Thursday, December 29, 2011

Terry Bowden to Coach Akron Zips in 2012: Bowden's Prospects Compared to Bo Pelini's Outlook with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Carl Pelini's Future with the Florida Atlantic Owls


The AP reports via Rivals.com that Terry Bowden returns to Division I with Akron.

With perhaps the exception of Carl Pelini taking over as head coach for the Florida Atlantic Owls (1-11 this regular season), Bowden will probably have more fun coaching next season than any other head coach in college football. After all, after two straight 1-11 seasons, the Zips can only get better, and every win can be like a national championship game in terms of the feeling of success. The same applies to Florida Atlantic.

Compare Carl Pelini's and Bowden's prospects to the outlook for Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, who faces massive expectations in Huskerland with a not much better than average team that is not being bolstered much by top recruiting. I say that as a Husker alumnus. Consider this stat: the Cornhuskers during the regular season in 2011 averaged 5.6 yards per play on offense and allowed 5.1 yards per play on defense, i.e. virtually no dominance at all. In 2010 the Husker figures were 6.1 ypp on offense and 4.6 ypp on defense, so the Huskers have taken a significant step backward in 2011.

Even the Ohio Bobcats averaged 6.1 yards per play this season on offense and 5.2 yards per play on defense. When adjusted for schedule difficulty and won-loss records, our stats indicate that the Huskers are a mere 5 points better than Ohio on the scoreboard.

As can be seen at cfbstats.com, the Husker's average gain of 5.6 yards per play on offense in 2011 put the Big Red 61st out of 120 FBS teams, i.e. right in the middle of what we might call Roman Hruska's famed "mediocrity", and half of its schedule were teams with weak defenses. Nebraska's 5.14 yards allowed per play on defense put NU tied with Virginia for 37th out of 120 teams, with a not-so-famous Houston defense following at 39th.

Compare that to Alabama, playing a much tougher schedule, which in the regular season gained 6.53 yards per play on offense and permitted 3.4 yards per play on defense, tops in the nation and .62 yards per play better on offense than LSU and .57 ypp better than LSU on defense.

Akron, playing a much weaker schedule than Big Ten or SEC teams, by contrast ranked 116th in the nation at 4.22 yards per play on offense and 96th in the nation at 6.09 yards on defense. Bowden is bound to improve those stats markedly in 2012.

The stats (cfbstats.com) for Florida Atlantic this season were a 119th rank out of 120 teams with 4.04 yards per play on offense and a 54th rank out of 120 FBS teams with 5.31 yards per play on defense. A defensively skilled Pelini will have a more difficult time bringing quick success to the Owls, whose main problem is offense.

As for Nebraska, with the departure of Lavonte David, the Husker defense would appear to be even weaker next year than this season, while there is little reason to believe the Cornhusker offense will be any better than currently.

In fact, faced with physically strong Big Ten teams on its schedule, the Huskers appear to be short on top manpower just about everywhere that one may look, except for the kicking game. We would gladly be surprised to the contrary, but it is not likely to happen.

Nebraska is still miles from the best teams the Huskers had in long gone glory days, and nothing in current Husker recruiting indicates it will be able to compete with the likes of Alabama or LSU for years to come. Quite the contrary, if comparably top teams surface in the Big Ten, they will likely be at Ohio State and Michigan. The Cornhuskers have a hard road to hoe.

There is no doubt about Pelini's defensive coaching talent -- but he also has to have talented players to be able to use his own talent to produce national championship contenders. Right now, according to our stats, the Crimson Tide are a full 3 touchdowns better than the Huskers and LSU 2 TDs better.

Two different football worlds.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sports and the Illegality of Online Gambling in the United States: What About Internet Poker or Lotteries? Legal?


At the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Joe Palazzolo has an article about the legality of online gambling at Internet Poker Is Sort of Legal!, discussing the legal memorandum opinion

--Whether Proposals by Illinois and New York to use the Internet and Out-of-State Transaction Processors to Sell Lottery Tickets to In-State Adults Violate the Wire Act --

just published by the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Justice Department, Office of Legal Counsel,

which has determined that:
"Interstate transmissions of wire communications that do not relate to a “sporting event or contest” fall outside the reach of the Wire Act.
 
Because the proposed New York and Illinois lottery proposals do not involve wagering on sporting events or contests, the Wire Act does not prohibit them."


Friday, December 23, 2011

College Football Fans and Boise State Disserved By NCAA and BCS System


Dan Levy, National Lead Writer, comments via Bleacher Report that Boise State Deserved Better: A BCS Rant.

Incoming UCLA Head Coach Blasts Bruin Tradition


This looks like a "new" Bruin head football coach who is on is way out before he even gets in, already pushing his weight around unduly and disrespecting the traditions of his new employer under the motto that "he" is there and all the rest does not matter.

Where do universities and the administrators who do the hiring find these people????

Gee, this is the school where the legendary John Wooden used to coach UCLA to untold NCAA basketball championships in eras when UCLA was somebody and at a time when the NCAA still served student-athletes.

How far things have fallen in recent decades.

Poor UCLA.

Who wants to play college football for this kind of a coach?


Thursday, December 22, 2011

NCAA Tramples Rights of Student-Athletes, over 3 Million Fans, Sponsors and Donors -- Acting As if it Were a Court in Issuing Sanctions including a Bowl Ban to Ohio State


Ohio State football has a fan base of over 3 million people -- top in the United States among all colleges and universities -- and it is a near $100 million per year business to boot.

What do you do if you are the NCAA and a few players and coaches at Ohio State commit NCAA rules violations involving a few thousand dollars?

Instead of punishing the guilty, you e.g. PUNISH those innocent 3 million people by denying them a bowl game and reduce the scholarships for innocent future players, thus denying some future students an education. Idiotic.

Fox News has the headline:

Ohio State Gets Bowl Ban, Other Penalties

The NCAA appears to this observer to be an organization that has confused its proper role as an intercollegiate athletic association with the functions of a court of law.

Indeed, the NCAA (and its created clearly antitrust-violating BCS system) represent much of what is wrong with America today.

Big organizations and institutional bigshots have gotten out of hand, playing judge and jury, abusing the system wherever you look, and profiting handsomely to boot -- while OTHERS, innocent parties, are left holding the empty bags. THAT is one cause of the present economic recession. Raw exploitation. That exploitation manifests itself in college sports.

Ordinarily, it is illegal to punish the innocent.

But when college sports are concerned, the clueless American legal community stands around and does nothing while the rights of innocent persons -- student-athletes, fans, donors and sponsors -- are trampled underfoot.

The just released NCAA sanctions against Ohio State University, which include banning the Buckeyes from a bowl game next year, might as well be titled:
WE HEREBY PUNISH THE FOLLOWING INNOCENT PERSONS FOR THINGS A FEW OTHERS DID.
A few have broken the rules. The punishment on the other hand is issued against all the millions of people who are Buckeye fans. No bowl game for YOU or the innocent team players next year. Furthermore, scholarships are reduced. Future student-athletes who are totally innocent are now denied money for their studies.

What idiot at the NCAA originally came up with the idea that NCAA sanctions such as bowl prohibitions etc. are legal under US law?

Are people in the NCAA aware that there are concepts such as culpability in the law? You punish the guilty, not the innocent.

We are not, by the way, contradicting the idea that athletic organizations can impose sanctions on member universities as a consequence of violations of rules of that membership. Things like fines come to mind here.

However, what we are saying is that the NCAA is thereby not given ANY legal right by the US legal system to ALSO punish innocent people at such universities, nor to impose sanctions upon that university which principally have the effect of punishing innocent parties, rather than the guilty ones. A university can not make membership agreements or contracts with athletic organizations like the NCAA to take away the rights of innocents.

By way of illustration of our argument, let us suggest an alternative, perhaps more strongly deterring punishment remedy than those currently used: why not punish the respective university presidents of the offending institutions by taking large chunks of THEIR salaries as fines?

THESE ADMINISTRATORS are charged via their absurdly overpaid jobs to be responsible for what happens at their universities.

Start fining THEM for THEIR failure to exercise their supervisory duties in athletics at THEIR university and we would guess that overall rule compliance would improve quickly everywhere -- at the source.

University presidents would run much tighter ships if their own pocketbooks were affected. No fewer than 36 universities paid their presidents more than $1 million per annum according to a New York Times article by Tamar Lewin. A skeptic such as the LawPundit might say, and that is just for smiling. What else do these people do?

That same article by Lewin writes:
"“The job of college president has changed dramatically in the last 30 years, as have the demands,” David L. Warren, the president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, said in a statement. “There is just a small pool of candidates who possess the skill set that is required and are willing to take on the stressful 24/7 nature of the position.” "
Greater nonsense has seldom been uttered. We are aware of no university president who could not be replaced tomorrow by a competent, younger and perhaps even more dynamic person for 1/10th the current salary. None. In fact, when these people pass or retire, their just replacement is exactly what happens. EVERYONE can be replaced. These positions are all boondoggles. All this nonsense about a small pool of candidates is just B.S.

These people are hired to be RESPONSIBLE. So punish the PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE for a change. That would be a novum.

Alas, that is unlikely to happen. The NCAA is in fact a child of these grossly overpaid university administrators --  who have farmed out some of their own responsibilities to the NCAA -- and so this should all be understood. Not the acceptance of responsibility but rather its avoidance by delegation is the name of the game.

Besides, it is much easier to punish the football playing kids, or fans, or sponsors, or donors, rather than the rule-breakers or those who are supposed to be supervising them.

Where is the allegedly offending head coach of the Buckeyes now? On the paid staff of a pro football team. The innocent student-athletes, fans, sponsors and donors pay the price for the infractions of a few previous players and coaches and their inept administrators. Did someone say Penn State? Things stink at the top and that is where you start to apply sanctions.

The whole thing is shameful -- a travesty of law and justice.

Crossposted from LawPundit.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thumbs Up Suh Returns: Vittorio Tafur at SFGate.com writes that Suh's thumb bigger than Janikowski's foot


Ndamukong Suh has correctly apologized for stomping on a player and returned after a two-game suspension to block a record game-winning 65-year field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski to save a 28-27 win for the Detroit Lions over the Oakland Raiders, as the Lions came back from a 13-point deficit in the 4th quarter to win.

Vittorio Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer has the creatively titled story at Suh's thumb bigger than Janikowski's foot. As Tafur writes: "Thumbs up, Suh".

For Husker fans, see also The Return of Suh.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica Endangered by Wayward Environmentalists


Few of man's achievements honor nature as much as golf courses do, and it is always remarkable to see wayward environmentalists trying to replace golf courses with what is called "managed wilderness", i.e. pet projects of alleged nature do-gooders which serve virtually no useful purpose other than to inflate the self-serving moralistic egos of those same wayward environmentalists.

Those same people should be attacking the big multi-national corporations who are devastating the planet by things like fracking. But that might be a bit tough for these environmentalists to handle.

It is much easier to go after golfers and golf courses, who are bothering no one, and causing no harm to nature. Quite the contrary, many a golf course has "reclaimed" land otherwise not particularly well used as a matter of nature.

See the battle under way for the Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica in an article by John Upton at Golfers Promise a Fight on Sharp Park - The Bay Citizen.

Presidents of the United States as Golfers


William Browning has done the honors at Yahoo! Sports
in authoring a short piece on
Golfer-in-Chief: Fan Look at Golf and Presidents of the United States.

Friday, December 16, 2011

An Unholy Alliance to Monopolize Image and Performance Rights to Sports Performances by Student Athletes? ESPN and NCAA Close College Sports Multi-Media Broadcast Deal Through 2023-24


Lucas Shaw has the story at The Wrap Media in ESPN, NCAA Extend Deal Through 2023-24, a $500 million deal putting even more multi-media broadcast rights to future performances by college student-athletes in the near-monopoly control of the ESPN -- for the profit of the NCAA.

The college student-athletes of 2023-2024 are in part right now still young kids in elementary school, but that fact is not hindering "the adults" of today from already cashing in on the personal images and future athletic efforts of tomorrow's student-athletes by signing lucrative multi-media deals relating to the sports performances of these young people -- from which the student-athletes themselves -- of course -- will, by today's rules, not be allowed to earn a cent, and all -- of course -- in the interest of furthering the "education" of those same young people.

It is bad enough that the current (non-)application of things like the antitrust laws permit the monopolistic exploitation of college sports by commercial enterprises, but there is an added diabolical factor in allowing this kind of blatant exploitation to be fixed years in advance by contracting parties to whom the exploited athletes of the future under that contract currently have not the slightest privity (of contract).

It is presumed in advance that the NCAA has and will retain the power to demand student-athletes to waive their commercial image and performance rights as a price for being allowed to compete in college "amateur" sports.

As a matter of law and legal theory, we have substantial problems with that.

NCAA Puts $2000 Stipend For Athletes on Hold


ESPN College Sports has the Associated Press story
at
Big Blow for Athlete Stipends.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Five Finalists for Robinson Coach of the Year Award


Ben Kercheval has the posting

at CollegeFootball Talk

in Hoke, Gundy among five finalists for Robinson Coach of the Year award.

Odds Update: College Football Bowl Game Predictions 2011-2012 for NCAA FBS Games by SportPundit

Odds Update: College Football Bowl Game Predictions 2011-2012 for NCAA FBS Games -- by SportPundit -- using YPPSYS (the Yards Per Play System)

This is an update of our original prediction posting and contains references for each game to the (changed) odds as posted at the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM -- and which in some cases are sure to change again by game time. We have not changed our predictions in any way because of that. We have otherwise used The Prediction Tracker all season long, but for the bowl games, their odds were too slow in forthcoming, so we used the odds then already found at Yahoo! Sports. Please note that our predictions for the bowl games pretty much follow our stats and may not reflect our personal biases or who we actually think could win the game. For example, as a graduate of Nebraska and Stanford, with Michigan and Rutgers alumni in the family as well, and with good friends who graduated from Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Cal Berkeley, we have our biases, of course, and will be rooting for those teams, but the predictive stats may not be on our rooting side. As always:

Caveat emptor. Buyer beware! We make no guarantees or warranties of accuracy and we disclaim any and all liability for anyone using our stats, rankings and ratings, and/or predictions for any purpose! We do this in good fun. May the best team win.

Here are the bowl game matchups with our YPPSYS ranking of the teams next to each team name, followed by our predictions lower below in this posting.


Our YPPSYS top-ranked 6 teams face each other in the 3 top games, pointing to the essential goodness of the YPPSYS system:

Alabama (1) vs. LSU (2) - BCS national championship game
Oklahoma State (3) vs. Stanford (6) - Fiesta Bowl
Oregon (4) vs. Wisconsin (5) - Rose Bowl

Here are the remaining bowls, which feature many interesting matchups:

Baylor (7) vs. Washington (51) - Alamo Bowl (-44)
South Carolina (8) vs. Nebraska (28) - Capital One Bowl
Michigan State (9) vs. Georgia (14) - Outback Bowl
Oklahoma (10) vs. Iowa (35) - Insight Bowl
USC (11) - no bowl due to idiotic NCAA sanctions against innocent athletes
Arkansas (12) vs. Kansas State (19) - Cotton Bowl
Boise State (13) vs. Arizona State (50) - MAACO Bowl
Michigan (15) vs. Virginia Tech (24) - Sugar Bowl
West Virginia (16) vs. Clemson (23) - Discover Orange Bowl
Florida State (17) vs. Notre Dame (22) - Champs Sports Bowl
TCU (18) vs.  Louisiana Tech (48) - Poinsettia Bowl
Missouri (20) vs. North Carolina (27) - Independence Bowl
Texas A&M (21) vs. Northwestern (73) - Texas Bowl
Georgia Tech (25) vs. Utah (47) - Sun Bowl
Texas (26) vs. California (31) - Holiday Bowl
Penn State (29) vs. Houston (39) - TicketCity Bowl ()
Florida (30) vs. Ohio State (52) - Gator Bowl
Cincinnati (32) vs. Vanderbilt (40) - Liberty Bowl
SMU (33) vs. Pittsburgh (62) - BBVA Compass Bowl
BYU (34) vs. Tulsa (45) - Armed Forces Bowl
Mississippi State (36) vs. Wake Forest (65) - Music City Bowl
Miami of Florida (37) - Hurricanes veto bowl due to NCAA investigations
Southern Miss (38) vs. Nevada (44) - Hawaii Bowl
Illinois (41) vs. UCLA (53) - Fight Hunger Bowl
Virginia (43) vs. Auburn (55) - Chick-fil-A Bowl
Air Force (46) vs. Toledo (57) - Military Bowl
San Diego State (49) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (70) - New Orleans Bowl
Louisville (54) vs. North Carolina State (76) - Belk Bowl
Northern Illinois (56) vs. Arkansas State (61) -  GoDaddy.com Bowl
Ohio (58) vs. Utah State (60) - Idaho Potato Bowl
Temple (59) vs. Wyoming (79) - New Mexico Bowl
Iowa State (64) vs. Rutgers (66) - Pinstripe Bowl
Florida International (68) vs. Marshall (82) - Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Western Michigan (69) vs. Purdue (71) - Little Caesars Bowl

Navy (74) vs. Army (93) - The classic game of the armed forces

A special "much-improved team" bowl game should have been awarded to a matchup of Western Kentucky (7-5 this year after 2-10 last year) vs.  Eastern Michigan (6-6 this year, 2-10 last year). Such improvement should be rewarded, not punished by "no bowl invitation". The makers of bowl or playoff systems have to start to think of the college-athletes more and reward teams, coaches and players where those rewards are due.

After the first 14 Weeks of regular season and conference championship play, SportPundit stands 669-202 in calling the winner, and
341-326-10 against the spread. 
In Week 14 SportPundit was 19-3 in calling the winner and 9-13 against the spread.
In Week 13 SportPundit was 43-11 in calling the winner and 27-26-1 against the spread.
In Week 12 SportPundit was 44-16 in calling the winner and 31-25 against the spread.
In Week 11 SportPundit was 36-21 in calling the winner and 30-26-1 against the spread.
In Week 10 SportPundit was 34-18 in calling the winner and 25-26 against the spread.
In Week 9 SportPundit was 40-14 in calling the winner and 27-26 against the spread.
In Week 8 SportPundit was 29-21 in calling the winner and 22-26 against the spread.
In Week 7, SportPundit was 33-17 in calling the winner and 20-30 against the spread.
In Week 6, SportPundit was 41-11 in calling the winner and 32-20 against the spread.
In Week 5, Sportpundit was 37-18 in calling the winner and 26-27 against the spread.
In Week 4, SportPundit was 47-13 in calling the winner and 21-25-2 against the spread.
In Week 3, SportPundit was 44-18 in calling the winner and 26-19-3 against the spread.
In Week 2, SportPundit was 57-8 in calling the winner and 24-19-1 against the spread.
In Week 1, SportPundit was 65-13 in calling the winner and 20-18-2 against the spread.

Caveat emptor. Buyer beware! We make no guarantees or warranties of accuracy and we disclaim any and all liability for anyone using our stats, rankings and ratings, and/or predictions for any purpose! We do this in good fun. May the best team win.

The spread for games this week was taken from odds posted at Yahoo Odds on December 6, 2011, 8:06 a.m.

THE BOWL GAMES BEGIN
Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • The Temple Owls (8-4) are favored over the Wyoming Cowboys (8-4) by 7 points in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 6.5 points.]
  • SportPundit calls it: 27-26 for Temple.
    The adjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Owls by 5 points, the unadjusted stats by 8 points. Wyoming has played a tougher schedule, although both teams had a common foe on the road this year, as Temple lost to Bowling Green 13-10 while the Cowboys beat the Falcons 28-27 in advancing from a 3-9 record last year to a winning 8-4 record this year and a 3rd place Mountain West finish behind TCU and Boise State in Dave Christensen's 3rd year as head coach. The outcome of this game will depend on how Wyoming's weak rushing defense can handle Temple's strong rushing attack and how well the Cowboy offense fares vs. a stout Owls defense. Wyoming won its last bowl game in this same New Mexico Bowl in 2009.

  • The Utah State Aggies (7-5) are favored over the Ohio Bobcats (9-4) by 3 points in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at the blue field in Bronco Stadium in Boise. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 2.5 points.]
    SportPundit calls it: 31-30 for Utah State.
    The adjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play rank these two teams even, while the unadjusted stats favor Utah State by 4 points. Ohio has not been a good road team this year so that the venue definitely favors the Aggies on this exotic terrain. Utah State has been the most exciting team to watch this year since nearly all games have gone down to the wire, which might also turn out to be the case here.

  • The San Diego State Aztecs (8-4) are favored over the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (8-4) by 5 points in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. . [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 5 points.]
    SportPundit calls it: 28-27 for San Diego State.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Aztecs over the Ragin' Cajuns by 4 points but since this game is in New Orleans, this would seem to give LA Lafayette a home field factor, perhaps making this game a toss-up. 
Tueday, December 20, 2011
  • The Florida International (FIU) Panthers (8-4) are favored over the Marshall Thundering Herd (6-6) by 4 points in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 4 points.]
    SportPundit calls it: 30-24 for FIU.
    The adjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Panthers over the Thundering Herd by 3.5 points, the unadjusted stats by 6 points. The Florida venue gives the Panthers a home field factor. Marshall has been pulverized by top offenses this year but FIU's strength this year is more on defense, so that Marshall has more of a chance in this game than if they were playing a potent offense. The Thundering Herd has two impressive wins this year, over Southern Miss and Louisville, and has played a much more difficult schedule.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
  • The Florida State Seminoles (8-4) are favored over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4) by 3 points in the Champs Sports Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 3 points.]
    SportPundit calls it: 28-27 for Notre Dame.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Seminoles by 2 points becasue of their goo stats, but the Fighting Irish have played a more difficult schedule.

  • The Baylor Bears (9-3) are favored over the Washington Huskies (7-5) by 9 points in the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 9 points.]
    SportPundit calls it: 44-30 for Baylor.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Bears by 14 points. This year's Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor performed in grand style under the TV lights, while Andrew Luck failed to impress in Stanford's blow-out loss to Oregon, that game surely giving the Cardinal a 2nd-place Heisman finish for the third year in a row. Luck was 2nd last year to Cameron Newton of Auburn and Toby Gerhart was 2nd to Mark Ingram of Alabama in 2009.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Monday, January 2, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
  • The Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2) are favored over the Kansas State Wildcats (10-2) by 7 points in the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 7.5 points.]
    SportPundit calls it: 31-27 for Arkansas.
    Kansas State is 10-2 in spite of having substantially worse stats than its opponents. Incredible. That they are winning at all is attributable in great measure to outstanding head coaching by the incomparable 72-year old Bill Snyder, Associated Press AP Big 12 Coach of the Year. and recipient of the 2011 Woody Hayes Award, presented to the College Football Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. The unadjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Razorbacks by 12 points, the adjusted stats by 3.5 points. Both teams had a common opponent in Texas A&M, Arkansas beating the Aggies 42-38 and K-State edging them 53-50. Substantial assistant coaching changes have taken place at Arkansas this week, so who knows what this game will bring, surely making it more difficult for K-State to anticipate what Arkansas will do in this game, but perhaps making Arkansas on-the-field play more uncertain for the Razorbacks themselves as well. K-State and Arkansas have played only 4 times in the past, with the Wildcats ahead 3-1. Kansas State has a chance in this game because of the weakness of the Arkansas defense and because the Wildcats have shown they can beat talented teams if those teams make mistakes.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
  • The Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6) are favored over the Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs (7-5) by 5.5 points in the BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 4.5 points.]
    SportPundit calls it: 28-21 for SMU.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Mustangs by 7 points. SMU has been inconsistent, beating TCU and then losing big to other teams, barely beating a weak Rice team to close the season. The Panthers, on the other hand, have been struggling to implement new head coach Todd Graham's system and have been equally inconsistent. Our stats may say 7 but this game looks even.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
  • The Arkansas State Red Wolves (10-2) are favored over the Northern Illinois Huskies (10-3) by 1 point in the GoDaddy.com Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 1.5 points.]  
    SportPundit calls it: 30-27 for Arkansas State.
    The unadjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Red Wolves over the Huskies by 1 point, whereas the adjusted stats call this game about even. A more offensive-minded Northern Illinois team on an 8-game win streak meets a more defensive-minded Arkansas State team on a 9-game win streak that has played a bit easier schedule than the Huskies. This is one of the more interesting bowl games this season to determine who emerges here as the victor between the MAC and the Sun Belt conference champions.
Monday, January 9, 2012
  • The LSU Tigers (13-0) are favored over the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) by 1 point in the Allstate BCS National Championship Bowl Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. [The spread according to the College Football Prediction Tracker on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 10:45 AM. was 1 point.]
    SportPundit calls it: 20-16 for Alabama.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Crimson Tide over the Tigers by 7 points. The Tigers of course here enjoy a definite home field factor of ca. 3 points. Alabama lost the first game due to four missed field goals. That is not likely to happen again, and, all other things equal, the Crimson Tide has the better offense AND better defense, at least, according to the stats.


College Football Bowl Game Officiating Crews: A List by David Fox at Yahoo! Sports


David Fox at Yahoo! Sports has a list of the officiating crews at this season's college football bowl games.

See Officials strive to reach bowl games

A Man Named Suh - Maintaining Dominance WITHIN the Rules - A Great Football Player With Some Things to Learn


Dan Wetzel at Yahoo! Sports has the article at Remorse isn't part of Suh's playbook.

Suh is a great football player and we are fans, but he should consider his impact on younger fans and on his influence on human and social values in general.

Football is a GAME, a game for entertainment, which replaces combat at arms, jousting, battle, and war -- it provides a controlled environment for letting out aggressions and enjoying man's normal competitiveness. That is the joy of sports.

To maintain respect in the sports environment, therefore, Suh should stick to the following elementary rules:

1) don't kick anyone when they are down, and,
2) no cheap hits.

A dominant player shows his dominance within the rules. That is the basis of all civilized society, not just sports.

P.S. Especially when driving a car, aggression is out of place, and when you are out of sorts or not in possession of full concentration, don't get behind the wheel.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gus Malzahn New Head Coach at Arkansas State Replacing Hugh Freeze Who Replaces Houston Nutt at Mississippi


See the story of Gus Malzahn becoming the new head coach at Arkansas State at USA Today and via Auburn Sports and Bleacher Report at Malzahn Leaves Auburn, Takes Major Pay Cut.

The past head coach at Arkansas State, Hugh Freeze, took the job as head coach at Mississippi, replacing Houston Nutt.

Buggy Rollin viz. Body Blading with "Rollerman" Jean-Yves Blondeau: A Very Dangerous Extreme Sport


What is Buggy-rollin and who is Rollerman Jean-Yves Blondeau?

See the images at Buggy-Rollin.com, e.g. this one by Danny-Strasser.de:



We found the following representative "Buggy Rollin" video on You-Tube. (See more Blondeau videos here and here.)




Do not imitate this sport until you are an expert and know what you are doing. "Buggy rollin" is an extreme sport and very dangerous as shown by this Buggy-Rollin.com video at the Königsee bobsled track:



"Rollerman" Jean-Yves Blondeau was featured in the most recent German-language issue of their new "N Magazine" in an article reporting that Blondeau competed via his invented Buggy Rollin suit on a mountain course against the Nissan GT-R, which has comparable handling to a Porsche and comparable speed and acceleration.

The 530 horsepower GT-R maneuvered the steep and curvy course uphill in 2 minutes and 38 seconds -- uphill so that one is sure that it is the automobile doing the work unaided by gravity.

Blondeau in turn went downhill on the same road in a futuristic suit without a motor, a suit that he invented on a rollerblade basis, with rollers on the front torso, on the back, and also on the major joints, allowing the "rider" to skate inter alia upright, prone, supine, on all fours, or in any combination of legs and arms -- all at downhill speeds up to a recorded 70 miles per hour (116 kilometers per hour), and requiring very little braking in curves due to the design of the suit, the possible variations in skating position, and the limited weight of the physical human body + "Rollerman" suit. Rollerman navigated the course in 3 minutes and 10 seconds, requiring only 32 seconds more than the high-powered GT-R.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

From Hunger to Fight Hunger? UCLA Withholds Checks for Food from Football Players for Failing to Attend Fight Hunger Bowl Pre-Bowl Workout


From Hunger to Fight Hunger?

Serious problems at UCLA once again highlight the ludicrousness of calling college football an amateur sport conducted for the well-being of college athletes.

Graham Watson at Yahoo Sports Dr Saturday via Bleacher Report has the story in UCLA Revokes Players' Food Money, highlighting that that UCLA withheld food checks from players who failed to attend a pre-bowl workout for the Fight Hunger Bowl against Illinois, apparently leaving some players in a possible hunger situation, prior to revocation of the "work out or don't eat" order, which was apparently revoked because news media got wind of the happening.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

College Football Bowl Predictions 2011-2012 for NCAA FBS Games by SportPundit

College Football Bowl Game Predictions 2011-2012 for NCAA FBS Games -- by SportPundit -- using YPPSYS (the Yards Per Play System)

Here are the bowl game matchups with our YPPSYS ranking of the teams next to each team name, followed by our predictions lower below in this posting. See the Odds Update here.


Our YPPSYS top-ranked 6 teams face each other in the 3 top games, pointing to the essential goodness of the YPPSYS system:

Alabama (1) vs. LSU (2) - BCS national championship game
Oklahoma State (3) vs. Stanford (6) - Fiesta Bowl
Oregon (4) vs. Wisconsin (5) - Rose Bowl

Here are the remaining bowls, which feature many interesting matchups:

Baylor (7) vs. Washington (51) - Alamo Bowl (-44)
South Carolina (8) vs. Nebraska (28) - Capital One Bowl
Michigan State (9) vs. Georgia (14) - Outback Bowl
Oklahoma (10) vs. Iowa (35) - Insight Bowl
USC (11) - no bowl due to idiotic NCAA sanctions against innocent athletes
Arkansas (12) vs. Kansas State (19) - Cotton Bowl
Boise State (13) vs. Arizona State (50) - MAACO Bowl
Michigan (15) vs. Virginia Tech (24) - Sugar Bowl
West Virginia (16) vs. Clemson (23) - Discover Orange Bowl
Florida State (17) vs. Notre Dame (22) - Champs Sports Bowl
TCU (18) vs.  Louisiana Tech (48) - Poinsettia Bowl
Missouri (20) vs. North Carolina (27) - Independence Bowl
Texas A&M (21) vs. Northwestern (73) - Texas Bowl
Georgia Tech (25) vs. Utah (47) - Sun Bowl
Texas (26) vs. California (31) - Holiday Bowl
Penn State (29) vs. Houston (39) - TicketCity Bowl ()
Florida (30) vs. Ohio State (52) - Gator Bowl
Cincinnati (32) vs. Vanderbilt (40) - Liberty Bowl
SMU (33) vs. Pittsburgh (62) - BBVA Compass Bowl
BYU (34) vs. Tulsa (45) - Armed Forces Bowl
Mississippi State (36) vs. Wake Forest (65) - Music City Bowl
Miami of Florida (37) - Hurricanes veto bowl due to NCAA investigations
Southern Miss (38) vs. Nevada (44) - Hawaii Bowl
Illinois (41) vs. UCLA (53) - Fight Hunger Bowl
Virginia (43) vs. Auburn (55) - Chick-fil-A Bowl
Air Force (46) vs. Toledo (57) - Military Bowl
San Diego State (49) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (70) - New Orleans Bowl
Louisville (54) vs. North Carolina State (76) - Belk Bowl
Northern Illinois (56) vs. Arkansas State (61) -  GoDaddy.com Bowl
Ohio (58) vs. Utah State (60) - Idaho Potato Bowl
Temple (59) vs. Wyoming (79) - New Mexico Bowl
Iowa State (64) vs. Rutgers (66) - Pinstripe Bowl
Florida International (68) vs. Marshall (82) - Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Western Michigan (69) vs. Purdue (71) - Little Caesars Bowl

Navy (74) vs. Army (93) - The classic game of the armed forces

A special "much-improved team" bowl game should have been awarded to a matchup of Western Kentucky (7-5 this year after 2-10 last year) vs.  Eastern Michigan (6-6 this year, 2-10 last year). Such improvement should be rewarded, not punished by "no bowl invitation". The makers of bowl or playoff systems have to start to think of the college-athletes more and reward teams, coaches and players where those rewards are due.

After the first 14 Weeks of regular season and conference championship play, SportPundit stands 669-202 in calling the winner, and
341-326-10 against the spread. 
In Week 14 SportPundit was 19-3 in calling the winner and 9-13 against the spread.
In Week 13 SportPundit was 43-11 in calling the winner and 27-26-1 against the spread.
In Week 12 SportPundit was 44-16 in calling the winner and 31-25 against the spread.
In Week 11 SportPundit was 36-21 in calling the winner and 30-26-1 against the spread.
In Week 10 SportPundit was 34-18 in calling the winner and 25-26 against the spread.
In Week 9 SportPundit was 40-14 in calling the winner and 27-26 against the spread.
In Week 8 SportPundit was 29-21 in calling the winner and 22-26 against the spread.
In Week 7, SportPundit was 33-17 in calling the winner and 20-30 against the spread.
In Week 6, SportPundit was 41-11 in calling the winner and 32-20 against the spread.
In Week 5, Sportpundit was 37-18 in calling the winner and 26-27 against the spread.
In Week 4, SportPundit was 47-13 in calling the winner and 21-25-2 against the spread.
In Week 3, SportPundit was 44-18 in calling the winner and 26-19-3 against the spread.
In Week 2, SportPundit was 57-8 in calling the winner and 24-19-1 against the spread.
In Week 1, SportPundit was 65-13 in calling the winner and 20-18-2 against the spread.

Caveat emptor. Buyer beware! We make no guarantees or warranties of accuracy and we disclaim any and all liability for anyone using our stats, rankings and ratings, and/or predictions for any purpose! We do this in good fun. May the best team win.

The spread for games this week was taken from odds posted at Yahoo Odds on December 6, 2011, 8:06 a.m. 
See the Odds Update here.

THE BOWL GAMES BEGIN
Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • The Temple Owls (8-4) are favored over the Wyoming Cowboys (8-4) by 7 points in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
    SportPundit calls it: 27-26 for Temple.
    The adjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Owls by 5 points, the unadjusted stats by 8 points. Wyoming has played a tougher schedule, although both teams had a common foe on the road this year, as Temple lost to Bowling Green 13-10 while the Cowboys beat the Falcons 28-27 in advancing from a 3-9 record last year to a winning 8-4 record this year and a 3rd place Mountain West finish behind TCU and Boise State in Dave Christensen's 3rd year as head coach. The outcome of this game will depend on how Wyoming's weak rushing defense can handle Temple's strong rushing attack and how well the Cowboy offense fares vs. a stout Owls defense. Wyoming won its last bowl game in this same New Mexico Bowl in 2009.

  • The Utah State Aggies (7-5) are favored over the Ohio Bobcats (9-4) by 3 points in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at the blue field in Bronco Stadium in Boise.
    SportPundit calls it: 31-30 for Utah State.
    The adjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play rank these two teams even, while the unadjusted stats favor Utah State by 4 points. Ohio has not been a good road team this year so that the venue definitely favors the Aggies on this exotic terrain. Utah State has been the most exciting team to watch this year since nearly all games have gone down to the wire, which might also turn out to be the case here.

  • The San Diego State Aztecs (8-4) are favored over the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (8-4) by 5 points in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
    SportPundit calls it: 28-27 for San Diego State.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Aztecs over the Ragin' Cajuns by 4 points but since this game is in New Orleans, this would seem to give LA Lafayette a home field factor, perhaps making this game a toss-up. 
Tueday, December 20, 2011
  • The Florida International (FIU) Panthers (8-4) are favored over the Marshall Thundering Herd (6-6) by 4 points in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida.
    SportPundit calls it: 30-24 for FIU.
    The adjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Panthers over the Thundering Herd by 3.5 points, the unadjusted stats by 6 points. The Florida venue gives the Panthers a home field factor. Marshall has been pulverized by top offenses this year but FIU's strength this year is more on defense, so that Marshall has more of a chance in this game than if they were playing a potent offense. The Thundering Herd has two impressive wins this year, over Southern Miss and Louisville, and has played a much more difficult schedule.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
  • The Florida State Seminoles (8-4) are favored over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4) by 3 points in the Champs Sports Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
    SportPundit calls it: 28-27 for Notre Dame.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Seminoles by 2 points becasue of their goo stats, but the Fighting Irish have played a more difficult schedule.

  • The Baylor Bears (9-3) are favored over the Washington Huskies (7-5) by 9 points in the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
    SportPundit calls it: 44-30 for Baylor.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Bears by 14 points. This year's Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor performed in grand style under the TV lights, while Andrew Luck failed to impress in Stanford's blow-out loss to Oregon, that game surely giving the Cardinal a 2nd-place Heisman finish for the third year in a row. Luck was 2nd last year to Cameron Newton of Auburn and Toby Gerhart was 2nd to Mark Ingram of Alabama in 2009.
Friday, December 30, 2011
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Friday, January 6, 2012
  • The Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2) are favored over the Kansas State Wildcats (10-2) by 7 points in the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
    SportPundit calls it: 31-27 for Arkansas.
    Kansas State is 10-2 in spite of having substantially worse stats than its opponents. Incredible. That they are winning at all is attributable in great measure to outstanding head coaching by the incomparable 72-year old Bill Snyder, Associated Press AP Big 12 Coach of the Year. and recipient of the 2011 Woody Hayes Award, presented to the College Football Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. The unadjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Razorbacks by 12 points, the adjusted stats by 3.5 points. Both teams had a common opponent in Texas A&M, Arkansas beating the Aggies 42-38 and K-State edging them 53-50. Substantial assistant coaching changes have taken place at Arkansas this week, so who knows what this game will bring, surely making it more difficult for K-State to anticipate what Arkansas will do in this game, but perhaps making Arkansas on-the-field play more uncertain for the Razorbacks themselves as well. K-State and Arkansas have played only 4 times in the past, with the Wildcats ahead 3-1. Kansas State has a chance in this game because of the weakness of the Arkansas defense and because the Wildcats have shown they can beat talented teams if those teams make mistakes.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
  • The Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6) are favored over the Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs (7-5) by 5.5 points in the BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.
    SportPundit calls it: 28-21 for SMU.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Mustangs by 7 points. SMU has been inconsistent, beating TCU and then losing big to other teams, barely beating a weak Rice team to close the season. The Panthers, on the other hand, have been struggling to implement new head coach Todd Graham's system and have been equally inconsistent. Our stats may say 7 but this game looks even.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
  • The Arkansas State Red Wolves (10-2) are favored over the Northern Illinois Huskies (10-3) by 1 point in the GoDaddy.com Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.  
    SportPundit calls it: 30-27 for Arkansas State.
    The unadjusted SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Red Wolves over the Huskies by 1 point, whereas the adjusted stats call this game about even. A more offensive-minded Northern Illinois team on an 8-game win streak meets a more defensive-minded Arkansas State team on a 9-game win streak that has played a bit easier schedule than the Huskies. This is one of the more interesting bowl games this season to determine who emerges here as the victor between the MAC and the Sun Belt conference champions.
Monday, January 9, 2012
  • The LSU Tigers (13-0) are favored over the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) by 1 point in the Allstate BCS National Championship Bowl Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    SportPundit calls it: 20-16 for Alabama.
    The SportPundit Rankings and Ratings 2011 FBS After Week 14 of Play favor the Crimson Tide over the Tigers by 7 points. The Tigers of course here enjoy a definite home field factor of ca. 3 points. Alabama lost the first game due to four missed field goals. That is not likely to happen again, and, all other things equal, the Crimson Tide has the better offense AND better defense, at least, according to the stats.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

College Football FBS Team Stat Composite Rank 2011 After Week 14 of Play by SportPundit

College Football 2011 FBS Team Stat Composite Rank by Sport Pundit
After Week 14 of Play
-- Team Stat Rank in the Right Column

-Figures based on data at cfbstats.com


Caveat emptor. Buyer beware! We do all the calculations in our head, so there will surely be errors.
We make no guarantees or warranties of accuracy
and disclaim any and all liability for anyone using our stats, rankings and ratings for any purpose!
We do this in good fun. May the best team win in the upcoming bowl games. 
YPPSYS
2011 Team

Ranking
after

Week 14
of Play
The
Football
TEAM
that was
ranked &
rated



Passing defense rank




Rushing defense rank




Passing offense rank





Rushing offense rank

Total sum of passing and rushing defense and offense ranks (the lower the number the better -- for a better fit of the stats to the rankings, figures should be adjusted by schedule difficulty -- which we do not do here -- this is just the raw data)


YPPSYS
Team
Composite
Stat Rank
Offense and Defense

1 
Alabama
1
1
72

15
89
1
13 Boise State 25

22
10

40
97
2
14 Georgia 7
9
49

41
116
3

5 Wisconsin
3

47
63


10

123

4

6Stanford 78
5
26

22
131
5
2  LSU 8
3
105

17
133
6
67  UCF 22
18
52

46
138
7
61
Arkansas State
54
15
18

53
140
8

Michigan State 11
12
44

76
143
9
38
Southern Miss 69
20
31

23
143
10
34 BYU 28
21
46

52
147
11
15  Michigan 16
36
90

11
153
12
17  Florida State 18
2
34

99
153
13

24  Virginia Tech 41
17
66

31
155
14
44 Nevada 63
57
30

8
158
15
58  Ohio
67
29
39

25

160

16

26  Texas 47
11
85

19
162
17
21 Texas A&M 113
13
17

21

164

18

18 TCU 56
29
60

20
165

19
31  California 43
37
38

48
166
20
59  Temple 19
26
117

7
169
21

8 South Carolina
2

45
97

26
170
22
42  South Florida 84
16
41

33
174
23
22  Notre Dame 34
58
33

51
176
24
41 Illinois 4
42
91

42
179
25
57  Toledo 108
28
29

14
179
26
10  Oklahoma83
49
4

49 
185
27
39 Houston 48
77
1

62
188
28
87 Louis.-Monroe 
62

8
54


65

189

29
16  West Virginia 32
51
7

100
190
30
11 USC 101
19
15

57
192
31
28  Nebraska 17
66
103

13
199
32
12 Arkansas 27
79
13

81
200
33
4 Oregon 82
46
68

5
201
34

23 Clemson 39
80
21

61
201
35
43  Virginia 50
35
62

54
201
36
20  Missouri 91
44
56

11
202
37
29  Penn State 5
48
96

55
204
38
40  Vanderbilt 33
27
98

47
205
39
49  San Diego State 31
82
64

28
205
40 
60 Utah State
76

32
95


6

209

41

52  Ohio State 15
52
116

27
210

42
33  SMU 59
31
22

98
210
43
30 Florida9
40
87

75
211
44
25 Georgia Tech 30
70
112

3
215
45

27  North Carolina 90
12
42

72
216
46
32  Cincinnati 106
6
70

37
219
47
73 Northwestern 60
90
35

36
221
48
45  Tulsa 118
38
43

24
223
49
36  Mississippi State
23

65
92


45

225

50

86 
East. Michigan
44
50
115

16
225
51
56  Northern Illinois 75
83
59

9
226
52
66
Rutgers 10
55
46

115
226
53
93  Army 13
92
120

1
226
54
68 Florida Int. FIU
64
23
69

71
227
55
3  Oklahoma State 102
84
2

43
231
56
37 Miami (Florida) 28
68
61

74
231
57
84  Miami (Ohio) 24
75
14

120
233
58
46  Air Force 6
113
113

2
234
59
48  Louisiana Tech 96
25
45

68
234
60
7
Baylor
112

102
5


18

237

61

85 East Carolina
35
78
20

105
238
62
62  Pittsburgh 70
24
76

69
239
63
54  Louisville 61
10
79

94
244
64
63  Tennessee 12
69
48

116
245
65
71 Purdue 38
90
83

38
249
66
98 West. Kentucky
74
43
101

34
252
67
50  Arizona State
107

59
11


78
255
68
69  
West. Michigan
53
107
8

87

255
69
76 N.C. State 55
41
52

107
255
70
79 Wyoming
35
115
73

32
255
71
78
Hawaii 86
53
12

112
263
72
35  Iowa
66

64
57

77
264
73
83  Bowling Green 37
104
32

93
266
74
101  
Buffalo 40
86
78

63
267
75
109 Mid. Tennessee 46
114
37

73
270
76
65  Wake Forest 71
70
36

96
273
77
70
Louis.-Lafayette
92
56
40

85
273
78
107 Colorado State
14
116
93

50
273
79
53
UCLA 68
96
81

30
275
80
81  Washington St. 95
62
9

110
276
81
47 Utah 89
7
99

82
277
82
100  Kent State 26
34
110


108
278
83
75  Texas Tech 65
120
6

89
280
84
19
Kansas State 104
39
109

29
281
85
74  Navy 77
81
119

4
281
86
80  Oregon State 49
101
19

118
287
87
51  Washington 54
116
51

67
288
88
64
Iowa State 72
100
75

35
282
89
92 Fresno State 105
74
27

79
285
90
55  Auburn 45
99
106

38
288
91
77 Syracuse 98
33
65

95
291
92
88 
Centr. Michigan
79
94
24

101
298
93
90 San Jose State
57
106
23

111
298
94

89  Connecticut 114
4
84

97
299
95
72 Arizona 119
66
3

113
301

96
91  Maryland 73
110
77

44
304
97
97 New Mexico St. 81
108
25

90

304

98
111  Indiana 51
118
80

58
307
99
94  Minnesota 52
93
108

59
312
100
99  Kentucky 20
87
114

91
312
101
108  Duke 85
85
28

114
312
102
96 UTEP
94
95
67

64
320
103
114 Tulane
88
73
71

88
320
104
95  Boston College 80
60
100

83
323
105
110  Mississippi 21
111
107

86
325
106
82 Marshall
100
61
74

92
327
107
104 
North Texas
103
72
88

66
329
108
105  Troy 99
105
16

117
337
109
102  Colorado 97
89
54

106
346
110
106 Rice 111
88
82

70
351
111
116  
Florida Atlantic
58
76
111

109
354
112
119 Akron
42
109
104

102
357
113
103 Ball State
117
112
50

80
359
114
113  UAB
115

103
58


84

360

115
112  Idaho 110
63
89

103
365
116
118 
UNLV
93
98
118

56
365
117
115  
Kansas
108
117
101

60
386
118
117 
New Mexico 87
119
94

104
404
119
120 
Memphis
120
97
86

119
422
120

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