The Pi-Rate Ratings

September 4, 2012

PiRate Ratings For College Football: September 6-8, 2012

Can an assumption be made about Alabama after just one game?  Is this Crimson Tide edition the best in years?  It is much too early to make that assumption, but let us look at some facts.

 

The Crimson Tide offense got off the ball as quick as a team from the old Split-T days.  They engaged in their blocks while the defense was still reacting from the snap of the ball.  When, the line blocked, the defenders being blocked were moved off the line of scrimmage.

 

The Crimson Tide defensive front seven held its position and clogged up the inside holes.  The linebacker pursuit looked like the Baltimore Ravens.  Their perimeter force and contain was as good as it gets.

 

The Alabama secondary was in position to make plays all night.  When the Tide rushed the passer, they did not need to send a fifth pass rusher.  One defender on both sides of the line spied on Denard Robinson, forcing Robinson to stay in the pocket.

 

Now, add in to the offense a true freshman that looks like he could immediately be among the top three running backs in the SEC, and this team has the potential to be one of the best ever.

 

Since WWII, what we like to call the modern era of college football, there have been 20 teams (in our opinion) that can be considered among the best ever.  Here is a list of those teams as well as how they performed in their opening game.

 

Year

Team First Opponent

 

Score

1945

Army Louisville Field (military)

 

32-0

1947

Notre Dame Pittsburgh

 

40-6

1947

Michigan MichiganState

*

55-0

1949

Oklahoma BostonCollege

 

46-0

1956

Oklahoma North Carolina

 

36-0

1959

Syracuse Kansas

 

35-21

1961

Alabama Georgia

 

32-6

1966

MichiganState North Carolina St.

 

28-10

1966

Notre Dame Purdue

*

26-14

1966

Alabama Louisiana Tech

 

34-0

1968

OhioState S M U

*

35-14

1969

Texas California

 

17-0

1971

Nebraska Oregon

 

34-7

1971

Oklahoma S M U

 

30-0

1972

Southern Cal Arkansas

*

31-10

1974

Oklahoma Baylor

*

28-11

1987

Miami Florida

 

31-4

1992

Alabama Vanderbilt

 

25-8

1995

Nebraska Oklahoma St.

 

64-21

2001

Miami PennState

 

33-7

* Opponent was as good as 2012 Michigan

 

How ironic: only the 1947 Michigan Wolverines defeated a quality team by more than the 27 points Alabama clobbered Michigan.  That Michigan State team would go 7-2 in 1947.  That Wolverine team finished second in the nation in the regular season to Notre Dame, but a post-bowl poll listed Michigan number one, after the Wolverines beat USC in the Rose Bowl 49-0 (In games against three common opponents that year, Michigan’s average score was 56-7 and Notre Dame’s average score was 35-11).

 

Alabama plays four road games where they might face the type of opposition that can compete with the Tide (Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and LSU).  As of today, even LSU appears unable to compete with this Tide team.  If Alabama runs the table, beats the SEC East champion, and wins the National Championship this year, they will most definitely deserve mention among the 20 teams listed above.

 

This Week’s Schedule

Last week, there were a handful of big upsets.  Youngstown State’s win over Pittsburgh did not look like an upset; it looked like YSU would beat Pitt again and again.  Texas State made its debut in the FBS ranks with a similar style thrashing of Houston.  Two other minor upsets included a FCS team beating a FBS team.  UT-Martin beat Memphis, and Eastern Washington beat Idaho.

 

This week, we see two FCS teams that we favor over their FBS opponent.  North Dakota State is a 6.5-point favorite over Colorado, and Illinois State is a half-point pick over Eastern Michigan.

 

This is the week that Missouri and Texas A&M become SEC teams in earnest, as both schools play conference games.  Missouri hosts Georgia and Texas A&M host Florida in what looks to be two excellent debut games.

 

Here is a look at 10 other games that we find interesting:

 

1. Indiana @ UMass.  The Hoosiers have a chance to go to2-0 with a home game coming against Ball State.  Kevin Wilson’s troops struggled with Indiana State, but an IU win these next two weeks may give the team enough confidence to believe they can compete at Northwestern with an extra week to prepare.  It isn’t impossible, but it is still highly improbable, but IU can see a path to 6-6 if they can start 4-0.

 

2. Kent State @ Kentucky: The Wildcats did not show up against Louisville.  If UK loses this game, Coach Joker Phillips will be on life-support.  A loss against Western Kentucky in two weeks could then elevate Rick Minter to head coach. A Golden Flash win could be enough to propel KSU to their first bowl since 1972.

 

3. Purdue @ Notre Dame: This rivalry is as heated as Alabama-Auburn but with reserved Midwestern values.  The Boilermakers have pulled of some monumental upsets in this series.  Hank Stram became a known quantity as an offensive coach and Len Dawson as a mobile quarterback when they led PU to a monumental upset over the Irish in 1954.   The Boilermakers had that great three-year run in 1967, 68, and 69 when they put a hurtin’ on the Irish.  That 1968 game was a TV game that introduced the nation to Mike Phipps and the great Leroy Keyes.

 

Will this game have the same importance?  We doubt it, but it will be fun to watch.

 

4. South Florida @ Nevada: Why is this game so interesting?  Nevada is the one chance for a non-BCS Automatic Qualifier to upset the apple cart this year.  With Boise State losing last week, the Wolf Pack moved to the top of the line with a win at Cal.  USF is one of two co-favorites to win the Big East, so this game could actually feature two teams that will play in BCS bowls.

 

5. Wisconsin @ Oregon State: Wisconsin struggled with Northern Iowa last week, while Oregon State struggled with Hurricane Isaac, losing out on playing their opener when Nicholls State had to send in RSVPs.  Teams improve the most between games one and two, but the Beavers could easily upset the Badgers this week.  Paul Chryst is missed a lot in Madison, and Pitt fans may also wish he was still calling the plays at Camp Randall.

 

6. Iowa State @ Iowa: This was one of the most exciting games of 2011.  ISU won in triple overtime.  The Hawkeyes struggled at Soldier Field against a good Northern Illinois team, while the Cyclones beat a good Tulsa team last week.  The winner of this game will have a great shot at bowl eligibility.

 

7. Auburn @ Mississippi State: This becomes almost a must-win game for Auburn.  Games with LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Alabama could be four more losses, and just one upset loss to somebody like Vanderbilt could add up to seven losses.  This Tiger team is too good for that.  Even if they lose a close one in Starkville, we think they will find a way to win six or seven times.  If Mississippi State wins, the Bulldogs could be sitting on an eight or nine-win season.

 

8. Nebraska @ UCLA: The Big Ten needs a marquis out-of-conference win, and this becomes the league’s best chance.  The Cornhuskers have never returned to the prominence they enjoyed for years in the 1970’s-2001.  They have lost four or more games for eight consecutive seasons since they dismissed Frank Solich.  If UCLA pulls the upset here, the Bruins will be for a nine or 10-win season.

 

9. Vanderbilt @ Northwestern: Here are two academic heavyweights trying to become football welterweights for 2012.  Northwestern squeaked by with an almost miraculous win at Syracuse last week, while Vanderbilt received an apology letter from the SEC when the refs blew a decisive call on national television.  The winner of this game stays in line for bowl eligibility, while the loser is looking at 5-7.

 

10. Illinois @ Arizona State: This was a great game last year in Champaign-Urbana, and with two new coaches and two new systems, it shapes up to be really interesting this year. 

 

This Week’s Rankings of the 124 FBS Teams

PiRate Ratings

#

Team

PiRate

1

Alabama

130.7

2

L S U  

129.2

3

U S C

128.7

4

Oklahoma

128.1

5

OklahomaState  

126.7

6

FloridaState

121.5

7

Oregon  

120.9

8

KansasState

120.4

9

Texas

120.0

10

Notre Dame

119.7

11

Nebraska

118.8

12

Arkansas

118.4

13

Michigan

118.3

14

Georgia

117.3

15

South Carolina

117.3

16

Wisconsin  

116.4

17

Tennessee

115.9

18

OhioState

115.7

19

West Virginia

115.6

20

Clemson  

115.0

21

Missouri

114.8

22

Florida

114.7

23

Stanford

114.3

24

Baylor

113.9

25

MichiganState

113.2

26

Texas A&M

113.2

27

Texas Tech

112.3

28

Utah

111.6

29

North Carolina

111.5

30

Auburn

111.5

31

T C U

111.2

32

U C L A

111.0

33

Virginia Tech

110.7

34

Vanderbilt

110.6

35

B Y U

110.3

36

MississippiState

109.6

37

Georgia Tech

108.5

38

South Florida

108.0

39

IowaState

107.6

40

Louisville

106.1

41

OregonState

106.0

42

Illinois

105.7

43

Purdue

105.3

44

Washington

105.0

45

California

105.0

46

Rutgers

104.5

47

BoiseState

103.7

48

Arizona

103.7

49

Central Florida

102.8

50

North CarolinaState

102.7

51

Pittsburgh

102.6

52

Tulsa

102.6

53

Kansas

102.0

54

Iowa

101.8

55

BostonCollege

101.3

56

Ole Miss

101.3

57

Nevada

101.1

58

ArizonaState

101.1

59

Louisiana Tech  

101.1

60

Connecticut

100.9

61

Virginia

100.8

62

Miami-FL

100.3

63

Cincinnati

100.2

64

Houston

99.8

65

Duke

99.7

66

WashingtonState

99.4

67

Northwestern

98.5

68

Ohio U

97.6

69

Minnesota

97.4

70

Southern Mississippi  

97.1

71

WakeForest

96.3

72

Syracuse

96.3

73

S M U

95.6

74

Toledo

95.5

75

East Carolina

95.0

76

Western Michigan

94.8

77

Maryland

94.6

78

Bowling Green

94.4

79

Kentucky

94.4

80

PennState

94.3

81

Northern Illinois  

93.9

82

UtahState

93.8

83

Wyoming

93.2

84

Western Kentucky

93.0

85

San DiegoState

92.8

86

FresnoState

92.8

87

U T E P

92.7

88

Indiana

92.3

89

Army

92.1

90

UL-Lafayette

92.1

91

San JoseState

91.8

92

Marshall

91.7

93

Miami (O)

91.5

94

Colorado

91.1

95

Florida International

90.7

96

Navy

89.8

97

BallState

89.8

98

ArkansasState  

89.8

99

Temple

89.4

100

Kent St.

89.3

101

Rice

88.5

102

ColoradoState

88.4

103

North Texas

88.2

104

Central Michigan

88.0

105

Eastern Michigan

85.6

106

Air Force

85.6

107

Louisiana-Monroe

85.5

108

Troy

85.1

109

Hawaii

84.7

110

Buffalo

83.9

111

Tulane

81.9

112

New Mexico

81.4

113

U A B

80.3

114

Idaho

79.5

115

TexasState

79.1

116

UNLV

79.0

117

New MexicoState

78.1

118

U T S A

76.1

119

FloridaAtlantic

74.6

120

Memphis

73.9

121

Middle Tennessee

72.6

122

South Alabama

70.4

123

Massachusetts

68.3

124

Akron

66.3

 

 

PiRate Vintage Ratings

#

Team

Vintage

1

Alabama

123.0

2

U S C

120.5

3

L S U

120.0

4

Oregon

119.0

5

Florida St.

118.5

6

West Virginia

118.0

7

Oklahoma

116.5

8

N. Carolina

116.0

9

Georgia 

116.0

10

S. Carolina

116.0

11

OhioState

115.5

12

Oklahoma St.

115.5

13

Clemson

114.5

14

Arkansas

114.5

15

Va. Tech

114.5

16

Nebraska

114.0

17

Michigan St.

113.0

18

Texas

113.0

19

Florida 

112.5

20

Missouri

112.0

21

Tennessee

112.0

22

U C L A

112.0

23

Georgia Tech

112.0

24

Michigan

111.5

25

Stanford

111.5

26

Kansas St.

111.0

27

Utah

111.0

28

Baylor

110.5

29

N.C.State

110.0

30

Miss.State

110.0

31

Auburn

109.5

32

Arizona St.

109.5

33

Wisconsin

109.0

34

T C U

109.0

35

Notre Dame

108.0

36

Illinois

107.5

37

B Y U

107.0

38

Texas A&M

107.0

39

Purdue

106.5

40

Washington

106.5

41

Arizona

106.5

42

Virginia

106.0

43

Vanderbilt

105.5

44

Oregon St.

105.5

45

Nevada

105.0

46

Louisville

104.5

47

Miami

104.0

48

Texas Tech

104.0

49

Iowa

103.5

50

S. Florida

103.0

51

Boise St.

102.5

52

IowaState

102.0

53

California

102.0

54

Northwestern

101.5

55

Ole Miss

101.0

56

Ohio U

100.5

57

Cincinnati

100.0

58

Air Force

100.0

59

Washington St.

100.0

60

Boston Coll.

99.5

61

U C F

99.0

62

N I U

99.0

63

Fresno St.

99.0

64

W M U

98.5

65

La. Tech

98.5

66

Connecticut

98.0

67

Toledo

98.0

68

PennState

98.0

69

Minnesota

97.5

70

S.D.State

97.5

71

U L L

97.0

72

Duke

96.5

73

E C U

96.5

74

WesternKy.

96.5

75

Rutgers

96.0

76

Sou. Miss.

96.0

77

Utah St.

96.0

78

S.J.State

95.5

79

Wyoming

95.0

80

Syracuse

94.5

81

WakeForest

94.5

82

Tulsa

94.5

83

Ark.State

94.5

84

B G U

94.5

85

Kentucky

94.0

86

Troy

94.0

87

Buffalo

93.5

88

Colorado

93.5

89

S M U

93.0

90

Houston

92.5

91

Colo.State

92.5

92

Ball St.

92.0

93

Maryland

91.5

94

U T E P

91.5

95

F I U

91.5

96

Kansas

91.5

97

Marshall

91.0

98

UNLV

91.0

99

Kent St.

90.5

100

Miami (O)

90.5

101

U L M

90.0

102

C M U

90.0

103

Indiana

90.0

104

Hawaii

89.5

105

Rice

88.5

106

E M U

88.0

107

Pittsburgh

87.5

108

U A B

87.5

109

N. Texas

87.0

110

Temple

86.5

111

Army

86.0

112

Texas St.

86.0

113

New Mexico

85.0

114

UTSA

84.5

115

N. Mex.State

82.0

116

MTSU

81.5

117

Navy

80.0

118

S. Alabama

79.5

119

Idaho

78.5

120

Tulane

78.0

121

Memphis

76.5

122

F A U

76.5

123

U. Mass.

76.0

124

Akron

73.5

 

Ratings by Conference

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

 

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

FloridaState

0-0

1-0

121.5

118.5

Clemson  

0-0

1-0

115.0

114.5

North CarolinaState

0-0

0-1

102.7

110.0

BostonCollege

0-1

0-1

101.3

99.5

WakeForest

0-0

1-0

96.3

94.5

Maryland

0-0

1-0

94.6

91.5

       

 

Coastal Division

 

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Virginia Tech

1-0

1-0

110.7

114.5

North Carolina

0-0

1-0

111.5

116.0

Georgia Tech

0-1

0-1

108.5

112.0

Virginia

0-0

1-0

100.8

106.0

Miami-FL

1-0

1-0

100.3

104.0

Duke

0-0

1-0

99.7

96.5

       

 

       

 

Conference Means

105.85

 

105.24

106.5

 

 

Big East Conference

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

South Florida

0-0

1-0

108.0

103.0

Louisville

0-0

1-0

106.1

104.5

Rutgers

0-0

1-0

104.5

96.0

Pittsburgh

0-0

0-1

102.6

87.5

Connecticut

0-0

1-0

100.9

98.0

Cincinnati

0-0

0-0

100.2

100.0

Syracuse

0-0

0-1

96.3

94.5

Temple

0-0

1-0

89.4

86.5

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

   
Conference Means

98.625

 

101.00

96.3

 

 

Big Ten

         
Leaders Division      

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Wisconsin  

0-0

1-0

116.4

109.0

OhioState

0-0

1-0

115.7

115.5

Illinois

0-0

1-0

105.7

107.5

Purdue

0-0

1-0

105.3

106.5

PennState

0-0

0-1

94.3

98.0

Indiana

0-0

1-0

92.3

90.0

         
Legends Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Nebraska

0-0

1-0

118.8

114.0

Michigan

0-0

0-1

118.3

111.5

MichiganState

0-0

1-0

113.2

113.0

Iowa

0-0

1-0

101.8

103.5

Northwestern

0-0

0-1

98.5

101.5

Minnesota

0-0

1-0

97.4

97.5

         
Conference Means

106.05

 

106.48

105.6

 

 

Big 12

         
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Oklahoma

0-0

1-0

128.1

116.5

OklahomaState  

0-0

1-0

126.7

115.5

KansasState

0-0

1-0

120.4

111.0

Texas

0-0

1-0

120.0

113.0

West Virginia

0-0

1-0

115.6

118.0

Baylor

0-0

1-0

113.9

110.5

Texas Tech

0-0

1-0

112.3

104.0

T C U

0-0

0-0

111.2

109.0

IowaState

0-0

1-0

107.6

102.0

Kansas

0-0

1-0

102.0

91.5

         
 

 

 

   
Conference Means

112.44

 

115.78

109.1

 

 

Conference USA

East Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Central Florida

0-0

1-0

102.8

99.0

Southern Mississippi  

0-0

0-1

97.1

96.0

East Carolina

0-0

1-0

95.0

96.5

Marshall

0-0

0-1

91.7

91.0

U A B

0-0

0-1

80.3

87.5

Memphis

0-0

0-1

73.9

76.5

         
West Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Tulsa

0-0

0-1

102.6

94.5

Houston

0-0

0-1

99.8

92.5

S M U

0-0

0-1

95.6

93.0

U T E P

0-0

0-1

92.7

91.5

Rice

0-0

0-1

88.5

88.5

Tulane

0-0

0-1

81.9

78.0

         
         
Conference Means

91.1

 

91.83

90.4

 

 

Independents

         
Team

 

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Notre Dame  

1-0

119.7

108.0

B Y U  

1-0

110.3

107.0

Army  

0-0

92.1

86.0

Navy  

0-1

89.8

80.0

         
         
Conference Means

99.1125

 

102.98

95.3

 

 

Mid American Conference

East Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Ohio U

0-0

1-0

97.6

100.5

Bowling Green

0-0

0-1

94.4

94.5

Miami (O)

0-0

0-1

91.5

90.5

Kent St.

0-0

1-0

89.3

90.5

Buffalo

0-0

0-1

83.9

93.5

Massachusetts

0-0

0-1

68.3

76.0

Akron

0-0

0-1

66.3

73.5

         
West Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Toledo

0-0

0-1

95.5

98.0

Western Michigan

0-0

0-1

94.8

98.5

Northern Illinois  

0-0

0-1

93.9

99.0

BallState

1-0

1-0

89.8

92.0

Central Michigan

0-0

1-0

88.0

90.0

Eastern Michigan

0-1

0-1

85.6

88.0

         
         
Conference Means

89.3615

 

87.61

91.1

 

 

Mountain West Conference

         
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

BoiseState

0-0

0-1

103.7

102.5

Nevada

0-0

1-0

101.1

105.0

Wyoming

0-0

0-1

93.2

95.0

San DiegoState

0-0

0-1

92.8

97.5

FresnoState

0-0

1-0

92.8

99.0

ColoradoState

0-0

1-0

88.4

92.5

Air Force

0-0

1-0

85.6

100.0

Hawaii

0-0

0-1

84.7

89.5

New Mexico

0-0

1-0

81.4

85.0

UNLV

0-0

0-1

79.0

91.0

 

 

 

   
Conference Means

92.985

 

90.27

95.7

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

North Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Oregon  

0-0

1-0

120.9

119.0

Stanford

0-0

1-0

114.3

111.5

OregonState

0-0

0-0

106.0

105.5

Washington

0-0

1-0

105.0

106.5

California

0-0

0-1

105.0

102.0

WashingtonState

0-0

0-1

99.4

100.0

         
South Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

U S C

0-0

1-0

128.7

120.5

Utah

0-0

1-0

111.6

111.0

U C L A

0-0

1-0

111.0

112.0

Arizona

0-0

1-0

103.7

106.5

ArizonaState

0-0

1-0

101.1

109.5

Colorado

0-0

0-1

91.1

93.5

         
         
Conference Means

108.138

 

108.15

108.1

 

 

Southeastern Conference

East Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Georgia

0-0

1-0

117.3

116.0

South Carolina

1-0

1-0

117.3

116.0

Tennessee

0-0

1-0

115.9

112.0

Missouri

0-0

1-0

114.8

112.0

Florida

0-0

1-0

114.7

112.5

Vanderbilt

0-1

0-1

110.6

105.5

Kentucky

0-0

0-1

94.4

94.0

         
West Division        
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Alabama

0-0

1-0

130.7

123.0

L S U  

0-0

1-0

129.2

120.0

Arkansas

0-0

1-0

118.4

114.5

Texas A&M

0-0

0-0

113.2

107.0

Auburn

0-0

0-1

111.5

109.5

MississippiState

0-0

1-0

109.6

110.0

Ole Miss

0-0

1-0

101.3

101.0

         
         
Conference Means

112.568

 

114.21

110.9

 

 

Sunbelt Conference

         
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Western Kentucky

0-0

1-0

93.0

96.5

UL-Lafayette

0-0

1-0

92.1

97.0

Florida International

0-0

0-1

90.7

91.5

ArkansasState  

0-0

0-1

89.8

94.5

North Texas

0-0

0-1

88.2

87.0

Louisiana-Monroe

0-0

0-0

85.5

90.0

Troy

0-0

1-0

85.1

94.0

FloridaAtlantic

0-0

1-0

74.6

76.5

Middle Tennessee

0-0

0-1

72.6

81.5

South Alabama

0-0

0-1

70.4

79.5

         
         
Conference Means

86.5

 

84.20

88.8

 

 

Western Athletic Conference

         
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Vintage

Louisiana Tech  

0-0

0-0

101.1

98.5

UtahState

0-0

1-0

93.8

96.0

San JoseState

0-0

0-1

91.8

95.5

Idaho

0-0

0-1

79.5

78.5

TexasState

0-0

1-0

79.1

86.0

New MexicoState

0-0

1-0

78.1

82.0

U T S A

0-0

1-0

76.1

84.5

         
         
Conference Means

87.1786

 

85.64

88.7

 

 

Here Are The PiRate and Vintage Spreads For This Week

This Week’s Games
         
Favorite Underdog PiRate Vintage Line
Thursday, September 6      
CINCINNATI Pittsburgh 0.1 15.0 4   
         
Friday, August 31      
Utah UTAH STATE 15.8 13.0 7 1/2
         
Saturday, September 8      
VIRGINIA Penn State 9.0 10.5 10   
Indiana MASSACHUSETTS 22.5 12.5 13 1/2
MICHIGAN Air Force 36.7 15.5 21   
OHIO U New Mexico State 23.0 22.0 21   
KENTUCKY Kent State 8.1 6.5 7   
OHIO STATE Central Florida 16.9 20.5 17 1/2
BOWLING GREEN Idaho 18.4 19.5 16   
CLEMSON Ball State 28.7 26.0 27   
KANSAS Rice 16.5 6.0 9 1/2
WYOMING Toledo 1.2 0.5 3   
North Carolina WAKE FOREST 13.2 19.5 8   
MISSOURI Georgia 0.5 -1.0 -3 1/2
KANSAS STATE Miami (Fla) 23.1 10.0 7   
Michigan State CENTRAL MICHIGAN 22.7 20.5 23 1/2
Southern Cal (n) Syracuse 30.9 24.5 27 1/2
NOTRE DAME Purdue 16.4 3.5 14 1/2
South Florida NEVADA 3.9 -5.0 -1   
Wisconsin OREGON STATE 6.9 0.0 8   
OREGON Fresno State 31.1 23.0 34   
SOUTH CAROLINA East Carolina 25.3 22.5 21 1/2
Iowa State IOWA 3.3 -4.0 -3 1/2
L S U Washington 28.2 17.5 23 1/2
OLE MISS U t e p 11.6 12.5 7 1/2
MISSISSIPPI STATE Auburn 1.1 3.5 3   
Texas Tech TEXAS STATE 30.7 15.5 17 1/2
Maryland TEMPLE 3.2 3.0 -10 1/2
TEXAS New Mexico 41.6 31.0 38   
TEXAS A&M Florida 2.0 -2.0 1 1/2
HOUSTON Louisiana Tech 1.7 -3.0 -3 1/2
Nebraska U C L A 4.8 -1.0 5   
SAN DIEGO STATE Army 4.7 15.5 4 1/2
CONNECTICUT North Carolina State 1.2 -9.0 -6   
TULSA Tulane 23.7 19.5 25   
Vanderbilt NORTHWESTERN 9.1 1.0 3 1/2
STANFORD Duke 18.6 19.0 15   
Oklahoma State ARIZONA 20.0 6.0 13 1/2
Illinois ARIZONA STATE 1.6 -5.0 -3   
FLORIDA INT’L Akron 26.9 20.5 23 1/2
UL-Lafayette TROY 4.5 0.5 -3   
MIDDLE TENNESSEE Florida Atlantic 0.0 7.0 8   
ARKANSAS STATE Memphis 18.4 20.5 23   
ARKANSAS UL-Monroe 35.9 27.5 30 1/2
ALABAMA Western Kentucky 41.7 30.5 40   

 

Coming Tomorrow: Our PiRate NFL Picks For Week 1.  Can we have a year like 2011, when our regular season NFL picks beat the spread to the tune of 60.8%?  (31-21-2)

 

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