained?
      Seriously!?! Sigh. NEXT: Kentucky LW - 25
24. Nevada - I really hope Nevada doesn’t lose any more games. Bosie and Nevada will put on a
      great show later in the season. But for it to means something for the Wolfpack they can have
      no more losses. NEXT: A nice leisurely scrimmage with Utah St.  LW -NR
25. Baylor - Bowl eligible for the first time in forever. And they are momentarily sitting a top of
      the Big 12 South. And it’s not even 2012 yet. NEXT: @ Texas LW- NR

Couldn’t hack it on the big stage: West Virginia, Texas, Kansas St.

Hanging out in the Green Room: Hawaii, Virginia Tech, Navy, North Carolina State, Syracuse, West Virginia, Michigan, East Carolina.

Well that's it. My brain is tired and I'll be sitting on pins and needles until the Oregon - USC game is over.


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Posted on: October 19, 2010 2:50 am
 

2010 Top 25 Week 7

Well here it is a new week and we have yet a new #1. Remember what I said last week? "Will anyone be able to finish the season undefeated? Now the Buckeyes get the unenviable joy of having the largest target in college football... Wisconsin has first shot at that target."


Ugh (and I'm not talking about Geogia's mascot.) now it Oregon's turn. I kinda wish Boise St. was number one so they could lose first. Just kidding...or not. Really I like Boise St. No really.


Nevermind just read my top 25 ballot for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land .


1. Oregon - I actually don’t, in my heart, want to put them here. You know, biggest target in
    football and all of that silliness. Don’t think the Ducks will have to much trouble with Next:
    UCLA. LW - 2
2. Boise St. - This is where your schedule starts killing you. If Hawai’i and Nevada keep
    winning they will help. Shame they are not in the MWC already. They would very likely be
    NCG bound NEXT: La. Tech next Tuesday.  LW - 3
3. Auburn - 9th ranked offense meet 3rd ranked defense. Something has got to give. Usually
    it’s the defense that wins in these situations. But I think Mr. Newton will have something to
    say about this. NEXT: LSU  LW - 7
4. TCU - Living in Boise’s shadow. But the Frogs have something Boise doesn’t. A top-10
    team left on their schedule. NEXT: The ground game of Air Force LW - 5
5. Oklahoma - Did you know by blanking Iowa St. the Sooners went from being ranked 93rd
    in total defense to 68th. Numbers are funny that way. NEXT: Unbeaten Missouri. LW - 6
6. LSU - Word on the street is the only part of their next game you need see is the final two
    minutes. NEXT: @ Auburn LW - 9
7. Michigan St. - Spartans are the surprise team of the year. NEXT: @ Northwestern (Who
    lost to Purdue who lost to Toledo. Nuff said) LW - 14
8. Alabama - Now that the Gamecock boat anchor has been removed from around their necks,
    they can work their way back up: @ Tennessee. LW - 11
9. Utah - Ow, who put this glass ceiling here? NEXT: Scrimmage with
    Colorado St. LW - 8
10. Wisconsin - Game with Buckeyes was really over after the opening kickoff. Sorry you’re
      just going to have to face it. NEXT: @ IOWA  LW - 20
11. Stanford - Good team, bad mascot. NEXT: Washington St. LW - 12
12. Ohio St. - 1-1 in road games. That’s 50% They’ll beat Minnesota. But what about Iowa?
      They could very well end the season 2-2 on the road. If I had trouble on the road I’d only
      schedule 4 away games too. NEXT: Home vs. Perdue  LW - 1
13. Nebraska - > Insert pinching nose because of the rotten egg you laid on your own field
      emoticon here <  NEXT: Doesn’t get any easier @ Oklahoma St. LW - 4
14. Arizona - Bad news, Foles out for at least 2 weeks. Good news, Matt Scott played well in
      his stead. Good news qualifier, it was just Washington St. That’s two week in a row the
      Couges have injured starting QB’s. Stanford might want to play their back up.  NEXT:
      Washington  LW - 15
15. Iowa - Bet your wishing Arizona would just hurry up and lose already. NEXT: Wisconsin
      LW - 16
16. Oklahoma St. - I’m just not quite ready to drink the Cowboy Kool Aid yet. A win verses
      the Cornhuskers would help. NEXT: Nebraska
17. Missouri - More Kool Aid I’m not ready to drink. A win versus the Sooners and you
      WILL be in the 10 for sure.  NEXT: Oklahoma  LW - 21
18. Florida St. - Best team in Florida. That’s not saying much. Did I just type that out loud?
       NEXT: North Carolina St.  LW - 17
19. West Virginia - Will a real Big East team please stand up, please stand up. Next: Some
      Orange men that aren’t really men anymore  LW - 25
20. South Carolina - Yo yo team. Up, down, up, down, up, down, etc. NEXT: @ Vanderbilt.
      (Lose this and you are DTM!) LW - 10
21. Arkansas - At this point I’m just waiting for them to lose again so I don’t have to rank them
      any more. Is that bad? NEXT: Masolippi.  LW - 13
22. Kansas St. - Because I love replacing the teams I rank 20 - 25 every week. NEXT:
      Baylor LW - NR
23. Texas - This is a team in transition. As in they transitioned from a top 10 team to an
      unranked team and from an unranked team to ranked again. NEXT: Iowa St. LW - NR
24. USC - This is a team that’s getting better and better. Finally put together a complete game.
      Offense is scary. But I still think your Tampa 2 smells like poo. NEXT: (BYE) LW -NR
25. Mississippi St. - Are you aware of an incredibly exciting innovation in football called the
      forward pass? You should try it. People outside of Mississippi might endure listening to
      cowbells to watch one of your games.  NEXT: U niversity of A ddle B rained. LW- NR

We were going along just fine and then the bottom fell out : Nevada, Air Force, North Carolina St., Michigan.

Brown nosing their way to the top : Nevada, North Carolina St., North Carolina, Georgian Tech, Baylor, Virginia Tech (Did you know when I googled James Madison all I got back were images of boat anchors and cement shoes? True story.)


Thus concludes this weeks fun and games. See ya next week...or not. Just kidding.


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Posted on: October 19, 2010 2:50 am
 

2010 Top 25 Week 7

Well here it is a new week and we have yet a new #1. Remember what I said last week? "Will anyone be able to finish the season undefeated? Now the Buckeyes get the unenviable joy of having the largest target in college football... Wisconsin has first shot at that target."


Ugh (and I'm not talking about Geogia's mascot.) now it Oregon's turn. I kinda wish Boise St. was number one so they could lose first. Just kidding...or not. Really I like Boise St. No really.


Nevermind just read my top 25 ballot for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land .


1. Oregon - I actually don’t, in my heart, want to put them here. You know, biggest target in
    football and all of that silliness. Don’t think the Ducks will have to much trouble with Next:
    UCLA. LW - 2
2. Boise St. - This is where your schedule starts killing you. If Hawai’i and Nevada keep
    winning they will help. Shame they are not in the MWC already. They would very likely be
    NCG bound NEXT: La. Tech next Tuesday.  LW - 3
3. Auburn - 9th ranked offense meet 3rd ranked defense. Something has got to give. Usually
    it’s the defense that wins in these situations. But I think Mr. Newton will have something to
    say about this. NEXT: LSU  LW - 7
4. TCU - Living in Boise’s shadow. But the Frogs have something Boise doesn’t. A top-10
    team left on their schedule. NEXT: The ground game of Air Force LW - 5
5. Oklahoma - Did you know by blanking Iowa St. the Sooners went from being ranked 93rd
    in total defense to 68th. Numbers are funny that way. NEXT: Unbeaten Missouri. LW - 6
6. LSU - Word on the street is the only part of their next game you need see is the final two
    minutes. NEXT: @ Auburn LW - 9
7. Michigan St. - Spartans are the surprise team of the year. NEXT: @ Northwestern (Who
    lost to Purdue who lost to Toledo. Nuff said) LW - 14
8. Alabama - Now that the Gamecock boat anchor has been removed from around their necks,
    they can work their way back up: @ Tennessee. LW - 11
9. Utah - Ow, who put this glass ceiling here? NEXT: Scrimmage with
    Colorado St. LW - 8
10. Wisconsin - Game with Buckeyes was really over after the opening kickoff. Sorry you’re
      just going to have to face it. NEXT: @ IOWA  LW - 20
11. Stanford - Good team, bad mascot. NEXT: Washington St. LW - 12
12. Ohio St. - 1-1 in road games. That’s 50% They’ll beat Minnesota. But what about Iowa?
      They could very well end the season 2-2 on the road. If I had trouble on the road I’d only
      schedule 4 away games too. NEXT: Home vs. Perdue  LW - 1
13. Nebraska - > Insert pinching nose because of the rotten egg you laid on your own field
      emoticon here <  NEXT: Doesn’t get any easier @ Oklahoma St. LW - 4
14. Arizona - Bad news, Foles out for at least 2 weeks. Good news, Matt Scott played well in
      his stead. Good news qualifier, it was just Washington St. That’s two week in a row the
      Couges have injured starting QB’s. Stanford might want to play their back up.  NEXT:
      Washington  LW - 15
15. Iowa - Bet your wishing Arizona would just hurry up and lose already. NEXT: Wisconsin
      LW - 16
16. Oklahoma St. - I’m just not quite ready to drink the Cowboy Kool Aid yet. A win verses
      the Cornhuskers would help. NEXT: Nebraska
17. Missouri - More Kool Aid I’m not ready to drink. A win versus the Sooners and you
      WILL be in the 10 for sure.  NEXT: Oklahoma  LW - 21
18. Florida St. - Best team in Florida. That’s not saying much. Did I just type that out loud?
       NEXT: North Carolina St.  LW - 17
19. West Virginia - Will a real Big East team please stand up, please stand up. Next: Some
      Orange men that aren’t really men anymore  LW - 25
20. South Carolina - Yo yo team. Up, down, up, down, up, down, etc. NEXT: @ Vanderbilt.
      (Lose this and you are DTM!) LW - 10
21. Arkansas - At this point I’m just waiting for them to lose again so I don’t have to rank them
      any more. Is that bad? NEXT: Masolippi.  LW - 13
22. Kansas St. - Because I love replacing the teams I rank 20 - 25 every week. NEXT:
      Baylor LW - NR
23. Texas - This is a team in transition. As in they transitioned from a top 10 team to an
      unranked team and from an unranked team to ranked again. NEXT: Iowa St. LW - NR
24. USC - This is a team that’s getting better and better. Finally put together a complete game.
      Offense is scary. But I still think your Tampa 2 smells like poo. NEXT: (BYE) LW -NR
25. Mississippi St. - Are you aware of an incredibly exciting innovation in football called the
      forward pass? You should try it. People outside of Mississippi might endure listening to
      cowbells to watch one of your games.  NEXT: U niversity of A ddle B rained. LW- NR

We were going along just fine and then the bottom fell out : Nevada, Air Force, North Carolina St., Michigan.

Brown nosing their way to the top : Nevada, North Carolina St., North Carolina, Georgian Tech, Baylor, Virginia Tech (Did you know when I googled James Madison all I got back were images of boat anchors and cement shoes? True story.)


Thus concludes this weeks fun and games. See ya next week...or not. Just kidding.


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Posted on: October 12, 2010 10:35 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2010 10:37 pm
 

2010 Top 25 Week 6

So we have a new number one this week. I think Alabama's loss is less about them being a weak team and more about something we usually see in the NFL. Parity! Yes I said it parity. It is getting harder and harder to remain undefeated. Yes there are still quite a few undefeated teams. But one by one we will start seeing them go down. Who will it be this week?

So here it is. My top 25 ballot for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land for your perusal.


1. Ohio St. - Will anyone be able to finish the season undefeated? Now the Buckeyes get the
    unenviable joy of having the largest target in college football. NEXT: @ Wisconsin has first
    shot at that target. LW - 2
2. Oregon - The trip to Pullman wasn’t as much fun as it should have been. The final score was
    fine. The injuries not so much. Good thing NEXT: is BYE  LW - 3
3. Boise St. - Did you know the Broncos are 2nd in total defense just ahead of Ohio St.? True
    story. NEXT: @ San Josie and the Pussy Cats. Sigh. LW - 4
4. Nebraska - Did you know the Cornhuskers are ranked 7th total offense averaging over 494
    yards a game? True Story. NEXT: Texas (Some how this game has lost it’s luster.)  LW - 6
5. TCU - Most Cowboys like it in Texas. Not so these poor Wyoming frauds masquerading as
    a football team. NEXT: BYU (This game has also lost it’s luster.) LW - 5
6. Oklahoma - Did you know the Sooners are ranked 93rd in total defense, giving up over 411
    yard per game? True Story. NEXT: Iowa St. LW - 7
7. Auburn - Did you know the Tigers are 1st in total offense in the SEC? True Story. NEXT:
    Arkansas LW - 9
8. Utah - This is probably the ceiling for the Utes until they play Air Force and TCU. NEXT: @
    The ugliest jerseys of Wyoming. LW - 10
9. LSU - Did you know a broken clock is right twice a day? True story NEXT: Scrimmage
    with McNeese St. LW - 13
10. South Carolina - This is officially the biggest jump for any team in my poll. For once The
      Ole Ball Coach let Garcia play. And for once Garcia didn’t let him down. Nice. NEXT: @
      Kentucky. LW - NR
11. Alabama - You know I could be wrong but I think Bama fans are actually glad to be rid of
      the stress of worrying about whether or not the Tide could go undefeated two years in a
      row. It’s still very possible for them to defend their National Championship title. NEXT: Ole
      Miss LW - 1 (See. Your still number 1. You just have an extra 1 to go with it now.)
12. Stanford - Wow! You almost looked past USC. How dumb is that? One of the best hits I
      saw in football this weekend was made by QB Andrew Luck. A QB bringing the wood.
      How cool is that? NEXT: BYE  LW - 15
13. Arkansas - Ryan Mallett will have yet another opportunity to choke away another game
      versus a highly ranked team. NEXT: @ Auburn LW - 12
14. Michigan St. - I still haven’t forgotten the fake FG, that resulted in a TD versus ND, should
      have been nullified by a delay of game penalty. For shame. NEXT: Illinois  LW - 17
15. Arizona - This team is in need of a running game. The Wildcats still have to play @
      Stanford and Oregon. Both like to get after the QB. I see at least 2 more losses for them.    
      NEXT: @ Washington St. LW - 8
16. Iowa - The loss to Arizona will hang around your necks like a boat anchor for at least a few
      more weeks. NEXT: @ Michigan LW- 14
17. Florida St. - Not as sure you’re good as I’m sure that I had way over ranked Miami.
      Which is why you’ll find no love at all in this poll for the Hurricanes this week. NEXT:
      Boston College LW - 21
18. Oklahoma St. - NEXT: Texas Tech (Two high powered offenses and two low powered
       defenses. First team to 100 wins!) LW - 20
19. Nevada - Saw some of this game. The most prolific players in their game this weekend
      were the officials. On one drive alone a Nevada touchdown was nullified three times. Drive
      ended with a missed field goal. I’m a believer in Colin Caepernick but this was a messy
      game. Next:@ Hawaii  LW - 19
20. Wisconsin - If you love tough grind it out low scoring smash mouth football look no further
      than Camp Randall this Saturday. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate soccer NEXT:
      Ohio St.  LW - 22
21. Missouri - Haven’t really beaten anyone but haven’t lost either. Fine. I’ll rank you. But
       you’re on a short leash. NEXT: Texas A&M  LW - NR
22. Air Force - No aerial game and you're...the...Air Force? Eventually some defense is just
      going to put all 11 in the box. NEXT: San Diego St.  LW - NR
23. North Carolina St. - Next game should have a PAC-10esq score. NEXT: East Carolina.
      LW - NR
24. Michigan - Did you know that the Wolverine D is ranked 111th of 120 overall? Just Below
      New Mexico. Scary but true. NEXT: Iowa  LW - 18
25. West Virginia - Go find something on West Virginia yourself. Oh by the way NEXT: South
      Florida. LW- NR

Cannon fodder: Miami, Fl, Florida, Kansas St., Northwestern, USC

Wishing upon a star: Florida, USC, Oregon St., North Carolina, Virginia Tech.

Many of you may have noticed I have Arizona over Iowa and South Carolina over Alabama. Now some of you may feel Alabama is better than South Carolina and Iowa is better than Arizona. Well I say prove it. This early in the season it is utter insanity to ignore what happened on the field. No matter what head and heart tell you, tangible on the field evidence says otherwise. And don't give me that 9 out of 10 times so-in-so will win. You can't prove it until they play again. Of course Alabama can get around this loss by beating Auburn who beat South Carolina. Then all bets are off.


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Posted on: October 12, 2010 10:35 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2010 10:37 pm
 

2010 Top 25 Week 6

So we have a new number one this week. I think Alabama's loss is less about them being a weak team and more about something we usually see in the NFL. Parity! Yes I said it parity. It is getting harder and harder to remain undefeated. Yes there are still quite a few undefeated teams. But one by one we will start seeing them go down. Who will it be this week?

So here it is. My top 25 ballot for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land for your perusal.


1. Ohio St. - Will anyone be able to finish the season undefeated? Now the Buckeyes get the
    unenviable joy of having the largest target in college football. NEXT: @ Wisconsin has first
    shot at that target. LW - 2
2. Oregon - The trip to Pullman wasn’t as much fun as it should have been. The final score was
    fine. The injuries not so much. Good thing NEXT: is BYE  LW - 3
3. Boise St. - Did you know the Broncos are 2nd in total defense just ahead of Ohio St.? True
    story. NEXT: @ San Josie and the Pussy Cats. Sigh. LW - 4
4. Nebraska - Did you know the Cornhuskers are ranked 7th total offense averaging over 494
    yards a game? True Story. NEXT: Texas (Some how this game has lost it’s luster.)  LW - 6
5. TCU - Most Cowboys like it in Texas. Not so these poor Wyoming frauds masquerading as
    a football team. NEXT: BYU (This game has also lost it’s luster.) LW - 5
6. Oklahoma - Did you know the Sooners are ranked 93rd in total defense, giving up over 411
    yard per game? True Story. NEXT: Iowa St. LW - 7
7. Auburn - Did you know the Tigers are 1st in total offense in the SEC? True Story. NEXT:
    Arkansas LW - 9
8. Utah - This is probably the ceiling for the Utes until they play Air Force and TCU. NEXT: @
    The ugliest jerseys of Wyoming. LW - 10
9. LSU - Did you know a broken clock is right twice a day? True story NEXT: Scrimmage
    with McNeese St. LW - 13
10. South Carolina - This is officially the biggest jump for any team in my poll. For once The
      Ole Ball Coach let Garcia play. And for once Garcia didn’t let him down. Nice. NEXT: @
      Kentucky. LW - NR
11. Alabama - You know I could be wrong but I think Bama fans are actually glad to be rid of
      the stress of worrying about whether or not the Tide could go undefeated two years in a
      row. It’s still very possible for them to defend their National Championship title. NEXT: Ole
      Miss LW - 1 (See. Your still number 1. You just have an extra 1 to go with it now.)
12. Stanford - Wow! You almost looked past USC. How dumb is that? One of the best hits I
      saw in football this weekend was made by QB Andrew Luck. A QB bringing the wood.
      How cool is that? NEXT: BYE  LW - 15
13. Arkansas - Ryan Mallett will have yet another opportunity to choke away another game
      versus a highly ranked team. NEXT: @ Auburn LW - 12
14. Michigan St. - I still haven’t forgotten the fake FG, that resulted in a TD versus ND, should
      have been nullified by a delay of game penalty. For shame. NEXT: Illinois  LW - 17
15. Arizona - This team is in need of a running game. The Wildcats still have to play @
      Stanford and Oregon. Both like to get after the QB. I see at least 2 more losses for them.    
      NEXT: @ Washington St. LW - 8
16. Iowa - The loss to Arizona will hang around your necks like a boat anchor for at least a few
      more weeks. NEXT: @ Michigan LW- 14
17. Florida St. - Not as sure you’re good as I’m sure that I had way over ranked Miami.
      Which is why you’ll find no love at all in this poll for the Hurricanes this week. NEXT:
      Boston College LW - 21
18. Oklahoma St. - NEXT: Texas Tech (Two high powered offenses and two low powered
       defenses. First team to 100 wins!) LW - 20
19. Nevada - Saw some of this game. The most prolific players in their game this weekend
      were the officials. On one drive alone a Nevada touchdown was nullified three times. Drive
      ended with a missed field goal. I’m a believer in Colin Caepernick but this was a messy
      game. Next:@ Hawaii  LW - 19
20. Wisconsin - If you love tough grind it out low scoring smash mouth football look no further
      than Camp Randall this Saturday. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate soccer NEXT:
      Ohio St.  LW - 22
21. Missouri - Haven’t really beaten anyone but haven’t lost either. Fine. I’ll rank you. But
       you’re on a short leash. NEXT: Texas A&M  LW - NR
22. Air Force - No aerial game and you're...the...Air Force? Eventually some defense is just
      going to put all 11 in the box. NEXT: San Diego St.  LW - NR
23. North Carolina St. - Next game should have a PAC-10esq score. NEXT: East Carolina.
      LW - NR
24. Michigan - Did you know that the Wolverine D is ranked 111th of 120 overall? Just Below
      New Mexico. Scary but true. NEXT: Iowa  LW - 18
25. West Virginia - Go find something on West Virginia yourself. Oh by the way NEXT: South
      Florida. LW- NR

Cannon fodder: Miami, Fl, Florida, Kansas St., Northwestern, USC

Wishing upon a star: Florida, USC, Oregon St., North Carolina, Virginia Tech.

Many of you may have noticed I have Arizona over Iowa and South Carolina over Alabama. Now some of you may feel Alabama is better than South Carolina and Iowa is better than Arizona. Well I say prove it. This early in the season it is utter insanity to ignore what happened on the field. No matter what head and heart tell you, tangible on the field evidence says otherwise. And don't give me that 9 out of 10 times so-in-so will win. You can't prove it until they play again. Of course Alabama can get around this loss by beating Auburn who beat South Carolina. Then all bets are off.


Till next week.



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Posted on: October 4, 2010 1:27 am
Edited on: October 4, 2010 1:29 am
 

2010 Top 25 Week 5

I know it's been a while since I posted my Top 25 over here. I've been making one each week. Just haven't been posting it. But I put a little extra effort forth this week and here it is. My Top 25 ballot for the Best D@mn Poll in the land . Vist and check things out there.

1. Alabama - Sorry I’m just running out of superlatives for these guys. LW - 1
2. Ohio St. - Not pretty. But sufficient. LW - 2
3. Oregon - The newest method of slowing down the Ducks offense is now faking injuries. Sad.
    That’s why Oregon fans were booing. Saw the same thing about a half a dozen or more times        
    last week at Arizona St. LW - 4
4. Boise St. - If someone else actually says Boise St. should be ahead of Oregon because they
    beat them last year I’m going to split. People have really made this argument. Some people
    are just too stupid to live.  LW - 3
5. TCU - More oxygen please. LW - 5
6. Nebraska - I’m not 100% sold on the Huskers. But not a lot of teams are stepping up to claim
    these spots. A nice poll axing of K St. might help relive some doubts. LW - 7
7. Oklahoma - UCLA beat Texas worse. Just saying. LW - 8
8. Arizona   - We hear a lot about Arizona’s offense but did you know the Wildcat D is ranked 2nd
    overall allowing just over 230 yards of offense a game. True story.  LW - 14
9. Auburn - Mmmm, Sun Belt cupcakes do taste good.  LW - 15
10. Utah   - Did you know Utah QB Terrance Cain leads the country in passing efficiency? True
      story. LW - 10
11. Miami, FL - Did you know right now among the top 100 QB’s in the nation only 5 others       
     have thrown the same amount or more interceptions than Jacory Harris? And their teams are
     a  combined 11-13. True story. LW - 16
12. Arkansas - I have reserved this spot for the team with the biggest moral victory so far. Here’s
      to manufactured triumph. LW - 17
13. LSU - After the game when asked about his time management shenanigans he replied “Just
      another day in the SEC” Nice Les, way to drag the rest of the SEC down to your level. You and Gary            
      can get back into the clown car now. LW - 13
14. Iowa - Uh...whatever.  LW - 18
15. Stanford - Did anyone else notice when the ugly Tree mascot was doing pushups that it’s
      eyeballs kept bouncing on the ground. Kinda gross and disturbing. Wonder if there is eye goo
      left on the carpet at Autzen. LW - 10
16. Florida - I would rag on the Gators a little here but Gator fans have already done a pretty
      good job of it. No sense in beating a dead Gator.  LW - 6
17. Michigan St. - I am quite confident this team will find a way to blow several games and end
      the season at 7-5. You know, like normal. LW - 24
18. Michigan - Here defense. (Whistle whistle) Here defense. Come out come out where ever you
      are LW - 19
19. Nevada - Not too sure about you giving up 26 to UNLV. But they are your arch rival so
      maybe I’ll let this slide LW - 20
20. Oklahoma St. - Lose to Texas Tech and your time here will be short indeed. LW - NR
21. Florida St. - Ponder versus Harris. Should be interesting. LW -NR
22. Wisconsin - Now that you have that obligatory loss for the season out of your system you can
      go back to winning now. I believe you have some gophers on a golden platter coming to you.
      Don’t spill it. LW - 9
23. USC - Did you know the Trojans are averaging 471 yards of offense a game. True Story. 
      LW - 12
24. Kansas St. - This spot has been reserved for the only team in Kansas worth a tinkers damn. I       
      don’t know if a tinkers damn is worth more or less than a regular damn but there it is. 
      LW - 25
25. Northwestern - No where near the Northwest. I know. I checked.

THUD!!!: Texas, North Carolina St., Penn St.

Ready to step once more unto the breach: Missouri, Air Force,  South Carolina, West Virginia, North Carolina St.



Well that's it. I'll see if I can be more regular with this.



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Posted on: October 4, 2010 1:27 am
Edited on: October 4, 2010 1:29 am
 

2010 Top 25 Week 5

I know it's been a while since I posted my Top 25 over here. I've been making one each week. Just haven't been posting it. But I put a little extra effort forth this week and here it is. My Top 25 ballot for the Best D@mn Poll in the land . Vist and check things out there.

1. Alabama - Sorry I’m just running out of superlatives for these guys. LW - 1
2. Ohio St. - Not pretty. But sufficient. LW - 2
3. Oregon - The newest method of slowing down the Ducks offense is now faking injuries. Sad.
    That’s why Oregon fans were booing. Saw the same thing about a half a dozen or more times        
    last week at Arizona St. LW - 4
4. Boise St. - If someone else actually says Boise St. should be ahead of Oregon because they
    beat them last year I’m going to split. People have really made this argument. Some people
    are just too stupid to live.  LW - 3
5. TCU - More oxygen please. LW - 5
6. Nebraska - I’m not 100% sold on the Huskers. But not a lot of teams are stepping up to claim
    these spots. A nice poll axing of K St. might help relive some doubts. LW - 7
7. Oklahoma - UCLA beat Texas worse. Just saying. LW - 8
8. Arizona   - We hear a lot about Arizona’s offense but did you know the Wildcat D is ranked 2nd
    overall allowing just over 230 yards of offense a game. True story.  LW - 14
9. Auburn - Mmmm, Sun Belt cupcakes do taste good.  LW - 15
10. Utah   - Did you know Utah QB Terrance Cain leads the country in passing efficiency? True
      story. LW - 10
11. Miami, FL - Did you know right now among the top 100 QB’s in the nation only 5 others       
     have thrown the same amount or more interceptions than Jacory Harris? And their teams are
     a  combined 11-13. True story. LW - 16
12. Arkansas - I have reserved this spot for the team with the biggest moral victory so far. Here’s
      to manufactured triumph. LW - 17
13. LSU - After the game when asked about his time management shenanigans he replied “Just
      another day in the SEC” Nice Les, way to drag the rest of the SEC down to your level. You and Gary            
      can get back into the clown car now. LW - 13
14. Iowa - Uh...whatever.  LW - 18
15. Stanford - Did anyone else notice when the ugly Tree mascot was doing pushups that it’s
      eyeballs kept bouncing on the ground. Kinda gross and disturbing. Wonder if there is eye goo
      left on the carpet at Autzen. LW - 10
16. Florida - I would rag on the Gators a little here but Gator fans have already done a pretty
      good job of it. No sense in beating a dead Gator.  LW - 6
17. Michigan St. - I am quite confident this team will find a way to blow several games and end
      the season at 7-5. You know, like normal. LW - 24
18. Michigan - Here defense. (Whistle whistle) Here defense. Come out come out where ever you
      are LW - 19
19. Nevada - Not too sure about you giving up 26 to UNLV. But they are your arch rival so
      maybe I’ll let this slide LW - 20
20. Oklahoma St. - Lose to Texas Tech and your time here will be short indeed. LW - NR
21. Florida St. - Ponder versus Harris. Should be interesting. LW -NR
22. Wisconsin - Now that you have that obligatory loss for the season out of your system you can
      go back to winning now. I believe you have some gophers on a golden platter coming to you.
      Don’t spill it. LW - 9
23. USC - Did you know the Trojans are averaging 471 yards of offense a game. True Story. 
      LW - 12
24. Kansas St. - This spot has been reserved for the only team in Kansas worth a tinkers damn. I       
      don’t know if a tinkers damn is worth more or less than a regular damn but there it is. 
      LW - 25
25. Northwestern - No where near the Northwest. I know. I checked.

THUD!!!: Texas, North Carolina St., Penn St.

Ready to step once more unto the breach: Missouri, Air Force,  South Carolina, West Virginia, North Carolina St.



Well that's it. I'll see if I can be more regular with this.



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Posted on: March 13, 2010 3:47 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2010 5:30 am
 

2010 Way Insanly Too Early Pre-Season Poll

I was roped into putting together this poll so early before the season. So... I thought I would share it with you.

By the way I put this togther before the suspention of Masoli. So no complaining. I would have put Oregon about
15th without him. Darron Thomas will have the entire pre-season to get up to speed and I believe he will be up to
the task.

So with out further ado. Here is my first poll for the 2010 season.



1. Alabama - Duh!
2. Ohio St. - This is finally the year that Prior lives up to some of the reasonable hype.
3. Boise St. - Will probably go undefeated again. And will probably again get to spend the next
    off season chanting ‘were the best team in America...that didn’t go to the national
    championship game’.
4. Texas - Doesn’t Garrett Gilbert have the most NC game experience for a QB in FBS college
    football right now? Well almost. Greg McElroy does. Wonder how well Gilbert do in a regular
    season game?
5. Florida - I’m just having a hard time believing that Florida will lose more than one game, in
    the regular season, next year. So this spot should be about right.
6. Oregon - Should win the PAC-10 again by default. Hey cool! USC is usually the one saying
    this.
7. Virginia Tech - This is the year! Or was that last year? Or the year before? I can’t keep it
    straight.
8. Iowa - As long as they can get past E. Illinois in their first game they should be fine.
9. Nebraska - If their offensive output in last years bowl game is any indication of what is to
    come they could very well give the Longhorns a run for their money. I suspect that game was
    a bit of an aberration though.
10. TCU - I just don’t see any of the other MWC teams closing the gap on the Frogs this year.
11. Miami, Fl - They’ve had the off season to get their meds right. It’s time the Canes showed
     some consistency.
12. Wisconsin - If Run It Down Your Throat U. can improve on last year then the Buckeyes
      might not enjoy their visit to Camp Randall.
13. Pittsburgh - This is the year that Pitt wins the Big East. Or was that last year? Or the year
      before? I can’t keep it straight.
14. Penn St. - Mark my words. The day will come, in about 20 years, Joe Pa will finally pass
      on. But continue as the head coach of the Penn. St. Nittany Lions.
15. Oklahoma - This will be another terrible season for the Sooners. They probably will only
      finish in the top-15. For any other team this would be considered a success.
16. USC - I’m not really sure what to think about the things going on in La La land. Between
      Kiffen at USC and NeuWeasel at UCLA I’m starting to think people down there are
      throwing caution to the wind and drinking the water. Mmmmm...brown water. Ahhhhh.
17. Georgia Tech - Still a good team. And definitely the best team in Georgia. For what it's
      worth.
18. LSU - The more time that goes by the more I think Les is less and not more. More or less. I
      thought at least Les would finally get smart and get rid of Gary Crowten. But much like his
      clock management skills he appears to be a slow learner.
19. Cincinnati - The bearcats lost their traitor of a coach and QB Tony Pike. But no Pike is no
      problem. Zach Callaros has already shown he can fill Pikes shoes. Zach might even prove to
      be the better of the two QBs. So the real question is the new head coach Butch Jones. But
      stealing Central Michigan’s coach worked when they got Brian Kelly. So why shouldn’t it
      work again. Don’t be surprised if Cincy wins the Big East again leaving Dave Wannstache
      and Pitt stuck again as a bridesmaid.
20. Oregon State - Ahh...back to the good ole days when they best they can do at QB is find
      someone to manage the game or at least stay out of the way of the Rodgers brothers. At
      least this is familiar territory and Mike Riley is the king of doing more with less. I said less
      not Les. LSU is stuck with him.
21. Clemson - They lose C.J. Spiller but get just about everyone else back. Dabo Swinney is  
      one of those coaches that doesn’t know just how good he is yet. Or maybe he does. VT & 
      GT better watch out.
22. Utah - The offense should improve this year. But not enough to knock off TCU.
23. Auburn - Could end up the runner-up in the SEC West.
24. Arkansas - Could also end up the runner-up in the SEC West. But only if they start fielding
      one of those novel things we in the biz like to call a “D”.
25. Stanford - They lose Toby Gerhart. But Luck is still on their side. And by golly that Jim
      Harbaugh can coach. Who wants to bet that Harbaugh and Kiffen end up having a few
      “issues”. Sound familiar?

Whatever teams: BYU, West Virginia, Florida St, North Carolina (Drank too much Tar Heel cool aid last year. Not buying it again.)

It was hard enough coming up with 25 teams this early. So if you think I should have ranked these instead...whatever. 

There it is. I know Some of you this think that Pre-Season polls are stupid. You're probably right. But it was fun and if it gets people talking about college football all the better. 
 
 
 
 
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