The Pi-Rate Ratings

October 10, 2011

PiRate Ratings: College Football for October 13-15, 2011

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Great Saturday To Have Multiple TVs

If you have picture within a picture, you will want to use that option this week as there are so many fantastic matchups available.  Of course, if you are like Couch Potato Pete, you will have two TVs, a computer, and a radio blasting away at the same time at these dozen games:

 

All Times Eastern Daylight

 

12 Noon

Baylor at Texas A&M on FX

Michigan at Michigan State on ESPN & ESPN3

 

3 PM

Florida State at Duke on Fox Sports Affiliates & Gameplan & ESPN3

 

3:30 PM

L S U at Tennessee on CBS

Ohio State at Illinois on ABC or ESPN & ESPN3

Oklahoma State at Texas on ABC or ESPN & ESPN3

Georgia Tech at Virginia on ESPNU

 

6 PM

Alabama at Ole Miss on ESPN2 & ESPN3

 

7 PM

Clemson at Maryland on ESPNU

Kansas State at Texas Tech on Fox Sports Affiliate Stations

 

7:30 PM

Stanford at Washington State on Versus

 

10:15 PM

Arizona State at Oregon on ESPN & ESPN3

 

Another Possible “Game of the Century” Approaching

It started at Yankee Stadium in November of 1946.  Army and Notre Dame, two teams considered to be at least three touchdowns better than any other college team faced if at the House That Ruth Built and battled to a scoreless tie.

 

Since then, there have been a handful of games that deserved being mentioned in the same breath as the first “Game of the Century.”

 

The 1966 Michigan State and Notre Dame game comes to mind.  It too ended in a tie at 10-10.  The 1969 season-ending game between Texas and Arkansas might have ended in a third big tie, but the Longhorns went for two on a touchdown to win 15-14.

 

In what was probably the best “Game of the Century” of all time, Nebraska and Oklahoma met on Thanksgiving Day 1971.  Beano Cook called this one the perfect game.  The score see-sawed all day, with Nebraska twice taking double digit leads only to see Oklahoma come from behind and take the lead.  A late long drive by the Cornhuskers ended in joy with tailback Jeff Kinney powered inside tackle for the game-winning touchdown, as Nebraska won 35-31.  That Cornhusker team defeated the numbers two, three, and four teams in the nation (by an average of 35-15), which is the only time that has ever been done.

 

There have been a handful of other games that merited this special status, including the Michigan-Ohio State season-ender at Columbus in 2006.

 

There is a good chance that we will be blessed with yet another fierce rivalry game that qualifies for “Game of the Century” status.  LSU faces Alabama in Tuscaloosa on November 5.  As of this writing, LSU is number one in the AP Poll, and Alabama is number two.

 

This would not be the first time the two teams have squared off in November when both were still sporting perfect records.  Alabama was 8-0 and ranked number two, while LSU was 7-0 and ranked number six.  Like this year, both teams had fabulous defenses, with LSU giving up 9.4 points per game and Alabama yielding 10.3 points per game entering that November contest.

 

Alabama’s wishbone offense proved to be too much for LSU that day, while Tiger quarterback Bert Jones did not have much time to pass.  The Tide rolled to a 35-21 win that day in Birmingham.

 

Entering this week’s games, Alabama leads the nation, giving up 7.0 points per game, while LSU is eighth, allowing 12.5 points per game.  Both are in the top five in total defense and rushing defense.  Both are in the top six in pass efficiency defense.

 

This Week’s Team Rankings

 

#

Team

PiRate

1

Alabama

136.8

2

Oklahoma

135.8

3

L S U

132.1

4

Stanford

131.2

5

Oregon

128.5

6

Boise St.

127.3

7

Oklahoma St.

126.7

8

Wisconsin

126.3

9

Notre Dame

126.0

10

TexasA&M

122.0

11

Arkansas

121.3

12

Clemson

118.7

13

Michigan

118.7

14

Arizona St.

118.2

15

Florida St.

116.7

16

S. Carolina

116.5

17

Florida 

115.9

18

Missouri

114.6

19

Washington

114.3

20

Nebraska

113.7

21

Georgia 

113.7

22

Michigan St.

113.3

23

W. Virginia

112.5

24

Southern Cal

112.1

25

Texas

111.8

26

Virginia Tech

111.4

27

Cincinnati

111.4

28

Miami(FL)

111.2

29

Mississippi St.

111.0

30

T C U

108.8

31

California

108.8

32

Baylor

108.6

33

Ohio St.

108.6

34

Tennessee

108.1

35

Utah

108.1

36

Georgia Tech

107.9

37

Penn St.

107.8

38

Kansas St.

107.5

39

Auburn

107.0

40

TexasTech

106.8

41

Iowa

106.6

42

Illinois

105.8

43

WakeForest

105.7

44

U C L A

105.6

45

Pittsburgh

105.4

46

Nevada

105.0

47

Washington St.

105.0

48

Oregon St.

105.0

49

Arizona

104.8

50

Houston

103.9

51

Southern Miss.

103.9

52

Vanderbilt

103.1

53

S M U

103.0

54

N. Carolina

102.9

55

S. Florida

102.9

56

Maryland

101.9

57

B Y U

101.9

58

Hawaii

101.7

59

Rutgers

100.9

60

Air Force

100.7

61

Utah St.

100.7

62

Tulsa

100.3

63

N. Carolina St.

100.2

64

Toledo

100.1

65

Western Michigan

100.0

66

Northwestern

99.9

67

Temple

99.9

68

San Diego St.

99.8

69

Iowa St.

98.6

70

Duke

98.3

71

Navy

98.0

72

Colorado

97.8

73

Central Florida

97.6

74

Purdue

97.6

75

Ole Miss

97.3

76

BostonColl.

96.7

77

LouisianaTech

95.0

78

Virginia

94.3

79

Connecticut

94.1

80

San Jose St.

93.4

81

Syracuse

92.1

82

Northern Illinois

90.9

83

Louisville

90.8

84

Fresno St.

90.6

85

Kansas

90.2

86

Colorado St.

89.9

87

Arkansas St.

89.6

88

FloridaInt’l

89.2

89

East Carolina

89.2

90

Kentucky

88.8

91

Minnesota

87.8

92

Miami(O)

87.8

93

Rice

87.1

94

OhioU

86.7

95

Marshall

86.7

96

Wyoming

85.5

97

UL-Monroe

85.3

98

Bowling Green

84.6

99

Army

84.4

100

Idaho

83.8

101

Central Michigan

83.2

102

U A B

83.1

103

Indiana

82.8

104

UL-Lafayette

82.3

105

New Mexico St.

81.8

106

Troy

81.4

107

U T E P

80.9

108

U N L V

80.0

109

North Texas

79.9

110

Buffalo

79.1

111

Tulane

78.9

112

Ball St.

78.8

113

New Mexico

75.8

114

MiddleTennessee

75.5

115

WesternKy.

75.4

116

Kent St.

74.2

117

FloridaAtlantic

73.4

118

Eastern Michigan

71.7

119

Akron

68.2

120

Memphis

64.6

 

Teams Ranked By Conference

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Clemson

3-0

6-0

118.7

FloridaState

0-2

2-3

116.7

WakeForest

3-0

4-1

105.7

Maryland

1-1

2-3

101.9

North CarolinaState

0-2

3-3

100.2

BostonCollege

0-3

1-5

96.7

       
Coastal Division

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Virginia Tech

1-1

5-1

111.4

Miami-FL

0-2

2-3

111.2

Georgia Tech

3-0

6-0

107.9

North Carolina

1-1

5-1

102.9

Duke

1-0

3-2

98.3

Virginia

0-1

3-2

94.3

 

 

Big East Conference

 

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

West Virginia

1-0

5-1

112.5

Cincinnati

0-0

4-1

111.4

Pittsburgh

1-1

3-3

105.4

South Florida

0-1

4-1

102.9

Rutgers

2-0

4-1

100.9

Connecticut

0-1

2-4

94.1

Syracuse

0-1

4-2

92.1

Louisville

0-0

2-3

90.8

 

 

Big Ten

       
Leaders Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Wisconsin

1-0

5-0

126.3

OhioState

0-2

3-3

108.6

PennState

2-0

5-1

107.8

Illinois

2-0

6-0

105.8

Purdue

1-0

3-2

97.6

Indiana

0-2

1-5

82.8

       
Legends Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Michigan

2-0

6-0

118.7

Nebraska

1-1

5-1

113.7

MichiganState

1-0

4-1

113.3

Iowa

0-1

3-2

106.6

Northwestern

0-2

2-3

99.9

Minnesota

0-2

1-5

87.8

 

 

Big 12

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Oklahoma

2-0

5-0

135.8

OklahomaState

2-0

5-0

126.7

TexasA&M

1-1

3-2

122.0

Missouri

0-2

2-3

114.6

Texas

1-1

4-1

111.8

Baylor

1-1

4-1

108.6

KansasState

2-0

5-0

107.5

TexasTech

1-1

4-1

106.8

IowaState

0-2

3-2

98.6

Kansas

0-2

2-3

90.2

 

 

Conference USA

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Southern Mississippi

1-1

5-1

103.9

Central Florida

1-0

3-2

97.6

East Carolina

1-1

1-4

89.2

Marshall

1-1

2-4

86.7

U A B

0-2

0-5

83.1

Memphis

0-1

1-5

64.6

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Houston

2-0

6-0

103.9

S M U

2-0

4-1

103.0

Tulsa

1-0

2-3

100.3

Rice

1-1

2-3

87.1

U T E P

0-2

2-3

80.9

Tulane

1-1

2-4

78.9

 

 

Independents

       
Team

 

Overall

Rating

Notre Dame  

4-2

126.0

B Y U  

4-2

101.9

Navy  

2-3

98.0

Army  

2-4

84.4

 

 

Mid American Conference

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Temple

2-1

4-2

99.9

Miami(O)

0-1

1-4

87.8

OhioU

1-1

4-2

86.7

Bowling Green

1-1

3-3

84.6

Buffalo

1-1

2-4

79.1

Kent St.

0-2

1-5

74.2

Akron

0-2

1-5

68.2

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Toledo

2-0

3-3

100.1

Western Michigan

2-0

4-2

100.0

Northern Illinois

1-1

3-3

90.9

Central Michigan

1-1

2-4

83.2

BallState

1-1

3-3

78.8

Eastern Michigan

1-1

3-3

71.7

 

 

Mountain West Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

BoiseState

0-0

5-0

127.3

T C U

2-0

4-2

108.8

Air Force

0-1

3-2

100.7

San DiegoState

0-1

3-2

99.8

ColoradoState

1-0

3-2

89.9

Wyoming

0-0

3-2

85.5

UNLV

0-0

1-4

80.0

New Mexico

0-1

0-5

75.8

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

       
North Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Stanford

3-0

5-0

131.2

Oregon

2-0

4-1

128.5

Washington

2-0

4-1

114.3

California

0-2

3-2

108.8

WashingtonState

1-1

3-2

105.0

OregonState

1-2

1-4

105.0

       
South Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

ArizonaState

3-0

5-1

118.2

U S C

2-1

4-1

112.1

Utah

0-3

2-3

108.1

U C L A

2-1

3-3

105.6

Arizona

0-3

1-5

104.8

Colorado

0-2

1-5

97.8

 

 

Southeastern Conference

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

South Carolina

3-1

5-1

116.5

Florida

2-2

4-2

115.9

Georgia

3-1

4-2

113.7

Tennessee

0-2

3-2

108.1

Vanderbilt

1-2

3-2

103.1

Kentucky

0-3

2-4

88.8

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Alabama

3-0

6-0

136.8

L S U

3-0

6-0

132.1

Arkansas

1-1

5-1

121.3

MississippiState

0-3

3-3

111.0

Auburn

2-1

4-2

107.0

Ole Miss

0-2

2-3

97.3

 

 

Sunbelt Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

ArkansasState

2-0

4-2

89.6

FloridaInternational

1-1

4-2

89.2

Louisiana-Monroe

0-1

1-4

85.3

U.ofLouisiana

3-0

5-1

82.3

Troy

1-1

2-3

81.4

North Texas

1-1

2-4

79.9

MiddleTennessee

0-2

1-4

75.5

Western Kentucky

1-1

1-4

75.4

FloridaAtlantic

0-2

0-5

73.4

 

 

Western Athletic Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Nevada

1-0

2-3

105.0

Hawaii

1-0

3-2

101.7

UtahState

0-0

2-3

100.7

LouisianaTech

1-1

2-4

95.0

San JoseState

1-1

2-4

93.4

FresnoState

1-0

2-4

90.6

Idaho

0-2

1-5

83.8

New MexicoState

0-1

2-3

81.8

 

 

This Week’s Schedule

 

This Week’s Games–PiRate Ratings

   

 

 

 

Thursday, October 13  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

AIR FORCE San Diego St.

3.9

35-31

6   

Southern Cal CALIFORNIA

0.3

24-24 to ot

3   

   

 

 

 

Friday, October 14  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

Hawaii SAN JOSE ST.

5.3

35-30

6 1/2

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Saturday, October 15  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

Miami(Fl) NORTH CAROLINA

5.3

31-26

-2   

PENN ST. Purdue

13.7

20-6

13   

WISCONSIN Indiana

47.5

58-10

38   

RUTGERS Navy

5.9

34-28

2   

Florida St. DUKE

15.9

41-25

10 1/2

Toledo BOWLING GREEN

13.0

37-24

7 1/2

Clemson MARYLAND

13.8

31-17

8   

Virginia Tech WAKEFOREST

2.7

23-20

7   

Georgia Tech VIRGINIA

10.6

35-24

8 1/2

South Carolina MISSISSIPPI ST.

2.5

24-21

5   

TEMPLE Buffalo

23.8

34-10

20   

WYOMING U n l v

8.5

31-22

13   

MISSOURI Iowa St.

19.0

33-14

16   

CENTRAL MICH. Eastern Mich.

14.0

28-14

13 1/2

Miami(O) KENT ST.

11.1

31-20

5 1/2

WesternMich. NORTHERN ILLINOIS

6.1

30-24

1   

PITTSBURGH Utah

1.3

28-27

6 1/2

OREGON ST. B y u

6.6

28-21

1   

OREGON Arizona St.

14.3

41-27

15   

TEXASA&M Baylor

16.9

48-31

9 1/2

L s u TENNESSEE

21.0

31-10

15   

WASHINGTON Colorado

20.0

37-17

16 1/2

Michigan MICHIGAN ST.

2.9

31-28

-3   

ILLINOIS Ohio St.

0.2

20-20 to ot

3 1/2

Florida AUBURN

5.9

30-24

NL

CINCINNATI Louisville

23.1

37-14

13   

OHIOU Ball St.

10.4

31-21

14   

TULANE U t e p

0.5

34-33

1   

Alabama OLE MISS

36.5

44-7

23   

Oklahoma KANSAS

42.6

52-9

31 1/2

NEVADA New Mexico

32.2

42-10

29   

S M U Central Florida

8.4

35-27

2 1/2

Boise St. COLORADO ST.

34.4

51-17

32   

Stanford WASHINGTON ST.

23.2

40-17

20   

Georgia VANDERBILT

7.6

17-9

13   

Oklahoma St. TEXAS

11.4

45-34

5 1/2

TEXASTECH Kansas St.

2.8

35-32

3 1/2

South Florida CONNECTICUT

5.8

23-17

7   

East Carolina MEMPHIS

22.1

42-20

16 1/2

MARSHALL Rice

2.6

31-28

5 1/2

IOWA Northwestern

9.7

27-17

7   

NEW MEXICO ST. Idaho

0.5

24-23

1   

TULSA U a b

20.2

34-14

21   

Utah St. FRESNO ST.

7.1

38-31

4   

UL-LAFAYETTE North Texas

4.9

34-29

8 1/2

UL-Monroe TROY

0.9

28-27

-10 1/2

FLORIDAATLANTIC Western Kentucky

0.5

24-23

3   

 

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