BootPowerRatings™ - 11/21

The end is near for Pac-10 play, with just a couple of games left to be played after this Rivalry Weekend. Big Game, Civil War, Apple Cup and the Smog Bowl - all with great attention this weekend. Get hyped up for a big weekend with a big edition of this week's BPRs.

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings™
As of 11/20/02

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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.
After watching the Buckeyes come oh so close to losing two weeks in a row, Mike Price has to be wondering why he can't catch a break.  While they wait for Michigan to drop the hammer, the Cougs could do the rest of us a favor and put an abrupt end to this Husky nonsense.  []
2. USC
Poised and waiting to jump one spot into a more favorable BCS slot, SoCal is taking care of business
while steamrolling along.  Even with a national date looming versus the Irish, the Trojanz better be careful not to look past a young and hungry Bru-crew bunch. 
Even with two weeks to prepare for the Southern Gals, Booby must be concerned with the gap between the two teams signal callers.  If that isn't enough to have going against you, $C has won the last 3 meetings and are firing on all cylinders right now.  May the most corrupt team win.  [Bruin Report Online]
4. Washington
Somehow you just knew the Huskies were playing possum, and sure enough, they are back and actually showing some passion.  In a reversal of roles, UW gets a shot at playing spoiler to their enemies title hopes in the big fruit bowl this weekend.  []
5. Oregon
Feeling the Coriolis effect bigtime, Snore-gon suffered its worst home loss since a Gator Bowl bound Stanford squad pinned a 41-7 tally on them 16 years ago.  The Big "O" stands for "Out" of action for the season while Onterrio Smith recovers from a triad of injuries.  Seattle Bowl anyone?  [eDuck Sports]
6. Oregon St.
Apparently the Pac-10 is like kryptonite to Derek Anderson, who has yet to put up anything close to respectable numbers in conference play.  They are living and dying by the foot of Steven Jackson. Taking the Civil War a little too seriously, Dennis Erickson hung a Mike Bellotti doll on his front door.  []
7. Arizona St.
Wondering if his manic-depressive team has hit bottom yet, Coors Koetter is experimenting with Serotonin-laced turkeys, which he plans on feeding to his brood next week. The BootComputer sets the over/under for total passing yards between the two 'Zona schools at 1000.  []
8. Stanford
Like a giant sub sandwich, the second half is never as good as the first.  So describes the last 2 weeks for the Card, who continue the search for that elusive complete game. Although the seniors couldn't pull out a final home win, being able to brag that they never lost to kal would be awfully sweet.  []
9. Arizona
Win one for the quitter?  For some reason the Kittens stopped rolling around in the litter box for one afternoon and picked up their first conference win.  A pointless bye week will be followed by the Duel in the Desert with those Dirty Devils.  []
-- California
[BPR=N/A, Still On Probation]
Reverting back to their 2001 selves, the weenies are reclining on defense and look downright embarrassing. Perhaps they are setting the stage for their annual disappointment in the Big Shame.  QB Kyle Boller says, "If we lose this one, I'll play in the arena league."  [CyberBears]

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