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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Here's my new Top 25: (Previous week's ranking in parenthesis) 1. Missouri 11-1 (3) 2. West Virginia 10-1 (4) 3. Ohio State 11-1 (5) 4. USC 9-2 (8) 5. Oklahoma 10-2 (11) 6. Kansas 11-1 (2) 7. LSU 10-2 (1) 8. Georgia 10-2 (7) 9. Florida 9-3 (9) 10. Virginia Tech 10-2 (10) 11. Arizona State 10-2 (6) 12. Boston College 10-2 (13) 13. Tennessee 9-3 (15) 14. South Florida 9-3 (14) 15. Illinois 9-3 (16) 16. Hawaii 11-0 (24) 17. Cincinnati 9-3 (18) 18. Auburn 8-4 (19) 19. Oregon 8-3 (12) 20. Arkansas 8-4 (12) 21. Texas 9-3 (17) 22. Texas Tech 8-4 (25) 23. BYU 10-2 (29) 24. Wisconsin 9-3 (26) 25. Clemson 9-3 (27) Close: Oregon State, UCLA, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, Connecticut, Boise State
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Here's a copy of the I-A playoff picture:
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Actually, I bet Tennessee wins next week. That's going to be a huge letdown for LSU blowing their chance to play for a national title in the Superdome by losing to Arkansas. Watch LSU slip to the Cotton Bowl now when Georgia gets the BCS at-large bid and the Capital One Bowl takes Florida to play Illinois. That would actually be a pretty good game as we'd probably get the Mizzou/Kansas loser on the Big XII side.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Tennessee/Kentucky = craziest game I've ever seen in my life.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Yeah, this is ridiculous. I think that lineman actually could have run the kick back for a TD if he hadn't slowed down to try and lateral.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Well, FCS nuts: we've got our first upset of the playoffs. All-time FCS scoring leader Dan Carpenter missed a 49-yard FG as time expired and Wofford beat Montana 23-22.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Just to get some perspective on this, according to the betting line, it would be a bigger upset for UConn to beat WVU than it would be for Syracuse to beat Cincy today.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    If West Virginia lost today, I'd put USC #3. They're probably playing the best football in America now that they're healthy. The only thing that would keep them out in that scenario would be a hot Georgia if they were impressive vs. LSU or Oklahoma if they pound the Kansas/Mizzou winner with Bradford back. USC would easily get in over a 1-loss Kansas or a 2-loss LSU. P.S. This will all be moot in 3.5 hours because UConn's chances of beating West Virginia are about nil. They're a 21-point underdog at the moment.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Explain to me why Ray Rice isn't even in the top 10. You're not the only one dismissing him, so there must be some reason that I'm missing. Yards per carry of some of the top backs: Jamaal Charles: 6.4 Rashard Mendenhall: 6.2 Jonathan Stewart: 6.2 Matt Forte: 6.0 Kevin Smith: 5.9 Chris Wells: 5.8 Darren McFadden: 5.6 Mike Hart: 5.3 Ray Rice: 5.1 Add in that he's playing for a 7-4 team and that his only games over 150 yards were vs. Buffalo, Navy, Syracuse, South Florida, and Army and a better question becomes "why would anyone vote for him for the Heisman?"
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    Bored's College Football Pick 'Em - Week 13

    I think this is the first year that I haven't got to be in a conference championship. Georgia Tech's really falling off this year.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    BTW, here's my Heisman Top Ten at the moment: 1. Tim Tebow 2. Pat White 3. Chris Long 4. Michael Crabtree 5. Kevin Smith 6. Chase Daniel 7. Dennis Dixon 8. Glenn Dorsey 9. Dan Connor 10. Darren McFadden
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    USC >>> UConn. The Sagarin predictor has USC 9 points better on a neutral field and that doesn't take into account how much healthier USC is than they were a few weeks ago. There's a reason that West Virginia's favored by 17 over UConn this week while ASU's a 3 point dog to USC. It should be a moot point by Thursday though as I really think the Trojans win this one.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Nah, the Sugar Bowl has last pick this year so that's almost certainly where Boise State would go if they get an auto-bid. You're probably looking at a 2-loss Arizona State or Oregon in Tempe.
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    OAO 11/19 Raw Thread

    Jericho looks 100x cooler on the right. You're just making our point for us (the people who didn't like Jericho's re-debut very well).
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    OAO 11/19 Raw Thread

    I think part of me was kind of hoping that he'd shoot on the current product a little bit too. Since when he made his first debut it was about "saving us from how boring the WWF was in general" and they'd been using the "save us" thing for all the promos. Just something like "yes, we acknowledge that it's been bad and we're planning to make it better". This seemed like another simple by-the-numbers WWE segment where not much really happens as they try to stretch every basic little feud out over 4 months.
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    The College Football Thread 11/20 - 11/24

    Decided to wait for the new CFB thread to do the tier system this week as I was kinda busy on Sunday. Anyway, here are the chances that the remaining contenders have if they win the remainder of their games. Tier I: The Frontrunners These are the teams that just need to win the rest of their games to go to the championship. For the first time since the first week I did the system, we again have 3 teams that control their own destinies if they win out. Kansas (11-0): With Oregon's loss, Kansas has gone from 99% to make the title game if they win out to 100%. All they have to worry about now is beating Missouri and either Oklahoma or Texas. LSU (10-1): LSU's also just has to focus on their remaining games to make the championship. They should get by Arkansas without too much trouble, but Tennessee or Georgia (the latter with a pretty solid home advantage) could be trouble in the SEC Championship. Missouri (10-1): Missouri took a huge leap this week, jumping two groups as the Oregon loss almost guarantees them a trip to New Orleans if they win out. West Virginia is slightly ahead of them at the moment in the BCS Standings, but that really doesn't mean much. They're almost dead even in the polls and WVU's whole edge comes from the computer rankings. However, WVU didn't even lead Mizzou in the computer rankings until last week when they got a boost from beating Cincy. With Missouri getting a much bigger computer boost if they beat Kansas and likely taking a lead in the polls as well, they're almost guaranteed to go to the championship if they win out. The only way West Virginia could pass them is if the Missouri/Kansas game is so ugly that Mizzou actually loses ground in the polls after beating the #2 team. It would have to be something along the lines of a 12-10 game with 13 turnovers. Tier II: The Contenders This is the group of teams (OK, only one team this week) that is still in the thick of the race. If they win out, they're favored to reach the title game. West Virginia (9-1): Even though West Virginia can't beat out a 12-1 Missouri or LSU, they're still in a very good spot to reach the title game. If LSU has to face a red-hot Georgia team in Atlanta, they're not going to be much better than a coinflip to win and there's a great shot that Oklahoma or Missouri falls in the Big XII title game too. All things considered, West Virginia was probably the biggest beneficiary of the OU and UO losses last week. Tier III: Still in the race A teams that in this group will be less than 50/50 to make the championship if they win out, but will still have a pretty reasonable chance to qualify. Arizona State (9-1): Could the Sun Devils pass West Virginia? Yes, but it won't be easy. They're currently 6th in the polls and would have to leap two teams to get there. In order to do that, they'll have to really get a "buzz" going in the national media and eking out a close win at home over USC won't cut it. I think the line is probably somewhere around 2 TDs in terms of how much they'd have to beat USC by to get past the Mountaineers. Obviously, UConn playing WVU close couldn't hurt their cause. Ohio State (11-1): Ohio State's certainly not out of the race, but with no games left, they really can't pass anyone. If Arizona State beat USC and Arizona, they'll almost certainly pass the Buckeyes, so OSU needs 3 teams out of LSU, the KU/Mizz winner, WVU, and ASU to lose. That's not quite as hard it seems as all except West Virginia have tough games left, but the Buckeyes are still only about 10-15% to go to New Orleans. Tier IV: The Longshots These teams while still technically in the race are going to need every single break to go their way. There will have to be some crazy upsets for one of these teams to actually make it to New Orleans. None: Ohio State's "leader in the clubhouse" status really hurts the 2-loss teams at this point as there's no reasonable justification to put such a team ahead of the Buckeyes. The only way such a team can get in is if LSU, Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia, and Arizona State all lose, and that's really difficult, especially with West Virginia passing their last real test against Cincinnati last week. Georgia has a very outside shot as do USC and Oklahoma, but none are really worth listing at this point as none are more than 1% even if they win out. Eliminated last week It's pretty much two strikes and you're out this season. The following teams eliminated themselves from the race last week. Oklahoma (9-2) So just how hard would it be for Oklahoma? They'd need Tennessee to beat Kentucky on the road then beat LSU in the SEC Championship or else Georgia to lose to Georgia Tech before beating LSU. They'd need Arizona State to lose to USC or Arizona. They'd need West Virginia to lose to UConn or Pitt as a 2 TD favorite. And even then, it would be a close race between them, Kansas, and USC. For all intents and purposes, the Sooners are done. Oregon (8-2): The Ducks are absolutely 100% done with the loss at Arizona. Even in an apocalyptic scenario where Tennessee and Texas win the SEC and Big XII, the voters would do everything in their power to keep a Dixon-less UO team out of the title game.
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    OAO 11/19 Raw Thread

    Glad to see I wasn't the only one underwhelmed with super-gay looking Jericho's basic promo. At the very least, he could have gone down to the ring and attacked Orton at the end or something.
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    OAO 11/19 Raw Thread

    Well, considering they introduced him as "Booker T" on Impact sans any kind of crown or royalty reference, I'd say that's pretty fair.
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    The College Football Thread 11/13 - 11/17

    Since this thread's all about the FCS talk, I just wanted to say that they narrowly avoided a potential split championship when North Dakota State (who's ineligible for the playoffs) lost their finale against South Dakota State 29-24 to finish 10-1. McNeese State, Montana, and Northern Iowa are all undefeated going into the playoffs so there should be some good matchups. Well, actually maybe not including Montana. I've watched bits and pieces of their games this year when they're on TV and they're really not good at all. I'd expect them to get upset in the 2nd round or something.
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    Carnival Top 25 11-18

    USC looks a little too low, Hawaii's a little too high, and Clemson probably shouldn't be ranked (the last time they beat a Top 40 team was the opener vs. FSU, but overall I can't complain too much. I think my good sense is rubbing off on you. You did get a little creative on the records in the other group though. Rutgers at 6-4 instead of 7-4 I can understand since their game with Pitt today wasn't really on a lot of people's radars, but Michigan at 9-4? There have only been 12 weeks of the season. I think the only way you're even allowed to play 13 in the regular season is if you schedule Hawaii.
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    The College Football Thread 11/13 - 11/17

    Iggy's Top 25: (Previous week's rank in parenthesis) 1. LSU 10-1 (1) 2. Kansas 11-0 (4) 3. Missouri 10-1 (5) 4. West Virginia 9-1 (6) 5. Ohio State 11-1 (8) 6. Arizona State 9-1 (7) 7. Georgia 9-2 (10) 8. USC 8-2 (9) 9. Florida 8-3 (11) 10. Virginia Tech 9-2 (12) 11. Oklahoma 9-2 (3) 12. Oregon 8-2 (2) 13. Boston College 9-2 (18) 14. South Florida 8-3 (16) 15. Tennessee 8-3 (17) 16. Illinois 9-3 (20) 17. Texas 9-2 (21) 18. Cincinnati 8-3 (13) 19. Auburn 7-4 (22) 20. Connecticut 9-2 (24) 21. Kentucky 7-4 (14) 22. Virginia 9-2 (25) 23. Boise State 10-1 (26) 24. Hawaii 10-0 (28) 25. Texas Tech 8-4 (NR) Close: Wisconsin, Clemson, Michigan, BYU, Oregon State, Florida State, Utah
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    The College Football Thread 11/13 - 11/17

    On this, just wanted to say that while you're mostly right, I think the one player who can still pass Tebow is Chase Daniel. His stats are almost good, and if Mizzou wins their last 3 games, they go to the national championship. If that happens, I think he takes the trophy, but otherwise it's Tebow's to lose.
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    The College Football Thread 11/13 - 11/17

    Best-case scenario, saving both timeouts makes it 1% more likely that Hawaii misses the kick. Honestly, I think it's more likely to help the kicker to get a practice kick. Meanwhile, if Nevada gets the ball with :50 left and 3 timeouts, they're at least 25% to drive for a field goal, probably higher. RETARDED decision. He has the IQ of an orangutang, I tell you.
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    The College Football Thread 11/13 - 11/17

    I can't believe Chris Ault is in the coaching Hall of Fame. He has the IQ of an orangutang. God that was a stupid decision to let the clock run and then waste the timeouts.
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    The College Football Thread 11/13 - 11/17

    Good game between Nevada and Hawaii going into the 4th for all you that are up late. Hawaii's down 20-19, but is driving after the refs blew the play dead way too early on a Davone Bess fumble,
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