Sunday, November 23, 2014

College Football Rankings - 23 Nov

None of last week's top 3 - Ole Miss, Alabama, and Baylor - played up to par yesterday, so the Georgia Bulldogs, who destroyed their SEC cupcake, took advantage and moved into the #1 spot vacated by the Rebels after they were shut out by Arkansas. The Bulldogs need Missouri to lose in order to make the SEC title game, but I think that will happen, and Georgia just may give Alabama a pretty good game. Here are this week's full rankings:





Rec
ProjRec
SOS
TW
LW
Team
Rating
W
L
W
L
Curr
Over
1
4
Georgia
-30.246
9
2
10
3
15
11
2
2
Alabama
-28.556
10
1
11
2
6
5
3
11
Mississippi State
-24.508
10
1
10
2
25
15
4
5
Marshall
-24.2
11
0
13
0
115
113
5
3
Baylor
-23.763
9
1
11
1
94
91
6
17
Arkansas
-22.585
6
5
7
5
4
3
7
1
Ole Miss
-22.094
8
3
9
3
3
2
8
6
Ohio State
-21.75
10
1
12
1
69
85
9
8
Oregon
-21.536
10
1
12
1
70
77
10
7
TCU
-20.464
9
1
11
1
72
80
11
13
Oklahoma
-19.994
8
3
9
3
19
30
12
9
Wisconsin
-19.401
9
2
10
3
109
110
13
15
Michigan State
-19.367
9
2
10
2
110
106
14
16
Auburn
-18.974
8
3
8
4
2
1
15
12
Georgia Tech
-17.934
9
2
10
3
38
20
16
27
Boise State
-17.78
9
2
11
2
49
41
17
32
Florida
-17.75
6
4
7
4
21
16
18
10
Memphis
-16.951
8
3
9
3
81
102
19
20
UCLA
-16.198
9
2
10
3
12
13
20
14
Louisiana Tech
-15.676
7
4
8
5
44
48
21
49
Brigham Young
-15.377
7
4
8
4
56
57
22
19
Tennessee
-14.515
5
6
6
6
1
4
23
22
Kansas State
-14.263
8
2
9
3
37
33
24
23
LSU
-14.169
7
4
7
5
7
7
25
39
Missouri
-13.411
9
2
9
3
20
14
26
25
Western Michigan
-13.368
8
3
9
3
120
123
27
26
Clemson
-13.267
8
3
9
3
46
38
28
44
Cincinnati
-12.789
7
3
9
3
90
89
29
34
Utah State
-12.324
9
3
9
4
99
71
30
18
Miami (FL)
-12.184
6
5
7
5
13
19
31
36
Colorado State
-12.141
10
1
11
1
116
111
32
40
Arizona
-12.131
9
2
10
2
71
66
33
28
Louisville
-12.044
8
3
9
3
51
65
34
41
South Carolina
-11.906
6
5
6
6
14
9
35
21
Florida State
-11.847
11
0
12
1
73
63
36
35
Texas A&M
-11.719
7
4
8
4
5
6
37
31
Georgia Southern
-10.26
8
3
9
3
113
122
38
29
West Virginia
-9.8684
6
5
7
5
16
22
39
24
USC
-9.6293
7
4
8
4
61
56
40
33
Arizona State
-9.4818
9
2
9
3
91
69
41
52
UCF
-9.2248
7
3
8
4
125
118
42
42
Texas
-8.2753
6
5
6
6
28
26
43
53
East Carolina
-7.5975
7
3
8
4
112
112
44
56
Appalachian State
-7.1552
6
5
7
5
118
124
45
38
Nebraska
-6.9303
8
3
8
4
75
67
46
54
Stanford
-6.3339
6
5
6
6
74
50
47
50
Minnesota
-6.2515
8
3
8
4
78
55
48
45
Virginia Tech
-6.1067
5
6
6
6
18
21
49
37
Arkansas State
-6.0428
7
4
8
4
80
107
50
62
Virginia
-5.7737
6
5
6
6
22
18
51
75
North Carolina
-5.6753
5
6
6
6
17
25
52
47
Navy
-5.5312
5
5
7
5
82
94
53
30
Duke
-5.1379
8
3
9
3
85
100
54
70
Western Kentucky
-5.0913
7
4
7
5
104
74
55
58
Boston College
-4.4916
6
5
7
5
36
59
56
60
Rice
-4.3393
7
4
7
5
97
70
57
64
Washington
-4.0267
7
5
8
5
96
95
58
57
Houston
-3.8752
6
4
7
5
121
121
59
48
Air Force
-3.8395
8
3
8
4
107
103
60
43
Louisiana-Lafayette
-3.5067
7
4
8
4
76
88
61
55
Notre Dame
-3.46
7
4
7
5
57
39
62
65
UAB
-3.3091
4
7
5
7
23
27
63
73
Pittsburgh
-2.5688
5
6
5
7
50
60
64
76
Northern Illinois
-2.38
9
2
9
3
117
101
65
61
Temple
-2.1959
5
5
6
6
77
78
66
68
Toledo
-2.0718
7
4
8
5
89
104
67
67
Iowa
-1.8801
7
4
8
4
105
105
68
63
Penn State
-1.6837
6
5
6
6
102
90
69
51
Nevada
-1.5884
6
5
7
5
53
64
70
79
San Diego State
-1.3149
6
5
7
5
106
119
71
69
Bowling Green
-1.1501
7
4
8
5
88
98
72
46
Utah
-1.1078
7
4
8
4
31
43
73
77
Maryland
-1.0112
7
4
8
4
30
45
74
71
Middle Tennessee
-0.8438
6
5
6
6
35
35
75
81
Northwestern
-0.4537
5
6
6
6
63
87
76
86
Fresno State
0.40598
5
6
6
7
86
99
77
78
North Carolina State
0.57877
6
5
6
6
66
58
78
66
UTEP
0.82933
6
5
7
5
103
109
79
87
Texas State
1.30451
5
6
6
6
128
128
80
89
Kentucky
1.62074
5
6
5
7
10
8
81
59
California
1.72734
5
6
5
7
41
34
82
74
Central Michigan
1.8059
7
5
7
5
126
125
83
72
Michigan
1.8857
5
6
5
7
83
54
84
95
Florida Atlantic
3.82614
3
8
4
8
33
44
85
85
North Texas
3.91644
4
7
5
7
111
116
86
102
Ball State
3.92273
4
7
4
8
123
120
87
96
Florida International
4.60553
4
8
4
8
100
97
88
90
Ohio
4.64061
5
6
5
7
98
96
89
84
South Alabama
4.69451
6
5
6
6
67
68
90
113
Akron
5.05652
5
6
6
6
114
117
91
108
Louisiana-Monroe
5.07004
4
7
4
8
92
73
92
100
Buffalo
5.55859
4
6
4
7
127
127
93
111
Old Dominion
5.94246
5
6
5
7
79
84
94
104
Southern Miss
6.01446
3
8
3
9
8
12
95
82
Washington State
6.67476
3
8
3
9
47
51
96
107
Miami (OH)
6.68732
2
9
3
9
62
75
97
92
Massachusetts
6.8776
3
8
4
8
124
126
98
101
Oklahoma State
7.06774
5
6
5
7
45
29
99
93
Syracuse
7.33134
3
8
3
9
60
52
100
112
Texas Tech
7.39107
4
7
4
8
26
17
101
94
San Jose State
7.82165
3
8
3
9
54
46
102
110
Illinois
7.82665
5
6
5
7
40
37
103
80
Rutgers
7.94986
6
5
6
6
39
36
104
97
Colorado
8.14848
2
9
2
10
24
31
105
116
Indiana
8.1744
3
8
4
8
32
47
106
88
Purdue
8.24209
3
8
3
9
42
49
107
98
New Mexico
8.47212
3
8
4
8
59
81
108
99
Vanderbilt
8.53678
3
8
3
9
11
10
109
105
Hawaii
8.79384
4
8
4
9
108
108
110
115
Troy
8.93223
3
8
3
9
95
93
111
83
Wyoming
9.13831
4
7
4
8
27
32
112
91
Oregon State
9.24859
5
6
5
7
93
72
113
118
South Florida
9.30296
4
7
4
8
84
86
114
120
Wake Forest
9.9206
3
8
3
9
55
42
115
114
Iowa State
10.5054
2
8
2
10
48
28
116
109
Tulane
10.6301
3
8
3
9
34
40
117
103
Kansas
10.6323
3
8
3
9
29
24
118
121
Tulsa
10.8938
2
9
2
10
58
62
119
119
Kent State
10.9446
1
9
1
10
87
92
120
123
Army
10.9668
4
7
4
8
119
115
121
124
UNLV
11.1262
2
10
2
11
52
61
122
106
UTSA
11.1376
3
8
3
9
64
82
123
122
Idaho
12.7114
1
9
1
10
101
79
124
117
Connecticut
13.8275
2
8
3
9
68
83
125
125
New Mexico State
17.7797
2
9
2
10
122
114
126
128
Eastern Michigan
19.6377
2
9
2
10
43
53
127
126
Georgia State
21.0866
1
10
1
11
65
76
128
127
Southern Methodist
23.23
0
10
0
12
9
23

Mississippi State finally made a move upward this week, getting into the range where the polls have had them all season, and it all started with a 51-0 shutout of Vanderbilt yesterday. The other thing that really helped the Bulldogs' climb was their win over Arkansas 3 weeks ago, which is looking better each week, especially since they actually scored against the Razorbacks.

Since that close loss to Mississippi State, Arkansas has taken complete control, winning back-to-back games over ranked team in shutout fashion, taking down LSU 17-0 and Ole Miss, last week's #1 team, 30-0. This same team lost by a single point against Alabama earlier in the season, and all 5 losses came to teams that were AP top ten at the time of the loss, though Texas A&M and Auburn have started to slide a little lately.

Boise State joined the top 25 for the first time this season after drubbing the Wyoming Cowboys late last night, and it looks like the Broncos will end up as the MWC champions yet again this season, despite the fact that Colorado State has a better overall record. Because the two teams will likely end up tied at 7-1 in the conference, the tiebreaker will come down to the result of their game clear back in week 2, when Boise State handed the Rams their only loss of the season.

Playoff Picks

Georgia
Alabama
Baylor
Ohio State

Alternates: Oregon, Marshall, TCU, Mississippi State

Predictions

Upset picks are in italics.

NFL

Cleveland at Atlanta - Falcons by 1
Tennessee at Philadelphia - Eagles by 13
Detroit at New England - Patriots by 15
Green Bay at Minnesota - Packers by 13
Jacksonville at Indianapolis - Colts by 17
Cincinnati at Houston - Texans by 7
Tampa Bay at Chicago - Bears by 8
Arizona at Seattle - Seahawks by 2
Saint Louis at San Diego - Chargers by 8
Miami at Denver - Broncos by 1
Washington at San Francisco - 49ers by 14
Dallas at NY Giants - Cowboys by 5

NBA

LA Clippers at Memphis - Grizzlies by 3
Portland at Boston - Trail Blazers by 10
Charlotte at Miami - Heat by 6
Golden State at Oklahoma City - Warriors by 13
Denver at LA Lakers - Nuggets by 1

College Basketball

Valparaiso vs. Maine - Crusaders by 13
Charleston vs. George Mason - Cougars by 9
Wofford vs. Sam Houston - Terriers by 1
Youngstown State vs. UNC Greensboro - Penguins by 6
Massachusetts vs. Florida State - Minutemen by 3
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Central Michigan - Chippewas by 20
Southern Illinois vs. UIC - Salukis by 5
American vs. Morehead State - AU Eagles by 5
Drexel vs. Cornell - Big Red by 2
South Dakota at Fairfield - Coyotes by 6
Columbia at Lehigh - Lions by 2
Texas A&M-CC at Saint Louis - Billikens by 21
Central Connecticut State vs. Bethune-Cookman - Wildcats by 1
Merchant Marine at Stony Brook - Seawolves by 35
Texas A&M vs. New Mexico - Aggies by 9
CS Northridge at Arkansas-Little Rock - Trojans by 1
Longwood at Eastern Michigan - Eagles by 15
Providence vs. Notre Dame - Fighting Irish by 6
Newman at (11) Wichita State - Shockers by 45
Northwestern State at (18) Oklahoma - Sooners by 32
Coppin State at Denver - Pioneers by 27
Catawba at Radford - Highlanders by 33
Jackson State at UAB - Blazers by 4
Yale at Kent State - Bulldogs by 1
USC vs. Penn State - Nittany Lions by 10
South Florida at NC State - Wolfpack by 25
NC Central at Creighton - Eagles by 4
St. Katherine at UC Riverside - Highlanders by 21
Nichols at Holy Cross - Crusaders by 43
Towson at Monmouth - Hawks by 12
Wagner at Hofstra - Pride by 15
Dayton vs. Boston College - Flyers by 3
Samford vs. UMKC - Kangaroos by 13
North Carolina A&T at Bradley - Braves by 1
Eastern Illinois at Cincinnati - Bearcats by 17
Presbyterian at Louisiana Tech - Bulldogs by 34
FAU at Georgia - Bulldogs by 16
St. Francis (NY) at Rutgers - Scarlet Knights by 6
Navy vs. Binghamton - Bearcats by 1
Montana State at (1) Kentucky - Wildcats by 40
Iona at North Texas - Gaels by 5
USC Upstate at UCF - Spartans by 10
UMass Lowell at Fordham - Rams by 2
Gardner-Webb vs. Seton Hall - Runnin Bulldogs by 3
(17) Connecticut vs. West Virginia - Mountaineers by 8
Akron vs. South Carolina - Gamecocks by 7
Sacred Heart at (20) Ohio State - Buckeyes by 21
Delaware at CS Bakersfield - Roadrunners by 9
Tennessee State at Vanderbilt - Commodores by 17
Hood at Howard - Bison by 32
Northern Arizona at Ole Miss - Rebels by 15
Washington vs. Pacific - Huskies by 15
San Diego Christian at Loyola Marymount - Lions by 27
Mercer at Colorado State - Rams by 22
Northeastern vs. Manhattan - Huskies by 8
UC Irvine at Saint Mary's - Anteaters by 2
Miami (FL) vs. Charlotte - Hurricanes by 11
Old Dominion vs. Illinois State - Monarchs by 18
Long Beach State at UCLA - Bruins by 14
Montana at Seattle - Grizzlies by 1

Prediction Results

College Football: 35-15 (.700) 549-204 overall (.729)
Upsets: 2-4 (.333) 41-75 overall (.353)
NBA: 7-2 (.778) 133-59 overall (.693)
Upsets: 1-1 (.500) 19-19 overall (.500)
College Basketball: 71-18 (.798) 536-112 overall (.827)
Upsets: 10-6 (.625) 24-35 overall (.407)
Pick of the Day: 9-0

Pick of the Day


Kentucky

The Wildcats are ranked #1 nationally and beat #5 Kansas by 32 points this week, so a visit from the winless Montana State Bobcats would be a cakewalk for the Kentucky JV team.