9/25 BootPowerRatings™

Last week was a mild wake-up call for the previously preemminent Pac-10, with several upsets and scares. The BootComputer fortunately does not have as much difficulty processing "surprises" and has spit out a new set of BPRs. Check out the meteoric rise and fall of a few teams, as well as Tree Boy's ascerbic yet apt commentaries.

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings™

As of 9/24/02

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. Oregon
Since their shocking loss to the Cardinal nearly a year ago, the Quackers have reeled off 11 straight wins.  Although their last 4 have been unimpressive to say the least, they will remain on top until someone can line the green guys up in the crosshairs.  After a grueling non-conference schedule, Oregon takes a much deserved break this week.  [eDuck Sports]
2. Washington St.
As garbage time was nearing, Coug fans watched in horror as their Rainbow Warrior came down hard on his ribs.  Gesser's status is still uncertain as Wazzu prepares for their conference opener with kal on Saturday.  Oh by the way, they beat the Grizzlies.  [Cougfan.com]
3. Oregon St.
Steaming along, the River Rodent Railroad has been putting up video game-like stats.  Having hung 59 on Fresno Sate by the 4th quarter, Dennis "Bail Bondsman" Erickson showed mercy on the Bulldogs, despite the cry for blood from the fans.  This weekend offers a chance for redemption in Compton, where last season two Ryan Cesca shanks doomed the Beavs.  [BeaverFootball.com]
4. Washington
What is with the NW schools and their wimpy OOC schedules?  Cody Picked apart the Wyoming secondary (which could have been arrested for loitering) for 450 yards.  Coach N. still had a frowny face after this game as Husky rushers let pigskin touch the turf 5 times.  No suspense for this week's contest with the Vandals.  [Dawgman.com]
5. USC
When the Trojenz heard they were going to Manhattan, they got pumped.  When the plane landed in a cornfield, they were disappointed.  When they took the field against K State, they played typical $C ball, and folded.  When all was said and done, they were 2-1, headed back to the ghetto and next face the Pac's hottest team.  [WeAreSC.com]
6. Stanford
Heat - it can mean a lot of things.  Heat is what the O-line hopes to keep off of Chris Lewis.  No easy task with Sack Master Suggs coming at you.  Heat can be used to describe an offense that turns scoreboards into slot machines.  Heat can also be your enemy, and it must be defeated if Stanford hopes to collect victory number two.  [TheBootleg.com]
7. California
Air Force?  They still play tackle football?  Tedford found his new bride in bed with the best man, as the weenies were stymied by the wishbone.  At 3-1, he has already endeared himself to the kalumni, and should be offered a 10-year extension anytime now.  [CyberBears]
8. Arizona St.
Simultaneous bye week with next opponent Stanford, Dirk "Coors" Koetter uses the extra time to compare stats from his 2 QB's.  Walter: 390 yds, 7 TD, 0 INT.  Christensen: 295 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT.  Expect to see Christensen trot on to the field Saturday afternoon.  [DevilsDigest.com]
As if it wasn't already obvious who had El Lay bragging rights, fUcla left a foul mess on the Rose Bowl lawn to prove it.  Just a week removed from one of their worst losses ever, Colorado answered by smacking the 'Ruins around, furthering the Pac-10's embarrassment that day.  Exactly how many days are we into the "Toledo Watch?"  [Bruin Report Online]
10. Arizona
Unfortunately for the Wusscats, Wisconsin got their wake-up call a week too soon.  With no officials to tip the scales in their favor, Arizona was run out of Camp Randall in a hurry.  No worries though; John Mackovic is still the sharpest dressed coach in the country!   [CatTracks.net]

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