9/10 BootPowerRatings™

The Bay Area teams have seen major changes in their conference rankings according to the most recent output from the BootComputer, including a move for Cal out of the cellar for the first time in the BPRs since the Clinton administration. Like Slick Willy's tenure in office, this edition of Tree Boy's famous quips teaches lessons while delivering comedy...

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings™

As of 9/10/02

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.
Having received a lot of flack for their cream puff laden schedule in recent seasons, the Cougs stepped up and penciled in a roadie to Columbus.  Clamoring for respect from the football world, Gesser's Gang puts their Top-10 ranking on the line in front of a national audience.  I guess now would be the time for Mike Price to tell his players that he lied about "Sep 14-OSU" being just another Beaver game.  [Cougfan.com]
2. Oregon
Picking up where Joey left off, Jason Fife spearheaded another come from behind win, keeping the Autzen Animals at bay.  Though not all that impressive against an injury-riddled Fresno team (at home no less), the win did keep the nation's second longest winning streak alive.  The Mallard waddling game has certainly lost its potency with the departure of Maurice Morris, leaving Smith and Fife to run what cannot legally be called an option.  [eDuck Sports]
3. Washington
Still smarting from a devastating loss to UM a week earlier, the Dawgs laid an egg in the first half of their contest with our favorite Spartans.  After consulting with his newly hired math assistant during halftime, Neuheisel came to the conclusion that 0 was indeed less than 10.  Just to be safe, U-Dub racked up 34 in the second half, allowing Ricky to concentrate on more important aspects of his job, like calling out his best WR for being out of shape.  [Dawgman.com]
4. USC
Much to Pete Carroll's dismay, AD Mike Garrett did not give the go-ahead for a parade after $C's "landmark" win over Auburn.  If he's all done celebrating, perhaps Pete can sit down and study some game film of his next opponent, Colorado.  I will even help him get the ball rolling with this nugget: QB Craig Ochs will not play.  [WeAreSC.com]
Of the 7 Van Pelts who have played collegiate football, Colorado States Bradlee may be the best.  His heroic effort wasn't quite enough to knock off the Boo-ins though, as Cory "Errant" Paus stayed on the wagon long enough to end their 4-of-5-game losing streak.  Bobby will have a hard time keeping his trouble-prone young men corralled in Stillwater this weekend.   [Bruin Report Online]
6. Oregon St.
Bad football being played on Thursday nights - how is this not a ratings bonanza?  At the request of the local high schools, OSU has returned to their normal routine of playing bad football on Saturday afternoons.  With UNLV coming to town, Erickson requests that security be tightened around the power transfer station in Corvallis. [BeaverFootball.com]
7. Stanford
After a season-long fling last year, Lady Luck has jilted the Cardinal, leaving the team subject to the bite of that locust known as the injury bug.  Despite playing without the services of C-Lew, Schindler and Pierce, Stanford hung in till the end in Chestnut Hill.  If the offense takes any more hits, however, they might become as inept as that one that plays in South Bend.  [TheBootleg.com]
8. California
What has happened in Strawberry Canyon?  New man Jeff Tedford takes over and just like that, the weenies are 2-0, looking down at the rest of the pack.  Like nylon strings on an acoustic guitar, it just doesn't sound right.  A date with Smoker's Bandits in East Lansing should provide more of a challenge than the last two opponents. [CyberBears]
9. Arizona St.
It took 2 1/2 games, but Coach K finally realized that the road to salvation lies with QB Andrew Walter, not freshman Matt Christiansen.  Down 13-10, the Scum Devils exploded for 29 3rd quarter points, putting Duante Culpepper's alma matter down for the count.  The race is now on to see which Arizona team can stay out of the cellar. [DevilsDigest.com]
10. Arizona
No game last week.  No news worthy events.  The Mildcats are flying so far below the radar right now that they are setting off seismographs.  [CatTracks.net]

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