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NCAA D1 Football 2015 National Championship Open!

by coldwarrior ( 120 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at January 11th, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Whoa Nellie! To steal the famous line from The Best Announcer in the history of college football, Keith Jackson

The hyperbole is done! It’s time to play some football!

It’s #1 Clemson versus #2 Alabama for all the marbles. The ACC versus the SEC again.

Strength of Schedule: 4. Alabama – 96-58, 62.34% and 25. Clemson – 88-65, 57.52%. Strength of schedule is what everything should be measured by. it is a multiplier. It is why I have been able to say with high confidence that Oregon is overrated and will lose. Total offense and defense and scoring, etc can be copmpared across teams by looking at strength of schedule.

Bama is 73d in passing, 27th in rushing, 36th in points for, and 3rd in points against. Third with a power ranking of 4!

Clemson is 23rd in passing and rushing, 15th in points for, and 18th in points against.

Clemson is undefeated, ‘Bama has one loss in a close game to the then #15 Ole Miss Rebels. ‘Bama had the #4th hardest schedule, Clemson had the 25th.

‘Bama is a 7 point favorite against the #1 RANKED team in the nation. ‘Bama has the 4th toughest schedule and the 3rd best defense. It’s ‘Bama’s defense versus Clemson’s offense because THAT defense can basically shut down Clemson’s Offense while the ‘Bama offense has hanged about 35+ points on their ranked opponents (and ‘Bama has the 4th toughest schedule).

‘Bama is a 7 point favorite at the time of writing, THEY BEAT THAT SPREAD!!!! (as much as I would love a Clemson win here as my beloved PITT Panthers are ACC).

NCAA D1 Football 2015 Week 13 OPEN

by coldwarrior ( 66 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at November 28th, 2015 - 12:00 pm

WE gots some football today! Oh My!

First, the rankings:

RANK SCHOOL RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Clemson 11-0 1
2 Alabama 10-1 2
3 Oklahoma 10-1 7
4 Iowa 11-0 5
5 Michigan St. 10-1 9
6 Notre Dame 10-1 4
7 Baylor 9-1 10
8 Ohio State 10-1 3
9 Stanford 9-2 11
10 Michigan 9-2 12
11 Oklahoma St. 10-1 6
12 Florida 10-1 8
13 Florida St. 9-2 14
14 North Carolina 10-1 17
15 Navy 9-1 16
16 Northwestern 9-2 20
17 Oregon 8-3 23
18 Ole Miss 8-3 22
19 TCU 9-2 18
20 Washington St. 8-3 NR
21 Mississippi St. 8-3 NR
22 UCLA 8-3 NR
23 Utah 8-3 NR
24 Toledo 9-1 NR
25 Temple 9-2 NR

Dropped out: LSU 15, Houston 19, Memphis 21, USC 24, Wisconsin 25.

 

Say goodbye to LSU Les Miles.

#8 Ohio State at #10 Michigan – Sat, Nov 28, 12:00 PM ET  !!!!  This rivalry is why GOD made college football! It’s War!!!  OSU is ONLY a 1.5 point fave at the BIG HOUSE.  M is hungry, M needs to eat, M beats the spread and wins outright at home.

 

Penn State at #5 Michigan State – Sat, Nov 28, 3:30 PM ET. MSU is a ten point favorite.They beat the spread at home.

 

#22 UCLA at USC – Sat, Nov 28, 3:30 PM ET. The battle of the cheerleaders. I am partial to USC’s version of the perfect girls. UCLA is  a 3 point dog on the road. USC wins, covers, and has the more perfect cheerleaders.

 

#13 Florida State at #12 Florida – Sat, Nov 28, 7:30 PM ET. BAR THE DOOR! FSU is a 2.5 point fave in Gainsville. Florida does not cover and loses at home.

 

#6 Notre Dame at #9 Stanford – Sat, Nov 28, 7:30 PM ET. ND is a 3 point dog on the road. This is always a great game. I think ND can cover.

 

#3 Oklahoma at #11 Oklahoma State – Sat, Nov 28, 8:00 PM ET. OU is a 3 point favorite. They stomp that spread and win big on the road. This is a statement game for the Sooners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCAA D1 Football OPEN THREAD Week 12 2015

by coldwarrior ( 167 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at November 21st, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Gah! I slept through Lecture! Pretty Bad when the Prof does that. Gotta quit working so many hour$.

 

Anyway! Week 12!

 

Here are the all important playoff rankings:

RANK SCHOOL RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Clemson 10-0 1
2 Alabama 9-1 2
3 Ohio State 10-0 3
4 Notre Dame 9-1 4
5 Iowa 10-0 5
6 Oklahoma State 10-0 8
7 Oklahoma 9-1 12
8 Florida 9-1 11
9 Michigan St. 9-1 13
10 Baylor 8-1 6
11 Stanford 8-2 7
12 Michigan 8-2 14
13 Utah 8-2 10
14 Florida St. 8-2 16
15 LSU 7-2 9
16 Navy 8-1 20
17 North Carolina 9-1 23
18 TCU 9-1 15
19 Houston 10-0 24
20 Northwestern 8-2 18
21 Memphis 8-2 21
22 Ole Miss 7-3 NR
23 Oregon 7-3 NR
24 USC 7-3 NR
25 Wisconsin 8-2 25

Dropped out: Mississippi State 17, UCLA 19, Temple 22.

If I am on the ranking team. I am looking for a reason to eject Ohio State out of the top 4. Their strength of schedule is awful #53 while ND is #4 in SoS. Ohio had better stomp all over MSU today.

#15 LSU at #22 Ole Miss – Sat, Nov 21, 3:30 PM ET. LSU is a 7 point favorite on the road. They beat that spread to help Les Miles keep his job. He loses and the Tiger faithful will be calling to boil him in used mudbug water.

#24 USC at #23 Oregon – Sat, Nov 21, 3:30 PM ET. This should be an excellent game. USC is getting 4 points on the road. I think they win but don’t cover.

UCLA at #13 Utah – Sat, Nov 21, 3:30 PM E. This game is curious. Utah was the early season darling. UCLA plays light out on the road. They win this.

#20 Northwestern at #25 Wisconsin – Sat, Nov 21, 3:30 PM ET. No Respect for NW. They are 12 point dogs at Madison. They cover.

 

#9 Michigan State at #3 Ohio State – Sat, Nov 21, 3:30 PM ET. MSU is getting 15 at the shoe! They cover and I have an itch that they might just win.

 

Boston College at #4 Notre Dame – Sat, Nov 21, 7:30 PM ET. ND is giving 15 at BC. They cover.

 

#10 Baylor at #6 Oklahoma State – Sat, Nov 21, 7:30 PM ET. Baylor is a 3 point fave on the road. They more than cover.

California at #11 Stanford – Sat, Nov 21, 10:30 PM ET. Cal is gettin 10 on the road. They cover.

 

 

 

 

 

NCAAA D1 Week 8 2015 and RWC 2015!

by coldwarrior ( 37 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread, Sports at October 24th, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Today, NBC is going to show the Rugby World Cup Semi-final, New Zealand All-Blacks versus the South African Springbocks. NZ is the most dominant team that I have ever seen, perhaps the most dominant in the history of sport. Please, check it out. I guarantee yinz’ll love it!

 

Now, on to the NCAA…

THAT’S RIGHT! HAIL TO PITT!!!  😆 my alma mater cracked the top 25!

AP Top 25 for Week 8
Ranking Team Record Points
1 Ohio State 7-0 1,428
2 Baylor 6-0 1,416
3 Utah 6-0 1,362
4 TCU 7-0 1,338
5 LSU 6-0 1,306
6 Clemson 6-0 1,252
7 Michigan State 7-0 1,202
8 Alabama 6-1 1,133
9 Florida State 6-0 1,041
10 Stanford 5-1 917
11 Notre Dame 6-1 898
12 Iowa 7-0 820
13 Florida 6-1 785
14 Oklahoma State 6-0 735
15 Texas A&M 5-1 614
15 Michigan 5-2 614
17 Oklahoma 5-1 565
18 Memphis 6-0 554
19 Toledo 6-0 346
20 California 5-1 337
21 Houston 6-0 318
22 Temple 6-0 217
23 Duke 5-1 211
24 Mississippi 5-2 158
25 Pittsburgh 5-1 73

PITT will now proceed to lose the rest of their games.

Anyway, back to the games!

M????  what the hell were yinz thinking last week????

 

#25 Pittsburgh at Syracuse – Sat, Oct 24, 12:00 PM ET…PITT has to beat the 9.5 spread. This rivalry goes way back, its in the Carrier Dome, Pitt wont cover. They will win tho.

#6 Clemson at Miami (FL) – Sat, Oct 24, 12:00 PM ET. Any team who plays Miami is my favorite! GO CLEM(P)SON!!!! Beat that 8pt spread on the road!

#19 Toledo at Massachusetts – Sat, Oct 24, 3:00 PM ET. That’s UNDEFEATED Toledo, beeachez! They beat the 14 pt spread and WILL NOT BE DENIED!

Tennessee at #8 Alabama – Sat, Oct 24, 3:30 PM ET. I keep looking at this game and can’t help but think that T is better than the 15 point dogs that they are…ya see what i did there? 😆 If this were a road game for the Tide they might get washed away in the fog of old Rocky Top. Ain’t gonna happen tho.  As much as I would love to see ‘Bama lose this…nope. my money goes for them to beat the spread at home.

 

#9 Florida State at Georgia Tech – Sat, Oct 24, 7:00 PM ET. Tech is coming off a surprise loss at PITT. They are getting 6 points at home.  I think they won’t cover and last week starts their death spiral.

#3 Utah at USC – Sat, Oct 24, 7:30 PM ET. USC is only getting 6???? Utah will cover that easy on the road.