BootPowerRatings™ - 9/22

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Pac-10 BootPowerRatings™
As of 9/22/04

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
[BPR=96]
Showing up for only three quarters of the game was enough for Southern kal to make short work of BYU.  Despite numerous complaints from Cougar fans, AD Mike Garrett did not apologize for SC's nickname being the same as a prophylactic.  [WeAreSC.com]
2. California
[BPR=84]
The weenies backed out of their game with Southern Miss, so they drop a few points in the rankings.  Let it also be known that because of this, no kal student, alumnus or fan is allowed to bring up the rugby forfeit ever again.  [CyberBears]
3. Arizona St.
[BPR=83]
Big move by the Stellar Satans who punked a certain Big 11 team who has been on the receiving end of some serious Pac-10 whuppins the last few years.  Andrew Walter is just a few games away from eclipsing The Snake as ASU's most prolific gunslinger ever.  [DevilsDigest.com]
4. Stanford
[BPR=80]
It's too bad the BCS dropped computer averages from their formula this year, because the raw numbers love Stanford.  With the departure of Reggie Williams, Evan Moore has become the highlight reel receiver in the conference.  No better time to cement that title than this weekend against top-ranked Trojenz.  [TheBootleg.com]
5. UCLA
[BPR=77]
The way Maurice Drew ran virtually untouched on his numerous TD runs of 30 yards or more reminded me of flag football; when there was that one guy who was so much faster than the rest of us that we just made a token attempt to catch him and saved our energy for when we were on offense.  The Bruins still suck.  [Bruin Report Online]
6. Washington St.
[BPR=75]
The Vandals could steal just eight points from the Cougs last week, but they did manage to make off with some of Josh Swogger's knee ligament.  It's the Luck o' the Palouse to finally find your quarterback's swagger, just before he staggers.  Doba, me boy, never fear; the cuddly and accommodating wildkittens are here.  [Cougfan.com]
7. Oregon St.
[BPR=67]
Although Derek Anderson has cut down on his interceptions this season, his fumbles are more than making up for it.  Not only is he still turning the ball over, but he is also now giving up even better field position while doing so.  [BeaverFootball.com]
8. Washington
[BPR=65]
As Maurice Drew ran roughshod over the Husky _efense, the purple people eaters had flashbacks to the carnage DeShaun Foster inflicted three seasons ago.  That wasn't as painful as watching Charles Frederick come up one yard short in Kevin Dyson fashion to end the game, though.  [Dawgman.com]
9. Oregon
[BPR=60]
Kudos to the Quackers for scheduling and playing a powerhouse on the road, but the fact still remains they have a goose egg in the win column.  If they don't win convincingly against Division "Third World Country" Idaho, heads will roll in Eugene.  [eDuck Sports]
10. Arizona
[BPR=55]
If only the weather delay was enough to rule an end to the game as it stood, the Cats could have really had something going heading into conference play.  But it didn't, and now they don't, thanks in part to Kris Heavner, who leads one of the worst offenses in the country.  [CatTracks.net]

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