BootPowerRatings - 10/9

With three idle teams this past week, there wasn't much movement in the BPRs. One team did get sent to kal-type-BPR land after a horrendous home loss while another moved into the top 5. Tree Boy also offers an interesting women's volleyball tidbit in this week's ratings. No, it doesn't have to do with his dream woman and no, it doesn't have to do with the *shared* billboard. But, it's juicy! Enjoy!

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings

As of 10/09/01

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
Another off week? I guess kryptonite isn't the only thing that can stop the Cardinal. Stanford better have gotten plenty of rest as they head into a brutal stretch where they play 3 top 10 teams, 2 of which are on the road. But, before that mayhem ensues, an important detail must be taken care of or the rest is for not. That detail is the all-of-the-sudden potent Cougars, looking for respect and rankings, in what is the biggest game for both teams so far. [The]
Relegated to game watching duties last weekend, the Bruins leapfrogged the Pups in the rankings. Now, they look to end those same mutts' 12-game winning streak when they return to action in the Rose Bowl this weekend. Speaking of the Rose Bowl, how's this for association: The Huskies' last trip to Pasadena was a win in the Rose Bowl over Purdue. The time before that, they were upset by the Bruins and it cost them the 2000 Rose Bowl. Now, both teams have their sights on making it to the Rose Bowl and this game is pivotal to that quest. [Bruin Report Online]
3. Washington St.
Coug fans couldn't be happier right now. They just embarrassed the hated Dennis Erickson, are 5-0, and summer shows no signs of leaving Pullman anytime soon. Gutty performance by Jason Gesser who, after being disemboweled on a wicked hit, staggered to his feet and tried to continue playing. Now comes a chance for the rest of the team to check their guts as the Crimson Cats head down to the Farm for an epoch battle of conference heavyweights. []
4. Oregon
Miffed about being slighted in last weeks BPR's, Belotti's Bunch took out their frustrations on the Mildcats. What the Ducks failed to realize is that wins over Division 2 schools (or ones that play like them) don't factor into your BPR. No one benefited more than "Hype" Harrington who raped the Desert Swoon defense for 6 TD's, including 3 by webbed-foot. The waterfowls' road trip through conference bottom feeders continues this weekend in Berkeley. [eDuck Sports]
5. Arizona St.
Thanks to a second helping of cream puffs, Dirk's Demons were able to bounce back from their lone defeat with authority. Shaun McDonald hauled in 4 TD passes from Jeff Krohn and somehow was robbed of Offensive Player of the Week honors. Perhaps feeling the need to cover the 33-point spread, ASU converted on a 2-point conversion in the 4th quarter with the game well in hand. Investigation anyone? An opportunity to pile on the hapless Condoms looms in LA this Saturday. []
6. Washington
Has Ricky N. made a deal with the devil, or do the Dawgs feel that winning dramatically is the only way to go? Whatever the case may be, U-Dub continues to roll along, even at the expense of their BPR. When starting QB Cody Pickett went down with a shoulder separation, in stepped JC transfer Taylor Barton. After fumbling 3 snaps, Barton pulled himself together long enough to lead the Huskies to yet another come from behind victory. With so many key players at the vet's office, it will be amazing if Washington can make a game of it vs. UCLA this weekend. []
7. USC
This is becoming comical, even more so. How many close games can you lose? Finding themselves on the polar opposite end of the luck spectrum from the Huskies, $¢ has to figure out how they want to finish the season: losing nail-biters or just being blown out in the next 6 games. Having been the tough luck kids last year, ASU knows how it feels. Unfortunately for the Trojenz, they are out to exact revenge. []
8. Oregon St.
*Holds envelope to forehead* Gloria Gaynor, Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Oregon State Beavers. What is, "name 3 one-hit wonders." Hi-OOOOOh. Each game brings the pelted faithful closer to the realization that their season of glory was fleeting. More disturbing news came from the ex-con to assistant program being run in Corvallis as a volleyball game in Maples turned ugly when a Beaver coach assaulted our beloved tree. Karma police say all of this stems from the hiring of a certain head coach of questionable character 3 years ago. Said character will try and achieve ch'i against Arizona on Saturday. [Beaver Sports Central]
9. Arizona
I've never been so embarrassed of my school than after having witnessed that abortion the Mildcats called a football game. Whipped up and down in every aspect of the game, this team has "fans" calling for the return of Dick Tomey. As if suffering their worst conference defeat ever wasn't enough, Arizona's homecoming game is scheduled for November 10th against Stanford, when that record will no doubt be eclipsed. A trip up to Corvallis this weekend provides not only a day off for scalpers, but a chance to *gasp* fall behind kal in the BPR's. []
10. California
It appears kal finally found an opponent they could handle in BYE. Who is that anyways, Brigham Young East? Following Stanford's lead, Tom Holmoe decided to take his staff to DC to watch the Redskins in training camp. I think the results speak for themselves. The Barely Bears will try and engineer another scare this weekend when the Ducks come flapping into Memorial Stadium, bird droppings and all. [CyberBears]

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