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.
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.
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]
Washington St. [BPR=89]
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]
Oregon St. [BPR=86]
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
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]
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]
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.
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]
Arizona St. [BPR=72]
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]
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]