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Posted on: November 14, 2010 6:37 pm
 

Personal Top 25 Week 5

This post is of my personal Top 25 teams as if I'm a voter for the AP or Harris Poll.  I will be going by the following factors:
1) Number of Losses a team has
2) Performance against teams played
3) Head-to-Head
4) Recent Performance
5) Conference Quality

TOP 25 (Record, Previous)
1. Oregon Ducks 10-0 NC
2. Boise State Broncos 9-0 NC
3. TCU Horned Frogs 11-0 NC
4. Auburn Tigers 11-0 NC
5. Stanford Cardinal 9-1 NC
6. Wisconsin Badgers 9-1 NC
7. Ohio State Buckeyes 9-1 NC
8. Nebraska Cornhuskers 9-1 NC
9. LSU Tigers 9-1 NC
10. Michigan State Spartans 9-1 NC
11. Oklahoma State Cowboys 9-1 NC
12. Alabama Crimson Tide 8-2 +1
13. Virginia Tech Hokies 8-2 +2
14. Nevada Wolf Pack 9-1 +2
15. Missouri Tigers 8-2 +2
16. Oklahoma Sooners 8-2 +3
17. Arkansas Razorbacks 8-2 +4
18. South Carolina Gamecocks 7-3 +6
19. Arizona Wildcats 7-3 -5
20. Utah Utes 8-2 -8
21. Iowa Hawkeyes 7-3 -3
22. Northern Illinois Huskies 8-2 NR
23. Northwestern Wildcats 7-3 NR
24. Temple Owls 8-2 NR
25. San Diego State Aztecs 7-3 -3

Also Considered: N.C. State, Mississippi State, Navy, Texas A&M, Southern Miss, Florida State, Central Florida, Syracuse, Hawaii, Fresno State, Maryland, Southern Cal, West Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Miami-FL, and South Florida.
Posted on: October 31, 2010 5:59 pm
 

Personal Top 25 Week 3

This post is of my personal Top 25 teams as if I'm a voter for the AP or Harris Poll.  I will be going by the following factors:
1) Number of Losses a team has
2) Performance against teams played
3) Head-to-Head
4) Recent Performance
5) Conference Quality

TOP 25 (Record, Previous)
1. Oregon Ducks 8-0 NC
2. Boise State Broncos 7-0 NC
3. TCU Horned Frogs 9-0 +1
4. Utah Utes 8-0 +1
5. Auburn Tigers 9-0 +1
6. Alabama Crimson Tide 7-1 +2
7. Stanford Cardinal 7-1 +2
8. Wisconsin Badgers 7-1 +2
9. Arizona Wildcats 7-1 +2
10. Ohio State Buckeyes 8-1 +2
11. Nebraska Cornhuskers 7-1 +3
12. LSU Tigers 7-1 +1
13. Missouri Tigers 7-1 -6
14. Oklahoma Sooners 7-1 +1
15. Michigan State Spartans 8-1 -12
16. Oklahoma State Cowboys 7-1 +1
17. South Carolina Gamecocks 6-2 +1
18. Virginia Tech Hokies 6-2 +1
19. Baylor Bears 7-2 +1
20. Nevada Wolf Pack 7-1 +1
21. Iowa Hawkeyes 6-2 +2
22. Mississippi State Bulldogs 7-2 +3
23. Northwestern Wildcats 6-2 NR
24. North Carolina State Wolfpack 6-2 NR
25. Florida State Seminoles 6-2 -9

Also Considered: Arkansas, Syracuse, Hawaii, Northern Illinois, San Diego State, Maryland, Fresno State, Central Florida, and Temple.
Posted on: October 22, 2010 4:15 pm
 

Personal TV Schedule 10-23-10

College Football Week 8

I'll be honest, this week I was on vacation and I was sick, so my vacation basically sucked.  If you haven't seen my first Personal Top 25 in the previous blog post, I suggest looking at it to see my view of college football right now.  My Vols are coming off a bye week and frankly right into the jaws of the Crimson Tide, I'll be most interested in how Coach Dooley deals with the quarterback position because he's stated that freshman Tyler Brey will get some early playing time so things could get interesting.  Meanwhile my hometown Chattanooga Mocs are on a 4-game winning streak, ranked in the FCS poll for the first time since 1997 at #24, and looking for their first 5-game winning streak since 1980 when Coach Russ Huesman played in the blue-and-gold as they face #25 Furman on the road.  Unfortunately the Chattanooga-Furman game won't be on TV, which like last week when the Mocs upset #18 Georgia Southern at home is a disappointment.  But while I be checking that game on the radio, lets see what my viewing schedule is...

12 noon-3:30 p.m.
Michigan State Spartans at Northwestern Wildcats *primary*
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Navy Midshipmen *blow-out backup*
Syracuse Orangemen at West Virginia Mountaineers *secondary blowout back-up*

The Spartans are one of, if not, the surprise team of the season so far and are the top contender for the Big Ten Title followed close by Iowa after Ohio State lost last week.  Northwestern has been having a good season and I believe this game is for homecoming, but don't quote me on that.  I expect the Spartans to win, but this could be a close game with it being on the road and I expect to watch all 60 minutes.  In case the Spartans crush the Wildcats or vice versa, the Notre Dame-Navy game should be a close fought game and anything is possible now that the Midshipmen have won 2 out of the last 3 in the series.  And just in case both of those games get out of hand, the Syracuse-West Virginia game was the only other game during this time period that even peaked my interest.

3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
LSU Tigers at Auburn Tigers *primary*
Wisconsin Badgers at Iowa Hawkeyes *blowout back-up*
Marshall Thundering Herd at East Carolina Pirates *begins at 4:15 p.m.*

The battle of the undefeated Tigers will determine the front-runner for the SEC West and thus SEC Championship with the loser following behind Alabama, who both teams must face in the future.  Anything can happen in this game and I don't expect a blowout, however if one does occur then the Wisconsin-Iowa game will become my new focus.  The Badgers victory over the Buckeyes brings both teams into the race for the Big Ten championship and the Hawkeyes get all the contenders at home giving them a huge advantage.  If both games are blowouts then by the time that happens the Marshall-East Carolina game will be one and hopefully will tide me over to 7 p.m.

7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide *primary*
Oklahoma Sooners at Missouri Tigers *begins at 8 p.m.*

Usually the Tennesse-Alabama game gets a little pub in the Chattanooga area, not this year, Chattanooga is getting equal converage which is almost unheard of.  Once I get tired of seeing the Vols getting their butts kicked, I'll check out the Sooner-Tigers game which out of no where has become a Big 12 showdown.  Unfortunately I might be going to be early since I have to get back into my work week schedule so I might be ending my day earlier than usual.

That's all for this week, come back next week to see my personal viewing schedule or leave a comment about what you're going to watch this week in college football.
Posted on: October 17, 2010 11:20 am
 

Personal Top 25

I meant to start this last week, however various thing prevent me from starting it until this week.  Basically I will placing my Top 25 teams as if I'm a voter for the AP or Harris Poll.  I will be going by the following factors:
1) Number of Losses a team has
2) Performance against teams played
3) Head-to-Head
4) Recent Performance
5) Conference Quality

TOP 25 WEEK 1
1 Oregon Ducks 6-0
2 Boise State Broncos 6-0
3 Michigan State Spartans 7-0
4 TCU Horned Frogs 7-0
5 Utah Utes 6-0
6 Oklahoma Sooners 6-0
7 Auburn Tigers 7-0
8 Missouri Tigers 6-0
9 LSU Tigers 7-0
10 Oklahoma State Cowboys 6-0
11 Alabama Crimson Tide 6-1
12 Stanford Cardinal 5-1
13 Wisconsin Badgers 6-1
14 Arizona Wildcats 5-1
15 Iowa Hawkeyes 5-1
16 Ohio State Buckeyes 6-1
17 Nebraska Cornhuskers 5-1
18 Kansas State Wildcats 5-1
19 Florida State Seminoles 6-1
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 5-1
21 Northwestern Wildcats 5-1
22 South Carolina Gamecocks 4-2
23 Virginia Tech Hokies 5-2
24 Baylor Bears 5-2
25 Nevada Wolf Pack 6-1

Also Considered: East Carolina, USC, NC State, Mississippi State, Purdue, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Michigan, Northern Illinois, Texas, Rutgers, San Diego State, Hawaii, Air Force, Navy, Southern Miss, Fresno State, Miami-FL, Maryland, Troy, Temple, Syracuse, Central Florida, Indiana, and UTEP.
 
 
 
 
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