Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Blogpoll Week 5

2Southern Cal--
3Ohio State--
4Louisiana State--
9West Virginia--
10Virginia Tech--
11Iowa 1
12Georgia 1
14Clemson 12
15Notre Dame 1
16Florida State 1
17TCU 1
18Cal 6
20Oklahoma 3
22Georgia Tech 4
23Michigan State 1
24Miami (Florida) 2
25Houston 1

Dropped Out: Boston College (#15), Arizona State (#20), Alabama (#25).

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Blogpoll Week 4

1 Auburn 25
2 Southern Cal 24
3 Ohio State 23
4 Louisiana State 22
5 Michigan 21
6 Florida 20
7 Texas 19
8 Louisville 18
9 West Virginia 17
10 Virginia Tech 16
11 Georgia 15
12 Iowa 14
13 Tennessee 13
14 Notre Dame 12
15 Boston College 11
16 Clemson 10
17 Florida State 9
18 TCU 8
19 Oregon 7
20 Arizona State 6
21 Nebraska 5
22 Michigan State 4
23 Oklahoma 3
24 Cal 2
25 Alabama 1

Dropped Out:

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Week 3 Picks "Separation Saturday"

It's a weak title, but it is fitting since my picks have been pretty weak. My quick two cents for this week's seven games featuring top 25 teams.

1. LSU-Auburn - I like Auburn, not because the Tigers are my pick to win the national title, but because the game is on The Plains. Auburn 13, LSU 7.

2. Michigan at Notre Dame - Part thinks Michigan will expose the overrated Irish, but its hard to pick against Charlie, Brady, and Touchdown Jesus. Notre Dame 28, Michigan 24.

3. Nebraska at USC - This could get ugly. Nebraska is improved, but only Trev Alberts would pick the Huskers. USC 38, Nebraska 20.

4. Florida at Tennessee - I like the Volunteers only because they are at home. Tennessee 23, Florida 17.

5. Miami at Louisville - This will be a statement game for Louisville, Miami is not good, and could get embarrassed. Louisville 30, Miami 17.

6. Oklahoma at Oregon - The Ducks are for real, the Sooners are not. Oregon 38, Oklahoma 24.

7. Texas Tech at TCU - TCU is looking good, while Tech had trouble at UTEP. This is a make or break game for the Frogs BCS chances. Texas Tech 31, TCU 28.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Week Two Picks

The Biggest Games
(ranked by significance)

1. Ohio State at Texas- The first time in 10 years No. 1 vs. No. 2 will go head to head. Games don't get much bigger than this, especially in September. Ohio State has the obvious advantage on offense and Texas has the obvious advantage on defense. The game will fall on the shoulders of Texas freshman quarterback Colt McCoy. If he can make plays with few mistakes, the homefield advantage will be enough for Texas to pull out the win. Texas 28, Ohio State 26.

2. Penn State at Notre Dame- The Irish will win this game, but will it be close or a blow-out? Penn State QB Anthony Morrelli should have some success against the Notre Dame secondary, but Brady Quinn will shred the Nittany Lion secondary. Penn State's linebackers will have to step up their game, if the Nittany Lions expect to have a chance to win. Notre Dame 31, Penn State 21.

3. Clemson at Boston College- The Eagles looked like awful last week against Central Michigan, while Clemson blew out Florida Atlantic. With that said, Clemson looks like the easy pick, even on the road. However, Boston College should be able to control the clock and be able to eek out the upset win at home. Boston College 29, Clemson 28.

4. Georgia at South Carolina- Arguably the toughest game to call this week. South Carolina's defense was great last week, albeit, it was Mississippi State. Georgia is still unproven, and playing on the road this early has all the makings of an upset. If South Carolina can get the ball into WR Sydney Rice's hands 7-10 time in this game, the Gamecocks should come out on top. South Carolina 13, Georgia 10.

5. Oregon at Fresno State- Can Pat Hill pull out the victory? Oregon looked unstoppable last week against Stanford, but it will be a whole different story away from Eugene. The 'Dogs matchup well with the Ducks, and the homefield has proved to be the difference the last three times these schools have met. Fresno State 34, Oregon 32.

3 Potential Upsets........

What will happen- Fresno State beats Oregon. See above.

What might happen- Nevada surprises Arizona State. ASU looked bad against Weber State, while Nevada was just a few plays away from upsetting Fresno State.

What is unlikely to happen- North Carolina upsets Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels tanked at home last week against Rutgers, but VA Tech could be in for a surprise this week.

A Betting man? Surefire Picks!

UCLA (-27.5)) vs. Rice - UCLA looked very good last week against Utah, Rice will score some points, but the Bruins will hit 50 in this one.

Tennessee (-19.5) vs. Air Force - The Vols could tank this week, but the offense should continue to roll.

Texas Tech (-7) at UTEP - Are you kidding me? This will be a high-scoring affair but Tech will outscore the Miners by double-digits.

Last Week's Picks

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Blogpoll Ballot Week 2

Blogpoll released!

1Auburn 25
2Southern Cal 24
3Ohio State 23
4Texas 22
5LSU 21
6Florida State 20
7Florida 19
8Michigan 18
9Notre Dame 17
10Iowa 16
11Louisville 15
12West Virginia 14
13Tennessee 13
14Clemson 12
15Georgia 11
16Virginia Tech 10
17Miami (Florida) 9
18Oregon 8
19Nebraska 7
20Oklahoma 6
21Penn State 5
22Texas Tech 4
23Pittsburgh 3
24UCLA 2
25Arizona State 1

Dropped Out: (17) Cal, (22) Boston College