Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Case for a Playoff

Over the past week, I’ve been working on hammering out the at-large bids to my simulated college football playoff. As I’ve detailed here before, if you want a playoff, the most logical way for it to work is a full 16-team field with all 11 conference champions and 5 at-large bids. Currently, I haven’t made […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 12

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. Last year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. CBS and Fox were able to […]

New SuperPower Rankings

News and notes: Don’t overestimate the impact of the Lions’ three-game losing streak. Two of those games came against teams considered the class of the NFC, and the third was on the road against a Cardinals team that’s one of those “win against good teams, lose against bad ones” types this year. Arizona is 3-1 […]

Update

The SuperPower Rankings and the SNF Flex Scheduling Watch are forthcoming, but I’m only starting work on the SuperPower Rankings now, so they will be a while.

Week 13 College Football Rankings

The new rankings are here. And while I’m working on a simulated playoff, on Saturday Night I’ll bring my picks on who SHOULD go to the bowls, based on the final regular-season rankings.

Programming note

Please tune in to Da Blog this Monday at 4 PM PST for the Golden Bowl Playoff Selection Show, where I will announce the bracket for our simulated playoff and open first-round voting. All college lineal titles have been updated, as has the Chase for 19-0. However, due to “minor server issues” on Freehostia’s end, […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 14 picks

Week 14 (December 9): Tentative game: Indianapolis @ Baltimore Prospects: Baltimore at 4-7 has to override the Colts at 9-2, right? Protected games according to Hiestand: Steelers-Patriots (CBS) and Giants-Eagles (Fox) Other possible games mentioned on Wednesday’s Watch and their records: Chargers (6-5) v. Titans (6-5); Jags (8-3) v. Panthers (4-7); Chiefs (4-7) v. Broncos […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 11

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. Last year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. CBS and Fox were able to […]

Patriots Run to 19-0

Regardless of what you may think of the Patriots’ quest for 19-0, you can’t deny their juggernaut status, rolling over all the other teams in the league like they just don’t care. Check out morganwick.freehostia.com/sports/football and see their quest for 19-0. It helps if you look at it like the Patriot’s head is barreling through […]

Week 11 SuperPower Rankings (and a bonus!)

The full SuperPower Rankings are in the same place they always are. I’m also picking certain trends to continue the rest of the season, and partly as a result I have a rare triple Upset Special. The streaks I’m picking, until they’re broken, are for the Rams to win out, the Saints to complete a […]