BootPowerRatings - 10/23

As upsets become the norm in this conference, we all need help navigating the crazy Pac-10. That's what Tree Boy and the BPRs are all about: helping people. So don't mind the sardonic jabs at our conference brethren. Also don't mind the lower slot your Cardinal occupy this week. Clearly the BootComputer needs some maintenance, right?...

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Pac-10 BootPowerRatings™
As of 10/22/03

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. Washington St.
Another year, another win in Martin Stadium South for the Cougs.  This one did not come as easily as they had hoped, which has Doba and Co. worried their offense will be stifled further at the hands of OSU, who is looking to get some pride back after being waxed at home by that other Washington school.  []
2. USC
In what is becoming a welcomed trend by Booties, $C picked up where they left off last year and continued to lay the wood to Tyrone's Tiny Men.  Still chasing the BCS title game, the Trojans are riding on the back of Matt Leinert, who is actually having a better year than Senior Palmer did last season.  []
Backup Drew Olsen has guided UCLA to four straight wins, but he turns an offense that ranks amongst the dregs of Division 1 over to Matt Ware "Have I been?"  The Boor-ins will need to put up some points if they want to knock off a Sun Devil team that has seemingly hit its stride.  [Bruin Report Online]
4. Arizona St.
According to Dirk Koetter, they use a different rulebook in the ACC.  Among the other 15 flags thrown against ASU was one for a halo violation.  That wasn't enough to stop the surging Demons, as they scored on a last second TD pass to knock off the Tar Holes for the second straight year.  []
5. Oregon St.
Just when those buck-toothers were getting all cocky again, they get chopped down to size by those nemesis Dawgs.  Further grumbling was heard from Corvallis when it was discovered that the Beaver on the cover of the media guide was actually a woodchuck.  []
6. Washington
Last year, with the season on the brink of disaster, Ricky N. got his players to buy into a "Northwest Championship" that started with a win over the Beavos.  Thinking it might work again this year, Gilby rolled out the T-shirts and again, the Beavos went down.  Too bad SC is from the Southwest.  []
7. Oregon
In order to kill two ducks with one stone, I suggest converting Jason Fife to cornerback, thus eliminating the QB controversy and strengthening the secondary.  You would think such an astute coach as Mike Bellotti would have done so already.  [eDuck Sports]
8. California
Still trying to be the Bill Snyder of the Pac-10, Jeff Tedford is finding that patching up holes with JC transfers isn't as easy at it looked.  Another near win has the Gummi Bears are halfway to the 10-loss plateau.  [CyberBears]
9. Stanford
The injury to Trent Edwards may very well force Chris Lewis back into the starting lineup.  This might be a good thing though, as Lewis has been at the helm the last three times Stanford has scored in a span of two games.  []
10. Arizona
Things have been quiet around Tucson the last few weeks, but a storm is approaching.  Two of Zona's last three conference wins have come against the weenies, so don't be surprised if the Kittens make themselves at home in Strawberry Canyon this weekend.  []

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