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Belmore Rankings: Week 14

Boo, Oklahoma, boo. I completely agree with what Tony Kornheiser just said on MNF, that the Big 12 should not be letting voters decide who should be in their title game.  The BCS should not be involved in any sort of tiebreaker in any conference. Any subjectivity should be left out when determining who is at the top of a conference, and the Big 12 just gave itself a giant black eye. And you know what? Obectively or subjectively, Texas is better than Oklahoma.  They beat them on a neutral field. Oklahoma beat Texas Tech at home, while Texas lost by six points on the road. The Big 12 title game, as well as the BCS in general, has just become an even bigger laughing stock than it had been in previous years. My top 10:

  1. Texas (11-1)
  2. Alabama (12-0)
  3. Oklahoma (11-1)
  4. Boise State (12-0)
  5. Florida (11-1)
  6. Utah (12-0)
  7. USC (10-1)
  8. Texas Tech (11-1)
  9. Ball State (11-0)
  10. Penn State (11-1)

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Sports | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belmore Rankings: Week 6

Not a lot of shake up in the rankings this week, but I’m just fine with that (note: I’ve jumped on the Vanderbilt bandwagon and have abandoned my poor Huskies – currently tied for last – at least for this season).  Here are the top 10:

  1. Alabama
  2. Vanderbilt
  3. Missouri
  4. Texas
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Boise State
  7. Ball State
  8. Michigan State
  9. Virginia Tech
  10. Utah

The Big 12 really benefited this weekend, and is now the top conference, according to my ratings.  The top 3 conferences are way ahead of the rest of the nation, but the Pac-10 did jump ahead of the WAC (but is still behind the Mountain West, which is pathetic):

  1. Big 12
  2. SEC
  3. Big Ten
  4. Big East
  5. ACC
  6. Mountain West
  7. Independent
  8. Pacific-10
  9. WAC
  10. Mid-American
  11. Conference USA
  12. Sun Belt

As always, it is very early in the season, so nothing much can be learned from these.  It is interesting to see there is a lot of objective data to back up the pundits who are ripping into the Pac-10.  Outside of Cal, USC, and Oregon (in that order), there is nothing to talk about.  And trust me, after a few more weeks that will dwindle down to just USC.

October 6, 2008 Posted by | Sports | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belmore Rankings: Week 5!

University of Alabama LogoThat’s right, they’re back!  The famous Belmore Rankings (who correctly called the BCS top 2 last year based on my own proprietary formula, without any subjective analysis of the teams) are here and calculated through the fifth week of the season.  Without further ado, here is my top 10:

  1. Alabama
  2. Vanderbilt
  3. Boise State
  4. Utah
  5. Texas
  6. Northwestern
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Nebraska
  9. Ball State
  10. Virginia Tech

Southeastern Conference LogoI’m not going to go into details, as it’s too early in the season (and even as a brother of a Vanderbilt alum, even I think that’s too high of a ranking), but there they are.  And for those keeping score at home, Washington currently has the second toughest schedule to date.  And last but not least, here are the ranking of conferences:

  1. SEC
  2. Big Ten
  3. Big 12
  4. ACC
  5. Big East
  6. Mountain West
  7. WAC
  8. Independent
  9. Pacific-10
  10. Mid-American
  11. Conference USA
  12. Sun Belt

That’s right, the four independent teams have collectively done better than the Pac-10.  If you want my opinion, that makes this bad UW season hurt that much more.

October 1, 2008 Posted by | Sports | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment