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Blog Pollin Week 11

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As always, explanations after the jump.

1-5.  LSU jumps ahead of Boise on the back of its quality wins, but no quite ahead of TCU, who also gets a quality win over Utah.  Auburn still holds on to #1, as the LSU win looks even better.

6-10.  Oklahoma St. rockets up the BlogPoll with a quality win over Baylor and A&M joining the BlogPoll.  they went from zero top 25 wins to two in the space of a week.  Nebraska has great quality wins but that Texas win keeps looking worse.  Stanford’s USC win looks better.  Michigan St is clinging to the top ten as my second Big Ten team.

11-15.  Ohio St. still lacks any good wins.  They are getting by on laundry more than any other team.  Ohio St has two wins over bowl eligible teams: Miami and Ohio.  That’s right, Ohio is their second best win.  Arizona stays ahead of Iowa by virtue of their head to head win.  Arkansas is still hanging out without any big wins, though A&M is now their best win.  The Hogs, of course, will have the chance to move up the ballot.

16-20.  Mizzou had a bad week.  Not only did they lose, but their best win is Oklahoma, which now lacks panache.  Mississippi St is still chilling out with their two good losses.  Florida and Oklahoma both setlle into the poll. 

21-25.  Four new teams, as I struggle to find teams worthy of the ballot.  VT’s terrible JMU loss matters less and less as they storm through the ACC. USC’s late heroics get them on the ballot, and A&M’s big win puts them on the ballot.  Miami gets in over Maryland in a battle of ACC Mediocrity.  And I don’t have the heart to drop Baylor yet, as no one is forcing their way onto the ballot.   


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ATVS – Geaux Show Pick’em 2010 Week 10

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Only 5 weeks+bowls left for picking, still not quite sure how the postseason will be handled, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. Special congratulations this week to Texas Tiger who turned in the only perfect pick sheet this year (and jumped up 33 SPOTS to land in the top 20 overall) See? All you need is a few good weeks and you’re right back in the hunt. More charts, picks, and analysis after the break.

Standings for Week 9
Rank Selection W-L Pts
1 Texas Tiger’s picks 12-0 12
2 Geauxst22′s picks 10-2 10
2 muddybayou’s picks 10-2 10
4 glock9mm’s picks 9-3 9
4 hbry28′s picks 9-3 9
4 InTheBleachers’s picks 9-3 9
4 GLB123′s picks 9-3 9
4 tell burke’s picks 9-3 9
4 Geaux Dere 9-3 9
4 fander4′s picks 9-3 9

Another mediocre week from ADD-Day, but the rest of the top failed to capitalize. The field, meanwhile, has continued to close, making it possible for anyone to leap up on a good week.

Overall Standings Through Week 9
Rank Selection W-L Pts
1 ADD-Day’s picks 75-48 75
2 tdtgodfather’s picks 73-50 73
3 hbry28′s picks 71-52 71
4 Cbkao’s picks 70-53 70
4 fander4′s picks 70-53 70
6 Geauxrillas 68-55 68
6 Geauxst22′s picks 68-55 68
8 WatsonTiger’s picks 67-56 67
8 TigerinVA’s picks 67-56 67
8 bobbyhebertssoncan’tblock’s picks 67-56 67
8 Antonio Banderas 67-56 67
8 LSUchad’s picks 67-56 67
8 Screaming Beagles’s picks 67-56 67
8 tommyallenn’s picks 67-56 67
15 BigSabanFan’s picks 66-57 66
15 alange’s picks 66-57 66
15 Texas Tiger’s picks 66-57 66
15 muddybayou’s picks 66-57 66
15 glock9mm’s picks 66-57 66
20 PodKATT’s picks 65-58 65
20 Tombstone’s picks 65-58 65
20 Jahiegel 65-58 65
20 crafdog’s picks 65-58 65
24 larnus’s picks 64-59 64
24 GLB123′s picks 64-59 64
24 feedfixer’s picks 64-59 64
24 LeesvillesBest’s picks 64-59 64
24 tigerrat’s picks 64-59 64
24 jk567′s picks 64-59 64
24 Kattgodfather’s picks 64-59 64
31 starvin marvin’s picks 63-60 63
31 Jrlz’s picks 63-60 63
31 robbiesqp’s picks 63-60 63
34 Ryan Perrilloux’s Goatee 62-61 62
34 BigWee 62-61 62
34 crip’s picks 62-61 62
34 CDUB’s picks 62-61 62
34 Mike the Tiger 62-61 62
34 tarpon6_2002′s picks 62-61 62
34 sb42178′s picks 62-61 62
34 LSUDeathValley’s picks 62-61 62
42 wayfaringtiger’s picks 61-62 61
42 Foreigner 61-62 61
42 Geaux Show Guest’s picks 61-62 61
42 lfouts’s picks 61-62 61
42 geauxpetty’s picks 61-62 61
42 Cms056′s picks 61-62 61
42 shelby924′s picks 61-62 61
42 HUTCH’s picks 61-62 61
42 JaMarc’s Upside’s picks 61-62 61
42 InTheBleachers’s picks 61-62 61
52 Geaux Dere 60-63 60
52 BZACHARY’s picks 60-63 60
52 haveagreatday’s picks 60-63 60
52 tell burke’s picks 60-63 60
56 Poseur’s picks 59-64 59
56 jobsjox 59-64 59
58 Grayhound 57-66 57
58 valsufan’s picks 57-66 57
58 OkieTigerTK’s picks 57-66 57
58 Big McLargeHuge’s picks 57-66 57
62 Purpletiger006′s picks 56-67 56
62 SassyTGR12′s picks 56-67 56
62 NuttinbutFun’s picks 56-67 56
65 Dmarzio’s picks 47-76 47
65 janepriceestrada’s picks 47-76 47
67 ga_dawg_in_ut’s picks 8-115 8

 

Only one really big upset in Michigan’s disaster at Happy Valley. Otherwise, nothing terribly shocking. Baylor should have convinced any doubters after that performance.

Top Matchups
PodKATT’s
Pick
Picks For Matchup Picks For Home
Spread
PodKATT’s
Pick
PodKATT’s
Points
35 pick(s) 76%
Auburn vs Mississippi
51 - 31
24% 11 pick(s) +7.5 1
21 pick(s) 46%
Baylor vs Texas
30 - 22
54% 25 pick(s) -7.5 1
18 pick(s) 39%
Georgia vs Florida
31 - 34
61% 28 pick(s) +3.5  
15 pick(s) 33%
Kentucky vs Mississippi St.
17 - 24
67% 31 pick(s) -6.5 1
37 pick(s) 80%
Michigan vs Penn St.
31 - 41
20% 9 pick(s) +2.5  
27 pick(s) 59%
Michigan St. vs Iowa
6 - 37
41% 19 pick(s) -6.5 1
20 pick(s) 43%
Missouri vs Nebraska
17 - 31
57% 26 pick(s) -7.5  
31 pick(s) 67%
Oregon vs Southern California
53 - 32
33% 15 pick(s) +6.5 1
40 pick(s) 87%
Stanford vs Washington
41 - 0
13% 6 pick(s) +7.5 1
28 pick(s) 61%
Syracuse vs Cincinnati
31 - 7
39% 18 pick(s) +7.5 1
20 pick(s) 43%
Tennessee vs South Carolina
24 - 38
57% 26 pick(s) -17.5  
5 pick(s) 11%
Vanderbilt vs Arkansas
14 - 49
89% 41 pick(s) -22.5 1

 

Armed Forces double bill this weekend, I’ll take the Falcons over the Camo Knights (seriously, those all-camos look awesome) and the Pirates over the Middies in a game that should not be decided on land. Zona gives Stanford a scare, but not enough, Baylor handles the 40-year-old men who are without their best receiver, A&M with that newish QB is ripe to pull an upset and K State puts the final dagger in Texas’ season.

Date Away Team Pick Point
Value
Pick Home Team Home
Spread

PodKATT’s

Selection

Sat 11/06 12:00pm Air Force (5-4) 1 Army (5-3) +7.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 03:30pm (6)Alabama (7-1) 1 (10)LSU (7-1) +6.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 08:00pm (15)Arizona (7-1) 1 (13)Stanford (7-1) -8.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 07:00pm (18)Arkansas (6-2) 1 (19)South Carolina (6-2) -3.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 12:30pm (21)Baylor (7-2) 1 (17)Oklahoma St. (7-1) -7.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 12:00pm Florida (5-3) 1 Vanderbilt (2-6) +14.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 12:00pm La.-Lafayette (2-6) 1 Mississippi (3-5) -27.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 03:30pm Navy (5-3) 1 East Caro. (5-3) -3.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 07:00pm (8)Oklahoma (7-1) 1 Texas A&M (5-3) +4.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 03:30pm (3)TCU (9-0) 1 (5)Utah (8-0) +6.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 08:00pm Tennessee (2-6) 1 Memphis (1-7) +19.5
Matchup
Sat 11/06 08:00pm Texas (4-4) 1 Kansas St. (5-3) +4.5
Matchup

 

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Blog Pollin Ten

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Here we go, after a one week absence due to time on the DL…

 

Um, yeah.  Justifications after the jump.

1-5.  I don’t think anyone has any quibbles with my top four except Oregon partisans.  Auburn has beaten four teams in the BlogPoll top 25.  That ends the discussion for me.  Wisconsins sneaks in at #5, as they have quietly put together a great resume with wins over Ohio St and Iowa, plus a win over Arizona St.  Those are elite wins against two teams that may finish the year in the top ten (we’ll get to my Ohio st rating in a second).

6-10.  Utah is the only undefeated not in the top 5.  Their best win is Pitt, which should explain that.  Nebraska has some great wins (Mizzou, Okie St, and even K-State).  LSU and Bama could easily be flipped.  LSU’s losing some of the quality of their wins, but they still have quantity of BCS wins.  State is now LSU’s best win, though.  OU’s wins have lost a lot of luster as FSU, Air Force, and Texas keep dropping games.  It’s killing the Sooners. 

11-15.  I know most people have Stanford in the top ten, and I like them too.  But their best win is USC.  You only get so much mileage out of losing to Oregon.  Arizona ranks ahead of them: same record, same conference, but throw in a win over Iowa.  I’m going more and more off resume here.  Michigan St and Mizzou both have nice resumes (though Sparty has much better wins), but both got blown off the field last week.  And honestly, its not like either has a ton of big name scalps.  Which brings me to Ohio St at #15.  Yeah, I know.  Ohio St’s best win is Miami, and unranked team currently 5th in the dreadful ACC.  OSU’s best conference win is either Purdue or illinois.  Either way, it’s not impressive.  BEAT SOMEBODY.  We’re too far into the season to rank a team based on their brand.  Ohio St can certainly climb the polls, but they have managed to get to November with no real quality wins. 

16-20.  Iowa has some big pelts but also two losses.  Same with South Carolina.  Oklahoma St finally has a decent win, over Kansas St, but I don’tthink that’s a great win.  A very thin resume.  Mississippi State’s two losses are both to top ten teams.  Give it up.

21-25.  Sic em!  I’m probably over-ranking the Bears just a tad, as their best win is either K-State or Texas in Austin, but come on… it’s Baylor.  Let’s enjoy this while it lasts.  Arkansas lacks quality wins but they have no bad losses.  state gets the nod over VT for being the 2-loss ACC team that didn’t lose to James Madison (and Maryland’s best win is Navy, speaking of weak schedules).  Oregon St and Florida fill out the last two spots for being 3-loss teams with tough schedules.  There’s really no one who desreves those last two spots, so let’s give it to teams who went and played good teams.  though it helps to win.       


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