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Friday, September 30, 2016

College Football Game Prediction RESULTS Week 5 2016 FBS by SportPundit

College Football Game Prediction RESULTS Week 5 2016 FBS by SportPundit

This week was brutal, our worst ever against the spread,
a strange outcome given we were good against the over/under
Our results this 5th week were
44-18 in calling the winner,
23-36-3 against the spread,
26-33 against the CFPT average prediction, and
33-24-5 against the over/under.

After Week 5 our cumulative season results thus far are:
267-80 in picking the winner
155-169-17 against the spread
114-134 against the CFPT average, and
172-153-14 against the over/under.
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Below are our -- SportPundit -- prediction results for NCAA Division I FBS College Football in ESPN Week 5, based primarily on our Week 4 College Football Rankings and Ratings for FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit. We also look at the USA Today Sagarin College Football 2016 Ratings, the Massey Ratings for 2016 NCAA I Football and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations.

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, calibrated primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, i.e. the teams thus far played. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

We got up earlier this week so we used primarily the odds posted at Oddsshark viz. VegasInsider.com. We compete against the opening odds and the oft later-posted over/under ("O/U") at those online betting sites. We also compete against the prediction average at the CFPT (College Football Prediction Tracker), this week as posted on Monday, September 26, 2016, 10:10 AM. All of our odds and stats are posted without ANY guarantee of accuracy, and without any liability for our posted materials. We do this for fun. If it is important, the reader must consult the original sites. We use the opening line ("OL") if available, not the updated line ("UL), as we compete against opening odds, if possible. We call the score and not the spread as such because our stats permit that calculation.

We write "was favored" because we use the odds of the opening line, whereas these are usually changed by the time we make our predictions, but we do not compete against those changed odds. We use the CFPT as of the above date.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Connecticut at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Huskies by 24.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 28.46 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51 points.
Our Call: 41-10 for Houston.
Result: Houston beat UConn 42-14 as Greg Ward Jr. completed 32 of 38 passes for 389 yards and 3 TDS, adding 2 scores on 65 rushing yards.
This week we are 1-0 in calling the winner, 1-0 against the spread, 0-1 against the CFPT average prediction, and 0-0-1 against the over/under.

Kansas at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Jayhawks by 27 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 23.98 points. The O/U (over/under) was 80 points.
Our Call: 48-20 for Texas Tech.
Result: Texas Tech rolled past the Jayhawks 55-19 as both starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes (who injured his throwing shoulder) and backup quarterback Nic Shimonek threw for over 270 yards and 4 TDs each.
This week we are 2-0 in calling the winner, 2-0 against the spread, 1-1 against the CFPT average prediction, and 1-0-1 against the over/under.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Stanford at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Cardinal by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 2.34 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.
Our Call: 30-27 for Stanford.
Result: 44-6 for Washington. Gameplan? Adjustments? Coaching?
This week we are 2-1 in calling the winner, 2-1 against the spread, 1-2 against the CFPT average prediction, and 2-0-1 against the over/under.

Toledo at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Rockets by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 0.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.
Our Call: 33-27 for Toledo.
Result: BYU won 55-53 on a field goal on the last play of the game in an offensive barnburner. What a game this must have been to watch! 1278 yards total total offense! BYU came into the game 3rd in the nation in defense....
This week we are 2-2 in calling the winner, 3-1 against the spread, 1-3 against the CFPT average prediction, and 3-0-1 against the over/under.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Notre Dame vs. Syracuse (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ)
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Orange by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 7.55 points. The O/U (over/under) was 75.
Our Call: 38-31 for Notre Dame.
Result:The Fighting Irish outscored the Orange 50-33. It was 33-27 at the half, as Syracuse ran out of gas after halftime.
This week we are 3-2 in calling the winner, 3-2 against the spread, 1-4 against the CFPT average prediction, and 3-1-1 against the over/under.

Alcorn State (FCS) at Arkansas
The Razorbacks were favored over the Braves by 53 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67.5.
Our Call: 56-0 for Arkansas.
Result: 52-10 for Arkansas.
This week we are 4-2 in calling the winner, 3-3 against the spread, 1-4 against the CFPT average prediction, and 4-1-1 against the over/under.

Baylor at Iowa State
The Bears were favored over the Cyclones by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Baylor by 17.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.
Our Call: 38-17 for Baylor.
Result: 45-42 for Baylor. The Bears came back from a 42-28 deficit with 17 points in the 4th quarter.
This week we are 5-2 in calling the winner, 3-4 against the spread, 1-5 against the CFPT average prediction, and 4-2-1 against the over/under.

Florida at Vanderbilt
The Gators were favored over the Commodores by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 9.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was 41.5.
Our Call: 35-14 for Florida.
Result:The Gators edged the Commodores 13-6 in a defensive battke,
This week we are 6-2 in calling the winner, 3-5 against the spread, 1-6 against the CFPT average prediction, and 4-3-1 against the over/under.

Texas at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys were favored over the Longhorns by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 4.82 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.
Our Call: 31-28 for Texas.
Result: ?The Cowboys' offense was too much for the Longhorns, 49-31.
This week we are 6-3 in calling the winner, 3-6 against the spread, 1-7 against the CFPT average prediction, and 4-4-1 against the over/under.

Rutgers at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 37 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 37.49 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.
Our Call: 51-3 for Ohio State.
Result: The Buckeyes completely dominated Rutgers 58-0, the largest regular season winning margin in the Big Ten since 1981.
This week we are 7-3 in calling the winner, 4-6 against the spread, 2-7 against the CFPT average prediction, and 5-4-1 against the over/under.

Northwestern at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Wildcats by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 10.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was 40.
Our Call: 30-21 for Iowa.
Result: The Wildcats upset the Hawkeyes 38-31 in a surprisingly offensive shootout.
This week we are 7-4 in calling the winner, 5-6 against the spread, 3-7 against the CFPT average prediction, and 6-4-1 against the over/under.

UCF at East Carolina
The Pirates were favored over the Knights by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored East Carolina by 8.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5.
Our Call: 31-30 for UCF.
Result: Scott Frost's Knights upset the Pirates 47-29.
This week we are 8-4 in calling the winner, 6-6 against the spread, 4-7 against the CFPT average prediction, and 7-4-1 against the over/under.

SMU at Temple
The Owls were favored over the Mustangs by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 11.80 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.
Our Call: 30-24 for SMU.
Result: Temple roped the Mustangs 45-20.
This week we are 8-5 in calling the winner, 6-7 against the spread, 4-8 against the CFPT average prediction, and 8-4-1 against the over/under.

Miami (Florida) at Georgia Tech
The Hurricanes were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 4.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was 50.
Our Call: 30-23 for Miami of Florida.
Result: The Hurricanes remained in the ranks of the unbeaten, 35-21.
This week we are 9-5 in calling the winner, 7-7 against the spread, 5-8 against the CFPT average prediction, and 9-4-1 against the over/under.

Georgia State at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Panthers by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 17.06 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.
Our Call: 31-24 for Appalachian State.
Result: The Mountaineers prevailed 17-3 in a low-scoring contest.
This week we are 10-5 in calling the winner, 8-7 against the spread, 6-8 against the CFPT average prediction, and 9-5-1 against the over/under.

Virginia at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Cavaliers by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 8.33 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.
Our Call: 30-24 for Duke.
Result: Virginia beat the Blue Devils 34-20.
This week we are 10-6 in calling the winner, 8-8 against the spread, 7-8 against the CFPT average prediction, and 10-5-1 against the over/under.

Buffalo at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Bulls by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College by 15.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 40.
Our Call: 24-14 for Boston College.
Result: The Eagles dominated 35-3 as Buffalo had only 67 yards total offense.
This week we are 11-6 in calling the winner, 8-9 against the spread, 7-9 against the CFPT average prediction, and 11-5-1 against the over/under.

Oregon State at Colorado
The Buffaloes were favored over the Beavers by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 16.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.
Our Call: 31-14 for Colorado.
Result: The Buffaloes thumped the Beavers 47-6.
This week we are 12-6 in calling the winner, 9-9 against the spread, 8-9 against the CFPT average prediction, and 12-5-1 against the over/under.

Ohio at Miami (Ohio)
The Bobcats were favored over the RedHawks by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 5.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5.
Our Call: 31-28 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: The Bobcats prevailed 17-7.
This week we are 12-7 in calling the winner, 9-10 against the spread, 8-10 against the CFPT average prediction, and 12-6-1 against the over/under.

Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green
The Falcons were favored over the Eagles by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Bowling Green by 3.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.5.
Our Call: 30-27 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: Eastern Michigan lasted out Bowling Green 28-25.
This week we are 13-7 in calling the winner, 10-10 against the spread, 9-10 against the CFPT average prediction, and 13-6-1 against the over/under.

Navy at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Midshipmen by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 0.95 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.
Our Call: 34-31 for Air Force.
Result: The Air Force topped Navy 28-14.
This week we are 14-7 in calling the winner, 10-11 against the spread, 10-10 against the CFPT average prediction, and 13-7-1 against the over/under.

Louisiana Monroe (ULM, LA Monroe) at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Warhawks by 34 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 29.37 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.
Our Call: 42-14 for Auburn.
Result: Auburn was too much for the Warhawks 58-7.
This week we are 15-7 in calling the winner, 10-12 against the spread, 10-11 against the CFPT average prediction, and 13-7-2 against the over/under.

Tennessee at Georgia
The Volunteers were favored over the Dawgs by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tennessee by 6.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.
Our Call: 31-24 for Tennessee.
Result: It was an unbelievable win for the Vols. Georgia scored on a 47-yard pass play with 19 seconds left to go ahead 31-28, but then, incredibly, Tennessee scored on a 43-yard pass play with 4 seconds left to win 34-31.
This week we are 16-7 in calling the winner, 11-12 against the spread, 10-12 against the CFPT average prediction, and 14-7-2 against the over/under.

Tulane at Massachusetts
The Green Wave were favored over the Minutemen by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulane by 2.63 points. The O/U (over/under) was 44.
Our Call: 21-20 for UMass.
Result:The Green Wave beat UMass 31-24.
This week we are 16-8 in calling the winner, 11-13 against the spread, 10-13 against the CFPT average prediction, and 14-8-2 against the over/under.

Northern Illinois at Ball State
The Cardinals were favored over the Huskies by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Ball State by 6.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.
Our Call: 31-24 for Ball State.
Result: We got the score right but for the wrong team as the Huskies won 31-24 for their first win of the season.
This week we are 16-9 in calling the winner, 11-14 against the spread, 10-14 against the CFPT average prediction, and 15-8-2 against the over/under.

North Carolina at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Tar Heels by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 9.40 points. The O/U (over/under) was 69.
Our Call: 40-31 for Florida State.
Result: North Carolina held off a Seminole rally to win 37-35.
This week we are 17-9 in calling the winner, 12-14 against the spread, 11-14 against the CFPT average prediction, and 16-8-2 against the over/under.

Wake Forest at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Demon Deacons by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 5.74 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5.
Our Call: 31-21 for N.C. State.
Result: The Wolfpack handed Wake Forest its first loss of the season 33-16.
This week we are 18-9 in calling the winner, 13-14 against the spread, 12-14 against the CFPT average prediction, and 16-9-2 against the over/under.

Akron at Kent State
The Zips were favored over the Golden Flashes by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Akron by 8 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.5.
Our Call: 34-24 for Akron.
Result: Akron beat the Golden Flashes 31-27 in a close one.
This week we are 19-9 in calling the winner, 13-15 against the spread, 12-15 against the CFPT average prediction, and 17-9-2 against the over/under.

Purdue at Maryland
The Terrapins were favored over the Boilermakers by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 8.64 points. The O/U (over/under) was 56.
Our Call: 31-27 for Maryland.
Result: The Terrapins blew past the Boilermakers 50-7.
This week we are 20-9 in calling the winner, 13-16 against the spread, 12-16 against the CFPT average prediction, and 18-9-2 against the over/under.

Wisconsin at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Badgers by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 8.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 45.
Our Call: 28-23 for Michigan.
Result: Michigan won a close won over the Badgers 14-7.
This week we are 21-9 in calling the winner, 14-16 against the spread, 13-16 against the CFPT average prediction, and 18-10-2 against the over/under.

Illinois at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Illini by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Nebraska by 20.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.
Our Call: 44-24 for the Huskers.
Result: Nebraska awoke in the 4th quarter to win 31-16.
This week we are 22-9 in calling the winner, 15-16 against the spread, 14-16 against the CFPT average prediction, and 18-11-2 against the over/under.

Minnesota at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Golden Gophers by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 2.36 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.
Our Call: 28-23 for Penn State.
Result: 29-26 for the Nittany Lions in overtime.
This week we are 23-9 in calling the winner, 15-17 against the spread, 15-16 against the CFPT average prediction, and 18-11-3 against the over/under.

Kansas State at West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Wildcats by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 5.72 points. The O/U (over/under) was 52.5.
Our Call: 27-26 for West Virginia.
Result: It was a squeaker 17-16 for West Virginia.
This week we are 24-9 in calling the winner, 16-17 against the spread, 16-16 against the CFPT average prediction, and 18-12-3 against the over/under.

Texas A&M at South Carolina
The Aggies were favored over the Gamecocks by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas A&M by 17.36 points. The O/U (over/under) was 47.
Our Call: 38-14 for Texas A&M.
Result: Texas A&M prevailed 24-13.
This week we are 25-9 in calling the winner, 16-18 against the spread, 16-17 against the CFPT average prediction, and 18-13-3 against the over/under.

San Jose State at New Mexico
The Lobos were favored over the Spartans by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico by 3.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5.
Our Call: 31-30 for New Mexico.
Result: New Mexico won an offensive contest 48-41.
This week we are 26-9 in calling the winner, 16-19 against the spread, 16-18 against the CFPT average prediction, and 19-13-3 against the over/under.

Oklahoma at TCU
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 0.98 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68.5.
Our Call: 37-34 for TCU.
Result: The Sooners rallied from a 21-7 deficit to win 52-46.
This week we are 26-10 in calling the winner, 16-20 against the spread, 16-19 against the CFPT average prediction, and 20-13-3 against the over/under.

Troy at Idaho
The Trojans were favored over the Vandals by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 16.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.5.
Our Call: 38-21 for Troy.
Result: The Trojans prevailed 34-13 over the Vandals.
This week we are 27-10 in calling the winner, 17-20 against the spread, 17-19 against the CFPT average prediction, and 21-13-3 against the over/under.

Old Dominion at Charlotte
The Monarchs were favored over the 49ers by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Old Dominion by 7.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.
Our Call: 38-24 for Old Dominion.
Result: ?The Monarchs topped the 49ers 52-17.
This week we are 28-10 in calling the winner, 18-20 against the spread, 18-19 against the CFPT average prediction, and 22-13-3 against the over/under.

Utah at California
The Golden Bears were favored over the Utes by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 2.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 64.
Our Call: 30-27 for Cal.
Result: Cal emerged the winner 28-23 on a last-second goal-line stand.
This week we are 29-10 in calling the winner, 19-20 against the spread, 19-19 against the CFPT average prediction, and 23-13-3 against the over/under.

Memphis at Mississippi (Ole Miss)
The Rebels were favored over the Tigers by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ole Miss by 10.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.5.
Our Call: 35-31 for Ole Miss.
Result: Ole Miss beat the Tigers convincingly 48-28.
This week we are 30-10 in calling the winner, 19-21 against the spread, 19-20 against the CFPT average prediction, and 24-13-3 against the over/under.

Kentucky at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Wildcats by 32.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored 'Bama by 35.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.5.
Our Call: 47-17 for Alabama.
Result: The Crimson Tide won against the Wildcats 34-6.
This week we are 31-10 in calling the winner, 20-21 against the spread, 20-20 against the CFPT average prediction, and 24-14-3 against the over/under.

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Florida International (FIU)
The Owls were favored over the Golden Panthers by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored FAU by 3.79 points. The O/U (over/under) was 53.
Our Call: 28-27 for Florida International.
Result: In a game marked by five lead changes, FIU came out on top 33-31.
This week we are 32-10 in calling the winner, 21-21 against the spread, 21-20 against the CFPT average prediction, and 25-14-3 against the over/under.

UTEP (Texas El Paso) at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Miners by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 20.77 points. The O/U (over/under) was 61.
Our Call: 42-24 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: The Bulldogs scored with 1:29 to play to win 28-7.
This week we are 33-10 in calling the winner, 21-21-1 against the spread, 21-21 against the CFPT average prediction, and 25-15-3 against the over/under.

Middle Tennessee at North Texas
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Mean Green by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 13.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was 60.
Our Call: 33-27 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: The Blue Raiders were the victors 30-13.
This week we are 34-10 in calling the winner, 21-22-1 against the spread, 21-22 against the CFPT average prediction, and 25-15-4 against the over/under.

Rice at Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss)
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Owls by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Miss by 22.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.
Our Call: 38-20 for Southern Miss.
Result: The Golden Eagles prevailed 44-28.
This week we are 35-10 in calling the winner, 22-22-1 against the spread, 22-22 against the CFPT average prediction, and 25-16-4 against the over/under.

Houston Baptist (FCS) at Western Kentucky
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Huskies by 51 points. The O/U (over/under) was 68.5.
Our Call: 56-0 for Western Kentucky.
Result: The Hilltoppers led 50-3 after 3 quarters and that was the final score.
This week we are 36-10 in calling the winner, 22-23-1 against the spread, 22-22 against the CFPT average prediction, and 26-16-4 against the over/under.

South Florida at Cincinnati
The Bulls were favored over the Bearcats by 6 points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Florida by 2.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.5.
Our Call: 31-27 for South Florida.
Result: The Bulls stampeded the Bearcats 45-20.
This week we are 37-10 in calling the winner, 22-24-1 against the spread, 23-22 against the CFPT average prediction, and 26-17-4 against the over/under.

Western Michigan at Central Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Chippewas by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 5.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was 57.
Our Call: 32-31 for Central Michigan.
Result: The Broncos forged an impressive win over the Chippewas 49-10 and have a chance to go undefeated this season, with the last game at Toledo looking like the biggest obstacle.
This week we are 37-11 in calling the winner, 22-25-1 against the spread, 23-23 against the CFPT average prediction, and 27-17-4 against the over/under.

Incarnate Word (FCS) at Texas State
The Bobcats were favored over the Cardinals by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored ?? by ?? points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.
Our Call: 34-17 for Texas State.
Result: The Bobcats raced past the Cardinals 48-17 as Tyler Jones passed for 475 yards, a school record.
This week we are 38-11 in calling the winner, 22-25-2 against the spread, 23-23 against the CFPT average prediction, and 28-17-4 against the over/under.

Marshall at Pittsburgh
The Panthers were favored over the Thundering Herd by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Pittsburgh by 14.28 points. The O/U (over/under) was 70.
Our Call: 41-27 for Pittsburgh.
Result: 43-27 for the Panthers.
This week we are 39-11 in calling the winner, 22-25-3 against the spread, 23-24 against the CFPT average prediction, and 28-17-5 against the over/under.

Missouri at LSU
The Tigers of LSU were favored over Mizzou by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 11.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was 49.5.
Our Call: 24-23 for LSU. The sudden firing of long-time (12 years) head coach Les Miles and his offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in the aftermath of the loss to Auburn make this matchup difficult to predict by any normal measure. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has been named interim head coach.
Result: Ed Orgeron started his interim head coaching tenure impressively with a resounding 42-7 rout of Missouri.
This week we are 40-11 in calling the winner, 22-26-3 against the spread, 23-25 against the CFPT average prediction, and 29-17-5 against the over/under.

Louisville at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Cardinals by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 1.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was 67.
Our Call: 35-21 for Louisville.
Result: Stymied by a poorly called timeout (which halts momentum and timing) and an ensuing false start penalty, Louisville then had a 4th and 12 at the Clemson 14 and gained only 11 with 33 seconds to play as Clemson squeaked out the win 42-36 in spite of being outgained 568 to 507 yards. Well-coached teams should have a panoply of plays ready for every situation so that "chilling" timeouts need not be called in game-critical situations, which just make the players more nervous and off their game. Let 'em play!
This week we are 40-12 in calling the winner, 22-27-3 against the spread, 23-26 against the CFPT average prediction, and 29-18-5 against the over/under.

San Diego State at South Alabama
The Aztecs were favored over the Jaguars by 17.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 15.70 points. The O/U (over/under) was 51.5.
Our Call: 44-17 for San Diego State.
Result: South Alabama pulled off their second upset of the season 42-24.
This week we are 40-13 in calling the winner, 22-28-3 against the spread, 23-27 against the CFPT average prediction, and 30-18-5 against the over/under.

Louisiana Lafyette (ULL, LA Lafayette) at New Mexico State
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Aggies by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored ULL by 7.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was 65.
Our Call: 31-30 for Louisiana Lafayette.
Result: The Aggies upset the Ragin' Cajuns 37-31.
This week we are 40-14 in calling the winner, 23-28-3 against the spread, 24-27 against the CFPT average prediction, and 30-19-5 against the over/under.

Michigan State at Indiana
The Spartans were favored over the Hoosiers by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 5.77 points. The O/U (over/under) was 54.
Our Call: 34-24 for Michigan State.
Result: The Hoosiers ralled from a 14-0 deficit to win in overtime 24-21.
This week we are 40-15 in calling the winner, 23-29-3 against the spread, 24-28 against the CFPT average prediction, and 30-20-5 against the over/under.

Arizona State at USC (Southern California)
The Trojans were favored over the Sun Devils by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 3.84 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.5.
Our Call: 33-30 for USC.
Result: The Trojans led 41-6 before giving up two late TDs for a 41-20 win.
This week we are 41-15 in calling the winner, 23-30-3 against the spread, 24-29 against the CFPT average prediction, and 31-20-5 against the over/under.

Oregon at Washington State
The Ducks were favored over the Cougars by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 0.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was 73.5.
Our Call: 40-33 for Oregon.
Result: Washington State outscored Oregon 51-33.
This week we are 41-16 in calling the winner, 23-31-3 against the spread, 24-30 against the CFPT average prediction, and 31-21-5 against the over/under.

Utah State at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Aggies by 19.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 18.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.
Our Call: 41-17 for Boise State.
Result: The Broncos edged the Aggies 21-10.
This week we are 42-16 in calling the winner, 23-32-3 against the spread, 24-31 against the CFPT average prediction, and 32-21-5 against the over/under.

Wyoming at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Cowboys by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 7.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was 55.5.
Our Call: 34-24 for Colorado State.
Result: The Cowboys upset the Rams 38-17.
This week we are 42-17 in calling the winner, 23-33-3 against the spread, 24-32 against the CFPT average prediction, and 32-22-5 against the over/under.

Fresno State at UNLV
The Rebels were favored over the Bulldogs by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UNLV by 3.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was 63.
Our Call: 31-24 UNLV.
Result: The Rebels pulled away from the Bulldogs 45-20.
This week we are 43-17 in calling the winner, 23-34-3 against the spread, 25-32 against the CFPT average prediction, and 32-23-5 against the over/under.

Arizona at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Wildcats by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA by 11.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was 59.
Our Call: 34-27 for UCLA.
Result: The Bruins topped the Wildcats 45-24.
This week we are 44-17 in calling the winner, 23-35-3 against the spread, 25-33 against the CFPT average prediction, and 33-23-5 against the over/under.

Nevada at Hawaii
The Wolf Pack were favored over the Warriors by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Nevada by 6.24 points. The O/U (over/under) was 58.
Our Call: 35-31 for Nevada.
Result: Hawaii upset the Wolf Pack 38-17.
This week we were 44-18 in calling the winner, 23-36-3 against the spread, 26-33 against the CFPT average prediction, and 33-24-5 against the over/under.

Monday, September 26, 2016

College Football Game Predictions Week 5 2016 FBS by SportPundit

College Football Game Predictions Week 5 2016 FBS by SportPundit

Some great matchups coming this 5th week, e.g. Louisville at Clemson.

We go into Week 5 with the following cumulative season results thus far:
223-62 in picking the winner
132-133-14 against the spread
88-101 against the CFPT average, and
139-129-9 against the over/under.
We hope to get better as the yards-per-play stats get more consistent due to teams playing their conference games, rather then e.g. FCS foes. 
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Below are our -- SportPundit -- prediction results for NCAA Division I FBS College Football in ESPN Week 5, based primarily on our Week 4 College Football Rankings and Ratings for FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit. We also look at the USA Today Sagarin College Football 2016 Ratings, the Massey Ratings for 2016 NCAA I Football and the Dr. Kambour home field advantage calculations.

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, calibrated primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, i.e. the teams thus far played. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

We got up earlier this week so we used primarily the odds posted at Oddsshark viz. VegasInsider.com. We compete against the opening odds and the oft later-posted over/under ("O/U") at those online betting sites. We also compete against the prediction average at the CFPT (College Football Prediction Tracker), this week as posted on Monday, September 26, 2016, 10:10 AM. All of our odds and stats are posted without ANY guarantee of accuracy, and without any liability for our posted materials. We do this for fun. If it is important, the reader must consult the original sites. We use the opening line ("OL") if available, not the updated line ("UL), as we compete against opening odds, if possible. We call the score and not the spread as such because our stats permit that calculation.

We write "was favored" because we use the odds of the opening line, whereas these are usually changed by the time we make our predictions, but we do not compete against those changed odds. We use the CFPT as of the above date.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Connecticut at Houston
The Cougars were favored over the Huskies by 24.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 28.46 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 41-10 for Houston.
Result: ??

Kansas at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Jayhawks by 27 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 23.98 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 48-20 for Texas Tech.
Result: ??

Friday, September 30, 2016

Stanford at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Cardinal by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 2.34 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 30-27 for Stanford.
Result: ??

Toledo at BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Rockets by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 0.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 33-27 for Toledo.
Result: ??

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Notre Dame vs. Syracuse (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ)
The Fighting Irish were favored over the Orange by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Notre Dame by 7.55 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 38-31 for Notre Dame.
Result: ??

Alcorn State (FCS) at Arkansas
The Razorbacks were favored over the Braves by ?? points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 56-0 for Arkansas.
Result: ??

Baylor at Iowa State
The Bears were favored over the Cyclones by 17 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Baylor by 17.03 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 38-17 for Baylor.
Result: ??

Florida at Vanderbilt
The Gators were favored over the Commodores by 8.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida by 9.42 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 35-14 for Florida.
Result: ??

Texas at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys were favored over the Longhorns by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma State by 4.82 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-28 for Texas.
Result: ??

Rutgers at Ohio State
The Buckeyes were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 37 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 37.49 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 51-3 for Ohio State.
Result: ??

Northwestern at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Wildcats by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Iowa by 10.60 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 30-21 for Iowa.
Result: ??

UCF at East Carolina
The Pirates were favored over the Knights by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored East Carolina by 8.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-30 for UCF.
Result: ??

SMU at Temple
The Owls were favored over the Mustangs by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 11.80 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 30-24 for SMU.
Result: ??

Miami (Florida) at Georgia Tech
The Hurricanes were favored over the Yellow Jackets by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 4.39 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 30-23 for Miami of Florida.
Result: ??

Georgia State at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Panthers by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 17.06 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-24 for Appalachian State.
Result: ??

Virginia at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Cavaliers by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 8.33 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 30-24 for Duke.
Result: ??

Buffalo at Boston College
The Eagles were favored over the Bulls by 20 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boston College by 15.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 24-14 for Boston College.
Result: ??

Oregon State at Colorado
The Buffaloes were favored over the Beavers by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado by 16.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-14 for Colorado.
Result: ??

Ohio at Miami (Ohio)
The Bobcats were favored over the RedHawks by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 5.58 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-28 for Miami of Ohio.
Result: ??

Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green
The Falcons were favored over the Eagles by 6.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Bowling Green by 3.67 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 30-27 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: ??

Navy at Air Force
The Falcons were favored over the Midshipmen by 10.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 0.95 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 34-31 for Air Force.
Result: ??

Louisiana Monroe (ULM, LA Monroe) at Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Warhawks by 34 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 29.37 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 42-14 for Auburn.
Result: ??

Tennessee at Georgia
The Volunteers were favored over the Dawgs by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tennessee by 6.12 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-24 for Tennessee.
Result: ??

Tulane at Massachusetts
The Green Wave were favored over the Minutemen by 2.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Tulane by 2.63 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 21-20 for UMass.
Result: ??

Northern Illinois at Ball State
The Cardinals were favored over the Huskies by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Ball State by 6.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-24 for Ball State.
Result: ??

North Carolina at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Tar Heels by 12 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 9.40 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 40-31 for Florida State.
Result: ??

Wake Forest at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Demon Deacons by 9 points. The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 5.74 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-21 for N.C. State.
Result: ??

Akron at Kent State
The Zips were favored over the Golden Flashes by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Akron by 8 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 34-24 for Akron.
Result: ??

Purdue at Maryland
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 8.64 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-27 for Maryland.
Result: ??

Wisconsin at Michigan
The Wolverines were favored over the Badgers by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 8.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 28-23 for Michigan.
Result: ??

Illinois at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Illini by 21.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Nebraska by 20.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 44-24 for the Huskers.
Result: ??

Minnesota at Penn State
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Golden Gophers by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 2.36 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 28-23 for Penn State.
Result: ??

Kansas State at West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Wildcats by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 5.72 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 27-26 for West Virginia.
Result: ??

Texas A&M at South Carolina
The Aggies were favored over the Gamecocks by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Texas A&M by 17.36 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 38-14 for Texas A&M.
Result: ??

San Jose State at New Mexico
The Lobos were favored over the Spartans by 4.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored New Mexico by 3.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-30 for New Mexico.
Result: ??

Oklahoma at TCU
The game was seen as even. Take your pick. The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 0.98 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 37-34 for TCU.
Result: ??

Troy at Idaho
The Trojans were favored over the Vandals by 13.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Troy by 16.13 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 38-21 for Troy.
Result: ??

Old Dominion at Charlotte
The Monarchs were favored over the 49ers by 7.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Old Dominion by 7.48 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 38-24 for Old Dominion.
Result: ??

Utah at California
The Golden Bears were favored over the Utes by 2 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 2.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 30-27 for Cal.
Result: ??

Memphis at Mississippi (Ole Miss)
The Rebels were favored over the Tigers by 13 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Ole Miss by 10.02 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 35-31 for Ole Miss.
Result: ??

Kentucky at Alabama
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Wildcats by 32.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored 'Bama by 35.47 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 47-17 for Alabama.
Result: ??

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Florida International (FIU)
The Owls were favored over the Golden Panthers by 5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored FAU by 3.79 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 28-27 for Florida International.
Result: ??

UTEP (Texas El Paso) at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Miners by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 20.77 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 42-24 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: ??

Middle Tennessee at North Texas
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Mean Green by 16 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Middle Tennessee by 13.11 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 33-27 for Middle Tennessee.
Result: ??

Rice at Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss)
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Owls by 21 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Miss by 22.92 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 38-20 for Southern Miss.
Result: ??

Houston Baptist (FCS) at Western Kentucky
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 56-0 for Western Kentucky.
Result: ??

South Florida at Cincinnati
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The CFPT prediction average favored South Florida by 2.89 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-27 for South Florida.
Result: ??

Western Michigan at Central Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Chippewas by 4 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 5.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 32-31 for Central Michigan.
Result: ??

Incarnate Word (FCS) at Texas State
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The CFPT prediction average favored ?? by ?? points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 34-17 for Texas State.
Result: ??

Marshall at Pittsburgh
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points. The CFPT prediction average favored Pittsburgh by 14.28 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 41-27 for Pittsburgh.
Result: ??

Missouri at LSU
The Tigers of LSU were favored over Mizzou by 14 points. The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 11.01 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 24-23 for LSU. The sudden firing of long-time (12 years) head coach Les Miles and his offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in the aftermath of the loss to Auburn make this matchup difficult to predict by any normal measure. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has been named interim head coach.
Result: ??

Louisville at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Cardinals by 3.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 1.78 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 35-21 for Louisville.
Result: ??

San Diego State at South Alabama
The Aztecs were favored over the Jaguars by 17.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 15.70 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 44-17 for San Diego State.
Result: ??

Louisiana Lafyette (ULL, LA Lafayette) at New Mexico State
The Ragin' Cajuns were favored over the Aggies by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored ULL by 7.76 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-30 for Louisiana Lafayette.
Result: ??

Michigan State at Indiana
The Spartans were favored over the Hoosiers by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan State by 5.77 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 34-24 for Michigan State.
Result: ??

Arizona State at USC (Southern California)
The Trojans were favored over the Sun Devils by 8 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Cal by 3.84 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 33-30 for USC.
Result: ??

Oregon at Washington State
The Ducks were favored over the Cougars by 1 point. The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 0.66 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 40-33 for Oregon.
Result: ??

Utah State at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Aggies by 19.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 18.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 41-17 for Boise State.
Result: ??

Wyoming at Colorado State
The Rams were favored over the Cowboys by 5.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 7.05 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 34-24 for Colorado State.
Result: ??

Fresno State at UNLV
The Rebels were favored over the Bulldogs by 11.5 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UNLV by 3.18 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 31-24 UNLV.
Result: ??

Arizona at UCLA
The Bruins were favored over the Wildcats by 10 points. The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA by 11.91 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 34-27 for UCLA.
Result: ??

Nevada at Hawaii
The Wolf Pack were favored over the Warriors by 3 points. The CFPT prediction average favored Nevada by 6.24 points. The O/U (over/under) was ??.
Our Call: 35-31 for Nevada.
Result: ??

Week 4 College Football Ratings and Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit

Week 4 College Football Ratings & Rankings FBS 2016-2017 - SportPundit

These are our college football rankings after Week 4 of the 2016 season, constituting "Week 4" according to the ESPN and NCAA.com numbering, whereas some other sources use "Week 5" due to the game in Australia of the "one-game week" that preceded normal matches in the actual "Week 1".

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, which we calibrate primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, which we take as the average rank of the opponents played (we multiply the calculated, adjusted rank by 3, divide by 100, and subtract that from the NAYPPA). Note that our calculation is not the same as the Sagarin or Massey "RANK" of schedule difficulty, which is a different calculation. Other adjustments can also be made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com or college and university football athletic pages online, as linked below for each team.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind.  No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

Week 4 College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit
Week
4
RANK
2016
-2017
by 
Sport
Pundit






TEAM
Name








(# = head
coaching
change



  NAYPPA
net
average
yards per play
advantage
offense
over
defense
stats from
cfbstats.com

(our
calculation)


yards
per
play
offense via
cfbstats
.com

the links
below
are
to the
school
sites

yards
per
play
defense via
cfbstats
.com



Schedule
difficulty 

based on
Massey
Ratings,
Sagarin,

and our
own
ratings of
average
rank of opponents played 
(*=
adjusted)

Won-loss
record (W-L)
for the
2016
-2017
season


2016
-2017

Team
Rating
by
Sport
Pundit
after Week 4









1 Louisville 5.1

9.03
3.88

110
4-0
+1.8
2 Ohio State 3.1

7.05
4.00

75
3-0
+0.9
3 Texas A&M 2.3

7.13
4.79

60*

4-0

+0.5

4
Alabama
1.8

6.38
4.56

60
4-0
+0.0
5Stanford  0.6

5.83
5.22

25
3-0
-0.1
6 Clemson 2.2

5.60
3.41

80
4-0
-0.2
7
Florida State
-0.5

6.23
6.78

0***
3-1
-0.2
8 Mississippi 1.4

6.98
5.56

45*
2-2
-0.3
9 Michigan 2.0

6.32
4.32

80
4-0
-0.4
10 Tennessee 0.5

5.44
4.95

30*
4-0
-0.4
11 Houston 1.5

5.65
4.14

65*
4-0
-0.5
12 Boise State 2.5


7.12
4.61

100*
3-0
-0.5
13 Wisconsin
0.4


5.46
5.04


30**

4-0

-0.5

14 Auburn 0.0

5.48
5.52

0*
2-2
-0.5
15 LSU 0.9

5.75
4.86

35*
2-2
-0.5
16 Miami (Florida) # 5.2

8.29
3.10

190*
3-0
-0.5
17 Baylor #
2.5


6.53
3.99


100*

4-0

-0.5

18 Kansas State 2.3

6.11
3.76

90*
2-1
-0.6
19 Toledo # 3.6

7.72
4.13

140*
3-0
-0.6
20 Oklahoma1.3

6.87
5.62

50*
1-2
-0.6
21 TCU 1.7

7.05
5.33

70
3-1
-0.6
22Florida2.2

6.04
3.87

90*
3-1
-0.7
23 Washington 2.8

7.10
4.32

120
4-0
-0.8
24 North Carolina 1.8

7.41
5.63

80*
3-1
-0.8
25 Virginia Tech # 1.7

5.85
4.18

80*
3-1
-0.9
26 West Virginia 1.1

6.69
5.57

70*
3-0
-1.0
27 Michigan State 0.9

5.76
4.89

60*
2-1
-1.1
28 Georgia # -0.6

5.36
5.98

10*
3-1
-1.1
29 UCLA 0.6

5.50
4.89

45*
2-2
-1.1
30 Utah  0.8

5.92
5.07

65*
4-0
-1.1
31 South Florida 2.1

7.32
5.12

100*
3-1
-1.1
32 Mississippi St.
0.8


6.00
5.22


50*

2-2

-1.1

33 Missouri # 2.3

6.88
4.55

105*
2-2
-1.2
34 San Diego State 1.5

6.61
5.10

95*
3-0
-1.3
35 California 0.4

6.68
6.30

45*
2-2
-1.4
36 Texas 0.6

5.98
5.34

60*
2-1
-1.4
37 Iowa
1.2


6.31
5.13

80*
3-1
-1.4
38 Nebraska 1.1

6.47
5.38

85
4-0
-1.4
39 Colorado 2.4

6.15
3.78

120*
2-1
-1.4
40 Oregon 1.8

7.37
5.52

95*
2-2
-1.4

41 Arkansas -0.4

5.74
6.11

30*
3-1
-1.5
42 BYU  # -0.4

5.23
5.66

25*
1-3
-1.7
43 USC # -0.5

5.35
5.82

20*
1-3
-1.7
44 West. Michigan 0.7

6.27
5.61

80*
4-0
-1.7
45 Oklahoma State -0.2

5.80
6.01

40*
2-2
-1.8
46 Pittsburgh -0.5

5.56
6.10

30*
2-2
-1.8
47 Arizona State
-0.3


6.31
6.61


50*
4-0
-1.8
48 Georgia Tech 0.5

5.58
5.12

70*
3-1
-1.8
49 Texas Tech 1.6

8.05
6.43

105*
2-1
-1.8
50 Arizona  0.7

6.61
5.88

70*
2-2

-1.8
51  C. Michigan 1.8

6.75
4.93

120*
3-1
-2.0
52 Notre Dame 0.2

6.40
6.18

60
2-2
-2.0
53 Tulsa 0.3

5.48
5.17

70*
3-1
-2.0
54 South Carolina #
-0.8


4.52
5.32

30*
2-2
-2.1
55 East Carolina # 0.4

6.82
6.41

70*
2-2
-2.1
56 N.C. State 1.6

6.76
5.13

115*
2-1
-2.1
57 Penn State 0.0

5.39
5.42

60*
2-2
-2.2
58 Minnesota # 1.3

6.00
4.67

120*
3-0
-2.3
59 Washington St. -0.3

6.25
6.58

55***
1-2
-2.3
60 Navy 1.6

6.93
5.37

130*
3-0
-2.3
61 SMU 0.5

5.91
5.42

80*
2-2
-2.3
62 Troy 0.9

6.07
5.15

105*
3-1
-2.4
63 Mid. Tennessee 1.7

6.66
4.94

130*
3-1
-2.4
64 Indiana 1.8

6.71
4.90

135**
2-1
-2.5
65 Northwestern -0.5

5.00
5.54

50*
1-3
-2.6
66 Louisiana Tech 1.1

7.18
6.09

105*
1-3
-2.6
67 Southern Miss # 1.4

6.01
4.56

130*
3-1
-2.7
68 Appalachian St. -0.9

5.37
6.29

45*
2-2
-2.7
69 Air Force 1.1

6.16
5.02

125*
3-0
-2.7
70 Cincinnati 0.3

5.66
5.41

95*
3-1
-2.7
71 Syracuse # -0.6

5.76
6.39

55*
2-2
-2.7
72 Boston College 1.2

5.11
3.86

115*
2-2
-2.7
73 Kentucky 0.9

6.62
5.73

105*
2-2
-2.7
74 Maryland # 1.6

6.46
4.91

145*
3-0
-2.7
75 UCF (C. Florida) # 1.0

5.37
4.35

110*
2-2
-2.7
76 Vanderbilt -1.7

4.63
6.37

25*
2-2
-2.8
77 W. Kentucky (WKU) 1.5

6.77
5.23

130*
2-2
-2.8
78 Georgia South. # 0.8

5.89
5.05

115*
3-1
-2.8
79 Utah State
0.6


5.50
4.86


100*

2-2

-2.8

80 Iowa State # 0.0

5.45
5.44

75*
1-3
-2.8
81 Ball State # 0.1

5.42
5.34

90*
3-1
-2.8
82 Memphis # 2.4

6.46
4.08

175*
3-0
-2.8
83 Duke 0.7

5.20
4.49

105*
2-2
-2.9
84 Oregon State -0.4

4.78
5.16

70*
1-2
-2.9
85 Purdue 1.1

6.18
5.10

130*
2-1
-3.0
86 Wake Forest -0.2

4.88
5.03

95*
4-0
-3.0
87 Army 0.9

5.91
5.02

125*
3-1
-3.0
88 Akron 1.2

7.42
6.21

130*
2-2
-3.1
89 Illinois # 0.3

5.93
5.60

100*
1-2
-3.1
90 UNLV 0.7

6.14
5.48

110*
1-3
-3.2
91 Marshall -0.8

5.82
6.65

70*
1-2
-3.3
92 Temple 0.8

5.62
4.83

125*
2-2
-3.3

93 Old Dominion 0.5

5.70
5.20

115*
2-2
-3.3
94 UConn -1.2

4.91
6.12

60*
2-2
-3.4
95 Virginia # -0.6

5.92
6.54

75*
1-3
-3.4
96 Miami (Oh.) 0.1

5.83
5.78

90*
0-4
-3.4
97 Ohio -0.1

5.62
5.68

100*

2-2

-3.5

98 Colorado St. -0.5

5.25
5.76

85*
2-2
-3.5
99 Nevada -0.6

5.34
5.94

85*
2-2
-3.5
100 Louis.-Monroe # 
0.2


5.96
5.80


110*

1-2

-3.5
101 North Texas # -1.3

4.70
5.96

60*
2-2
-3.5
102 Georgia State -0.9

4.64
5.50

70*
0-3
-3.6
103 North. Illinois
-0.8

5.61
6.42

70*
0-4
-3.7
104 Tulane # 0.4

4.89
4.45

115*
2-2
-3.7
105 Louis.-Lafayette -0.1

5.21
5.31

105*
2-2
-3.7
106 Buffalo -0.4

5.04
5.47

95*
1-2
-3.7
107 UMass -1.3

4.28
5.61

60*
1-3
-3.7
108 Arkansas St. -0.9

5.37
6.26

70*
0-4
-3.8
109 Fresno State -1.0

4.92
5.99

75*
1-3
-3.8
110 UTEP -0.6

5.29
5.94

90*
1-3
-3.9
111 Texas State # -2.9

3.85
6.78

20*
1-2
-3.9
112  Kansas 1.0

5.90
4.86

150*
1-2
-3.9
113 Rutgers # -0.4

5.11
5.49

105*
2-2
-3.9
114 New Mexico St. -1.3

5.51
6.84

65*

1-3

-3.9
115 E. Michigan 0.8

5.86
5.09

150*
3-1
-3.9
116 Wyoming -0.3

5.73
6.04

110*
2-2
-4.0
117 South Alabama -0.5

5.43
5.97

105*
2-2
-4.0
118 San Jose St. -1.4

5.51
6.96

70*
1-3
-4.1

119 Idaho
(transitioning
to FCS)
-1.5

4.82
6.29

75*
2-2
-4.1
120 Kent State -0.7

4.10
4.78


95*
1-3
-4.1
121 Hawaii # -1.8

5.63
7.46

55*
1-3
-4.1
122 New Mexico 1.5

6.54
5.00

175***
1-2
-4.1
123  Fl. Atlantic -1.8

4.64
6.44

60*
1-3
-4.2
124 Fl. Int'l FIU  -1.1

4.99
6.06

80*
0-4
-4.3
125 Rice -2.4

4.59
6.97

40**
0-4
-4.4
126 UTSA # -0.2

5.05
5.29

120*
1-3
-4.4
127 Bowling Gr. # -2.7

4.37
7.09

40*
1-3
-4.5
128
Charlotte 49ers -1.9

5.01
6.90

90***
1-3
-5.2
*** Coastal Carolina (transitioning to FBS) ---

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Sky Earth Native America


Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
,
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    ,
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.

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    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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