BootPowerRatings™ - 11/27

Not all teams in the conference saw action this past holiday weekend, but the Washington schools faced their toughest non-conference foes of the year. U-Dub was predictably pasted by Miami, while Wazzu... oh, yeah. They ducked out of their game against Colorado. The BootComputer hammered the former, while the latter fooled the software. We're talking to the engineers at this moment to get a patch... Until then, enjoy the new ratings and Tree Boy's commentaries.

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings

As of 11/27/01

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. Oregon
Another bye week for the Birds, but somehow they slipped in the rankings. Cheers from Eugene were heard after Nebraska and Oklahoma were upset, but those cheers turned to jeers when Texas slipped ahead of Oregon in the BCS. If those Longhorns fall along with the Gators, The Mallards might slip into the title game. If current trends in voting hold to form though, Nebraska would take their spot. [eDuck Sports]
2. Stanford
It was Senior Day on the Farm, and those seniors were responsible for another 4th quarter win. Tank, Coy and Randy made their last home game memorable when most of us would rather forget it. If you think the weather was bad last Saturday night, think about what awaits in the Puget Sound next month. No time to gripe about the bowl situation, as there is one unresolved issue left in the 2001 campaign. Yep, those perennial David's are waiting with slings in hand down south, as they look to make it 4 in a row. [The]
3. Washington St.
As much as Stanford isn't happy about their bowl situation, The Cougs probably feel worse. They were a non-call away from the Fiesta Bowl, but now they are destined for El Paso to beat up on the Hawkeyes. I suppose it wouldn't be fair to ask them to play in Seattle, seeing as how they have to play in Pullman all season. []
4. USC
The biggest beneficiary of Washington's surrender was the Trojans who jumped 3 spots to reach their highest BPR of the season. Carroll's Choir Boys appear headed for the Las Vegas Bowl to do battle with the Utes. []
5. Oregon St.
After that grueling game with the Lumberjacks, the Beavs needed a week off. Ok, now that we are done laughing, lets look at the benefits that a Rodent win could bring. Stanford could claim a Pac-10 title for the 2nd time in 3 years, the conference would have another bowl team and the Quacks would be silenced. Well, 2 out of 3 aint bad. [Beaver Sports Central]
6. Washington
*No Comment* Yeah right, like I would let the chance to rip the Fuskies slip through my hands. Up until that massacre, the Pac-10 had represented itself admirably out of conference. Thanks to the pups, we have lost any claim at toughest division in the land, and send one of the weakest Holiday Bowl representatives ever to get slaughtered by Nebraska. If this season did prove anything, it would be this: Husky Stadium is to the Pac-10 what Coors Field is to the NL West. []
This is news: a week went by in Westwood and the Bruins did not lose. They didn't win either, but the road to recovery begins with small steps. The baby blues can take a giant leap this weekend if they knock off the Scum Devils at home. They should have ample motivation, as a trip to the Silicon Valley Bowl rides on it. [Bruin Report Online]
8. Arizona
Behold the victors of the Cactus Cup. After slapping their rivals around the field all afternoon, the Cats continued the punishment when they let fly with jabs, hooks and helmets in a full scale brawl with ASU players after the game. Finishing 5-6 is nothing to be ashamed of... uh, yes it is, considering 3 of those victories came against teams in the triple digit BCS ranking territory. Now Cat fans can turn their attention to basketball... as if they haven't already. []
8. Arizona St.
The Devils are really melting down the stretch. After being pasted by Oregon, they blow a game against the Cougars, and now this. As if being hammered by the Mildcats wasn't embarrassing enough, the Demons had to watch those same Kitties dance around on their beloved logo at midfield. The funny thing is that they put more effort into the fight than their season. Wait, there is more. A trip to Pasadena this weekend, where a loss would solidify 9th place, thanks to kal's futility. []
10. California
Look out; the weenies are on a tear! Saving their best for last, kal out-penaltied Rutgers (the teams combined for 26 flags for 200 yards) to escape Piscataway with their first victory in 14 tries. The only problem is that by winning a game, the cubs have left no room for improvement heading into next year. [CyberBears]

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