Monday, November 28, 2011

BCS+ Update 2

To continue from last week, certain scenarios have become more solid after another week of games. Let's see where we are(or would be) under the BCS+ plan.

One major bowl is locked in. The Rose would feature the winner of the Big Ten and the winner of the Pac 10.

Rose: Oregon/UCLA-Wisconsin/Michigan St

The rest is still up in the air.

If LSU beats Georgia:

They would face Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, unless VT loses to Clemson, in which case LSU would face Stanford.

The winner of Oklahoma/Oklahoma St would face Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl

and The winner of the Big East would face Clemson should they prevail in the ACCC and Stanford otherwise.

The national Championship game would almost certainly be the Sugar and Fiesta winners.

If LSU loses:

Georgia would play the Big East winner in the Sugar, LSU would go to the Fiesta against the OU/OSU winner, and Alabama would go to the Orange against VT/Clemson

In which case the likely NC game would be the Fiesta winner against the Orange winner, but if the Orange winner ended up being Clemson, there is a chance Georgia or the Rose winner could slip in.

So there are 6 teams that have a realistic chance of a NC game berth going into the conference championships.

Fiesta: OU/OSU-Alabama/LSU

So confusing, so awesome

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Week 13 Picks

Super Contest (34-24-2)

Bucs -3 over Panthers
Cowboys -4.5 over Cards
Chargers -1.5 over Jags
Raiders +2.5 over Dolphins
Eagles -3 over Seahawks

All Picks (79-51-3)

Texans +1.5 over Falcons
Lions +10 over Saints
Bengals +7.5 over Steelers
Bears -8 over Chiefs
Bills over Titans

Monday, November 21, 2011

BCS+ Update

Last year I postulated a +1 system to determine a college championship. I'm just going to do a quick rundown of the current scenarios.

Should LSU finish the season unbeaten, they would be the number one team. They would pull the third rated conference winner into the Sugar Bowl.

This would be Virginia Tech if they win. If VT fails to win the ACC, it would open the door for Stanford to get to the Sugar Bowl.

The winner of Oklahoma and OSU would as the second rated conference winner would pull Auburn into the Fiesta Bowl.

So the line up would be

Rose: Oregon-Big 10 champ
Fiesta: OU/OSU-Alabama
Sugar: LSU-VT/Stanford

The Orange is where it gets confusing. If VTech does win the ACC, then the Big East Champ would be the home team and the second team could be Stanford, the OU/OSU loser or Arkansas. If VTech loses, then said ACC winner would now face the Big East Champ as the home team.

In the end, though. The national championship would almost certainly showcase the winner of that Fiesta against the winner of that Sugar.

Of course, if Oregon loses to Oregon St, then Stanford could win the PAC 10, it could render all this moot as everything would be scrambled. Oregon would be out of the picture, Stanford would end up in the Rose Bowl and Boise would have a shot a spot in the Sugar Bowl against LSU.

This is just the beginning of the scenarios that would be discussed under the system. I didn't even get into what would happen if LSU loses, either to Arkansas or SC.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Week 12 Picks

Super Contest (30-23-2)

Panthers -3 over Colts
Texans -3.5 over Jags
Vikings +10.5 over Falcons
Giants +8 over Saints
Raiders -4.5 over Bears

All Picks (72-48-3)

Bills +10.5 over Jets
Redskins +4 over Seahawks
Browns +8.5 over Bengals
Chargers -7.5 over Broncos
Steelers -11 over Chiefs

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Week 11 Picks

Super Contest (28-20-2)

Bengals +8 over Ravens
Jaguars over Browns
Raiders over Vikings
Cowboys - 9 over Redskins
Bills +1 over Dolphins

All Picks (68-42-3)

Lions -8 over Panthers
Rams - 1 over Seahawks
Eagles +5.5 over Giants
Cardinals +11 over 49ers

Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 10 Picks

Super Contest (25-18-2)

Eagles -13.5 over Cardinals
Steelers -3 over Bengals
Cowboys -5.5 over Bills
Texans -3.5 over Bucs
Ravens - 6.5 over Seahawks

All Picks (60-40-3)

Jags -3 over Colts
Titans +3 over Panthers
Dolphins -4 over Redskins
Bears -2.5 over Lions
Rams +2.5 over Browns

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Week 9 Picks

Super Contest (22-16-2)

49ers -3 over Redskins
Cowboys -13 over Seahawks
Raiders -7.5 over Broncos
Bears +9 over Eagles
Texans - 10 over Browns

All Picks (51-33-3)

Jets over Bills
Dolphins +5 over Chiefs
Steelers -3 over Ravens
Saints - 8.5 over Bucs
Titans -2 over Bengals
Giants + 8.5 over Patriots
Rams+3.5 over Cardinals