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Old 11-06-2016, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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18-9 on picks this week. Decent. Anyway, here's my Top 25 for this week.

1. Alabama
2. Washington
3. Clemson
4. Michigan
5. Ohio State
6. Louisville
7. Western Michigan (8)
8. Wisconsin (9)
9. West Virginia (12)
10. Oklahoma (13)
11. North Carolina (16)
12. Washington State (17)
13. Oklahoma State (18)
14. Virginia Tech (19)
15. Auburn (20)
16. Colorado (21)
17. Florida (7)
18. Utah (22)
19. Troy (23)
20. LSU (14)
21. San Diego State (24)
22. Nebraska (11)
23. Penn State (NR)
24. Texas A&M (10) (Congrats on having the most embarrassing loss of the week, Aggies.)
25. Wyoming (NR)
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Week: 17-9
Overall: 137-78
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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18-9 on picks this week. Decent. Anyway, here's my Top 25 for this week.

1. Alabama
2. Washington
3. Clemson
4. Michigan
5. Ohio State
6. Louisville
7. Western Michigan (8)
8. Wisconsin (9)
9. West Virginia (12)
10. Oklahoma (13)
11. North Carolina (16)
12. Washington State (17)
13. Oklahoma State (18)
14. Virginia Tech (19)
15. Auburn (20)
16. Colorado (21)
17. Florida (7)
18. Utah (22)
19. Troy (23)
20. LSU (14)
21. San Diego State (24)
22. Nebraska (11)
23. Penn State (NR)
24. Texas A&M (10) (Congrats on having the most embarrassing loss of the week, Aggies.)
25. Wyoming (NR)
I'd have Clemson over Wash. You can make a good argument that Michigan should be ahead of Washington. And Ohio St. Has a better resume.

Washington has one marquee win @Utah.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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All right. Time for Week 11 picks - Election Day Edition. Here are the games below.

Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State
(18) Utah vs. Arizona State
SMU vs. East Carolina
South Carolina vs. (17) Florida
(23) Penn State vs. Indiana
Rutgers vs. Michigan State
Tulsa vs. Navy
Kentucky vs. Tennessee
Cincinnati vs. UCF
Baylor vs. (10) Oklahoma
(9) West Virginia vs. Texas
(15) Auburn vs. Georgia
Georgia Tech vs. (14) Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt vs. Missouri
Texas Tech vs. (13) Oklahoma State
Appalachian State vs. (19) Troy
Stanford vs. Oregon
(20) LSU vs. Arkansas
USF vs. Memphis
Minnesota vs. (22) Nebraska
Ole Miss vs. (24) Texas A&M
USC vs. (2) Washington
(4) Michigan vs. Iowa
Cal vs. (12) Washington State

Pick Overall Record: 134-85
Pick Overall Last Week: 18-9

Here are my picks.
Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State (We begin with an Election Night MACtion tossup.)
Utah vs. Arizona State (Arizona State can't play defense well.)
SMU vs. East Carolina (After SMU's performance against Memphis at home, i can't take them on the road here.)
South Carolina vs. Florida (Well, with Luke Del Rio out with a shoulder injury for this game, i'll take the Gamecocks pulling the upset on the road.)
Penn State vs. Indiana (Indiana's decent, but Penn State is much better.)
Rutgers vs. Michigan State (It's only going to get much worse for Sparty before it's over with.)
Tulsa vs. Navy (Under-rated AAC matchup between two good teams. Navy will win a fight.)
Kentucky vs. Tennessee (Vols at home against Kentucky. If they lose this one, Butch might as well just pack his bags.)
Cincinnati vs. UCF (UCF wins easily.)
Baylor vs. Oklahoma (After that disgusting showing against TCU last week (Which, thankfully, karma got them good), Boomer freakin' Sooner this week. Coming from a Longhorn.)
West Virginia vs. Texas (Could we end up 6-6? Or 7-5, because Baylor turned out to be over-rated. Heh. Either way, i don't see us winning this one.)
Auburn vs. Georgia (While Georgia did finally get a win, they needed a field goal to beat Kentucky in Lexington. I'll take Auburn on the road.)
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech (This should be a real good game.)
Vanderbilt vs. Missouri (Mizzou's in bad shape. 2-10 will likely end up being their record.)
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State (Cowboys are coming on hard. May end up stealing the conference.)
Appalachian State vs. Troy (Under-rated matchup in the Fun Belt. I see Troy winning a close one.)
Stanford vs. Oregon (This game used to be a very recommended one. And now it ain't.)
LSU vs. Arkansas (Orgeron will be LSU's next head coach. Mark it down. He's got them going in the right direction.)
USF vs. Memphis (I'll take USF escaping Memphis on the road.)
Minnesota vs. Nebraska (I honestly think Minnesota is the worst 7-2 team right now.)
Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M (If Kelly wasn't injured, i'd go with Ole Miss. But since he is, i think A&M will win.)
USC vs. Washington (Yes, USC has come on...But look at who they've played in their 5-game win streak. ASU's QB got taken out in the 1st half, Liufau was limited against USC, Arizona's injured to hell, Cal is weird, and Oregon sucks now. So with that, I see Washington winning by at least 17.)
Michigan vs. Iowa (Iowa keeps it close for a half, but Michigan pulls away.)
Cal vs. Washington State (Wazzu coming on strong.)
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Last week: 17-9
Overall: 137-78


Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State. EMU still has Northern Illinois & Central Michigan left on the schedule, so they should be able to get the required 6th win.
(18) Utah vs. Arizona State. Devils defense is pathetic!
SMU vs. East Carolina. I've vowed to never pick East Carolina again this year, so thanks SouthernTiger for putting this on here
South Carolina vs. (17) Florida. Florida should bounce back at home. If this was in Columbia I'd take a gamble on the Gamecocks, but can't do it in the swamp.
(23) Penn State vs. Indiana. So what are the suits in Indy seeing on Penn State that the coaches & writers aren't?? 12 in the playoff, but 20 in the AP poll, and 23 in the coaches poll?? 12 to 23 from the playoff to a coaches poll is a very wide margin.
Rutgers vs. Michigan State. The pillow fight of the week!
Tulsa vs. Navy. Navy at home.
Kentucky vs. Tennessee. LOL SEC East.
Cincinnati vs. UCF. Tubberville's got about what, 3 weeks left in Cinci??
Baylor vs. (10) Oklahoma. After Baylor's completely inept performance last week (karma's a b!tc# huh??) I'd take Oklahoma even on the road.
(9) West Virginia vs. Texas. Think the Longhorns pull off the upset to send Charlie Strong bowling and a return for 2017.
(15) Auburn vs. Georgia. Remember even 3 years ago this was a really exciting game decided on the final play with the tipped pass for the GW score??
Georgia Tech vs. (14) Virginia Tech. I GUARANTEE a Tech school wins
Vanderbilt vs. Missouri. Mizzou is terrible, Vandy played well at Auburn last week.
Texas Tech vs. (13) Oklahoma State. Rudolph & the Pokes will score at will on that defense
Appalachian State vs. (19) Troy. Can somebody explain to me how a 7-1 Troy team is only getting 7 votes, a 7-2 Wyoming is getting only 5 votes and a 7-1 Appalachian state is getting only 4 votes but yet a single coach is STILL putting 4-5 Ole Miss on his ballot at #25?? Mind-boggling! If I was ranking 50 teams I don't even think Ole Miss would crack 50! If they were lucky they'd crack the top 70.
Stanford vs. Oregon. Speaking of games that used to mean something....even as recently as 3 years ago this was the defacto Pac-12 championship game, and last year Oregon won @ Stanford to keep Stanford out of the playoffs. This year Stanford returns the favor to win @ Oregon.....to bump the Ducks from the postseason entirely.
(20) LSU vs. Arkansas. I'm not counting Texas A&M's squash against New Mexico state but this year it seems Alabama really breaks teams. Tennessee has never really recovered from that game (though the double OT loss to A&M the week before really didn't help). Arkansas scored a late TD to beat Ole Miss the game after losing to Bama and than gave up a 56 spot to Auburn the next week. After their squash win over the lesser known Aggies, the more known Aggies lost to a team their own size last week when they fell @ Miss State. And of course LSU went completely down the tubes last year when they lost in Tuscaloosa. How will they respond this year following the loss?? My guess: not to well as the Razorbacks get them in Fayetteville.
USF vs. Memphis. Interesting game. Seems like this is the first time in like 5 weeks Memphis will be playing at home.
Minnesota vs. (22) Nebraska. Nebraska should bounce back at home. No clue how Minnesota is 7-2.
Ole Miss vs. (24) Texas A&M. You're not playing Georgia Southern anymore.....and you barely beat them anyways! Since Kelly's out I think they get blown out, but if Knight's out for A&M too they could keep it close for a while.
USC vs. (2) Washington. I cannot wait for the Apple Cup this year, and it's time to start buying stock in Jake Browning for Heisman. How come no one is talking about him??
(4) Michigan vs. Iowa. I'm very tempted to take the bait and pick Iowa, but that Wolverines defense....tough to pick against them against any other team EXCEPT Ohio State, but luckily I still have a few more Saturday's to decide who I want to pick in that game.
Cal vs. (12) Washington State. Hope the Coogs aren't looking ahead to next week in Colorado, or the following week against Washington. Cal can put up some points on them with Webb.....but they can also get a lot of points scored on themselves as well as Washington proved last week, so I see this as a continuation of last week's game: something along the lines of 60-30; 65-35 Coogs.


Disappointed Iowa State vs. Kansas wasn't on this list. We could've 2 pillow fights for 1 week. As an added selection I will take the Cyclones over the Jayhawks. Since Kansas basketball starts on Friday, over/under 60 people that actually know the football team plays on Saturday, much less who they are playing?? I'll take the under which I think will clear easily.
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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Just for fun I did a little exercise where I totaled the wins of each team a particular team defeated, and then subtracted the losses of the teams that beat a particular team.

So for example, Troy's only loss was to Clemson, so they didn't get any points subtracted from for that loss.

Alabama has beaten 9 teams who have won a combined 49 games between them.

Clemson's 9 teams won only 45 games so far.

Biggest surprise was Washington's 9 only a combined 31 wins. Even W Michigan's teams had more with 34.

FCS teams were not counted.

I only looked at those teams with 3 losses or less.

Here's the top 25 based on this point system:

1 Alabama
2 Clemson
3 Michigan
4 Ohio State
5 Penn St
6 W. Michigan
7 Boise St.
8 Washington
9 Louisville
10 Wisconsin
11 Auburn
12 Tennessee
13 Texas A&M
14 Nebraska
15 FSU
16 Wash St
17 Wyoming
18 Houston
19 Oklahoma
20 Colorado
21 Appalachian St
22 UNC
23 Arkansas
24 West Virginia
25 Troy
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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20-7 last week/151-68 on the year


Utah
vs. Arizona State
SMU vs. East Carolina
South Carolina vs. Florida
Penn State vs. Indiana
Rutgers vs. Michigan State
Tulsa vs. Navy
Kentucky vs. Tennessee
Cincinnati vs. UCF
Baylor vs. Oklahoma
West Virginia vs. Texas
Auburn vs. Georgia
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt vs. Missouri
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State
Appalachian State vs. Troy
Stanford vs. Oregon
LSU vs. Arkansas
USF vs. Memphis
Minnesota vs. Nebraska
Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M
USC vs. Washington
Michigan vs. Iowa
Cal vs. Washington State
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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Duke stuns North Carolina.

Utah battled ASU for 3 quarters, then pulled away in the 4th to win.

Georgia Southern's gone downhill.
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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TD Travis Bruffy. 100% in catches on the season.
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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Clemson goes down!

Pitt 43, Clemson 42-- a 46 yard field goal by Pitt with 6 seconds left in the game.

Unreal finish!
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