BootPowerRatings - 10/2

Tree Boy has run the new BootPowerRatings, and has seen the BootComputer hand out some very surprising changes. Two teams jumped two spots each, which left Oregon behind despite an uptick in their BPR. kal multiplies their BPR by 7x, but trails #9 by more than 2X. It's madness!!!

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings

As of 10/02/01

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
Fittingly, the game clocks were not working in the Coliseum last Saturday, as it must have seemed liked time stood still in the 4th quarter when the Cardinal methodically plodded their way through the Trojan war zone. Whatever questions lingered about the Cardinal defense were answered with authority, capped off by a defensive player of the week honor bestowed upon Marcus Hoover. Now, a week's rest before Washington St. comes to the farm for what could be a battle for first place. [The]
Tired of all the talk of parallels to last season, the Bruins made a statement to the country when they charged into Corvallis and skinned the Beavers alive. Baby blue defenders were flying all over the field, hitting hard and often, stuffing Ken Simonton at every turn. Led by DeShaun "Hands" Foster, the LA offense awoke from their slumber to tally 38 points. With this week off, the Bruins get a chance to show off their new fur coats around Westwood. [Bruin Report Online]
3. Washington St.
No one saw their stock rise higher than the Cougars after they annihilated the Kittens in Tucson. After jumping out to a 28-0 lead, Gesser and Co. "held on" to a 48-21 win. The 176 points scored in 4 games has Wazzu faithful thinking '97 all over again, but Mike Price claims this team is better. A scary thought for opponents, especially the reeling Dam Builders, who invade Pullman this weekend. []
4. Oregon
Another lackluster win, this time at the expense of the mighty Utah State Aggies, and Pac-10 opponents are salivating at the chance to roast Eugene duck for a Saturday dinner. One overrated Oregon team has already fallen back to reality, can another be far behind? An angry Wildcat team is ready to pounce this weekend as "Hype" Harrington brings his road show to the Sonoran Desert. [eDuck Sports]
5. Washington
The Pups received the scare of the week when they found themselves trailing the conference doormat in the 4th quarter. But, Slick Rick yelled "mush" and his canines pulled ahead just in time to stretch their win streak over Berserkeley to 19 games. Husky fans went into damage control soon afterwards, claiming kal's creative look on offense was to blame. Was their defense equally creative in holding you to 17 points through 3 quarters, Dawg fans? If Washington doesn't have a better showing this weekend vs. $¢, they will suffer the humiliation of falling victim to the conference STD. []
6. Arizona St.
Graced by the presence of the 408 boys, the Solar Satans got the chance to be on the other side of a blow out when they dropped a 53 point bomb on the hapless Spartans in Tempe. How good was it going for ASU? One play involved a Devil receiver being tackled and stripped of the ball, only to have a teammate scoop it up and take it the distance. More high scoring hi-jinx possibilities await this week when Louisiana-Lafay, uh...Lafay...who's going to get ugly. []
7. Arizona
Blitzkrieged by an upstart Cougar team, Arizona appeared to have been neutered before they entered this contest. Now that any hopes of a dream season have been dashed, Tucsonans can get back to debating which one of Lute's ties makes him look more suave. A chance to knock of a *ahem* top ten team will surely be used as one of "Mack's Motivators" in his pre game speech before his Mildcats take the field this Saturday vs. the Mallards. []
8. USC
After galloping for a measly 28 yards against the vaunted Cardinal D, student body right has been replaced by student body south. Paul Hackett, Pete Carroll, a candle; it doesn't matter who coaches for $¢, they are doomed to failure. With a bowl game out of the picture, their position in the Pac-10 has been demoted to spoiler, with a chance to do just that in Seattle this weekend. []
9. Oregon St.
Ouch! Now the Furred Ones know what opponents felt like last year as UCLA gave them a taste of their own medicine. After being held to 26 yards, tailback Ken Simonton phoned Sultan McCullough to exchange horror stories. It appears that the Beavers have taken the advice of President Bush and returned to normalcy. Normal for the River Rodents being that the fans tear down the goal posts after any kind of non-loss. It doesn't get any easier this weekend when Erickson must drag his hooligans up to the Palouse. [Beaver Sports Central]
10. California
In a last ditch effort to salvage his job and the season, Tom Holmoe scripted a masterful set of plays that had the Huskies on their heels and down 21-7. But, as they so often do, the weenies reverted back to a substandard level of competition, and lost. After the game, kal QB Kyle Boller lamented that the team "has a ghost hanging over them." Boller and the Bears get a chance to play Egon Spangler when the Ducks fly south in two weeks. [CyberBears]

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