BootPowerRatings™ - 9/4

This Saturday, all ten Pac-10 teams will be off and rolling for the 2001 season, with seven of them already seeing action in a previous week. That, plus off-season developments, has given enough information for the BootComputer to deliver the first BootPowerRatings™ of the season. Tree Boy is now manning this weekly duty, and he gets off to a fantastic start with his debut BPR piece...

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings

As of 09/04/01


Below are our exclusive BootPowerRatings™ of the Pac-10 conference. Each week during the football season, we will release our secret-formula rating of all teams of the Pac-10. The BootPowerRating™ (BPR) is calculated by utilizing a range of factors rumored to include: past results, statistics, common-opponent comparative results factor, strength-of-schedule, home-stadium environment, cheerleader attitude and an unrevealed school spirit multiplier. The resulting rating score falls within a 1-100 scale, where 100 approximates a Rose Bowl-bound team and a score of 1 is somewhere south of D-1.



1. Stanford
Undefeated and returning the best overall starting squad in the conference, the Cardinal have a perfect rating, and the other schools calling for a BootComputer homer diagnostic. Dana Bible returns to the Farm Saturday night and brings his one-winged Eagle offense with him. [The Bootleg]


2. Oregon
The Quacks start the season as the favorties to take home the crown. Ironically, unless they are #1 or #2 by season's end, they won't be going to the Rose Bowl. Unimpressive performance last week versus the Cheesheads, especially at home where they dominate like the puppies in Seattle. Joey "Hype" Harrington did nothing worthy of a billboard but did seal the win when he spawned his way over the Badger D-line on 4th and goal. 2-0 seems right, as Utah comes pioneering into town this week.[eDuck Sports]


Taking a big test in Tuscaloosa, the Bruins passed despite the weather factor working against them. 'Bama at 25 is rather ridiculous, but a road win against a team you embarrased a year ago is something to beat your chest about. The Kansas-Los Angeles exchange program lands Toledo and the boys in Lawernce to take on the Jayhawks this week.[Bruin Report Online]


4. Washington
No games yet for the mutts, but the red flag is raised in the BootComputer like a houseplant being claimed as a dependant when Tui is not found on the roster. Their non conference is brutal, as they play host to Michigan and then travel to Miami to battle the 'Canes in the Orange Bowl. []


5. Arizona
If "Being" John Mackovic means having to wear a suit in Tucson, count me out. The Mildcats are looking to follow the same old pattern: scrape by the non conference patsies, get everyones hopes up, and then fold like Superman doing laundry. New QB Jason Johnson should do one thing on offense; hand the ball off to Clarence Farmer. Anything else will lead to disaster. []


6. Arizona St.
The Snyder era is over in Tempe, but a conference title is still an oasis for the Solar Satans. The BootComputer sees another year of being the tough luck kids of the Pac-10, and they can get to work on that title as they face an angry Aztec team at home Saturday. []


7. USC
New head coach improves the Trojenz rating, but sloppy win over a punchless Spartan squad doesn't. Juco giant Kansas State travels to Compton this weekend and the BootComputer predicts a painful afternoon for Palmer. Bonus: Brandon the Hulk uses the 35 point gap in BootPowerRatings as the deciding factor to attend Stanford. []


8. Washington St.
Got over the Spud schnide when they clobbered the Vandals, but this is still the Cougars. Boise State will roll out the blue carpet for Mike Price and company this weekend. []


9. Oregon St.
Humiliated by Fresno State, Dennis Erickson is left to pick up the pieces and salvage some dignity. Uh-oh. In what appears to be a new strategy for the Beavers, they picked up where they left off in the Fiesta Bowl by committing 19 penalties against the Bull Dogs. This team was supposed to prove that last year was not a fluke. So far so bad. Don't worry Corvallis, plenty of potential recruits are getting paroled and/or failing out of school at this very moment. Another non-conference powerhouse awaits the River Rats in Las Cruces this weekend. [Beaver Sports Central]


10. California
The weenies are off and limping in 2001. Dan Duquette suggests firing Holmoe, but kal AD Steve Gladstone has his eyes set on a negative BPR and a long term goal of winning the anti-Sears Cup.[CyberBears]

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