So you say a 1-3 start, more turnovers than your corner bakery, and the recent carnage by admissions have ya down? Good thing the newest BPRs are just a click away, with enough jibes and jabs at our conference brethren to chase the gray skies away. Now if only the BootComputer could throw a good ball and cover on kick returns...
As of 10/08/02
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.
it interesting, Mike Belotti decided to spot the Mildcats a
two touchdown lead to start the game. It didn't work,
as no one cared anyway, and the Quacks didn't quite dominate
the way they did last year. Already homesick, Whore-gon
will put their winning streak on the line in Pasadena this
weekend. [eDuck Sports]
Washington St. [BPR=95]
For the second week in a row, Mike Price needed
to whip out his rally monkey to pull the game out. It
would appear that the Cougs have the best mix of offense and
defense in the conference, but the loss suffered in Columbus
prevents them from leapfrogging the U of O in the BPR's. [Cougfan.com]
victim to their opponents' primate mojo, $C failed to
capitalize on their chance to seize control of the run for the
roses. A missed PAT and a boneheaded sack taken by 12th
year senior Carson Palmer in OT were the crushing blows.
The party balloons will look to rebound against the UC
probationary squad. [WeAreSC.com]
the Westwood Bears lost to Colorado a few weeks back, many
wondered if that would be the beginning of the end for the
coach. Shockingly, Toledo managed to get his minions to
respond, racking up yards, points and more importantly, wins.
A win over the Ducks just might buy Bobby another year between
the headphones. [Bruin Report Online]
many close calls with kal, the Purple
Pups finally dropped one. As if that wasn't bad
enough, late breaking news out of Seattle confirms what the
BootComputer has suspected for years: Neuweasal is a cheat.
Good thing the U-Dub signed him to an extension a month ago. [Dawgman.com]
Oregon St. [BPR=75]
0-for-LA cost the River Rodents a chance at the conference
crown, they can now shift their focus to more reasonable
goals, like a 30% graduation rate this year. Hopefully
they won't look to their next opponent in Tempe for a model
on how to achieve that academic milestone. [BeaverFootball.com]
Arizona St. [BPR=74]
Solar Satans could nearly double the yardage of their
competition… and still lose. Terrell "Baby Face"
Suggs and company couldn't keep the Tar Holes off the field
long enough for Andrew Walter to deliver a final pay dirt
package. That shouldn't be a problem this weekend
against a struggling Beaver team. [DevilsDigest.com]
adventure known as special teams got even wackier in South
Bend. First, Alex Smith blocks a FG attempt by Michael
Sgroi, and then the punt team allows a 90-yard kick return,
only to have it called back due to a roughing the center
penalty. Huh? These miscues are just a microcosm
of what has gone wrong in Buddy's inaugural campaign.
Sadly, the schedule gets tougher from here on out, starting
with Wazzu on Saturday.
news is that no more names were added to Mackovic's Maimed List.
The bad news is that even while injured, those players are
still better than the healthy ones. Until they show some
improvement, the Wusscats will remain feet and ankles below
the rest of the league. [CatTracks.net]
a while, but the NCAA paperwork finally came across the desks
of the BootComputer programmers, resulting in the removal of kal
from the BPR's. Although their rating is no longer
calculable, the comment section is left unfettered. [CyberBears]