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NCAA

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

1 LSU Tigers 11-0 LW(1) Be careful against Texas A&M.

2 Ohio State Buckeyes 11-0 LW(2) Michigan is due to win one.

3 Clemson Tigers 11-0 LW(3) Virginia awaits in the ACC Championship game.

4 Georgia Bulldogs 10-1 LW(4) Beating LSU will be a tall order.

5 Alabama Crimson Tide 10-1 LW(5) Will the playoff committee shut them out?

6  Minnesota Golden Gophers 10-1 LW(8) Two more wins and they are in the playoffs.

7 Oklahoma Sooners 10-1 LW(7) Seem to be in a good spot to get into the playoffs.

8 Utah Utes 10-1 LW(10) Do not belong in the playoffs.

9 Florida Gators 9-2 LW(UR) Gators are back. Now can they get into a big bowl game?

 

10 Auburn Tigers 8-3 LW(10) This is team is better than some one-loss teams.

NFL

NFL Top Ten Rankings Week 12

NFL Top Ten Rankings Week 12

1 New England Patriots 9-1 LW(1) I expect a big Pats performance this week.

2 Baltimore Ravens 8-2 LW(2) Huge test on the left coast.

3 Seattle Seahawks 8-2 LW(3) Staying on the heels of the Niners

4 New Orleans Saints 8-2 LW(4) Won’t get bet this week at home

5 Green Bay Packers 8-2 LW(5) Huge potential tiebreaker game this week

6 San Francisco 49ers 9-1 LW(6) Could be a must-win game to get a bye.

7 Minnesota Vikings 8-3 LW(8) Huge comeback win last week.

8 Kansas City Chiefs 7-4 LW(10) The Raiders are on their heels

9 Oakland Raiders 6-4 LW(UR) Just Win Baby

10 Buffalo Bills 7-3 LW(UR) Keep on winning the games they are supposed to win.

 

NCAA

NCAA FOOTBALL TOP TEN

NCAA FOOTBALL TOP TEN

1 LSU Tigers 10-0 LW(1) Three wins vs top 15 teams.

2 Ohio State Buckeyes 10-0 LW(2) Brutal stretch begins this weekend.

3 Clemson Tigers 11-0 LW(3) Nothing suggests this team will lose a game before the playoffs

4 Georgia Bulldogs 9-1 LW(5) Must win out

5 Alabama Crimson Tide 9-1 LW(4) Matt Jones thrown into the hot seat

6 Oregon Ducks 9-1 LW(7) Oh if the held on and beat Auburn in week 1

7 Oklahoma Sooners 9-1 LW(9) Big comeback win sets up rematch for the Big 12 title.

8 Minnesota Golden Gophers 9-1 LW(6) Tough loss in a game they could have won. Can still win the Big 10 and MAYBE sneak into the playoffs?

9 Penn State Nittany Lions 9-1 LW(10) Put the money in the table at the Horseshoe

10 Utah Utes 9-1 LW(UR) I can’t see the Utes in the playoffs even if they are conference champions.

NFL

TOP TEN NFL TEAMS

TOP TEN NFL TEAMS

1 New England Patriots 8-1 LW(3) Back on top. But the schedule gets harder now

2 Baltimore Ravens 7-2 LW(4) A legitimate threat for the # 1 seed

3 Seattle Seahawks 8-2 LW(5) Huge road win in San Francisco

4 New Orleans Saints 7-1 LW(1) Some games can’t be explained.

5 Green Bay Packers 8-2 LW(6) Pack Attack is a real Super Bowl contender

6 San Francisco 49ers 8-1 (2) Were going to lose a game this year. That was a big one to lose

7 Houston Texans 6-3 LW(7) Keep waiting for this team to take off

8 Minnesota Vikings 7-3 LW(UR) Legit contender for the Super Bowl

9 Philadelphia Eagles 5-4 L(9) Will ultimately win the NFC East

10 Kansas City Chiefs 6-4 LW(8) Getting healthy is their biggest concern.

 

NCAA

NCAA TOP TEN RANKINGS

NCAA TOP TEN RANKINGS

1 LSU Tigers 9-0 Last Week (2) Will run the table and get into the playoffs. The nation knows how good Joe Burrow is.

2 Ohio State Buckeyes 9-0 Last Week (3) Brutal three-game stretch coming up against Penn State, @Michigan and possibly the BIG10 championship game.

3 Clemson Tigers 9-0 Last Week (4) Defending champs will run the table and get into the playoffs.

 

4 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-1 Last Week (1) Not done yet. They need to run the table and LSU to run the table.

5 Georgia Bulldogs 8-1 Last Week (6) A trip to Auburn could be a setback but not enough to prevent the Dawgs from getting to the SEC Finals.

  1. Minnesota Golden Gophers 9-0 Last Week (9) Cinderella has gotten to the ball. I hope they run the table.

7 Oregon Ducks 8-1 Last Week (7) I just don’t see where they have the quality wins to make the playoffs.

8 Baylor Bears 9-0 Last Week (10) Baylor escapes with a win yet again. They will need to score points to beat the Sooners.

9 Oklahoma Sooners 8-1 Last Week (8) The loss to Kansas State will doom Oklahoma’s playoff hopes.

10 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-1 Last Week (5) Despite losing to Minnesota the Nittany Lions still have a path to the playoffs.

NFL TOP TEN RANKINGS

NFL TOP TEN RANKINGS

1 New Orleans Saints 7-1 Last Week (2) Destined to be in the Super Bowl

2 San Francisco 49ers 8-0 Last Week (3) Can really put a stranglehold in the division with a win over the Seahawks

3 New England Patriots 8-1 Last Week (1) Still on track to have the best record in the AFC

4 Baltimore Ravens 6-2 Last Week (6) Eye opening win vs the Patriots

5 Seattle Seahawks 7-2 Last Week (7) Must win in SF if they want to win the division

6 Green Bay Packers 7-2 Last Week (4)-Rodgers said it. Humble Pie.

7 Houston Texans 6-3 Last Week (9) Ready to take off in the division.

8 Kansas City Chiefs 6-3 Last Week (10) Mahomes is back but is a first-round bye gone.

9 Buffalo Bills 6-2 Last Week (UR) Just keep beating the teams your supposed to.

10 Philadelphia Eagles 5-4 Last Week (UR) My pick to win the NFC EAST

 

NCAA

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

 

1 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-0 Last Week (1) Finally we see Bama vs LSU. Is Tua healthy?

2 LSU Tigers 8-0 Last Week (2) Finally we see Bama vs LSU. Is this Burrow’s Heisman moment?

3 Ohio State Buckeyes 8-0 Last Week (3) Chase Young issue could be huge

4 Clemson Tigers 9-0 Last Week (4) Disrespected in the playoff rankings means a blowout against NC State

5 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-0 Last Week (5) Better not sleep on Minnesota

 

  1. Georgia Bulldogs 7-1 Last Week (8) It’s simple. Run the table and your in the playoffs

7 Oregon Ducks 8-1 Last Week (8) Won’t have the resume to get in the playoffs

8 Oklahoma Sooners 7-1 Last Week (9) I just can’t see a scenario where the Sooners make the playoffs without help.

9 Minnesota Golden Gophers 8-0 Last Week (10) A live Sleeper pick for the playoffs.

10 Baylor Bears 8-0 Last Week (UR) It’s been a great season in Waco.

BONUS TEAMS

Cincinnati Bearcats 7-1 Memphis Tigers 8-1 The game they play later this month could be for an at large bid

Utah Utes 8-1 Could have a say in the Pac 10 title picture

NFL

TOP TEN NFL TEAMS AFTER WEEK 8

TOP TEN NFL TEAMS AFTER WEEK 8

1 New England Patriots 8-0 Last Week (1) Best team in the NFL until further notice

2 New Orleans Saints 7-1 Last Week (2) Will Brees get his second ring this year?

3 San Francisco 49ers 7-0 Last Week (3) That defense is nasty.

4 Green Bay Packers 7-1 Last Week (4) Very favorable second-half schedule

5 Indianapolis Colts 5-1 Last Week (5) Played very well despite Luck’s surprise retirement.

6 Baltimore Ravens 5-2 Last Week (6) Brutal second half starts with the Patriots Sunday night.

7 Seattle Seahawks 6-2 Last Week (9) Still my pick to win the best division in the league.

8 Minnesota Vikings 6-2 Last Week (UR) I still question Kirk Cousins in a big game.

9 Houston Texans 5-3 Last Week (UR) Losing Watt hurts big time.

10 Kansas City Chiefs 5-3 Last Week (7) Let Mahomes get healthy first.

 

BONUS TEAMS

Oakland Raiders 3-4 Extremely winable second-half schedule.

Detroit Lions 3-3-1 Should have a better record.

Philadelphia Eagles 4-4 Still my pick to win the weak NFC East Division.

NCAA

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL TEAMS 10-31

TOP TEN NCAA FOOTBALL TEAMS 10-31

1 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-0 Last Week (1) Tua’s health concerns me

2 LSU Tigers 8-0 Last Week (2) Can LSU make the playoffs with a loss at Alabama?

3 Ohio State Buckeyes 8-0 Last Week (4) Big games coming up

4 Clemson Tigers 8-0 Last Week (3) ACC is weak. A one loss Clemson team does not deserve to make the playoffs

5 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-0 Last Week (6)-Showdown with OSU coming up.

6 Florida Gators 7-1 Last Week (8)-Will lose to Georgia this week.

7 Georgia Bulldogs 6-1 Last Week (9) Must run the table to make the playoffs.

8 Oregon Ducks 7-1 Last Week (UR) Outside shot of making the playoffs

9 Oklahoma Sooners 7-1 Last Week (5) Loss at Kansas State kills them.

 

10 Minnesota Golden Gophers 8-0 Last Week (UR) Why not? Tough games coming up.

BONUS TEAMS

SMU Mustangs 8-0 Cincinnati Bearcats 6-1 Memphis can derail both teams as they try to be an at large team

Baylor Bears 8-0 Big !2 is not a great conference. But still a fun team to watch.

 

NFL TOP TEN TEAMS 10-23

NFL TOP TEN TEAMS 10-23

1 New England Patriots 7-0 Last Week (1) Best team in the NFL until further notice.

2 New Orleans Saints 6-1 Last Week (2) Bridgewater is 5-0 as a starter

3 San Francisco 49ers 6-0 Last Week (3) This team is for real.

4 Green Bay Packers 6-1 Last Week (4) Packers have a defense now. Rodgers starting to roll.

5 Indianapolis Colts 4-2 Last Week (8) I am surprised at how good this team has played.

6 Baltimore Ravens 5-2 Last Week (6) Lamar Jackson is for real.

7 Buffalo Bills 5-1 Last Week (7) This team is going to the playoffs

8 Kansas City Chiefs 5-2 Last Week (9) Need to make sure Mahomes is healthy.

9 Seattle Seahawks 5-2 Last Week (5) Rough home loss against the Ravens.

10 Carolina Panthers 4-2 Last Week (10) It will be interesting to see what happens when Newton comes back.

BONUS TEAMS

Oakland Raiders 3-3 Raiders are a feisty team. Outside chance of making the playoffs.

Minnesota Vikings 6-2 I think this team is playoff-bound.