Monday, October 31, 2016

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 10

1 Alabama
2 Washington
3 Michigan
4 Clemson
5 Louisville
6 Ohio State
7 Texas A&M
8 Wisconsin
9 Nebraska
10 Auburn
11 Utah
12 Colorado
13 Baylor
14 West Virginia
15 Washington State
16 Florida
17 Penn State
18 Oklahoma
19 Western Michigan
20 North Carolina
21 LSU
22 Florida State
23 Oklahoma State
24 USC
25 Boise State

Saturday, October 29, 2016

College Football Week 9

UPSET WATCH- Teams that could get upset

Oklahoma State over West Virginia
Oklahoma State has a controversial loss and without it would only have 1 loss. The Mountaineers come to town for a game that will be their most difficult of the season so far. This could be a trap for West Virginia.

Oregon over Arizona State
The Ducks are a win away from winning every game against the Sun Devils for an entire decade. Arizona State always struggles on the road, and Oregon is looking to win their first Pac-12 game. It feels like the Ducks dominance could continue here.

Iowa State over Kansas State
Iowa State almost beat Baylor when the Bears came to town. Kansas State is not as good as Baylor which is why an upset is possible here.

Texas over Baylor
Charlie Strong needs a big win. They came very close against Oklahoma and at Kansas State. An undefeated Baylor team goes to town that seems ripe for an upset. For a 3-4 team, Texas has shown pretty well, so something could give for them here. Will this be the game that helps put Charlie Strong and the Longhorns on track?

Georgia over Florida
Georgia has struggled lately but has played a much tougher schedule than the Gators. Florida has looked very lackluster at times this year just like last season and seems bound to be upset at some point. The Bulldogs are looking to get back on track, and this rivalry game could the one that does.

Notre Dame over Miami(FL)
Miami(FL) has lost 3 in a row and now travel to Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish defense has been much improved lately. This could be the Irish's chance to finally get another win. The Hurricanes are in the middle of a collapse and seem to be in free fall with no signs of stopping.

Florida State over Clemson
Clemson has had 2 close calls where luck was on their side. The Seminoles are out for revenge from last year's loss. They get the Tigers at home this year, which could be a major road block for Dabo's boys.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
The Badgers barely lost to Michigan and Ohio State and have looked like a Top 10 team all year. Nebraska has not played anyone this good yet, and they have to go to Madison too. This seems like an obvious pick.

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
West Virginia 31 Oklahoma State 28
Michigan 42 Michigan St 7
TCU 52 Texas Tech 45
Texas 44 Baylor 42
Georgia 24 Florida 21
Washington 28 Utah 24
Indiana 32 Maryland 21
Notre Dame 37 Miami(FL) 34
Ohio State 35 Northwestern 24
Oregon 49 Arizona State 42
Wisconsin 24 Nebraska 14
Boise State 30 Wyoming 21
Tennessee 34 South Carolina 10
Auburn 35 Ole Miss 21
Florida State 29 Clemson 24
Washington State 38 Oregon State 17
Stanford 21 Arizona 17

Oklahoma 63 Kansas 7
NC State 31 Boston College 10
Wake Forest 17 Army 13

East Carolina 27 UConn 17

Monday, October 24, 2016

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 9

1 Alabama
2 Washington
3 Michigan
4 Clemson
5 Louisville
6 West Virginia
7 Baylor
8 Nebraska
9 Ohio State
10 Wisconsin
11 Utah
12 Texas A&M
13 Boise State
14 Auburn
15 Florida State
16 Colorado
17 Tennessee
18 Washington State
19 Oklahoma
20 Penn State
21 Florida
22 Western Michigan
23 North Carolina
24 LSU
25 Navy

Saturday, October 22, 2016

College Football Week 8

UPSET WATCH- Teams that could get upset

Memphis over Navy
Navy is still flying high over their huge win over Houston, but are currently tied at the top with the Tigers. Memphis will be ready in this huge West Division battle as both teams need a win in order to take one step closer to the Division title. The Midshipmen better to be focused at home as the Tigers will try to steal this one to take the Division lead.

Tennessee-Martin over Georgia State
The Panthers are 1-5 this season and play Tennessee-Martin which will ready to play with nothing to lose. With some winnable games ahead, Georgia State needs to stay focused and be energized as there is still time to turn this season around.

Michigan State over Maryland
Is this an upset? So far the Terps have had a better season and get the Spartans at home. The Spartans have been struggling this season. However, the Terps have lost two in a row. Will Mark Dantonio have his team motivated to try to turn this season around?  Which team will end their losing streak?

Middle Tennessee State over Missouri
Missouri coming off a big loss to Florida and now get upset-minded Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders have had this game circled and would love to steal this one from the Tigers. The Tigers need to put last week's loss behind them. Who will be more energized?

UCLA over Utah
The Utes are currently tied at the top of Pac-12 South with Colorado and now get the Bruins in the Rose Bowl. If UCLA has any hope left to win the Pac-12 South, this is a must-win. Rosen is a game time decision for the Bruins. Will he be ready to go? This should be a great defensive game. Whose defense will make more plays? The Utes need this one to stay at the top of the South.

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Wisconsin 24  Iowa 14
Louisville 38 NC State 21
Northwestern 24 Indiana 21
Kansas State 34 Texas 30 
Stanford 28 Colorado 27
Washington 56 Oregon State 14
Michigan State 20 Maryland 17
Toledo 37 Central Michigan 34
Memphis 42 Navy 39
West Virginia 28 TCU 21
Western Michigan 45 Eastern Michigan 21
Alabama 42 Texas A&M 35
Utah 17 UCLA 13
Auburn 32 Arkansas 24
Ohio State 42 Penn State 28
Oklahoma 49 Texas Tech 47
LSU 28 Ole Miss 21
Washington State 45 Arizona State 28

Michigan 66, Illinois 7
Minnesota 38 Rutgers 10
UConn 16, UCF 13

Bowling Green 34, Miami (OH) 28

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 8

1 Alabama
2 Washington
3 Ohio State
4 Michigan
5 Clemson
6 Texas A&M
7 Louisville
8 West Virginia
9 Baylor
10 Nebraska
11 Wisconsin
12 Utah
13 Boise State
14 Houston
15 Florida State
16 Oklahoma
17 Tennessee
18 Washington State
19 Florida
20 Colorado
21 Auburn
22 Western Michigan
23 North Carolina
24 Arkansas
25 Navy

Friday, October 14, 2016

College Football Week 7

UPSET WATCH- Teams that could get upset

Georgia Southern over Georgia Tech
The Eagles almost pulled the upset a couple years ago. This Georgia Tech team is not the caliber of that one and has struggled. However, the Eagles have not shown to be as good either, but this game has been circled for 2 years.

Virginia over Pittsburgh
Virginia is consistently the most night and day team each season is starting to play better, so watch out Pittsburgh. The Cavaliers could have one those days where you wonder how this team lost to Richmond.

Arizona over USC
USC has looked great at home but now they return to the road where they go to Arizona. The same place Washington needed Overtime for a win. Therfore, this very well could be an upset.
Indiana over Nebraska
Nebraska is ranked in the Top 10 for beating Oregon, which could be the Pac-12's worst by 3 at home, and really nothing much to show. Indiana gave Ohio State a tough game last week. The Cornhuskers seem ripe for an upset here as they travel to Indiana for this one.

Wisconsin over Ohio State
Wisconsin already beat LSU and almost won at Michigan. The Badgers get Ohio State at their stadium, and they know this game is needed to keep playoff hopes alive. The Buckeyes struggled to put Indiana away, so a slip up could be possible here. 

Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Clemson 42 NC State 21
Maryland 31 Minnesota 27
Oklahoma 41 Kansas State 37
West Virginia 38 Texas Tech 31
Florida State 35 Wake Forest 14
Alabama 37 Tennessee 28
Indiana 27 Nebraska 17
Miami(FL) 33 North Carolina 21
Ole Miss 48 Arkansas 38
Colorado 49 Arizona State 35
Wisconsin 24 Ohio State 21
Washington State 42 UCLA 31

Baylor 63, Kansas 14
LSU 41, Southern Miss 17
Florida 17, Missouri 14

Marshall 38, FAU 21

Monday, October 10, 2016

M + J's College Football Rankings Top 25- Week 7

1 Alabama
2 Washington
3 Michigan
4 Ohio State
5 Clemson
6 Texas A&M
7 Louisville
8 Wisconsin
9 Tennessee
10 Baylor
11 Nebraska
12 West Virginia
13 Utah
14 Boise State
15 Houston
16 Florida State
17 Miami FL
18 Virginia Tech
19 Ole Miss
20 Arizona State
21 Auburn
22 Oklahoma
23 Washington State
24 Western Michigan
25 Navy 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

College Football Week 6

UPSET WATCH- Teams that could get upset

Mississippi State over Auburn
The Bulldogs are home and Auburn  is finally making their road debut after struggling at home for their first 4 games. This makes this seem like a likely upset.

Texas over Oklahoma
Texas won last year, and Charlie Strong is taking defense into his own hands. Both teams have struggled some on defense. If Texas can defend, an upset is likely.

BYU over Michigan State
Michigan State has struggled lately especially on offense. BYU has played a gaunlet with having every game being decided by 3 or less points. The Cougars are bound to pull one out that wasn't expected.
Army over Duke
Army started strong before losing to Buffalo. With the exception of the Notre Dame win, Duke has been dismal. If the Army team from the first 3 games shows up, the Black Knights should win.

Penn State over Maryland
Penn State is at home against an undefeated Maryland team that hasn't played the greatest schedule. A stumble here feels like a strong possibility.
Weekend Picks
Score Projections:
Texas 42 Oklahoma 38
Minnesota 24 Iowa 20
Penn State 41 Maryland 35
Notre Dame 28 NC State 21
Pittsburgh 42 Georgia Tech 21
Toledo 45 Eastern Michigan 28
Houston 42 Navy 24
North Carolina 48 Virginia Tech 28
Ohio State 45 Indiana 21
Texas A&M 34 Tennessee 28
BYU 25 Michigan State 24
Colorado 38 USC 31
Alabama 42 Arkansas 28
Kansas State 49 Texas Tech 28
Washington 52 Oregon 28
Miami 30 Florida State 27
Utah 27 Arizona 21
UCLA 45 Arizona State 34
Stanford 31 Washington State 14

Michigan 49, Rutgers 7
Akron 38, Miami (OH) 10
Mississippi State 17, Auburn 12

FAU 34, Charlotte 28

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

M+J's College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 6

1 Alabama
2 Ohio State
3 Michigan
4 Washington
5 Clemson
6 Louisville
7 Houston
8 Texas A&M
9 Tennessee
10 Miami FL
11 Stanford
12 Wisconsin
13 Baylor
14 Nebraska
15 Ole Miss
17 Colorado
18 Boise State
19 West Virginia
20 Arkansas
21 North Carolina
22 Utah
23 Oklahoma
24 Western Michigan
25 Maryland