Tuesday, October 25, 2011

College Football Rewind - Week 8

Due to Tuesday Night Games, I am getting the base information of the "rewind" out so my atrocious picks can be published for all to see on the world wide web.  I altered the format a little bit, moving some of the conference information into comparison format. 

I am also giving Clemson the kiss-of-death this week, moving them into the BCS Title Game with Alabama.  There appears to be something special about this Tigers team, and I still believe Oklahoma State and Stanford have too tough a road to come through unblemished.  The mediocre ACC, very manageable for Clemson.

Time permitting, further analysis will be added.

Overall Pick Record:  362-114, 76% (31-21 Last Week)

Conference            Week      Overall     Non-Conf     BCS Non-Conf
ACC                         6-6          53-35           29-11                 6-7
Big East                     3-3          34-22           25-13                 4-9
Big 12                       4-4          46-22           27-3                   6-3
Big 10                       5-5          54-33           34-13                 6-5
PAC-12                    6-5          47-38           22-13                 6-8
SEC                          5-3          57-30           31-4                   6-2
C-USA                     7-5          42-45           21-24                 5-16
MWC                       2-3          27-26           19-18                 2-7
MAC                        6-6          46-55           21-30                 3-26
WAC                        3-3          23-34           12-23                 2-12
Sun Belt                    4-4          27-36           11-20                 2-15
Independent              1-3          14-15           14-15                 5-7

Bowl Changes: NC State in, Virginia out.  My Current Bowl Order:  Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest, NC State.
My record: 45-19
This Week:  Miami(FL) over Virginia, Florida State over NC State, Virginia Tech over Duke, Maryland over Boston College, Wake Forest over North Carolina, Clemson over Georgia Tech

Big East
Bowl Changes:  My current Bowl Order:  Cincinnati, West Virginia, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, South Florida.
My Record: 31-16
This Week:  Pittsburgh over Connecticut, Syracuse over Louisville, West Virginia over Rutgers

Big 12
Bowl Changes: My current Bowl Order:  Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor, Missouri.
My Record: 39-10
This Week:  Texas A&M over Missouri, Oklahoma State over Baylor, Oklahoma over Kansas State, Texas over Kansas, Texas Tech over Iowa State

Big Ten
Bowl Changes: Purdue in, Northwestern out.  Current Bowl Order:  Wisconsin, Michigan State, Nebraska, Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Iowa, Illinois, Purdue.
My Record: 52-15
This Week:  Michigan State over Nebraska, Northwestern over Indiana, Michigan over Purdue, Penn State over Illinois, Iowa over Minnesota, Wisconsin over Ohio State

Bowl Changes:  California in, UCLA out.  Current Bowl Order:  Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, Washington, Utah, California.
My Record: 46-14
This Week: Oregon over Washington State, Arizona State over Colorado, California over UCLA, USC over Stanford, Utah over Oregon State, Washington over Arizona

Bowl Changes: Current Bowl Order:  Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State.
My Record: 50-11
This Week:  Arkansas over Vanderbilt, Georgia over Florida, Auburn over Ole Miss, Mississippi State over Kentucky, Tennessee over South Carolina

Conference USA
Bowl Changes:  Current Bowl Order:  Houston, Southern Mississippi, SMU, Tulsa, UTEP, Marshall, Central Florida.
My Record: 53-13
This Week:  Houston over Rice, Marshall over UAB, East Carolina over Tulane, Tulsa over SMU, Central Florida over Memphis, Southern Mississippi over UTEP

Mountain West
Bowl Changes:  Current Bowl Order:  Boise State, TCU, San Diego State, Air Force, Wyoming(tenuous)
My Record: 36-9
This Week: TCU over BYU, Air Force over New Mexico, Colorado State over UNLV, San Diego State over Wyoming

Bowl Changes:  Current Bowl Order:  Toledo, Northern Illinois, Temple, Eastern Michigan.  Western Michigan, Bowling Green and Ohio (alternates).
My Record: 57-19
This Week:  Central Michigan over Akron, Bowling Green over Kent State, Western Michigan over Ball State, Miami(OH) over Buffalo

Bowl Changes:  Utah State out, Fresno State in (qualifies at 6-7).  Current Bowl Order:  Nevada, Hawaii, Fresno State.
My Record: 33-13
This week:  San Jose State over Louisiana Tech, Hawaii over Idaho, Nevada over New Mexico State

Sun Belt
Bowl Changes:  Current Bowl Order:  Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette.  Florida International and Troy (alternates).
My Record: 35-12
This Week:  Florida International over Troy, Arkansas State over North Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette over Middle Tennessee, Louisiana-Monroe over Western Kentucky

Bowl Changes: Navy out.  Notre Dame and BYU all remain projected bowl-eligible.
My Record: 21-8
This Week: TCU over BYU, Notre Dame over Navy, Army over Fordham

Updated Bowl Predictions
National Championship Game:  Clemson vs Alabama
Rose:  Wisconsin vs Oregon
Sugar:  Boise State vs LSU
Fiesta:  Oklahoma State vs Stanford
Orange:  Cincinnati vs Oklahoma
Capitol One:  Arkansas vs Michigan State
Gator:  Florida vs Michigan
Cotton:  Texas A&M vs Georgia
Alamo: Kansas State vs Arizona State
Outback:  South Carolina vs Nebraska
Chick Fil-A:  Virginia Tech vs Auburn
Sun:  Georgia Tech vs Utah
Holiday:  Texas vs Washington
Champs:  Notre Dame vs Florida State
Liberty:  Mississippi State vs Houston
Belk:  Miami vs West Virginia
Independence:  Wake Forest vs Air Force
Music City:  Tennessee vs North Carolina
Pinstripe:  Rutgers vs Missouri
Kraft Fight Hunger:  Purdue vs South Florida
Meineke Car Care:  Ohio State vs Baylor
Insight:  Texas Tech vs Penn State
Ticket City:  Iowa vs SMU
Little Caesars:  Illinois vs Northern Illinois
Humanitarian: Temple vs Fresno State
Hawaii:  Hawaii vs Marshall
Beef O'Bradys:  Pittsburgh vs Southern Mississippi
Armed Forces:  BYU vs Tulsa
Las Vegas:  California vs TCU
Poinsettia:  San Diego State vs Nevada
GoDaddy.com:  Toledo vs Louisiana-Lafayette
New Orleans:  Arkansas State vs UTEP
BBVA Compass:  Syracuse vs Florida International
New Mexico:  Wyoming vs Eastern Michigan
Military:  Central Florida vs NC State

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