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Top Ten College Football Rankings 10-8

 

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide 6-0 Last Week (1) Still the best team in the country. LSU game is pivotal as always

  1. Clemson Tigers 5-0 Last Week (2) Plays first game since the almost defeat against UNC

  1. Georgia Bulldogs 5-0 Last Week (3) The Bulldogs are in a great spot and can withstand a regular-season loss.

  1. LSU Tigers 6-0 Last Week (4) LSU Plays big game vs Florida this week

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes 6-0 Last Week (5) I won’t move them up until they beat a big team or someone above them loses.

  1. Florida Gators 6-0 Last Week (9) Big jump for the Gators. But they could be on the outside if they get smoked this week vs LSU

  1. Oklahoma Sooners 5-0 Last Week (7) Big game this week vs Texas

8.  Wisconsin Badgers 5-0 Last Week (8) Ohio State game is on the horizon

  1. Notre Dame 4-1 Last Week (10) Needs to keep blowing out their opponents

  1. Penn State Nittany Lions 5-0 Last Week (UR) Haven’t beaten anyone yet. Big games are coming.

BONUS TEAMS

Virginia Cavaliers 4-1 Can win out and possibly play in a New Years bowl game. But lost last night.

Cincinnati Bearcats 4-1 & SMU Mustangs 6-0-With UCF already having a loss this could be the year some other team gets a crack at a big new years bowl game.

SEC

NCAA TOP TEN TEAMS

After the first month of the season, it is time for my top ten teams plus two bonus teams.

 

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide 5-0. The best team in the country

  1. Clemson Tigers 5-0. If Clemson loses a game this season they should not make the playoffs.

  1. Georgia Bulldogs 4-0. Should have lost to Notre Dame

  1. LSU Tigers 4-0. As always on a collision course with Alabama.

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes 5-0. Doing just fine post Urban Meyer

  1. Auburn Tigers 5-0. The forgotten team in the SEC WEST

  1. Oklahoma Sooners 4-0. Could they have the Heisman winner for the third straight season?

  1. Wisconsin Badgers 4-0. Can they get over the Ohio State hump this year?

  1. Florida Gators 5-0. The fun will end the next two weeks with games vs Auburn and Georgia.

  1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-1. Should have beat Georgia. They can run the table and get back into the playoff talk.

BONUS TEAMS

These teams can’t make the playoffs but could be in the top 10 soon and play in a New Years Day Bowl Game.

Virginia Cavaliers 4-1. Weak remaining schedule in a weak ACC.

Central Florida Knights 4-1. Need to get into a power conference.

NFL TOP TEN RANKINGS

After 4 weeks it’s time for my top ten NFL teams plus two bonus teams.

  1. New England Patriots 4-0. The best team until someone knocks off the two-time defending champs.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs 4-0. Chiefs with three wins on the road already

  1. New Orleans Saints 3-1. When you lose Drew Brees and beat two playoff teams you know your team is good.

  1. Green Bay Packers 3-1. Aaron Rodgers finally has a defense.

  1. Chicago Bears 3-1. Their defense will carry them through the loss of the quarterback.

  1. Seattle Seahawks 3-1. A very gritty team led by Russ Wilson.

  1. Los Angeles Rams 3-1. Jared Goff is regressing.

  1. San Francisco 49ers 3-0. How good is this team?

  1. Dallas Cowboys 3-1. Finally played a real team and lost.

  1. Buffalo Bills 3-1. How long is Josh Allen going to be out for?

BONUS PICKS

Los Angeles Chargers 2-2. Time is running out on Philip Rivers

 

Houston Texans 2-2. Bad start for an explosive team.

MLB

Major League Baseball Divisional Series Picks

I like the Braves in this series. The Cardinals have been so hot but I think the Braves are more talented.

The Dodgers should be on a mission to finally win the World Series.

The Twins finally get the monkey off their back and defeat the Yankees.

Take the Astros to beat the Rays.

NFL

2019 NFL Predictions

I am a day late but trust me whatever has already happened thus far won’t change my 2019 NFL Predictions.

AFC EAST

  1. New England Patriots-Adding Antonio Brown makes this offense potentially unstoppable.
  2. Buffalo Bills-Not as bad a team as you think.
  3. New York Jets-I will be waiting for Le’veon Bell to become a distraction.
  4. Miami Dolphins-I have never seen a team have a fire sale like this one is having.

 

AFC NORTH

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers-Should be better this year with no drama.
  2. Baltimore Ravens-WIll sneak into second place when the Browns under achieve.
  3. Cleveland Browns-Too much talk by a team and a quarterback who have not accomplished anything.
  4. Cincinnati Bengals-Rebuild is long overdue.

AFC SOUTH

  1. Houston Texans-The most talented team in this division.
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars-In second place by default.
  3. Indianapolis Colts-No Luck means the Colts are out of luck.
  4. Tennessee Titans-Make or break season for Marriota.

AFC WEST

  1. Kansas City Chiefs-Unfinished business.
  2. San Diego Chargers-Time is running out on Philip Rivers playing in the Super Bowl.
  3. Denver Broncos-Has John Elway found his QB of the future?
  4. Oakland Raiders-Must have a better team when they finally get to Vegas.

NFC EAST

  1. Philadelphia Eagles-Only if Carson Wentz stays healthy.
  2. Dallas Cowboys-Posied to make a mistake and overpay Dak.
  3. New York Giants-It’s when and not if Daniel Jones gets the keys to the car.
  4. Washington Redskins-Better hope Haskins is the real deal.

NFC NORTH

  1. Green Bay Packers-They might have finally given Aaron Rodgers a defense.
  2. Chicago Bears-If only they had a placekicker last year
  3. Minnesota Vikings-Looking for redemption from a bad 2018 season
  4. Detroit Lions-Can Matt Patricia get this franchise back on course?

NFC SOUTH

  1. New Orleans Saints-It’s Super Bowl or bust after last season’s debacle.
  2. Atlanta Falcons-Only because I don’t believe in the other teams in the division.
  3. Carolina Panthers-Can’t take this team seriously until Cam Newton plays a whole season.
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Should be the last year for Winston.

NFC WEST

  1. Los Angeles Rams-How do they react after the way they played in the Super Bowl last season.
  2. Seattle Seahawks-Getting Clowney should give them a jolt.
  3. San Francisco 49ers-Need to stay healthy especially Jimmy G.
  4. Arizona Cardinals-Just get Kyler Murray all the reps at quarterback.

AFC PLAYOFFS

WILD CARD ROUND

Steelers over Ravens as this rivalry rekindles

Texans over the Chargers

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

Brady, Belichick, and Brown too much for Texans

Steelers upset the Chiefs in arrowhead

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Steelers won two wars but can’t win the last one vs the Pats. Pats go to their fifth Super Bowl in six years.

NFC PLAYOFFS

WILD CARD ROUND

Rams win a tough one.

Philly won in Chicago last year. This year the Bears return the favor.

NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

Saints are on a mission

Rodgers and Packers too much for the Rams

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Two all-time great quarterbacks duel it out with Brees getting the nod.

SUPERBOWL LIV

One more ring for Brady and Belichick.

 

NFL

NFL Over Unders 2019

TEXANS OVER 8.5

SEAHAWKS OVER 8.5

STEELERS OVER 9.5

CHIEFS OVER 10.5

FALCONS OVER 8.5

SAINTS OVER 10.5

LIONS OVER 6.5

JAGUARS OVER 8

COLTS UNDER 7.5

DOLPHINS UNDER 4.5

JETS UNDER 7.5

CARDINALS UNDER 5.5

BENGALS UNDER 5.5

PANTHERS UNDER 8

REDSKINS UNDER 6.5

BUCCANEERS 6.5

NFL-One Question For Every Team Heading Into Training Camp

ONE QUESTION FOR EVERY NFL TEAM GOING INTO TRAINING CAMP

 

AFC EAST

QUICK NOTE-3 of the Fab Four QB’s from the 2018 draft now play in this division. (Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen)

BUFFALO BILLS-Have the Bills added enough around Josh Allen to be competitive?

MIAMI DOLPHINS-Does the Josh Rosen trade take them out of the Tua sweepstakes?

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-At what point do the Pats finally bring in the successor to Tom Brady?

NEW YORK JETS-Will the dysfunction ever end with the Jets?

 

AFC NORTH

QUICK NOTE-Outside of the Bengals this has become an interesting division.

BALTIMORE RAVENS-Are the Ravens now sold on Lamar Jackson as their QB of the future?

CINCINNATI BENGALS-Where is this franchise heading?

CLEVELAND BROWNS-How will a first-year coach handle a team full of colorful personalities?

PITTSBURGH STEELERS-Is the circus finally over?

 

AFC SOUTH

QUICK NOTES-Could this be the deepest division in the NFL.

HOUSTON TEXANS-Will the Texans make the next step?

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-After a great 2018 draft can they match that this year?

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Can Nick Foles get this team back in contention?

TENNESSEE TITANS-Is this it for Marcus Mariota?

 

AFC WEST

QUICK NOTES-What would happen to this division if Tyreek Hill gets released by the Chiefs

DENVER BRONCOS-Is Elway any closer to getting his QB of the future?

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Did they replace Tyreek Hill in this draft?

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS-How will this team react after a 12 win season but getting embarrassed by the Patriots in the playoffs?

OAKLAND RAIDERS-With two first round picks next year does this put the Raiders in the Tua sweepstakes?

 

NFC EAST

QUICK NOTES-Who is the best team in this division?

DALLAS COWBOYS-Is Dak the franchise quarterback the Cowboys desperately hoping he is?

NEW YORK GIANTS-What is their plan?

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Can Carson Wentz finally stay healthy?

WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Was Duane Haskins really the quarterback they wanted?

 

NFC NORTH

QUICK NOTES-Back to being the Black and Blue division.

CHICAGO BEARS-How will they recover from the missed field goal in the playoffs last year?

DETROIT LIONS-Will Matt Patricia be able to build the Patriot model in Detroit?

GREEN BAY PACKERS-Can a new coach and revamped defense get Rodgers another ring?

MINNESOTA VIKINGS-Are they contenders or pretenders?

 

NFC SOUTH

QUICK NOTESThe division of aging and injury prone quarterbacks.

ATLANTA FALCONS-How much does Matt Ryan have left?

CAROLINA PANTHERS-Can they ever keep Cam Newton healthy?

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Are they over the missed call in the playoff game last year?

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-Does another bad season mean Winston is gone?

 

NFC WEST

QUICK NOTES-Are the Rams really so much better than the rest of this division?

ARIZONA CARDINALS-Will they regret taking another QB in the top part of the draft?

LOS ANGELES RAMS-What’s next for Todd Gurley?

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-Is it go time now for the 49ers?

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-Are they still good at drafting middle round players?