BootPowerRatings - 1/15

This past week was one of surprise and outright shock in the Pac-10, with some stunning upsets and margins of victory. The Oregons were smoked; the LA's choked; and ASU went crazy. The BootComputer required a hard boot after some overlaods, but the data is all processed and new BPRs are out. Check out the big shakeup in these proprietary ratings.

Pac-10 BootPowerRatings
As of 1/15/03

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Below are our exclusive BootPowerRatings™ of the Pac-10 conference. Each week during the basketball 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-arena environment, cheerleader attitude and an unrevealed school spirit multiplier. The resulting rating score falls within a 1-100 scale, where 100 approximates a championship-bound team and a score of 1 is somewhere south of D-1.

1. Arizona
After completing the Washington sweep for the eight billionth time in a row, the team took turns giving Will Bynum a proper send off to Georgia Tech. Luke Walton baked him some special brownies, Ricky Anderson made him a straw hat, and Jason Gardner stuffed some CD's into his suitcase.  []
2. Stanford
No JD? No Problem! In his stead, the Card found scoring in bunches from Matt "Spunk" Lottich, who flipped his switch to "on" to steal a win from the Beavs. Two days later, everyone got in the act as they collectively beat down the Yucks. Now Stanford will look to buck the letdown trend that has bitten them twice before.  [The]
3. California
Apparently calm Wethers make for smooth sailing Shipps in Berkeley. Kal teamed up with their rivals to send the state of Oregon home 0-4, particularly embarrassing the UofO. The Seattle/Pullman roadie has been lukewarm for the weenies in the last six years, as they can only boast a .500 record against the doormats. [CyberBears]
4. Arizona St.
So far the only team to lay the expected drubbing on the Apple state schools, the Demons have the conference's attention. Head man Rob Evans has tinkered with different styles and line-ups over the years and he may have finally found a wining combination. The Hot Ones will head west on I-10 this weekend, hoping their season doesn't follow suit with the school's football team.  []
5. Oregon
Flying so close to the sun has melted the wings of those cocky birds. Smacked by kal and then whacked by Stanford, Soregon gets a chance to regroup with their exhibition against Portland State. Perhaps Ernie "Myopic" Kent should take the ring away from Frodo and Sam until they get their act together.  [eDuck Sports]
6. Oregon St.
Left with a mess the likes of which Corvallis had never seen, first year coach Jay John already has his rodent boys believing in themselves, and they nearly pulled out the shocking sweep in NorCal. The BootComputer sees some frowny faces in the future of those who wander into Gill Coliseum expecting wins.  [Beaver Sports Central]
7. USC
The Quakers? By 38? Can you possibly get any lower than that? We might soon find out as the Arizona schools come to town, so let's just sit back and see how long until Hank starts cutting walk-ons.  []
Oh those lovable Bungling Bears are so cute, and gracious as can be, letting visitors have their way with them. As tallies record hits, the staff in the UCLA athletic department have assembled a pool in an attempt to predict which upcoming loss will eliminate the team from NIT contention.  [Bruin Report Online]
9. Washington
After giving up in the first game of the Arizona Invitational, the Huskies showed up in the second, giving the Wildcats fits, if only for the sake of entertainment. Long gone are the days of Sweet 16 trips and Todd MacCulloch sky hooks. The new era brings eight-seeds in the conference tourney and Doug Wrenn airballs.  []
10. Washington St.
Someone forgot to tell the Cougs, or more aptly Marcus Moore, which Arizona team is the tougher match-up. No matter though, as Wazzu gets to return home for some peace and quiet. Has anyone seen Mike Bush lately? Did he get on the wrong plane and end up in Norman?  []

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