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Did You Notice? NFL Week 14
  • Dashing Through the Snow
    In 2013, RB LeSean "Shady" McCoy, then a member of the Eagles, ran roughshod over the Lions in the snow in Philadelphia. He gained 217y, including TD runs of 40 and 57y, to spark the 34-20 victory. Last Sunday, playing for Buffalo at home, he got to frolic in the white stuff again. He gained 156y on 32 carries, culminating with a 21y scamper in a foot of snow for the winning TD with 1:33 left in OT to beat Indianapolis 13-7 and keep the Bills in the playoff picture at 7-6.
  • I Told You Not to Wear Your Raiders Shirt
    I'm sure you've seen the ad where the wife tells her husband he can't wear his Raiders shirt for Christmas dinner with her family of Chiefs fans. Last Sunday, Kansas City proved to be rude hosts for Oakland, defeating them 26-15 in a game that wasn't as close as the score makes it sound. Determined to end their four-game losing streak the Chiefs led 26-0 entering Q4. The loss knocked the Raiders out of the three-way 1st place tie in the AFC West. The Chargers remained at the top by thumping the Redskins 30-13. KC gets to host San Diego this weekend.
  • Browns Fall Short Again
    Cleveland fans were cautiously optimistic when their Browns led the Packers 21-7 entering Q4. But Green Bay scored a TD with 12:50 left, then got a 1y TD pass from Brett Hundley to Davante Adams with just 0:17 left in regulation. The Browns got the ball first in OT but rookie QB DeShone Kizer threw an INT at his 42. Six plays later, Hundley found Adams again, this time from the 25, for the winning TD. Cleveland is 0-13 for the second year in a row. Hundley is no Aaron Rodgers, but he did well enough during Aaron's absence to keep the Packers in playoff contention at 7-6 as Rodgers has been cleared to return this week.
  • Big Ben Explosion
    Baltimore had not allowed a 300y passer all season coming into Sunday night. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 506y, the third time in his career he had eclipsed the half-millennium mark. With RB Le'Veon Bell gimpy, the Steelers took advantage of the fact that Jimmy Smith was missing from the Ravens' secondary. Pitt WR Antonio Brown continued to add to his MVP resume by catching 11 passes for 213y. He has set up three straight last-second wins with "his sure hands and balletic sideline composure."
  • Bye, Bye, Marvin
    If there were any doubt that this is Marvin Lewis's 15th and last year as Bengals coach, the 33-7 shellacking Cincy endured at the hands of the 3-9 Bears removed all doubts. Lewis is 0-7 in the postseason during his tenure.
  • Back-to-Back-to-Back
    The Jaguars scored on three consecutive plays from scrimmage against the Seahawks on their way to a 30-24 victory. First, Blake Bortles threw a 18y TD pass to Dede Westbrook. When Jacksonville got the ball back, Bortles connected with Keelan Cole on a 75y pass and run with 7:21 left in Q3. After Seattle went three-and-out, Jaydon Mickens returned the punt 72y to the 1. Leonard Fournette plunged over from there. That gave Jax a 27-10 lead, enough to withstand a Seattle comeback.
By the Numbers - NFL Week 14
9 Consecutive AFC East titles for the Patriots
14 Consecutive road wins by New England before they lost to Miami Monday night
73 Consecutive possessions by the Giants against the Cowboys that ended in punts; the streak was broken when Eli Manning threw an INT.
10 Sacks of Vikings QB Case Keenum in the last three games after Minnesota allowed only five sacks in the first nine games
8 Total turnovers in Lions-Bucs game, five by Tampa Bay in their 24-21 loss
2014
Last time the 49ers won consecutive road games before beating the Bears and Texans the last two weeks.
6
First downs by the Jets in their 23-0 loss to the Broncos
100 Yards of offense by the Jets
Golden NFL Rankings after 14 Weeks - Saints Still #2
Golden NFL Top Ten
Pos.
Team
Record
Average Opp. W-L Last
Week
1 Philadelphia 11-2 18.74 61-11 3
2
New Orleans
9-4
18.45
58-15 2
3
Minnesota 10-3
18.27
60-12 1
4
Pittsburgh
11-2
18.15
66-13 4
5
Carolina
9-4
17.87
60-19 7
6
New England
10-3
17.73
60-17 5
7
Los Angeles
9-4
17.70
49-18 6
8 Atlanta
8-5
17.25
51-23 8
9
Jacksonville
9-4
16.96
48-24 11
10
Seattle
8-5
16.71
41-28 9
"Opp. W-L" means the total number of wins by the teams the ranked team defeated and the total number of losses of the teams who beat that team.

Complete Golden NFL rankings

NFC South still at the top.
Division Rankings
Rank Division Average Last Week
1 NFC South 17.091 1
2 NFC North 16.441 2
3 AFC East 16.298 3
4 NFC West 15.866 4
8 AFC South 15.471 5
5 NFC East 15.811 6
7 AFC North 15.490 7
6 AFC West 15.615 8

Overall: NFC 16.287, AFC 15.821

Synopsis of the ranking system: Each team starts with 16 points for each game. The winning team goes up from there depending on the number of wins of the defeated opponent and the margin of victory. The loser goes down from 16 depending on the losses of the opponent and the margin of defeat. Teams can gain a bonus for road wins or a penalty for home losses.

Did You Notice? NCAA Week 14
  • Undefeated Teams - then there was one.
    Central Florida Wisconsin
  • Bulldogs Bucked the Trend
    Before last Saturday, there had been six SEC Championship Games between teams that had played during the season. Only one of the teams that lost the regular season game won the title clash - LSU in 2001 over Tennessee. That was the last of several games that year that convinced the Tiger Faithful that this Saban guy may be the real deal.
  • How Did the Other Rematches Fair?
    Pac-12
    Regular season: @USC 42 Stanford 14
    Title game: USC 31 Stanford 28
    Big 12
    Regular season: @Oklahoma 38 TCU 20
    Title game: Oklahoma 41 TCU 17
    American
    Regular season: @Central Florida 40 Memphis 13
    Title game: Central Florida 62 Memphis 55 (2 OT)
    Mountain West
    Regular season: @Fresno State 28 Boise State 17
    Title game: Boise State 17 Fresno State 14
    C-USA
    Regular season: @Florida Atlantic 69 North Texas 31
    Title game: Florida Atlantic 41 North Texas 17
    Counting Georgia-Auburn, the loser of the first game won three of the rematches, with the original winners repeating in the other three - 50-50.
  • No Practice? No Problem
    Boise State
    scored the winning TD against Fresno State when RB Ryan Wolpin took a direct snap in Wildcat formation and bulled his way into the EZ from the 2 with 4:42 left. Afterward, BSU coach Bryan Harsin admitted, "I don't remember if Ryan ever ran that play in practice, but if he did, I didn't see it." The play was designed for starting TB Alexander Mattison, who left the game with an injury.
  • Not Enough Bowls
    The number of bowl games actually shrank this year to 40. So three bowl-eligible teams were left out:
    Buffalo (6-6),
    Texas San Antonio (6-5), and
    Western Michigan (6-6).
  • Finally!
    New Mexico State defeated South Alabama 22-17 to finish the season 6-6. The Aggies will be going to a bowl for the first time since 1960! NMSU will take on Utah State in the Arizona Bowl December 29.
4 Times in the last five years that the Mountain West championship game was decided by seven points or less.
1984 Last time Fresno State won in Boise
1479 Total offense in the two-OT game between UCF (753) and Memphis (726)
14 Penalties by Memphis for 127y
6 Days since he underwent surgery on his knee before J.T. Barrett played QB for Ohio State against Wisconsin
1,364
Yards rushing by Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins to break Maurice Clarett's freshman record at the school
Golden College Rankings after 14 Weeks
Golden Rankings Top Ten
Pos.
Team
Record
Average Opp.
wins
Opp.
Opps
Score
Value
Sch
Str
Last
Week
1
Georgia
12-1 17.21 75 374 15.72 53 2
2
Clemson
12-1
17.09
80 329 14.57 52 5
3
Central Florida
12-0
17.02
70 294 12.97 68 3
4
Oklahoma
12-1
16.69
73 300 12.46 62 9
5
Wisconsin
12-1
16.67
70 324 13.69 62 1
6
Alabama
11-1
16.65
65 278 12.70 61 4
7
Notre Dame
9-3
16.53
62 308 13.08 40 6
8
Ohio State
11-2
16.45
71 316 12.25 54 10
9
Penn State
10-2
16.30
59 236 13.70 58 8
10
Auburn
10-3
16.13
61 281 13.40 51 7
  • "Opps. wins" is the number of victories by the teams the ranked team defeated.
  • "Opp. opps". is the number of victories by the teams the defeated teams beat.
  • "Score value" is a measure of the margin of victory in relation to the defeated team's number of wins coupled with the margin of defeat in relation to the victorious team's number of losses.
  • "Sch. Str." is Schedule Strength - the average ranking of all the teams that team has played.

Golden Conference Rankings
Pos.
Conference
Average Impressive Non-Conference Wins
1
SEC
13.426
Florida State, Ga Tech, K-State, N. C. State, Notre Dame
2
Big Ten
13.159
Air Force, Florida, Iowa State, Pitt, Texas, Virginia
3
ACC
13.038
Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Northwestern, ND, S.Car., West Va
4
Pac-12
12.874
, Nebraska, No.Car., Texas, Texas A&M
5
Big 12
12.405
Arizona State, Arkansas, Ohio State, Pitt
6
American AC
12.255
Arizona, Illinois,Maryland, UCLA
7
Mtn. West
11.193
Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford
8
MAC
11.120
Kansas (2), Nebraska, Rutgers
9
C-USA
10.943
Baylor, Cincinnati, Syracuse
10
Sun Belt
10.524
LSU, New Mexico

Complete Golden Rankings

Synopsis of the ranking system: Each team starts with 12 points for each game. The winning team goes up from there depending on the number of wins of the defeated opponent and the margin of victory. The loser goes down from 12 depending on the losses of the opponent and the margin of defeat. Teams can gain a bonus for road wins or a penalty for home losses. Read complete rules.

Top Ten Games in # Points Gained by Victors
Pos.
Pts.
Game (Winner-Loser)
Victory
Margin
1
23.76 @Auburn-Georgia 23
2 23.60 Oklahoma-@Ohio State 16
3
23.48 @Notre Dame-USC 35
4
23.26 Iowa State-@Oklahoma 12
5
22.58 Navy-@Florida Atlantic 23
6
22.36 Clemson-Miami 35
7
22.20 Fresno State-@San Diego State 24
8
21.92 @Miami-Toledo 22
9
21.56 @Syracuse-Clemson 3
10
21.52 Ohio State-Wisconsin 6

Since each team starts a game with 12 points (the # of games in the regular season), you can see that Auburn almost doubled that amount in its victory over Georgia three weeks ago. UGa ended with 12 victories, which gave Auburn 6 points (1/2 per victory of loser). Also, UGa's number of wins was multiplied by the margin of victory and divided by 100 to add the remaining amount.
In the second highest game, Oklahoma gained 1.5 points because it scored a road victory over an eleven-win team.

Compilation of Dozens of Rankings

What a Finish to the College Football Season!

My wishes for the conference championship games in order of importance.

  1. That Ohio State NOT make the playoff. Go, Wisconsin!
  2. That TCU beat Oklahoma because
    (a) I've never liked Oklahoma and
    (b) To show the Big 12 how stupid it was to initiate a championship game when the ten teams play a complete roundrobin. Without the championship game, Oklahoma would be a lock for the Final Four. But if TCU upsets the Sooners, the league may be shut out of the playoff again.
  3. That the SEC get two teams in the playoff. This wish is at odds with #1 since a Wisconsin victory would secure a spot for the Badgers. Coupled with a spot for the ACC winner, Clemson or Miami, and a spot for the SEC champion, Georgia or Auburn, that leaves only one spot available. But wish #2, an Oklahoma defeat, would open that fourth spot for #5 Alabama.

What happened to Tennessee's attempt to hire Greg Schiano as football coach is scary for the future of college football.

  • New AD John Currie, after wisely moving on from fan favorite Jon Gruden, appears to have done his due diligence before announcing the hiring of Greg Schiano, who built a solid program at Rutgers from 2001-11. He went 68-67 overall but 51-28 in his last six years at a school that had not had much success on the gridiron.
  • The red flag in Schiano's background was his six seasons as an assistant at Penn State from 1990-95. A radio talk show host discovered that a 2015 court deposition in the Jerry Sandusky case mentioned that Mike McQueary, the young man who started the furor that led to Joe Paterno's firing and Sandusky's imprisonment, claimed that another coach told him that Schiano had witnessed an incident involving Sandusky and a boy during his time at PSU. That's double hearsay and apparently prosecutors didn't take it seriously enough to investigate Schiano further.
  • In a disturbing outburst that mirrors what has been happening in our politics, the Internet lit up with accusations that Schiano covered up child rape. Students demonstrated on the UT campus, demanding not only that Schiano not be hired but that AD Currie be fired. I bet a large percentage of the students protesting couldn't care less about UT football but were just out to make trouble.
  • Currie then failed to persuade either Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy or N. C. State's Dan Doeren or Purdue's Jeff Brohm to take the job. Trying to salvage his job, Currie then turned to Washington State's Mike Leach, who was interested enough to meeting with Currie in Los Angeles Thursday. ESPN reported that Currie was "prepared to hire" Leach after their meeting, but that other officials at Tennessee were sabotaging the coaching search to get Currie fired. And they apparently got their wish as Currie was given the ax early Friday morning. (Adding to the suspense is the fact the AD who hired Leach at WSU, Bill Moos, left in October to become Nebraska's athletic director. So will Mike take the Arkansas job instead?)
  • Assuming Leach accepts an offer from Arkansas, will a small group of Razorback Nation put up a stink because of the incident that led to Leach's firing at Texas Tech in 2009? Sophomore WR Adam James (son of TV commentator Craig James) accused Leach of twice confining him to a shed while the team practiced. James believed he suffered from a concussion, but Leach apparently thought his player was gold-bricking. As arrogant as they come in a profession known for arrogance, Leach greased his own skids by refusing to cooperate with the university's investigation of the incidents.
  • So if other schools, especially in the SEC, are laughing their asses off at Tennessee's predicament, they'd better be careful. An Internet-based protest against a coach can break out anywhere. (Imagine what might happen at Alabama when Nick Saban retires - unless Saban becomes AD and hires his own replacement.)

The end of the 2017 SEC football season will be talked about for decades, both for what transpired on the field and the craziness that erupted off the field.

  • With everyone expecting Georgia and Alabama to cruise to the conference championship game undefeated, with both having a chance to make the CFP, the Auburn Tigers, rising from the ashes after blowing a 20-0 lead in Baton Rouge, got hot and knocked off both of them - each #1 in the CFP rankings when they played at Jordan-Hare - to earn a spot in Atlanta.
  • Georgiastill controls its own destiny and can make the Final Four by turning the tables on the Tigers Saturday and taking their place in the playoff. But Alabama needs help from TCU and Wisconsin.

But the off-the-field turmoil has made our heads spin.

  • No less than five SEC schools will have new coaches next season. And that doesn't count Ole Miss elevating Matt Luke from Interim Coach to permanent Head Coach, as LSU did with Ed Orgeron last season.
    School 2017 Coach 2018 Coach
    Arkansas Bret Bielema Mike Leach?
    Florida Jim McElwain Dan Mullen
    Mississippi State Dan Mullen Joe Moorhead
    Tennessee Butch Jones ???
    Texas A&M Kevin Sumlin Jimbo Fisher
  • Jimbo Fisher moving to Texas A&M is particularly galling for LSU fans (and for yours truly, a Florida State grad as well as an LSU alumnus) since AD Joe Alleva apparently had promising talks with Fisher about taking the LSU job at the end of the 2015 season when Les Miles's dismissal seemed to be a done deal. But the F. King Chancellor chickened out at halftime of the final game against A&M and kept Miles for another season. We'll never know if Fisher would have taken the job but his departure for A&M shows that he had some issues in Tallahassee (supposedly FSU has fallen behind other schools in upgrading their facilities) and probably would have come to Baton Rouge for the 2016 season. Now he's not only in the SEC but in the West Division. Don't look for A&M to go 0-6 against LSU under Fisher as they did under Sumlin.
  • Compounding the pressure on schools to hire their new coaches is the fact that the NCAA voted to allow football prospects to sign December 20 rather than wait until the traditional early February date. So new hires must hit the ground running to (a) keep previous commitments in the fold and (b) woo additional players, especially those who plan to start college in January.
My Conference Championship Picks: 5-3-1
Seven of the nine title games are repeats from the regular season. (The tenth FBS league, the Sun Belt, doesn't stage a championship game, although they plan to inaugurate one next season.) The numbers in parentheses below are each team's ranking in the Golden system. Any home team is in CAPS.
  • Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara CA
    Stanford (15) +4 over USC (12)
    USC won 42-24 in Los Angeles September 10.
    Stanford has improved greatly since the early-season loss to the Trojans. Is that enough to overcome the 18-point deficit of the first game? USC lost at Notre Dame 49-14 in October whereas the Cardinal thumped the Irish 38-20 just last week. This game could come down to which star - USC's QB Sam Darnold or Stanford's RB Bryce Love - has the better evening. This is Love's last chance to loosen Baker Mayfield's stranglehold on the Heisman.

  • American Conference Championship at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando FL
    CENTRAL FLORIDA (3) -7 over Memphis (14) PUSH
    UCF defeated the Tigers 40-13 at home September 30.
    Will the Knights be distracted by the talk of Coach Scott Frost moving to his alma mater, Nebraska? A UCF victory locks up a berth in a New Year's Six bowl. This game should produce over 1,000y of total offense and be closer than the September meeting.

  • Mid-American Conference Championship at Ford Field, Detroit
    Toledo (19) -21 over Akron (63) X
    The Rockets scored a home victory over the Zips 48-21 October 21.
    Toledo won nine games in three of the four years Matt Campbell coached them before he moved to Iowa State for the 2016 season. Jason Candle took over and led the Rockets to nine wins last season and ten more this year. Yet through all this success, Toledo hasn't won the MAC championship since 2004. On the other side, Terry Bowden has led his Zips to a 6-2 finish after starting 1-3. But the former Auburn coach will have to hope the Rockets beat themselves with turnovers and blown converages.

  • Conference USA Championship at FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton FL
    Florida Atlantic (20) -11.5 over North Texas (36)
    The Owls smashed the Mean Green 69-31 October 21 in the Sunshine State.
    It didn't take Lane Kiffin long to deliver a division title to Florida Atlantic. In just his first year back in the head coaching ranks, he can now lead FAU to their first conference championship. It would seem a formality at home against a team the Owls beat by 38 points six weeks ago. But NTU, recently a doormat in C-USA after moving up from the Sun Belt, made their followers giddy by winning nine games, only one less than their combined total for the three previous years. The game is overshadowed by this question: Will Kiffin move on after just one season at FAU? Specifically, will he end up back in the SEC where he was Nick Saban's O-coordinator at Alabama for three seasons?

  • Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium, Arlington TX
    TCU (16) +7 over Oklahoma (9) X
    Oklahoma won 38-20 November 11 in Norman.
    TCU is justly proud of its defense and determined to do a better job than in the previous meeting with the Sooners. OU won't have home field advantage this time. If the Big 12 hadn't foolishly decided it needed a championship game - despite playing a complete round robin - OU would have a berth in the CFP. Here's hoping the Frogs can upset the apple cart.

  • SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
    Georgia (2) +2 over Auburn (7)
    Auburn blasted Georgia 40-17 November 11 at Auburn.
    All the pressure is on the Tigers. Win and you're in the CFP. The Bulldogs want to prove they're much better than the outfit that showed up at Auburn three weeks ago. Upset the Tigers and take their spot in the playoff. Auburn's bread-and-butter back Kerryon Johnson, who carried 32 times for 167y in the earlier game, suffers from a nasty shoulder problem. It's hard to beat a team as good as Georgia twice, especially after an emotional win over #1 Alabama in between. That gauntlet takes a toll on a team.

  • Mountain West Championship at Albertsons Stadium, Boise ID
    Fresno State (30) +8.5 over Boise State (17)
    Fresno State beat Boise 28-17 in Fresno last Saturday.
    Oregon State transfer Marcus McMaryion riddled BSU for 332y and two TDs last week. But the Bronco D should do a better job at home.

  • ACC Championship at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte NC
    Clemson (5) -9.5 over Miami (11)
    The Hurricanes will be missing a RB, TE, and WR. The Tigers have playoff experience. If Clemson's young QB Kelly Bryant doesn't provide the turnovers that Miami's D thrives on, the defending ACC champs should score a solid win.

  • Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
    Wisconsin (1) +5.5 over Ohio State (10) X
    The Badgers want revenge for the Buckeyes' 59-0 stomping of them in the 2014 title game. If Ohio State wins, they can claim victories cover the CFP committee's #4 team (Wisconsin), #9 Penn State, and #16 Michigan State. The best Alabama can muster is wins over #17 LSU and #23 Mississippi State. Then again, Ohio State's two losses have been to unranked Iowa - by a whopping 55-24 - and #2 Oklahoma 31-16. The Badgers can make the committee's job much easier by winning.

My MOST confident pick: Georgia
My LEAST confident pick: Wisconsin X

Interesting Numbers
2 TCU's national rank in rushing defense
4 TCU's national rank in sacks
499 Total offensive yards by Oklahoma in the victory over TCU Nov. 11
37/5 Baker Mayfield's TD/INT ratio this season
10
Double-digit victories by undefeated Wisconsin in 12 games
1
Wisconsin's national rank in pass efficiency defense
0 Games in which Clemson allowed an opponent to rush for 200y
29 Turnovers forced by Miami's defense
0-6 Record of the Pac-12 South champions against the North champions in the conference's title games
41 Sacks by USC, second in the nation to Miami
46 Yards rushing by Georgia against Auburn three weeks ago
1 Georgia's SEC rank in pass defense
4 Turnovers and third-down conversions by Memphis in the Tigers' first game against UCF this season
1 UCF's national rank in turnover margin
503 Passing yards given up by UCF against South Florida last Friday
Is LSU Football Mediocre?
Marcus Spears, DE on LSU's 2003 BCS Championship team, created waves with something he said on the SEC Network the week after LSU's shellacking in Starkville. He branded the LSU football program as "mediocre." I don't agree with him but before we can have a meaningful discussion, we must define some terms.

I define the levels of a football program in terms of bowl games and conference championships.

  • A program that contends for conference championships most years and at least goes to a bowl every year is EXCELLENT . The obvious example is Alabama. This category includes Ohio State, Clemson, and Oklahoma.
  • A program that goes to bowl games almost every year and occasionally contends for a conference championship is GOOD. That means the program rarely has a losing season. Examples are LSU, Florida, Virginia Tech, Boise State.
  • A program that sometimes goes to bowl games but not every year and rarely contends for a conference championship is MEDIOCRE. Examples are West Virginia, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Houston.
  • A program that rarely goes to bowl games is POOR. Examples: Tulane, Kansas, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, New Mexico State.

You can measure these levels by going back either five or ten years. Since a program that is poor or mediocre for five years usually changes coaches, I prefer to rate programs based on the last five years only (2012-2016).

Here's my ratings for the SEC.

Team Yrs. Contend Bowl Games Rating
Alabama 5 5 EXCELLENT
Arkansas 0 3 MEDIOCRE
Auburn 1 4 GOOD
Florida 3 4 EXCELLENT
Georgia 2 5 GOOD
Kentucky 0 1 POOR
LSU 0 5 GOOD
Mississippi 1 4 MEDIOCRE
Miss. State 1 5 GOOD
Missouri 2 2 MEDIOCRE
South Carolina 2 4 GOOD
Tennessee 0 3 MEDIOCRE
Texas A&M 1 5 GOOD
Vanderbilt 0 3 MEDIOCRE

I used this point system where each year contending counts for 1 point and each bowl game counts for 1 point.
Total
8-10 = EXCELLENT
5-7 = GOOD
3-5 = MEDIOCRE
0-2 = POOR

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