Thursday, November 27, 2014

Predictions - 27 Nov

Upset picks are in italics.

NFL

Chicago at Detroit - Lions by 7
Philadelphia at Dallas - Cowboys by 1
Seattle at San Francisco - Seahawks by 2

College Football

LSU at Texas A&M - Aggies by 3
(5) TCU at Texas - Horned Frogs by 7

College Basketball

Santa Clara vs. Tennessee - Volunteers by 7
Robert Morris vs. UL Monroe - Warhawks by 23
Butler at Oklahoma - Bulldogs by 7
(11) Kansas vs. Rhode Island - Rams by 1
Brown vs. Austin Peay - Bears by 5
Princeton vs. UTEP - Miners by 11
Coastal Carolina at Chattanooga - Mocs by 1
Georgetown at (2) Wisconsin - Badgers by 27
FIU at USC Upstate - Spartans by 15
LIU Brooklyn vs. Stony Brook - Seawolves by 5
San Diego vs. Xavier - Musketeers by 14
Indiana State vs. Illinois - Fighting Illini by 23
Western Kentucky vs. Saint Joseph's - Hawks by 5
CS Fullerton vs. Wright State - Raiders by 6
(20) Michigan State vs. Rider - Spartans by 16
(5) North Carolina at (22) UCLA - Tar Heels by 5
Marquette vs. Georgia Tech - Golden Eagles by 4
Long Beach State vs. Western Michigan - Broncos by 3
Prairie View vs. Stephen F Austin - Lumberjacks by 5
(18) Florida at UAB - Gators by 14
Rice at Mercer - Bears by 12
San Jose State vs. Washington - Huskies by 20
Memphis vs. Baylor - Bears by 3
Washington State at UC Santa Barbara - Gauchos by 21

Prediction Results

NBA: 12-1 (.923) 159-63 overall (.716)
Upsets: 0-1 (.000) 19-20 overall (.487)
College Basketball: 52-20 (.722) 738-170 overall (.813)
Upsets: 3-5 (.375) 37-57 overall (.394)
Pick of the Day: 13-0

Pick of the Day


Washington

The Huskies face San Jose State tonight in the Wooden Legacy opener, and the Spartans have gone 0-3 against Division I teams so far this year, and none was as good as Washington.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Predictions - 26 Nov

Upset picks are in italics.

NBA

Portland at New Orleans - Trail Blazers by 3
Washington at Cleveland - Cavaliers by 4
Golden State at Orlando - Warriors by 15
Brooklyn at Philadelphia - Nets by 10
New York at Dallas - Mavericks by 18
Toronto at Atlanta - Raptors by 8
LA Clippers at Detroit - Clippers by 10
Sacramento at Houston - Kings by 3
Milwaukee at Minnesota - Bucks by 1
Utah at Oklahoma City - Thunder by 2
Indiana at San Antonio - Spurs by 14
Denver at Phoenix - Suns by 5
Memphis at LA Lakers - Grizzlies by 10

College Basketball

(5) North Carolina vs. Butler - Bulldogs by 6
Rochester (MI) at Eastern Michigan - Eagles by 26
Robert Morris at Chattanooga - Mocs by 28
Marist vs. Fresno State - Bulldogs by 6
Liberty vs. Morgan State - Bears by 10
Denver at Belmont - Bruins by 13
American at Hampton - Eagles by 2
Samford at Kennesaw State - Owls by 2
Northeastern at Massachusetts - Huskies by 2
Sacred Heart at James Madison - Dukes by 7
UL Monroe vs. Coastal Carolina - Warhawks by 15
Missouri at Chaminade - Tigers by 15
Hawaii vs. East Carolina - Pirates by 3
Oklahoma at (22) UCLA - Bruins by 10
Oral Roberts vs. Milwaukee - Panthers by 5
North Florida vs. Elon - Ospreys by 1
Chicago State vs. Western Carolina - Catamounts by 3
Furman at (4) Duke - Blue Devils by 54
Purdue vs. BYU - Cougars by 1
San Francisco vs. Evansville - Purple Aces by 7
UAB at (2) Wisconsin - Badgers by 48
Cleveland State at (6) Louisville - Cardinals by 37
Campbell at (16) Ohio State - Buckeyes by 51
Delaware State at Iona - Gaels by 15
Canisius at Cornell - Griffins by 2
Davidson at UCF - Knights by 1
Albany at Colgate - Great Danes by 1
Lafayette at Yale - Bulldogs by 6
Grambling State at Notre Dame - Fighting Irish by 54
Mount St. Mary's at Wake Forest - Demon Deacons by 30
Richmond at NC State - Wolfpack by 1
St. John's vs. Minnesota - Golden Gophers by 18
Trinity Baptist at Jacksonville - Dolphins by 11
Longwood at George Washington - Colonials by 36
UMKC at Youngstown State - Penguins by 4
Bryant at Vermont - Catamounts by 1
Georgia State at Oakland - Panthers by 16
Goucher at Towson - Tigers by 35
Harrisburg at Navy - Midshipmen by 22
Miami (OH) vs. Virginia Tech - Redhawks by 1
VMI vs. (21) West Virginia - Mountaineers by 7
Kansas State vs. Pittsburgh - Wildcats by 8
Radford at TCU - Horned Frogs by 13
Texas Southern at SMU - Mustangs by 29
Wayne State at South Dakota - Coyotes by 33
Lehigh at DePaul - Blue Demons by 1
UC Riverside at Loyola Marymount - Lions by 4
UNC Asheville at South Carolina - Gamecocks by 12
UT Pan American at Utah - Utes by 50
Morehead State at Marshall - Thundering Herd by 20
Tennessee Tech at SE Louisiana - Golden Eagles by 11
Mississippi Valley State at North Texas - Mean Green by 32
Northern Illinois at Iowa - Hawkeyes by 15
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Green Bay - Phoenix by 7
Eastern Kentucky at Southern Utah - Colonels by 43
Carroll (MT) at Montana - Grizzlies by 39
Stetson at Wyoming - Cowboys by 20
Florida A&M at New Mexico State - Aggies by 23
Auburn vs. Oregon State - Beavers by 3
Northern Kentucky at Eastern Washington - Eagles by 17
Utah Valley at Idaho State - Wolverines by 15
Georgia vs. (10) Gonzaga - Gonzaga Bulldogs by 31
Georgetown at (18) Florida - Gators by 26
Northwestern vs. Northern Iowa - Panthers by 11
(3) Arizona vs. (15) San Diego State - Aztecs by 5
Utah State at UC Davis - Aggies by 3
Cal Poly at California - Golden Bears by 30
North Dakota vs. Alabama State - Hornets by 6
Portland State at CS Northridge - Vikings by 1
Pacific at Alaska Anchorage - Tigers by 17
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma State - Cowboys by 8
Missouri State at Colorado State - Rams by 16

Prediction Results

College Football: 0-1 (.000) 549-205 overall (.728)
Upsets: 0-1 (.000) 41-76 overall (.350)
NBA: 3-2 (.600) 147-62 overall (.703)
College Basketball: 60-15 (.800) 686-150 overall (.821)
Upsets: 2-5 (.286) 34-52 overall (.395)
Pick of the Day: 12-0

Pick of the Day


Utah

The Utes are playing UT Pan American tonight in their own home tournament, and while the Broncs are undefeated so far, they haven't played a real team yet, so Utah should bring them back down to earth.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NFL Rankings - 25 Nov

New England rose to the top last week, then went out and validated it on Sunday, destroying the Detroit Lions 34-9 to earn their 7th win in a row. They have now won 4 in a row by at least 20 points, and 3 in a row over leaders of other divisions, and they have a chance to extend all of those streaks this weekend in Green Bay, which is #2 in the rankings again this week. Here are this week's full rankings:





Rec
ProjRec
SOS

TW
LW
Team
Rating
W
L
W
L
Curr
Over
Seed
1
1
New England
-16.5368
9
2
13
3
12
6
A1
2
2
Green Bay
-12.5746
8
3
12
4
22
17
N1
3
3
Miami
-11.4645
6
5
10
6
3
7
A5
4
4
Kansas City
-9.48079
7
4
10
6
6
8
A6
5
5
Denver
-8.79363
8
3
11
5
4
5
A2
6
10
Buffalo
-6.8023
6
5
8
8
8
3

7
7
Seattle
-6.6745
7
4
10
6
18
13
N6
8
8
Indianapolis
-5.94627
7
4
10
6
20
22
A3
9
9
Baltimore
-5.57476
7
4
10
6
26
25
A4
10
6
Arizona
-3.52606
9
2
12
4
21
14
N2
11
13
Philadelphia
-3.4009
8
3
11
5
27
28
N3
12
15
San Diego
-1.44499
7
4
9
7
14
4

13
12
San Francisco
-1.37127
7
4
9
7
17
12

14
16
Dallas
-1.18324
8
3
11
5
32
32
N5
15
17
Pittsburgh
-0.96351
7
4
10
6
29
26

16
14
Houston
-0.57483
5
6
8
8
24
31

17
20
Cincinnati
-0.54736
7.5
3.5
9.5
6.5
19
18

18
11
Detroit
0.14011
7
4
10
6
10
11

19
19
Cleveland
0.70965
7
4
9
7
31
24

20
18
New Orleans
0.94291
4
7
7
9
23
30
N4
21
21
Minnesota
1.46188
4
7
7
9
9
15

22
22
Saint Louis
2.80499
4
7
6
10
7
10

23
24
Chicago
3.5727
5
6
7
9
5
9

24
23
Atlanta
3.6883
4
7
6
10
30
29

25
27
Oakland
4.89138
1
10
2
14
1
2

26
26
NY Giants
6.24208
3
8
5
11
15
21

27
29
Washington
7.05156
3
8
5
11
25
23

28
31
Carolina
8.20788
3.5
7.5
5.5
10.5
16
19

29
30
Tampa Bay
8.45428
2
9
4
12
28
27

30
28
Tennessee
8.47523
2
9
4
12
13
20

31
25
NY Jets
8.90125
2
9
3
13
2
1

32
32
Jacksonville
9.61384
1
10
3
13
11
16


There were some concerns about the Bills this week after their game had to be moved to Detroit due to heavy snowfall in Buffalo, and it also had to due with the fact that the Bills were unable to practice for most of the week, but they erased those concerns with ease yesterday, shooting down the Jets 38-3. The Bills play in one of the toughest divisions in the league, which means they have almost no chance at the playoffs, much like last year's Cardinals, but they are still a team to be feared.

The Arizona Cardinals are still undefeated against teams that didn't make the Super Bowl last year, but those two losses have been decisive, while most of their wins have been close. The Cards will still almost definitely make the playoffs, and have a great shot at a first-round bye in the playoffs, but it will be difficult for them to become the first team to ever play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, especially without Carson Palmer on the field.

Playoff Picks

Wild Card

(3) Colts over (6) Chiefs
(4) Ravens over (5) Dolphins
(3) Eagles over (6) Seahawks
(5) Cowboys over (4) Saints

Divisional Round

(1) Patriots over (4) Ravens
(2) Broncos over (3) Colts
(1) Packers over (5) Cowboys
(3) Eagles over (2) Cardinals

Conference Championships

(1) Patriots over (2) Broncos
(1) Packers over (3) Eagles

Super Bowl

(1) Packers over (1) Patriots

Predictions

Upset picks are in italics.

College Football

Ohio at Miami (OH) - Redhawks by 3

NBA
Atlanta at Washington - Wizards by 7
Golden State at Miami - Warriors by 11
Detroit at Milwaukee - Bucks by 3
Sacramento at New Orleans - Pelicans by 1
Chicago at Denver - Nuggets by 2

College Basketball

Fresno State vs. East Carolina - Bulldogs by 4
Morgan State vs. Elon - Phoenix by 4
Purdue vs. Missouri - Boilermakers by 12
Hawaii vs. Marist - Warriors by 6
Liberty vs. North Florida - Ospreys by 5
Western Carolina vs. Georgia State - Panthers by 13
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Bucknell - Bison by 5
BYU at Chaminade - Cougars by 34
Evansville vs. Green Bay - Purple Aces by 14
UT Arlington at (1) Kentucky - Wildcats by 30
Tennessee State at (8) Virginia - Cavaliers by 38
Hartford at Quinnipiac - Bobcats by 18
St. Peter's at Rutgers - Scarlet Knights by 6
Northern Iowa vs. Virginia Tech - Panthers by 12
Houston at Harvard - Crimson by 5
Hofstra at South Florida - Pride by 2
NC Central at Cincinnati - Eagles by 2
Pennsylvania at Temple - Owls by 18
Western Illinois at William & Mary - Tribe by 14
Boston at New Hampshire - Wildcats by 5
Loyola (MD) at Syracuse - Orange by 26
SE Missouri State at Bowling Green - Falcons by 20
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Ohio - Bobcats by 18
The Citadel at Florida State - Seminoles by 15
Ohio Valley at Wofford - Terriers by 42
William Peace at High Point - Panthers by 34
Toccoa Falls at Presbyterian - Blue Hose by 11
Chicago State at Oakland - Golden Grizzlies by 2
Jackson State at St. Bonaventure - Bonnies by 19
LIU Brooklyn at Saint Joseph's - Hawks by 5
St. Francis (NY) at La Salle - Explorers by 15
Fairleigh Dickinson at Columbia - Lions by 15
Western Kentucky at Stony Brook - Seawolves by 15
UT Martin at Bethune-Cookman - Skyhawks by 13
Mount Ida at UMass Lowell - River Hawks by 32
Detroit at Toledo - Rockets by 16
Alabama vs. Arizona State - Sun Devils by 1
Kansas State vs. (3) Arizona - Wildcats by 7
(14) VCU vs. Oregon - Rams by 1
(25) Arkansas at SMU - Razorbacks by 1
Binghamton at Army - Black Knights by 20
Akron at Penn State - Nittany Lions by 1
Central Arkansas at Charleston Southern - Buccaneers by 23
Howard at UMBC - Bison by 1
St. Francis (PA) at (7) Texas - Longhorns by 31
Eastern Illinois at (23) Creighton - Bluejays by 18
Northwestern State at Texas Tech - Red Raiders by 24
Northern Arizona at Middle Tennessee - Lumberjacks by 9
Texas A&M-CC at Bradley - Islanders by 4
Loyola (IL) at UTSA - Roadrunners by 12
Omaha at Nebraska - Cornhuskers by 17
Minnesota Crookston at North Dakota State - Bison by 28
Southern at Tulane - Green Wave by 17
North Carolina A&T at Saint Louis - Billikens by 18
Troy at Southern Miss - Golden Eagles by 11
Jarvis Christian at Abilene Christian - Wildcats by 25
Jacksonville State at Alabama A&M - Bulldogs by 9
St. Xavier at UIC - Flames by 28
Norfolk State at Vanderbilt - Commodores by 14
Columbia International at South Carolina State - Bulldogs by 25
IUPUI at Drake - Bulldogs by 3
Lamar at Arkansas State - Red Wolves by 12
San Francisco vs. Florida Gulf Coast - Dons by 12
(17) Miami (FL) at Charlotte - Hurricanes by 9
Boise State vs. Idaho - Broncos by 16
Buffalo at Grand Canyon - Bulls by 6
Air Force at Colorado - Buffaloes by 16
UL-Lafayette vs. Oral Roberts - Golden Eagles by 2
Maryland vs. (13) Iowa State - Terrapins by 1
Northwestern vs. Miami (OH) - Wildcats by 6
(12) Villanova vs. (19) Michigan - Wildcats by 9
Pittsburgh vs. (15) San Diego State - Aztecs by 15
Bristol at Sacramento State - Hornets by 29
Delaware at Stanford - Cardinal by 31
CS Fullerton at USC - Trojans by 6

Prediction Results

NFL: 2-0 (1.000) 116-59 overall (.663)
Upsets: 1-0 (1.000) 12-17 overall (.414)
NBA: 6-1 (.857) 144-60 overall (.706)
College Basketball: 42-11 (.792) 626-135 overall (.823)
Upsets: 2-5 (.286) 32-47 overall (.405)
Pick of the Day: 11-0

Pick of the Day


Virginia

The Cavaliers are playing Tennessee State this evening, and while the Tigers are 2-2, those wins are against lower-division teams, and Virginia is still undefeated, which will continue tonight.

Monday, November 24, 2014

College Basketball Rankings - 24 Nov

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have been blowout kings so far this season, winning 3 times by at least 40 points, with the only "close" win coming by 16 points against SMU, which was ranked #15 in my preseason rankings. They are playing Georgia tonight in their second test of the season, but I expect the Zags to ace this test as well. Here are this week's full rankings:





Record
ProjRec
SOS
TW
LW
Team
Rating
W
L
W
L
Curr
All
1
17
Gonzaga
-29.4507
4
0




2
43
Duke
-27.3311
5
0




3
1
Wisconsin
-26.9521
4
0




4
114
Evansville
-26.552
2
0




5
197
Eastern Kentucky
-26.2903
3
0




6
25
Ohio State
-26.0072
3
0




7
31
Kentucky
-25.8295
5
0




8
3
Illinois
-23.9115
3
0




9
29
Texas
-23.4773
4
0




10
32
Miami (FL)
-22.9237
5
0




11
11
North Carolina
-22.0929
3
0




12
12
Butler
-21.8534
3
0




13
22
Louisville
-21.7543
3
0




14
9
Utah
-21.4063
2
1




15
60
Xavier
-20.4262
3
0




16
39
Arkansas
-20.2839
3
0




17
5
Virginia
-18.3281
4
0




18
94
Notre Dame
-17.8931
4
1




19
14
Iowa
-16.8014
2
2




20
23
Virginia Commonwealth
-16.78
3
0




21
127
UL Monroe
-15.6452
2
1




22
96
San Francisco
-15.2686
2
0




23
42
West Virginia
-15.2611
5
0




24
27
Maryland
-15.1008
3
0




25
79
California
-14.9702
3
1




26
18
San Diego State
-14.5752
3
0




27
15
SMU
-14.4768
2
2




28
132
Eastern Washington
-14.4018
3
1




29
10
Texas A&M
-14.3963
3
1




30
26
Wichita State
-14.374
3
0




31
152
Purdue
-14.3662
3
0




32
68
Syracuse
-14.3428
3
1




33
62
Stanford
-14.2282
3
1




34
46
Richmond
-14.1464
2
1




35
52
George Washington
-14.0167
2
1




36
30
Florida
-13.7973
2
1




37
220
Georgia Southern
-13.5581
2
1




38
4
Arizona
-13.4523
3
0




39
155
Oregon
-13.2609
3
0




40
20
BYU
-13.1094
3
0




41
117
Providence
-13.0509
5
0




42
108
Bowling Green
-12.2146
2
0




43
24
Iowa State
-11.9571
2
0




44
137
Baylor
-11.8899
3
0




45
146
Duquesne
-11.4604
2
0




46
16
Nebraska
-11.4304
2
1




47
82
Northeastern
-11.3806
4
0




48
49
Oklahoma State
-11.1223
4
0




49
50
Michigan State
-10.9357
2
1




50
7
Villanova
-10.8379
3
0




51
198
UCLA
-10.7863
4
0




52
70
Minnesota
-10.6222
3
1




53
36
Oklahoma
-10.2825
2
1




54
19
Colorado State
-10.2145
3
0




55
28
Colorado
-10.1757
2
1




56
71
Yale
-10.1304
4
1




57
51
TCU
-9.96349
3
0




58
65
Wofford
-9.93996
4
1




59
99
Creighton
-9.67563
4
0




60
138
Arizona State
-9.67401
3
0




61
341
Tennessee-Martin
-9.60722
2
1




62
72
Toledo
-9.32794
1
2




63
55
North Carolina Central
-9.29614
1
2




64
44
Rhode Island
-9.17735
3
0




65
21
Northern Iowa
-9.09058
4
0




66
102
Dayton
-8.8581
3
1




67
54
UC Irvine
-8.85477
2
2




68
57
North Carolina State
-8.67788
4
0




69
139
Georgia State
-8.54811
1
2




70
128
Charlotte
-8.36858
3
1




71
33
Old Dominion
-8.31008
3
1




72
13
Alabama
-8.1457
3
0




73
93
South Carolina
-8.13051
2
3




74
236
Central Michigan
-7.99453
4
0




75
90
Indiana
-7.98265
4
0




76
196
Connecticut
-7.97151
3
1




77
195
Seton Hall
-7.75222
3
0




78
6
Ole Miss
-7.67644
3
1




79
84
Washington
-7.47404
3
0




80
48
Georgetown
-7.24885
3
0




81
160
Iona
-7.07116
3
1




82
73
Portland
-6.87283
3
0




83
86
Boise State
-6.80676
3
1




84
38
Columbia
-6.77339
2
1




85
56
Georgia
-6.65787
3
1




86
103
Georgia Tech
-6.48844
3
0




87
258
Houston
-6.45495
2
0




88
89
Louisiana Tech
-6.38416
4
1




89
104
Lafayette
-6.37115
3
1




90
88
Holy Cross
-6.30361
3
0




91
145
Sam Houston State
-6.15727
3
2




92
53
Quinnipiac
-6.05004
2
1




93
249
SIU-Edwardsville
-6.03631
1
2




94
174
Massachusetts
-5.83744
4
1




95
164
Alabama State
-5.75563
1
1




96
150
La Salle
-5.57904
3
0




97
216
Incarnate Word
-5.57332
3
0




98
75
San Diego
-5.38104
2
1




99
8
Kansas State
-5.31178
2
1




100
118
Akron
-5.22726
3
1




101
2
Harvard
-5.22426
2
1




102
271
South Carolina Upstate
-5.20394
3
1




103
140
Illinois State
-5.12789
2
1




104
41
UC Santa Barbara
-5.12001
1
2




105
83
Marquette
-4.91718
1
2




106
129
Coastal Carolina
-4.80767
3
1




107
78
Western Michigan
-4.77701
3
0




108
119
Army
-4.76569
4
0




109
58
Murray State
-4.73336
2
1




110
323
VMI
-4.52614
2
2




111
47
Michigan
-4.5088
3
0




112
122
Wake Forest
-4.50113
2
2




113
40
Tulsa
-4.49486
2
1




114
222
Albany
-4.4619
1
2




115
183
Texas Tech
-4.35378
2
1




116
178
New Mexico State
-4.31182
1
3




117
123
UNC Wilmington
-4.28434
2
1




118
173
Buffalo
-4.20117
3
1




119
74
LSU
-4.10244
3
1




120
64
Wyoming
-4.05656
3
0




121
66
Clemson
-4.00344
2
2




122
326
Canisius
-3.84329
2
1




123
175
Missouri State
-3.8318
2
1




124
171
Charleston Southern
-3.69021
2
1




125
201
New Mexico
-3.66177
3
2




126
34
Pittsburgh
-3.59503
2
1




127
112
UTEP
-3.50251
2
0




128
125
Hofstra
-3.47426
3
1




129
210
Vermont
-3.37315
2
2




130
219
Stony Brook
-3.29236
2
2




131
59
Auburn
-3.19641
2
1




132
193
Ball State
-3.19485
1
2




133
212
Montana
-3.13946
1
2




134
149
Northern Arizona
-3.11955
1
3




135
107
Northern Kentucky
-3.11892
2
2




136
81
Saint Mary's
-3.02476
4
0




137
61
Boston College
-2.95292
2
3




138
233
Boston University
-2.93292
1
2




139
124
Monmouth
-2.86397
2
2




140
113
St. Bonaventure
-2.83432
2
1




141
191
Pepperdine
-2.73636
3
0




142
105
Cincinnati
-2.45992
3
0




143
35
Kansas
-2.45594
1
1




144
101
Green Bay
-2.42495
1
1




145
228
Valparaiso
-2.3208
4
1




146
283
New Hampshire
-2.27134
1
2




147
92
Vanderbilt
-2.26215
3
0




148
229
Towson
-2.24154
4
1




149
295
Chattanooga
-2.23524
1
3




150
87
Kent State
-2.20608
4
1




151
77
American
-2.1266
3
2




152
256
Gardner-Webb
-2.06791
2
2




153
266
East Tennessee State
-2.0075
2
1




154
76
Denver
-1.95855
2
1




155
168
UT Arlington
-1.92717
3
1




156
218
Indiana State
-1.90318
2
1




157
134
High Point
-1.83957
3
1




158
278
Belmont
-1.76751
3
1




159
111
Colgate
-1.72795
1
2




160
63
Northwestern
-1.67457
4
0




161
282
North Dakota
-1.57389
1
2




162
135
Saint Louis
-1.56854
2
1




163
200
College of Charleston
-1.53068
2
3




164
121
Radford
-1.39929
2
2




165
97
Long Beach State
-1.39495
2
3




166
186
Rider
-1.35407
2
1




167
67
Stephen F Austin
-1.34388
1
2




168
204
IPFW
-1.32539
2
1




169
163
William & Mary
-1.31005
3
1




170
95
Siena
-1.19425
1
2




171
184
Marshall
-1.17036
3
1




172
120
Temple
-1.09943
2
2




173
69
Penn State
-1.01843
4
1




174
151
Davidson
-0.95627
2
1




175
192
Southern Illinois
-0.92514
2
3




176
285
Tennessee Tech
-0.58682
2
1




177
37
Florida State
-0.47975
1
3




178
165
Winthrop
-0.38555
2
1




179
264
UNC Asheville
-0.04699
2
2




180
324
Utah State
0.104885
3
1




181
225
Bryant
0.200918
1
1




182
136
Manhattan
0.245954
1
3




183
133
Missouri
0.366474
2
1




184
161
Florida Gulf Coast
0.522132
3
0




185
215
Omaha
0.61929
2
1




186
203
Howard
0.69235
2
3




187
98
Cleveland State
0.699314
2
2




188
45
St. John's
0.873823
3
0




189
154
South Dakota
0.916049
0
5




190
275
UMass Lowell
1.027671
3
2




191
244
Utah Valley
1.225458
2
1




192
115
Tennessee
1.245348
1
1




193
100
Northern Illinois
1.356835
2
0




194
223
Memphis
1.474665
0
1




195
276
Ohio
1.485154
1
1




196
162
Detroit
1.542242
2
2




197
221
Tulane
1.585357
2
1




198
190
Air Force
1.59475
3
1




199
237
Wright State
1.732632
3
1




200
246
Portland State
1.796903
2
0




201
205
Hawaii
1.870236
4
1




202
322
Mercer
1.983962
2
2




203
126
Morehead State
2.022992
2
4




204
187
Delaware State
2.113005
2
2




205
265
Elon
2.164605
1
2




206
180
St. Francis (PA)
2.199431
2
2




207
253
Cornell
2.345019
2
4




208
302
Oregon State
2.469761
3
0




209
257
Texas A&M-CC
2.517793
2
1




210
279
South Dakota State
2.579879
1
2




211
327
Houston Baptist
2.714277
1
2




212
240
Rutgers
2.785691
2
1




213
340
Fairleigh Dickinson
2.989053
2
1




214
176
Southeast Missouri State
3.047176
2
2




215
238
Oral Roberts
3.062957
1
2




216
189
Miami (OH)
3.077567
2
1




217
268
UNLV
3.171725
3
1




218
110
Hampton
3.178565
1
3




219
181
North Florida
3.201852
1
3




220
332
Pacific
3.383022
2
2




221
307
New Orleans
3.387927
1
1




222
251
South Florida
3.390727
3
1




223
169
Drexel
3.473313
1
4




224
85
Washington State
3.493023
1
2




225
214
Virginia Tech
3.58678
2
1




226
131
Saint Peter's
3.696568
0
4




227
310
Eastern Illinois
3.699924
1
3




228
206
Mississippi State
3.704821
3
0




229
144
Sacramento State
3.721385
2
1




230
247
CSU Bakersfield
3.754532
1
4




231
185
St. Francis (NY)
3.755481
0
3




232
130
North Dakota State
3.796521
2
2




233
91
Brown
3.851929
1
3




234
202
Florida Atlantic
3.983363
1
3




235
143
Santa Clara
4.098282
2
1




236
179
Lehigh
4.16888
0
4




237
109
UL Lafayette
4.312669
1
2




238
172
Milwaukee
4.51725
1
3




239
243
UC Riverside
4.544457
2
2




240
226
DePaul
4.582852
2
0




241
250
UIC
4.648716
1
4




242
170
Seattle
4.689265
1
3




243
277
IUPUI
4.727557
2
2




244
300
Southern Miss
4.754885
2
1




245
217
Eastern Michigan
4.76175
5
0




246
157
Princeton
4.858167
1
3




247
167
Bucknell
4.869482
1
3




248
320
Savannah State
4.986085
2
2




249
318
LIU Brooklyn
4.994341
0
1




250
177
Saint Joseph's
5.024238
2
2




251
207
East Carolina
5.041506
2
1




252
309
Texas State
5.056266
2
1




253
80
Dartmouth
5.090561
0
2




254
336
Western Carolina
5.149451
1
2




255
269
USC
5.209956
2
3




256
334
Prairie View
5.2136
0
4




257
159
UC Davis
5.233758
3
0




258
227
James Madison
5.395359
2
1




259
188
CS Fullerton
5.492308
1
2




260
305
CS Northridge
5.602665
2
3




261
335
Chicago State
5.696797
2
2




262
231
Loyola Marymount
6.016802
2
2




263
209
Northern Colorado
6.095423
1
2




264
287
UMKC
6.182514
2
3




265
141
Western Kentucky
6.184678
1
2




266
344
Norfolk State
6.269005
2
2




267
106
Fresno State
6.309899
1
2




268
116
Cal Poly
6.362649
2
1




269
194
UCF
6.377388
3
0




270
260
Nevada
6.385447
2
2




271
148
Hartford
6.394171
3
1




272
239
Loyola (MD)
6.450774
2
2




273
319
Morgan State
6.491446
0
4




274
321
UMBC
6.615374
0
3




275
224
Marist
6.720607
0
2




276
158
Drake
6.76135
0
3




277
147
George Mason
6.771637
1
4




278
211
Western Illinois
6.825506
1
2




279
199
Grand Canyon
6.831847
2
2




280
342
Arkansas State
7.078233
0
1




281
242
Southeastern Louisiana
7.279966
0
3




282
338
Wagner
7.36929
1
3




283
153
San Jose State
7.554368
1
3




284
306
Mount St. Mary's
7.648158
1
2




285
284
South Carolina State
7.749165
0
3




286
255
Youngstown State
7.82516
3
3




287
311
Abilene Christian
8.045
1
2




288
261
Sacred Heart
8.07809
1
2




289
304
Liberty
8.107715
2
2




290
316
Florida International
8.118195
3
0




291
232
Fordham
8.281144
1
3




292
230
Idaho State
8.300289
0
3




293
241
Oakland
8.71777
0
3




294
213
Fairfield
8.749167
2
3




295
343
The Citadel
8.907877
2
2




296
303
Bethune-Cookman
8.977051
2
3




297
325
Niagara
8.980813
1
2




298
329
Texas Southern
9.031156
0
4




299
245
Weber State
9.109982
1
3




300
142
NJIT
9.131648
1
3




301
248
Arkansas-Little Rock
9.227697
3
1




302
293
UAB
9.260236
2
2




303
274
Idaho
9.261541
2
1




304
208
Alabama A&M
9.319693
1
2




305
299
Rice
9.329604
1
2




306
308
North Texas
9.340009
3
1




307
263
Middle Tennessee
9.556532
2
1




308
280
South Alabama
9.570347
1
2




309
292
Troy
9.954565
1
2




310
337
Maryland-Eastern Shore
9.970094
1
4




311
298
Robert Morris
10.01103
1
3




312
286
Binghamton
10.07562
1
4




313
339
North Carolina A&T
10.08071
1
3




314
328
Campbell
10.09979
1
2




315
156
Navy
10.28601
1
4




316
289
Pennsylvania
10.56458
0
3




317
330
UT San Antonio
10.61959
2
1




318
270
Jackson State
10.66751
1
3




319
350
Samford
10.68119
2
3




320
262
Central Connecticut State
10.84074
0
5




321
273
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
11.6993
1
4




322
252
Bradley
11.74458
1
2




323
267
Delaware
11.86699
0
3




324
259
Kennesaw State
11.99048
1
4




325
281
Austin Peay
12.87737
1
3




326
166
Lipscomb
13.51772
2
2




327
294
Appalachian State
13.57971
1
2




328
317
Southern Utah
13.74125
0
3




329
272
Jacksonville State
13.77339
1
3




330
235
Southern
13.8001
1
3




331
297
Lamar
13.84966
1
3




332
288
Northwestern State
13.85453
1
3




333
314
UNC Greensboro
14.08988
1
4




334
313
Maine
14.25615
0
4




335
345
Central Arkansas
14.37661
0
4




336
296
Tennessee State
14.46739
2
2




337
312
Furman
14.99677
1
2




338
331
Stetson
15.1101
2
2




339
315
McNeese State
15.6425
2
1




340
290
Alcorn State
16.48251
0
4




341
254
Montana State
16.95429
0
5




342
291
UT Pan American
17.07806
3
0




343
351
Longwood
17.4214
2
3




344
182
Loyola (IL)
17.51443
2
1




345
333
Nicholls State
17.62324
0
2




346
349
Florida A&M
18.99288
0
4




347
234
Coppin State
19.75431
0
4




348
301
Presbyterian
21.7428
1
4




349
348
Jacksonville
22.35548
1
3




350
347
Mississippi Valley State
29.0547
0
3




351
346
Grambling State
30.41492
1
2





Duke has been as awesome as always, starting out the season with two wins of more than 50 points, followed by a sweep through the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, including an opening round win over Michigan State, another perennial powerhouse. The Blue Devils next test comes on December 3rd, when they travel to Wisconsin to face my preseason #1 in a huge matchup.

Wisconsin dropped from #1 to #3, not because the Badgers haven't played well, but due to the brilliance of the two teams that passed them. The biggest difference has been that Wisconsin still hasn't played a ranked team, so the 4-0 start with big wins in each is a little tougher to gauge, but I believe they just may take out Duke next week.

Predictions

Upset picks are in italics.

NFL

NY Jets vs. Buffalo - Bills by 8
Baltimore at New Orleans - Ravens by 1

NBA

LA Clippers at Charlotte - Clippers by 5
Orlando at Cleveland - Cavaliers by 7
Portland at Philadelphia - Trail Blazers by 24
Phoenix at Toronto - Raptors by 8
New York at Houston - Rockets by 13
Indiana at Dallas - Mavericks by 19
Chicago at Utah - Bulls by 1

College Basketball

East Carolina vs. Green Bay - Phoenix by 7
Nevada vs. Weber State - Wolf Pack by 3
Purdue vs. Kansas State - Boilermakers by 9
Evansville vs. Fresno State - Purple Aces by 33
Dillard at Alcorn State - Braves by 16
Clemson vs. LSU - LSU Tigers by 1
Georgia State vs. Chicago State - Panthers by 14
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Detroit - Titans by 8
Missouri vs. (3) Arizona - Wildcats by 14
Austin Peay at Indiana State - Sycamores by 20
Marist vs. Florida Gulf Coast - Eagles by 6
Milwaukee vs. UL-Lafayette - Ragin Cajuns by 1
Gardner-Webb vs. Old Dominion - Monarchs by 6
Savannah State at (6) Louisville - Cardinals by 32
(12) Villanova vs. (14) VCU - Rams by 6
Santa Clara at (20) Michigan State - Spartans by 20
Jacksonville at IPFW - Mastodons by 29
Bucknell at Toledo - Rockets by 20
Colgate at James Madison - Raiders by 2
Grambling State at Ball State - Cardinals by 39
Nicholls State at Wake Forest - Demon Deacons by 27
Murray State at Xavier - Musketeers by 21
East Tennessee State at Winthrop - Eagles by 4
Western Carolina at Oakland - Golden Grizzlies by 2
FIU at Georgia Southern - Eagles by 27
Arizona State vs. Maryland - Terrapins by 5
Hampton at Appalachian State - Pirates by 5
SE Louisiana at Tennessee Tech - Golden Eagles by 13
Eastern Washington at Indiana - Eagles by 1
Rider at (11) Kansas - Jayhawks by 6
SF Austin at Baylor - Bears by 16
Mississippi Valley State at TCU - Horned Frogs by 44
Prairie View at Memphis - Tigers by 9
Pepperdine at Iowa - Hawkeyes by 19
Lipscomb at Belmont - Bruins by 21
Brown at Illinois - Fighting Illini by 33
Texas A&M-International at Incarnate Word - Cardinals by 38
Clayton at Mississippi State - Bulldogs by 29
Oregon State vs. Oklahoma State - Cowboys by 14
Hawaii vs. San Francisco - Dons by 17
(19) Michigan vs. Oregon - Ducks by 9
Pittsburgh at Chaminade - Panthers by 25
NJIT at Marquette - Golden Eagles by 19
Stetson at New Mexico State - Aggies by 25
Florida A&M at Wyoming - Cowboys by 28
Seton Hall vs. Illinois State - Pirates by 3
Alabama vs. (13) Iowa State - Cyclones by 4
Colorado Christian at Northern Colorado - Bears by 26
Chadron State at South Dakota State - Jackrabbits by 30
Western Michigan at San Diego - Toreros by 6
SIU Edwardsville at Portland State - Cougars by 3
Auburn vs. Tulsa - Golden Hurricane by 1
BYU vs. (15) San Diego State - Aztecs by 1

Prediction Results

NFL: 10-2 (.833) 114-59 overall (.659)
NBA: 5-0 (1.000) 138-59 overall (.701)
College Basketball: 48-12 (.800) 584-124 overall (.825)
Upsets: 6-7 (.462) 30-42 overall (.417)
Pick of the Day: 10-0

Pick of the Day


TCU

The Horned Frogs are playing Mississippi Valley State tonight, the second-worst team in the country, so a home game for a decent team should equal a very easy win.