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Posted on: November 23, 2009 2:56 pm
Edited on: November 25, 2009 4:16 pm
 

Top-25 Week 12

We are approaching the conference championship part of the season. Even conferences that do not have championship games are going to play defacto championship games in their conferences. In the PAC-10 the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon St. will decide who goes to the Rose Bowl. And in the Big East Cincinnati and Pitt will play for the Big East title, as long a the Panthers get past West Virginia. Now at least for a year everyone screaming that every conference should have a championship game can chill for a year.


Here are my rankings for this week. Enjoy...or not.

LW = Last weeks ranking.

1. Florida - Next up for the Gators is Florida St. Two teams that definitely have that warm and
    fuzzy feeling for each other. It’s so nice when people get along. Maybe they’ll trade eye
    gouges as a sign of affection. LW-1
2. Texas - Final tune-up at A&M before BIG 12 Championship game. How many tune-ups do
    they need? LW-2
3. Alabama - Oooo...here comes Auburn. Will they be able to knock off the mighty Crimson
    Tide? Will the tide finally have a blemish on their season? No. LW-3
4. Cincinnati - Some are calling the Bearcats next game against Illinois a trap game. Illinois has
    about as much of a chance of trapping Cincinnati as Wile E. Coyote does in catching the Road
    Runner.  LW-4
5. TCU - Will beat New Mexico on Saturday. How’s that for a Nostradamus moment? LW-5
6. Boise St. - One more test this year. Nevada on the smurf turf. Nevada is on an 8 game winning
    streak. But beating the Broncos on the field of blue is a very tall order. LW-6
7. Georgia Tech - Georgia shouldn’t be to difficult for the Yellow Jackets to handle. The Dawgs
    season has been so disappointing that even their mascot has even given up on them. LW-7
8. Oregon - Everything’s coming up Roses...maybe. LW-9
9. Ohio St. - Now has a 41 day gap between their last game and the Rose Bowl. Their opponent
    in the Rose Bowl will have a 29 day gap. Will the Buckeyes be able to stay in game shape that
    long? LW-10
10. Pittsburgh - Biggest wins so far: South Florida, Notre Dame, and Rutgers. Lost to 4-7 N.C.
      State for crying out loud. It will take a win over Cincinnati in a couple of weeks for them to
      move up. LW-8
11. Iowa - The QB’s different but the winning ugly is the same.  LW-12
12. Oklahoma St. - No really good wins, no really bad losses = acceptable method of obtaining
      an at large BCS bowl bid. LW-13
13. Penn St. - Has no more games to play. LW-15
14. Oregon St. - Who says the PAC-10 has no championship game? LW-17
15. Clemson - This is what one Clemson fan said about their season. “Clemson has improved
      expodentially” By the way this is an exact quote. Don’t know what it means. But thought I’d
      pass it on. LW-24
16. Miami, Fl - In my poll they are the meat in an ACC sandwich. LW-19
17. Virginia Tech - Gobble, gobble. LW-18
18. Utah - BYU only loses at home. So the Utes have a good chance of winning. LW-21
19. California - Cal and Stanford play for the Stanford axe every year. Interesting considering
      there are almost no trees left in the Bay Area. Except for Stanford’s stupid mascot. LW-25
20. Mississippi - Winner of the game no one wanted to win. LW-NR
21. LSU - Loser of the game on one wanted to win. Bummer! LW-11
22. Houston - Will feast on Rice next week. Yum! LW-22
23. USC - Bye weeks are an excellent method of avoiding needless loses. LW-23
24. North Carolina - Beat Miami and Virginia Tech. Maybe they’re ranked to low. Wait, they lost
      to Virginia. Nevermind. LW-NR
25. Nebraska - Has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they indeed suck less than the rest of
      the BIG-12 North. LW-NR

Sitting on their laurels: Stanford, Wisconsin, Rutgers.

Unsure of what laurels are: Northwestern, Temple, Nevada, Navy, BYU, Central Michigan.

Final thoughts. Some might wonder why I haven’t ranked BYU yet. Go look at their schedule. BYU hasn’t beaten anyone but Oklahoma. And the Sooners are 6-5, so that don’t mean much anymore. BYU’s resume isn’t much better than Central Michigan and Temple’s. Yes Temple lost to an FCS team. But BYU got smoked at home. Twice!


Here are the results of The Best D@mn Poll In The Land.
 
1. Florida (11-0) -                 2599 Points        49 1st Place Votes
2. Texas (11-0)-                    2578 Points       21 1st Place Votes
3. Alabama (11-0)-               2544 Points       17 1st Place Votes
4. TCU (11-0)-                     2395 Points         2 1st Place Votes
5. Cincinnati (10-0)-            2315 Points
6. Boise State (11-0)-.          2210 Points
7. Georgia Tech (10-1)-       2139 Points
8. Pittsburgh (9-1)-             2022 Points
9. Oregon (9-2)-                   1919 Points
10. Ohio State (10-2)-          1918 Points
11. Oklahoma State (9-2)-   1701 Points
12. Penn State (10-2)-          1644 Points
13. Iowa (10-2)-                   1583 Points
14. Virginia Tech (8-3)-       1321 Points
15. Clemson (8-3)-               1265 Points
16. Oregon State (8-3) -        1253 Points
17. BYU (9-2)-                      1074 Points
18. LSU (8-3) -                       997 Points
19. Utah (8-2) -                       920 Points
20. Miami, FL (8-3) -              901 Points
21. Southern California (7-3) -712 Points
22. California (8-3)-                709 Points
23. Ole Miss (8-3) -                 687 Points
24. North Carolina (8-3) -        602 Points
25. Houston (9-2) -                  499 Points
                             
Some other Receiving Votes: Nebraska  (8-3) 479 Points, Stanford (7-4) 310 Points, Navy (8-3) 191 Points, Wisconsin (9-3) 133 Points, Temple (9-2) 94 Points, Central Michigan (9-2) 77 Points, West Virginia (7-3) 62 Points, Nevada (8-3) 56 Points, Arizona (6-4) 32 Points, Northwestern (8-4) 30 Points.
   
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Posted on: November 16, 2009 4:02 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2009 8:23 pm
 

Top-25 Week 11

Biggest noise this week made by TCU with their spanking of Utah. But all of the Undefeated’s took care of business this week. PAC-10 is a bit of a mess. But if Oregon wins out it will all be moot. I think if USC were sitting atop the PAC-10 with Oregon’s record less people would be paying attention. People love chaos. Gives them something to talk about.

Here is my Top-25


LW-Last Weeks Ranking

1. Florida - Is it me or does it look like despite the close games, the Gators are always in
    control. LW-1
2. Texas - Forget the Big 12 championship game. What we need is a Texas State championship
    game. LW-2
3. Alabama - I think that Mississippi St uses cowbells to make noise because they’re too lazy to
    cheer. No doubt who was the better team this week. And the tide doesn’t use cowbells. Thank
    you. LW-3
4. Cincinnati - Pike, Callaros same result. LW-4
5. TCU - Dominated Utah. Straight up unadulterated domination. LW-5
6. Boise St. - Smeared the Vandals all over the smurf turf in a paste. LW-6
7. Georgia Tech - While other teams in the ACC play like they need to be in straight jackets. The
    Yellow Jackets are for real. LW-7
8. Pittsburgh - A boot to the head for you for letting ND back into the game. LW-8
9. Oregon - I know what you’re thinking. Why is the PAC-10 messy? When those that rule go
    down. The rest scramble to fill the vacuum. Here is your new king. LW-11
10. Ohio St. - Weren’t you suppose to spank Iowa? LW-13
11. LSU - You know I’m still not quite buying what your selling. A 24-16 win verses Louisiana
      Tech? Wait don’t tell me, La Tech is the best 3-7 out there. LW-15
12. Iowa - Can’t punish them too much. Nobody gave them a chance to beat the Buckeyes and
      they took them to OT. A little more magic fairy dust and the Hawkeyes might have pulled it
      off. LW-9
13. Oklahoma St. - This team is willing themselves to victory despite adversity. Worthy of
      respect. LW-18
14. Stanford - Toby Gerhart #3 in the country in average rushing yards per game. Ah but he does
      it with more carries per game you say. Durable I say. LW-19
15. Penn St. - The 747 team. 747 as in plain. Don’t do anything flashy. Just keep winning.
      LW-20
16. Wisconsin - Have big red W’s on their helmet. LW-21
17. Oregon St. - If Oregon beats Arizona and the Beavers beat Washington St. then The Civil
      War will decide who goes to the Rose Bowl. If Oregon wins they go with the best record in
      the PAC-10. If Oregon St. wins they go already owning the tie-breaker with Stanford. LW-24
18. Virginia Tech - Slowly fading into the woodwork. LW-23
19. Miami, Fl - Joining Virginia Tech LW-14
20. Rutgers - So South Florida’s mid season meltdown isn’t finished. LW-24
21. Utah - Just didn’t have the offense to keep up with the Frogs, but still a good team. LW-16
22. Houston - Who said UCF stands for University of Can’t Finish. LW-10
23. USC - The Reign is over. Stick a fork in it. It is done. LW-12
24. Clemson - Not quite read to drink their cool-aid yet. They beat Miami. But who can tell what
      that means yet. LW-NR
25. California - Not quite dead yet. LW-NR

I’ll take teams not quite good enough to rank this week for 500 Alex: BYU (Barely beat a winless New Mexico. Sad!!!), Nebraska, Navy, Nevada, Ole Miss, Boston College, Arizona, North Carolina.

I’m Sorry. But thanks for playing our game. We have some lovely parting gifts for you: Arizona, South Florida, BYU

Final Thoughts: Not as many big games coming up this week. But there are a few that could be very important. Oregon @ Arizona will go a long way to deciding the PAC-10. LSU @ Ole Miss. Stanford @ California. And Kansas St. @ Nebraska will decide who wins the Big 12 North. That’s only important because I think Nebraska would have a chance to beat Texas in the Big 12 championship game. Not a big chance but a chance. Nebraska has a great D.


Here are the results of the The Best D@mn Poll In The Land.

1       Florida                       2716 Points
2       Texas                         2683 Points
3       Alabama                    2669 Points
4       TCU                           2507 Points
5       Cincinnati                   2421 Points
6       Boise State                 2315 Points
7       Georgia Tech              2238 Points
8       Pittsburgh                    2114 Points
9       Ohio State                   1998 Points
10      Oregon                        1924 Points
11      LSU                             1897 Points
12      Oklahoma State         1700 Points
13      Penn State                  1579 Points
14      Iowa                           1460 Points
15      Stanford                     1447 Points
16      Wisconsin                  1421 Points
17      Virginia Tech              1167 Points
18      Clemson                     1022 Points
19      Oregon State               993 Points
20      Brigham Young          942 Points
21      Utah                             720 Points
22      Southern California    672 Points
23      Miami (Fla.)                646 Points
24      Rutgers                       562 Points
25      Houston                      388 Points

Others receiving points include: North Carolina 345 Points, Navy 261 Points, Nebraska 233 Points, California 199 Points, Arizona 177 Points, Mississippi 140 Points, Temple 81 Points, Central Michigan 77 Points, West Virginia 51 Points, Nevada 47 Points

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Posted on: November 16, 2009 4:02 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2009 8:23 pm
 

Top-25 Week 11

Biggest noise this week made by TCU with their spanking of Utah. But all of the Undefeated’s took care of business this week. PAC-10 is a bit of a mess. But if Oregon wins out it will all be moot. I think if USC were sitting atop the PAC-10 with Oregon’s record less people would be paying attention. People love chaos. Gives them something to talk about.

Here is my Top-25


LW-Last Weeks Ranking

1. Florida - Is it me or does it look like despite the close games, the Gators are always in
    control. LW-1
2. Texas - Forget the Big 12 championship game. What we need is a Texas State championship
    game. LW-2
3. Alabama - I think that Mississippi St uses cowbells to make noise because they’re too lazy to
    cheer. No doubt who was the better team this week. And the tide doesn’t use cowbells. Thank
    you. LW-3
4. Cincinnati - Pike, Callaros same result. LW-4
5. TCU - Dominated Utah. Straight up unadulterated domination. LW-5
6. Boise St. - Smeared the Vandals all over the smurf turf in a paste. LW-6
7. Georgia Tech - While other teams in the ACC play like they need to be in straight jackets. The
    Yellow Jackets are for real. LW-7
8. Pittsburgh - A boot to the head for you for letting ND back into the game. LW-8
9. Oregon - I know what you’re thinking. Why is the PAC-10 messy? When those that rule go
    down. The rest scramble to fill the vacuum. Here is your new king. LW-11
10. Ohio St. - Weren’t you suppose to spank Iowa? LW-13
11. LSU - You know I’m still not quite buying what your selling. A 24-16 win verses Louisiana
      Tech? Wait don’t tell me, La Tech is the best 3-7 out there. LW-15
12. Iowa - Can’t punish them too much. Nobody gave them a chance to beat the Buckeyes and
      they took them to OT. A little more magic fairy dust and the Hawkeyes might have pulled it
      off. LW-9
13. Oklahoma St. - This team is willing themselves to victory despite adversity. Worthy of
      respect. LW-18
14. Stanford - Toby Gerhart #3 in the country in average rushing yards per game. Ah but he does
      it with more carries per game you say. Durable I say. LW-19
15. Penn St. - The 747 team. 747 as in plain. Don’t do anything flashy. Just keep winning.
      LW-20
16. Wisconsin - Have big red W’s on their helmet. LW-21
17. Oregon St. - If Oregon beats Arizona and the Beavers beat Washington St. then The Civil
      War will decide who goes to the Rose Bowl. If Oregon wins they go with the best record in
      the PAC-10. If Oregon St. wins they go already owning the tie-breaker with Stanford. LW-24
18. Virginia Tech - Slowly fading into the woodwork. LW-23
19. Miami, Fl - Joining Virginia Tech LW-14
20. Rutgers - So South Florida’s mid season meltdown isn’t finished. LW-24
21. Utah - Just didn’t have the offense to keep up with the Frogs, but still a good team. LW-16
22. Houston - Who said UCF stands for University of Can’t Finish. LW-10
23. USC - The Reign is over. Stick a fork in it. It is done. LW-12
24. Clemson - Not quite read to drink their cool-aid yet. They beat Miami. But who can tell what
      that means yet. LW-NR
25. California - Not quite dead yet. LW-NR

I’ll take teams not quite good enough to rank this week for 500 Alex: BYU (Barely beat a winless New Mexico. Sad!!!), Nebraska, Navy, Nevada, Ole Miss, Boston College, Arizona, North Carolina.

I’m Sorry. But thanks for playing our game. We have some lovely parting gifts for you: Arizona, South Florida, BYU

Final Thoughts: Not as many big games coming up this week. But there are a few that could be very important. Oregon @ Arizona will go a long way to deciding the PAC-10. LSU @ Ole Miss. Stanford @ California. And Kansas St. @ Nebraska will decide who wins the Big 12 North. That’s only important because I think Nebraska would have a chance to beat Texas in the Big 12 championship game. Not a big chance but a chance. Nebraska has a great D.


Here are the results of the The Best D@mn Poll In The Land.

1       Florida                       2716 Points
2       Texas                         2683 Points
3       Alabama                    2669 Points
4       TCU                           2507 Points
5       Cincinnati                   2421 Points
6       Boise State                 2315 Points
7       Georgia Tech              2238 Points
8       Pittsburgh                    2114 Points
9       Ohio State                   1998 Points
10      Oregon                        1924 Points
11      LSU                             1897 Points
12      Oklahoma State         1700 Points
13      Penn State                  1579 Points
14      Iowa                           1460 Points
15      Stanford                     1447 Points
16      Wisconsin                  1421 Points
17      Virginia Tech              1167 Points
18      Clemson                     1022 Points
19      Oregon State               993 Points
20      Brigham Young          942 Points
21      Utah                             720 Points
22      Southern California    672 Points
23      Miami (Fla.)                646 Points
24      Rutgers                       562 Points
25      Houston                      388 Points

Others receiving points include: North Carolina 345 Points, Navy 261 Points, Nebraska 233 Points, California 199 Points, Arizona 177 Points, Mississippi 140 Points, Temple 81 Points, Central Michigan 77 Points, West Virginia 51 Points, Nevada 47 Points

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Posted on: November 9, 2009 1:51 pm
 

Top-25 Week 10

Wow! Nobody except the top-5 want to remain consistent. What is up with that? Looks like 2 of the top-3 are going to play for the national championship. Texas vs. Florida or Alabama. More non-BCS team than ever knocking on the door. But I don’t think any one but TCU has a chance of getting in.


LW=Last Week Ranking

1. Florida - Looks like unless the Tebow angers the football gods we will see them in the NCG.
     LW-1
2. Texas - Peaking at the right time. LW-2
3. Alabama - These may be the football gods that stop Florida. LW-3
4. Cincinnati - UConn plays everyone close. No need to be alarmed. Nothing to see here. Move
    along. LW-4
5. TCU - As long as they keep wining the BCS chants are only going to get louder. LW-8
6. Boise St. - Your strength of schedule was already on life support. Stanford put it in the grave.
    LW-5
7. Georgia Tech - Almost got lost in the Wake Forest. Next time remember to leave bread
    crumbs on the ground so you can find your way out. LW-10
8. Pittsburgh - Oh for the love of all that is good and holy, 2 Big East times in the top-10! This is
    it Elizabeth I’m coming. LW-12
9. Iowa - Luck be a lady and she kicked you to the curb. LW-7
10. Houston - Rules for playing Houston. First team to 50 wins. LW-14
11. Oregon - Oooooh... defense where have you gone tonight? Why did you leave me here all
      alone. I searched the world over and though I found a defense. You met another and thppp
      you were gone. LW-6
12. USC - Below Oregon because they lost to them. Above Ohio St. Because they beat them.
      Simple. LW-13
13. Ohio St. - Feels good to have an offense doesn’t it? LW-16       
14. Miami, Fl - Still on their meds. Or may they didn’t need them to beat Virginia. LW-15
15. LSU - Just can’t quite win the big one can ya? LW-9
16. Utah - Kept New Mexico’s perfect season alive. LW-17
17. Arizona - Controls own fate in PAC-10. As much as having to play Cal, Oregon and USC can
     be considered as controlling ones one fate. By the way fate is defined as something that
     unavoidably befalls a person. How do you control something that is unavoidable. Good thing I
     don’t believe in fate. LW-19
18. Oklahoma St. - Okie Lite, less filling but tastes great. LW-18
19. Stanford - Running on lot of Gerhart and a little Luck. LW-NR
20. Penn St. - Lost. LW-11
21. Wisconsin - Could just finish 10-2. Not bad. LW-23
22. South Florida - At the beginning of the season there were no Big East teams ranked. Now
      there are three. We might finish with four. Maybe the Big East isn’t so least. LW-22
23. Virginia Tech - Georgia Tech thanks you for the new goal posts. Now go away. LW-24
24. Oregon St. - Typical Oregon St. Peaking in November. LW-NR
25. BYU - Why does this team play better on the road than at home? Strange. LW-NR

BASE jumped without a parachute: Notre Dame, California, Oklahoma.

Ready to take the plunge: Navy, Clemson, West Virginia, Temple, Auburn, Texas Tech, North Carolina, Rutgers.

Final thoughts. I know I’ll sound like a homer for saying this. But how do the polls get off ranking Oregon lower than USC a week after they embarrassed them. I know that the Ducks should not have lost to Stanford. But USC lost to Washington. Oregon beat Washington. And how do you rank Ohio St head of USC and Oregon. USC beat Ohio St. And Ohio St. lost to Purdue. Oregon beat Purdue.

All three have the same record. Simple logic dictates the order that you rank them. I followed the same logic last week keeping Boise St. a head of Oregon even though my heart said otherwise. To see what happens when you let your emotions get the best of you see AP and Coaches poll.

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I will post The Best D@mn Poll In The Land when it becomes final.

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Posted on: November 9, 2009 1:51 pm
 

Top-25 Week 10

Wow! Nobody except the top-5 want to remain consistent. What is up with that? Looks like 2 of the top-3 are going to play for the national championship. Texas vs. Florida or Alabama. More non-BCS team than ever knocking on the door. But I don’t think any one but TCU has a chance of getting in.


LW=Last Week Ranking

1. Florida - Looks like unless the Tebow angers the football gods we will see them in the NCG.
     LW-1
2. Texas - Peaking at the right time. LW-2
3. Alabama - These may be the football gods that stop Florida. LW-3
4. Cincinnati - UConn plays everyone close. No need to be alarmed. Nothing to see here. Move
    along. LW-4
5. TCU - As long as they keep wining the BCS chants are only going to get louder. LW-8
6. Boise St. - Your strength of schedule was already on life support. Stanford put it in the grave.
    LW-5
7. Georgia Tech - Almost got lost in the Wake Forest. Next time remember to leave bread
    crumbs on the ground so you can find your way out. LW-10
8. Pittsburgh - Oh for the love of all that is good and holy, 2 Big East times in the top-10! This is
    it Elizabeth I’m coming. LW-12
9. Iowa - Luck be a lady and she kicked you to the curb. LW-7
10. Houston - Rules for playing Houston. First team to 50 wins. LW-14
11. Oregon - Oooooh... defense where have you gone tonight? Why did you leave me here all
      alone. I searched the world over and though I found a defense. You met another and thppp
      you were gone. LW-6
12. USC - Below Oregon because they lost to them. Above Ohio St. Because they beat them.
      Simple. LW-13
13. Ohio St. - Feels good to have an offense doesn’t it? LW-16       
14. Miami, Fl - Still on their meds. Or may they didn’t need them to beat Virginia. LW-15
15. LSU - Just can’t quite win the big one can ya? LW-9
16. Utah - Kept New Mexico’s perfect season alive. LW-17
17. Arizona - Controls own fate in PAC-10. As much as having to play Cal, Oregon and USC can
     be considered as controlling ones one fate. By the way fate is defined as something that
     unavoidably befalls a person. How do you control something that is unavoidable. Good thing I
     don’t believe in fate. LW-19
18. Oklahoma St. - Okie Lite, less filling but tastes great. LW-18
19. Stanford - Running on lot of Gerhart and a little Luck. LW-NR
20. Penn St. - Lost. LW-11
21. Wisconsin - Could just finish 10-2. Not bad. LW-23
22. South Florida - At the beginning of the season there were no Big East teams ranked. Now
      there are three. We might finish with four. Maybe the Big East isn’t so least. LW-22
23. Virginia Tech - Georgia Tech thanks you for the new goal posts. Now go away. LW-24
24. Oregon St. - Typical Oregon St. Peaking in November. LW-NR
25. BYU - Why does this team play better on the road than at home? Strange. LW-NR

BASE jumped without a parachute: Notre Dame, California, Oklahoma.

Ready to take the plunge: Navy, Clemson, West Virginia, Temple, Auburn, Texas Tech, North Carolina, Rutgers.

Final thoughts. I know I’ll sound like a homer for saying this. But how do the polls get off ranking Oregon lower than USC a week after they embarrassed them. I know that the Ducks should not have lost to Stanford. But USC lost to Washington. Oregon beat Washington. And how do you rank Ohio St head of USC and Oregon. USC beat Ohio St. And Ohio St. lost to Purdue. Oregon beat Purdue.

All three have the same record. Simple logic dictates the order that you rank them. I followed the same logic last week keeping Boise St. a head of Oregon even though my heart said otherwise. To see what happens when you let your emotions get the best of you see AP and Coaches poll.

>END DIATRIBE<

I will post The Best D@mn Poll In The Land when it becomes final.

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Posted on: November 2, 2009 3:21 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2009 4:33 pm
 

Top-25 Week 9

Loved watching my Ducks pound USC. Sorry Trojan fans. But it felt good. Still the question raging nowadays is what to do with Boise St. And when does Oregon’s body of work eclipse the loss to Boise St.? Or can it ever? I’ll let everyone else fight over that. For now I still have Boise St. Ahead of Oregon.

LW=Last Week.

1. Florida - For those that think your number one team should dominate this was your week.
    LW-1
2. Texas - For those that think your number two team should dominate this was your week. LW-2
3. Alabama - In other news seismologists had the week off. Said one seismologist “With Mount  
    Cody not playing this week he wasn’t blocking field goals. When that guy lands seismographs
    all over the country go crazy. But this week there wasn’t nothing to do. Sigh.” LW-3
4. Cincinnati - So when Pike comes back, who do they play? LW-4
5. Boise St. - Beat one ranked team get credit for beating 4 ranked teams. The BCS way. I’m not       
    bitter. LW-8
6. Oregon - Wow! Just wow! No time to look back though. Their’s an ugly tree in Palo Alto that
    needs cut down. I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok. LW-9
7. Iowa - Now here is a team that plays tough hard nosed football...in the 4th quarter. LW-6
8. TCU - Slowly but surely winning the non-BCS beauty contest. Really, the Frogs are playing 
    good football. Right now they deserve a BCS bowl. But which one? LW-7
9. LSU - With all this talk about the teams above is anyone paying attention to LSU. They will if
    they can pull off the mammoth upset of the Crimson Tide. Get it mammoth? Elephant?
    Oh...never mind. LW-10
10. Georgia Tech - ACC title is almost in your grasp. Be careful not to get lost in the Wake
      Forest. LW-11
11. Penn St. - I can see it now. At the end of the season we’ll have a three way tie. Iowa will have
      beaten Penn St. Penn St will have beaten Ohio St. And Ohio St. will have beaten Iowa. Then
      I can sit back and watch the Head to Head Means Everything Nazis get dizzy trying to figure
      out who to rank higher than who. LW-12
12. Pittsburgh - Have a tune up verses Syracuse next week. Big game at home against ND
      coming up after that. LW-15
13. USC - This time the Trojan Horse was empty. No knights left for Sir. Pete to stick inside. I
      think they still have enough left in the tank to win out and get an at-large spot in a BCS Bowl.
      LW-5
14. Houston - Keenum for Heisman? Time to start thinking about drinking the Keenum Kool-
      Aid. LW-16
15 Miami, Fl - The Psychocanes are finally back on their Meds. But they didn’t kick in till the 4th
     quarter. LW-19
16. Ohio St. - Ok, vacation in New Mexico is over. How’s the golf there? Beaver Stadium
      probably won’t be as hospitable. LW-20
17. Utah - Still winning with defense. Might want to send out a search party for that offense.
      Hope you locate it before you travel to TCU. LW-17
18. Oklahoma St. - Now let this be a lesson to you kiddies. Don’t do drugs. Be nice to your
      mother. But most importantly never, I mean never, lie to the Football Nazis we call the
      NCAA. LW-13
19. Arizona - Gets to take their turn at abusing the Whipping Boy State Cougers. LW-22
20. Notre Dame - I live on the Left Coast and I can already hear them chanting BCS from here.
      LW-23
21. California - Up coming the battle of the backs. Quizz vs. Best. LW-25
22. South Florida - Has the mid-season meltdown been halted? LW-NR
23. Wisconsin - Wisconsin beat Purdue, Purdue beat Ohio St., Ohio St. beat Wisconsin. Nice
      little circle of love huh? LW-NR
24. Virginia Tech - Posers! LW-14
25. Oklahoma - Please, no more ridiculousness about not ranking BYU while ranking Oklahoma.
      You’re beating a dead horse. You know like Florida St. and TCU beat them. LW-NR

Can’t find a date for the dance: Oregon St., Texas Tech, Auburn, Temple, North Carolina, Rutgers, BYU, Duke.

Kicked to the curb: West Virginia, South Carolina, Navy

Final thoughts: Wouldn’t it be great to see Duke win the ACC? Probably won’t happen But we can hope. There a lot of other ACC teams still in it. Idaho and Nevada still have a chance to win the WAC. Utah could still win the MWC. And Temple could win the MAC. Wouldn’t that be a hoot. Get it? I love college football.

Here are the results for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land.

www.thebestdamnpoll.com  
The Poll Results for the week of 10/31/2009

Rank  Team         Total Points 1st Place Votes
1       Florida            2780               64
2       Texas             2717               18
3       Alabama         2671              12
4       Cincinnati       2444
5       TCU                2390
6       Iowa                2287
7       Boise State     2278
8       Oregon           2233
9       LSU                 2034
10     Penn State      1967
11     Georgia Tech 1962
12     Pittsburgh       1657
13     USC                1552
14     Houston          1534
15     Ohio State      1472
16     Utah                1424
17     Miami (Fla.)    1383
18     Arizona            1036
19     Oklahoma St.  1022
20     Notre Dame     975
21     Oklahoma        865
22     California         771
23     Wisconsin       723
24     South Florida  485
25     Virginia Tech   481

Some other receiving votes include: Brigham Young 444, Clemson 155, West Virginia 110,
Oregon State 71, Rutgers 62, Auburn 56, Temple 50, Texas Tech 45, Central Michigan 43
 
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Posted on: November 2, 2009 3:21 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2009 4:33 pm
 

Top-25 Week 9

Loved watching my Ducks pound USC. Sorry Trojan fans. But it felt good. Still the question raging nowadays is what to do with Boise St. And when does Oregon’s body of work eclipse the loss to Boise St.? Or can it ever? I’ll let everyone else fight over that. For now I still have Boise St. Ahead of Oregon.

LW=Last Week.

1. Florida - For those that think your number one team should dominate this was your week.
    LW-1
2. Texas - For those that think your number two team should dominate this was your week. LW-2
3. Alabama - In other news seismologists had the week off. Said one seismologist “With Mount  
    Cody not playing this week he wasn’t blocking field goals. When that guy lands seismographs
    all over the country go crazy. But this week there wasn’t nothing to do. Sigh.” LW-3
4. Cincinnati - So when Pike comes back, who do they play? LW-4
5. Boise St. - Beat one ranked team get credit for beating 4 ranked teams. The BCS way. I’m not       
    bitter. LW-8
6. Oregon - Wow! Just wow! No time to look back though. Their’s an ugly tree in Palo Alto that
    needs cut down. I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok. LW-9
7. Iowa - Now here is a team that plays tough hard nosed football...in the 4th quarter. LW-6
8. TCU - Slowly but surely winning the non-BCS beauty contest. Really, the Frogs are playing 
    good football. Right now they deserve a BCS bowl. But which one? LW-7
9. LSU - With all this talk about the teams above is anyone paying attention to LSU. They will if
    they can pull off the mammoth upset of the Crimson Tide. Get it mammoth? Elephant?
    Oh...never mind. LW-10
10. Georgia Tech - ACC title is almost in your grasp. Be careful not to get lost in the Wake
      Forest. LW-11
11. Penn St. - I can see it now. At the end of the season we’ll have a three way tie. Iowa will have
      beaten Penn St. Penn St will have beaten Ohio St. And Ohio St. will have beaten Iowa. Then
      I can sit back and watch the Head to Head Means Everything Nazis get dizzy trying to figure
      out who to rank higher than who. LW-12
12. Pittsburgh - Have a tune up verses Syracuse next week. Big game at home against ND
      coming up after that. LW-15
13. USC - This time the Trojan Horse was empty. No knights left for Sir. Pete to stick inside. I
      think they still have enough left in the tank to win out and get an at-large spot in a BCS Bowl.
      LW-5
14. Houston - Keenum for Heisman? Time to start thinking about drinking the Keenum Kool-
      Aid. LW-16
15 Miami, Fl - The Psychocanes are finally back on their Meds. But they didn’t kick in till the 4th
     quarter. LW-19
16. Ohio St. - Ok, vacation in New Mexico is over. How’s the golf there? Beaver Stadium
      probably won’t be as hospitable. LW-20
17. Utah - Still winning with defense. Might want to send out a search party for that offense.
      Hope you locate it before you travel to TCU. LW-17
18. Oklahoma St. - Now let this be a lesson to you kiddies. Don’t do drugs. Be nice to your
      mother. But most importantly never, I mean never, lie to the Football Nazis we call the
      NCAA. LW-13
19. Arizona - Gets to take their turn at abusing the Whipping Boy State Cougers. LW-22
20. Notre Dame - I live on the Left Coast and I can already hear them chanting BCS from here.
      LW-23
21. California - Up coming the battle of the backs. Quizz vs. Best. LW-25
22. South Florida - Has the mid-season meltdown been halted? LW-NR
23. Wisconsin - Wisconsin beat Purdue, Purdue beat Ohio St., Ohio St. beat Wisconsin. Nice
      little circle of love huh? LW-NR
24. Virginia Tech - Posers! LW-14
25. Oklahoma - Please, no more ridiculousness about not ranking BYU while ranking Oklahoma.
      You’re beating a dead horse. You know like Florida St. and TCU beat them. LW-NR

Can’t find a date for the dance: Oregon St., Texas Tech, Auburn, Temple, North Carolina, Rutgers, BYU, Duke.

Kicked to the curb: West Virginia, South Carolina, Navy

Final thoughts: Wouldn’t it be great to see Duke win the ACC? Probably won’t happen But we can hope. There a lot of other ACC teams still in it. Idaho and Nevada still have a chance to win the WAC. Utah could still win the MWC. And Temple could win the MAC. Wouldn’t that be a hoot. Get it? I love college football.

Here are the results for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land.

www.thebestdamnpoll.com  
The Poll Results for the week of 10/31/2009

Rank  Team         Total Points 1st Place Votes
1       Florida            2780               64
2       Texas             2717               18
3       Alabama         2671              12
4       Cincinnati       2444
5       TCU                2390
6       Iowa                2287
7       Boise State     2278
8       Oregon           2233
9       LSU                 2034
10     Penn State      1967
11     Georgia Tech 1962
12     Pittsburgh       1657
13     USC                1552
14     Houston          1534
15     Ohio State      1472
16     Utah                1424
17     Miami (Fla.)    1383
18     Arizona            1036
19     Oklahoma St.  1022
20     Notre Dame     975
21     Oklahoma        865
22     California         771
23     Wisconsin       723
24     South Florida  485
25     Virginia Tech   481

Some other receiving votes include: Brigham Young 444, Clemson 155, West Virginia 110,
Oregon State 71, Rutgers 62, Auburn 56, Temple 50, Texas Tech 45, Central Michigan 43
 
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Posted on: October 26, 2009 4:05 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2009 4:54 pm
 

Top-25 Week 8

So this week it was Alabama’s turn to struggle. Other polls keep swapping the top 3 teams around. I don’t see the point. Florida, Texas, and Alabama are the top 3 teams. The one who will be one top will be sorted out by the end of the season. So until one of these team loses, I’m going to stay the course.


LW= Last weeks ranking.

1. Florida - Tebow: saving the world one football game at a time. LW-1
2. Texas - Feasted on dead Tigers. LW-2
3. Alabama - Or is it Ali Baba? They so stole this game. LW-3
4. Cincinnati - No Pike? No Problem! LW-4
5. USC - Not surprised this one was close. The Beavers always play the Trojans tough. Might
    want to sent out a search party for the defense though. LW-5
6. Iowa - Was TCU’s win over BYU better that Iowa’s over Penn St. a few weeks ago? I don’t
    think so. LW-7
7. TCU - Nice beat down you administered to BYU. But Florida St.’s been there done that.
    LW-8
8. Boise St. - Enjoy your vacation in Hawaii? LW-6
9. Oregon - Offense starting to really click. Punt block for a TD just the icing on the cake. LW-11
10. LSU - Can’t wait for the LSU - Alabama game on Nov. 7. Should be an exciting game if you
      like games that end with a 6-3 score. LW-10
11. Georgia Tech - 7.62 Full Metal Yellow Jacket! LW-12
12. Penn St. - Hey! We finally beat a team that doesn’t totally suck. LW-13
13. Oklahoma St. - Still the best team in Oklahoma. Not that it means that much these days.
      LW-14
14. Virginia Tech - All you ACC teams are just imitating. So won’t a real ACC team, please
      stand up, please stand up? LW-15
15. Pittsburgh - You know, I thought about inserting yet another  moustache joke here but, nah.
      Never mind. LW-18
16. Houston - Your Miner mistakes may be overlooked if UTEP continues to improve. LW-17
17. Utah - Probably the last team that stands in the way of an undefeated season for TCU. LW-19
18. West Virginia - Should have no problem helping South Florida continue their mid-season
      meltdown. They’re helpful like that. LW-22
19. Miami, Fl - Well, the Fighting Schizophrenics are off their meds again. That happens all the  
      time. They think they’re better and stop taking their meds. There’s a lesson in here
      somewhere. LW-9
20. Ohio St. - Your not getting past good one loss teams or 2 loss teams with a win verses a
      ranked opponent until you actually beat someone. LW-24
21. South Carolina - Is there even a hint of doubt that the Gamecocks next game at Tennessee             
      will be hard fought and very close down to the last play? LW-23
22. Arizona - The other Stoops team. LW-NR
23. Notre Dame - Making yet another Bi-weekly appearance on my poll. LW-NR
24. Navy - Why? Why not? LW-NR
25. California - Have the Golden Bears finally figured out hibernating season is over? LW-NR

Still trying to get into the country club: Oklahoma, Central Michigan, Ole Miss, BYU, Kansas, Rutgers.

Membership revoked: BYU, South Florida, Texas Tech, Kansas.

Final thoughts: I’m excited and nervous about the USC, Oregon game. Turns out this game is going to be as important as I thought it would be before the season started. I’m not much of a smack talker. You eat less crow that way. So all I will say is GO DUCKS!!! 

Here are the results for The Best D@mn Poll In The Land.

www.thebestdamnpoll.com  
The Poll Results for the week of 10/24/2009
Rank   Team           Total Points 1st Place Votes
1          Florida              2902               55
2          Alabama           2854               27
3          Texas                2839               16
4          Cincinnati         2604
5          TCU                  2440                 1
6          USC                  2405
7          Iowa                  2387
8          Boise State      2354
9          LSU                   2111
10        Oregon             2055
11        Penn State       1996
12        Georgia Tech  1951
13        Oklahoma St.  1802
14        Virginia Tech   1654
15        Pittsburgh         1513
16        Houston            1377
17        Ohio State         1271
18        Utah                   1184
19        Miami (Fla.)      1176
20        West Virginia    1135
21        South Carolina  797
22        Arizona               772
23        Oklahoma          621
24        Notre Dame       600
25        Mississippi        533

Some others receiving votes: Central Michigan 376, Navy 209, Brigham Young 208, California 202, Wisconsin 53, Texas Tech 26, South Florida 25, Oregon State 23


 
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