BootPowerRatings - 11/4

Last week was blowout city in most Pac-10 games, but the biggest shocker came when previously BPR #9 Stanford took down #3 ULCA. Did the Bru-crew fall in our famed ratings this week? Guess who fell the most in near-record fashion? With ups and downs all over the Pac-10, Tree Boy has plenty of daggers to deliver to our conference brethren in this week's installment...

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Pac-10 BootPowerRatings™
As of 11/4/03

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. USC
Proving to be prophetic, the BootComputer foresaw a big Trojan win coupled with a stumble by Miami and both came to pass last weekend.  If this does indeed turn into a championship year for SC, at least we can take some comfort in the fact that it wasn't a perfect season.  []
2. Washington St.
Although they are likely out of the Pac-10 title picture, a return trip to the Pasadena is well within reach.  I still can't believe I'm saying this in reference to Washington State.  Having run their two game ground total to -22 yards, perhaps Bill Doba should find creative ways to get seven eligible receivers on the field at one time.  []
Having been called the worst 6-2 team in the nation, the Bruins did nothing to convince anyone otherwise when they went down in Palo Alto.  With games against the conference leaders still remaining, the rosy glow is sure to dim very quickly.  [Bruin Report Online]
4. Oregon St.
Feeling the need to keep up with the gaudy uniforms their neighbors have, OSU donned their Pumpkin Orange pants last Saturday.  It makes you wonder what a pile up at the line of scrimmage will look like at this year's Civil War.  I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of a giant candy corn.  []
5. California
Literally exorcising their demons, the weenies finished off the state of Arizona by the combined score of 93-37.  After the game, a certain QB was quoted as saying, "We want to get to a bowl, to bring some prestige back to this university."  It's hard to get something back you never had.  [CyberBears]
6. Washington
Perhaps there is life outside of Cody Pickett.  After the junior was knocked silly, backup Casey Paus came in led the sled to 42 unanswered points.  If the name looks familiar to you it is because Casey's older brother Corey was the signal caller for UCLA.  At least Casey doesn't have big shoes to fill.  []
7. Arizona St.
After watching the Sun Devils' defense do its best sieve impression against kal, I now understand where their offense gets its overinflated sense of self worth.  Golden Gunner Andrew Walter is still hobbled by a bum wheel but hey, at least it gives him more time to prepare for his weekly teleconference.  []
8. Stanford
With nothing left to lose (except another conference game) the Card sent a blizzard of defenders at "Door" Matt Moore and brought him down eight times, nearly doubling their sack total for the season.  Look for a similar battle plan against the Stunned Devils, who are hiding a wounded soldier behind their line.  []
9. Oregon
Before the game, the Quackers promised they would be dancing on the Huskies' "W" when all was said and done.  On the hurting side of a 42-10 loss, no one was in the mood for cutting a rug, and the depression mounted when upon returning to the locker room they were not greeted by a personal masseuse.  [eDuck Sports]
10. Arizona
You know things are bad when the opposing coach has to invoke Pee Wee style mercy rules on you.  Up 52-7, Mike Riley pulled an official aside and requested that the running clock be upgraded to running quarters.  []

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