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Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:21 am
 

The Unofficial College Football Bracketologist

It hurts to be wrong. Eight months ago, I guaranteed that the winner of the Boise St./Virginia Tech game would play for the national championship. Unfortunately, the Boise Bus broke down this week. But, in our tournament, both are still alive. Some day . . .

For now, we are left to wonder, "what if?" The bracket will be finalized next week after some terrific matchups. Here are the games to look forward to this week that will determine the bracket.

1) Oregon at Oregon St. (Civil War)
2) Auburn vs. 18) South Carolina (SEC Championship)
20) Florida St. vs. 12) Virginia Tech (ACC Championship)
10) Oklahoma vs. 13) Nebraska (Big 12 Championship)
Connecticut vs. South Florida
Southern Methodist at Central Florida (C-USA Championship)
24) Northern Illinois vs. Miami (OH) (MAC Championship)



(Rankings are based on AP standings and conference records.)


1) Oregon (11-0, Pac-10)     Last Week: 1

16) Florida International (6-5, Sun Belt)     Last Week: 16



9) Boise St. (10-1, At Large)     Last Week: 3

8) Arkansas (10-2, At Large)     Last Week: Unranked

 

4) Wisconsin (11-1, Big 10)     Last Week: 5 

13) Northern Illinois (10-2, MAC)     Last Week: 13

 

12) Nevada (11-1, MWC)     Last Week: Unranked

5) Stanford (11-1, At Large)     Last Week: 7

 

3) TCU (12-0, MWC)     Last Week: 4

14) Connecticut (7-4, Big East)     Last Week: Unranked

 

11) Virginia Tech (10-2, ACC)     Last Week: 12

6) Ohio St. (11-1, At Large)     Last Week: 8

 

7) Michigan St.  (11-1, At Large)     Last Week: 11

10) Oklahoma (10-2, Big 12)     Last Week: Unranked

 

15) Central Florida (9-3, C-USA)     Last Week: 14

2) Auburn (12-0, SEC)     Last Week: 2



Dropped Out: LSU (Lost to Arkansas), Alabama (Lost to Auburn), Oklahoma St. (Lost to Oklahoma), Pittsburgh (Lost to West Virginia)

Posted on: November 22, 2010 11:23 am
 

The Unofficial College Football Bracketologist

Welcome to Thanksgiving week. A lot of questions will be resolved with games Friday and Saturday. Forget about shopping on Friday. The Iron Bowl will be the only place ot be. Also on Friday, we will have Oregon/Arizona and Boise St./Nevada. On Saturday, we get LSU/Arkansas, Oklahoma/Oklahoma St., West Virginia/Pitt and the Big 10 three-way tie gets resolved. For now, on to the bracket.

(Rankings are based on AP standings and conference records.)


1) Oregon (10-0, Pac-10)     Last Week: 1

16) Florida International (5-5, Sun Belt)     Last Week: 16



9) Alabama (9-2, At Large)     Last Week: 11

8) Ohio St. (10-1, At Large)     Last Week: 8

 

4) TCU (11-0, MWC)     Last Week: 4

13) Northern Illinois (9-2, MAC)     Last Week: 13

 

12) Virginia Tech (9-2, ACC)     Last Week: 12

5) Wisconsin (10-1, Big 10)     Last Week: 6

 

3) Boise St. (10-0, WAC)     Last Week: 3

14) Central Florida (8-3, C-USA)     Last Week: 14

 

11) Michigan St. (10-1, At Large)     Last Week: 10

6) LSU (10-1, At Large)     Last Week: 5

 

7) Stanford (10-1, At Large)     Last Week: 7

10) Oklahoma St. (10-1, Big 12)     Last Week: Unranked

 

15) Pittsburgh (6-4, Big East)     Last Week: 15

2) Auburn (11-0, SEC)     Last Week: 2



Dropped Out: Nebraska (Lost to Texas A & M)

Posted on: November 9, 2010 10:09 am
 

The Unofficial College Football Bracketologist

Another week down, another fact proven: one slip-up can bring a world of change to the bracket. One thing I will never get. Boise St. gets bumped from #2 to #4 in the polls, jumped by TCU and Auburn. I understand TCU going ahead, but why Auburn? This past week, Boise thumped a fairly good Hawaii team while Auburn took down...Chattanooga!? Please tell me, which win was more impressive? Some things just can't be explained, I guess.

(Rankings are based on the AP poll, the best there is, and conference standings.)


1) Oregon (9-0, Pac-10)     Last Week: 1

16) Troy (5-3, Sun Belt)     Last Week: 16



9) Nebraska (8-1, Big 12)     Last Week: 9

8) Ohio St. (8-1, At Large)     Last Week: 8



4) Boise St. (8-0, WAC)     Last Week: 2

13) Central Florida (7-2, C-USA)     Last Week: 13



12) Virginia Tech (7-2, ACC)     Last Week: 12

5) LSU (8-1, At Large)     Last Week: Unranked

 

3) TCU (10-0, MWC)     Last Week: 4

14) Pittsburgh (5-3, Big East)     Last Week: 14

 

11) Alabama (7-2, At Large)     Last Week: 5

6) Wisconsin (8-1, Big 10)     Last Week: 7

 

7) Stanford (8-1, At Large)     Last Week: 10

10) Michigan St. (9-1, At Large)     Last Week: Unranked



15) Northern Illinois (7-2, MAC)     Last Week: 15

2) Auburn (10-0, SEC)     Last Week: 3



Dropped Out: Utah (lost to TCU), Oklahoma (lost to Texas A&M)

Posted on: November 1, 2010 12:23 pm
 

The Unofficial College Football Bracketologist

Welcome to Week 3 of the Bracket.

We've got some fresh blood in this week's bracket. Among those new teams is the VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES!!! Let's see how long they can stay. As a reminder, any team that wins their conference is in. 5 at large teams complete the 16 team field. There will certainly be some more shake-ups in next weeks bracket, so make sure to check back.

Here is this week’s updated bracket. As always, feedback is appreciated.

(Rankings are based on the AP poll, the best there is, and conference standings.)


1) Oregon (8-0, Pac-10)     Last Week: 1

16) Troy (4-3, Sun Belt)     Last Week: 16


9) Nebraska (7-1, Big 12)     Last Week: Unranked

8) Ohio St. (8-1, At Large)     Last Week: 10

 

4) TCU (9-0, MWC)     Last Week: 4

13) Central Florida (6-2, C-USA)     Last Week: Unranked

 

12) Virginia Tech (6-2, ACC)     Last Week: Unranked

5) Alabama (7-1, At Large)     Last Week: 7

 

3) Auburn (9-0, SEC)     Last Week: 3

14) Pittsburgh (5-3, Big East)     Last Week: 15

 

11) Oklahoma (7-1, At Large)     Last Week: 12

6) Utah (8-0, At Large)     Last Week: 8

 

7) Wisconsin (7-1, Big 10)     Last Week: 9

10) Stanford (7-1, At Large)     Last Week: Unranked



15) Northern Illinois (7-2, MAC)     Last Week: 14

2) Boise St. (7-0, WAC)     Last Week: 2

 

Dropped Out: Michigan St. (Lost to Iowa), Missouri (Lost to Nebraska), Florida St. (Lost to North Carolina St.), East Carolina (Lost to UCF)

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: October 25, 2010 12:35 pm
 

The Unofficial College Football Bracketologist

Welcome to Week 2 of the Bracket.

Another week, another team jumping both Oregon and Boise St. in the BCS poll. What a joke! Luckily, we have the true method for determining the national champion right here.

Here is this week’s updated bracket. As always, feedback is appreciated.

(Rankings are based on the AP poll, the best there is.)


1) Oregon (7-0, Pac-10)     Last Week: 1

16) Troy (4-2, Sun Belt)     Last Week: 16


 
9) Wisconsin (7-1, At Large)     Last Week: 10

8) Utah (7-0, At Large)     Last Week: 9

 

4) TCU (8-0, MWC)     Last Week: 4

13) East Carolina (5-2, C-USA)     Last Week: 14

 

12) Oklahoma (6-1, At Large)     Last Week: 3

5) Michigan St. (8-0, Big 10)     Last Week: 8

 

3) Auburn (8-0, SEC)     Last Week: 5

14) Northern Illinois (6-2, MAC)     Last Week: 15

 

11) Florida St. (6-1, ACC)     Last Week: 12

6) Missouri (7-0, Big 12)     Last Week: Unranked

 

7) Alabama (7-1, At Large)     Last Week: 7

10) Ohio St. (7-1, At Large)     Last Week: 11

 

15) Pittsburgh (4-3, Big East)     Last Week: Unranked

2) Boise St. (6-0, WAC)     Last Week: 2

 

Dropped Out: LSU (Lost to Auburn), West Virginia (Lost to Syracuse)

Posted on: October 19, 2010 12:05 pm
 

The Unofficial College Football Bracketologist

As a fervent hater of the current BCS system, I (along with many others) have come up with a plan to legitimize the Div. 1-A championship. This is the only championship in the NCAA that is not settled by a tournament. Why? Simple: tradition. I say, fine, keep all of the non-BCS bowl games exactly how they are. I will agree they generate a lot of revenue and get teams that normally are not recognized some TV time. We will call these the NIT games.

For my tournament (which is the best way to go), there will be 16 teams. The first 11 of these will be the conference champions and then the last five will be at large bids. The at large bids would be chosen by a committee, similar to the way the basketball tournament is handled. There will be a maximum of three teams per conference allowed in the tournament and no two teams from the same conference could play before the national semi-final. If the SEC is as good as everyone says, they should be in the championship game by themselves.

First round games would be played at the higher seed. The national quarter-final games would be played at the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, and the Fiesta Bowl. The semi's and finals would be played at a rotating site (as the finals is done now).

Here is how the bracket would look if the plan was adopted today. Sadly Va Tech did not make it. Maybe next week. Feedback on this plan is appreciated and I hope that this starts a huge debate. There needs to be a change now!

(Seedings are based on AP rankings, about the best that there is.)

1) Oregon (Pac-10, 6-0)
16) Troy (Sun Belt, 4-2)

9) Utah (At Large, 6-0)
8) Michigan St. (Big 10, 7-0)

4) TCU (MWC, 7-0)
13) West Virginia (Big East, 5-1)

12) Florida St. (ACC, 6-1)
5) Auburn (SEC, 7-0)

3) Oklahoma (Big 12, 6-0)
14) East Carolina (C-USA, 4-2)

11) Ohio St. (At Large, 6-1)
6) LSU (At Large, 7-0)

7) Alabama (At Large, 6-1)
10) Wisconsin (At Large, 6-1)

15) Northern Illinois (MAC, 5-2)
2) Boise St. (WAC, 6-0)
 
 
 
 
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