Monday, December 11, 2017

Quick Hits: USA Today Rankings and Early Bowl Predictions

USA Today released their updated “re-rank” this week which ranks every division 1 team 1-128. The Mountaineers jumped 15 spots to #50. Many national media outlets are going to these types of “power” rankings. The #50 rankings seems a little low but is still interesting nonetheless. The USA Today bowl predictions are also interesting as well (listed below).

1 Ohio State 1 0 0
2 Baylor 1 0 0
3 Auburn 1 0 0
4 Alabama 1 0 0
5 TCU 1 0 +1
6 Oregon 1 0 +1
7 UCLA 1 0 +4
8 Boise State 1 0 -3
9 Michigan State 1 0 0
10 Mississippi 1 0 +4
11 Florida State 1 0 +1
12 Clemson 1 0 +1
13 Notre Dame 1 0 +8
14 Georgia 1 0 +2
15 Oklahoma 1 0 0
16 Southern California 1 0 +1
17 Georgia Tech 1 0 +1
18 Arizona 1 0 +1
19 Texas A&M 1 0 +21
20 Missouri 1 0 +3
21 Arizona State 0 1 -13
22 Arkansas 1 0 +9
23 Brigham Young 1 0 +15
24 Tennnessee 1 0 +9
25 Minnesota 1 0 +9
26 Cincinnati 1 0 +4
27 Oklahoma State 1 0 +3
28 Louisville 0 1 -2
29 Louisiana State 0 0 -2
30 North Carolina State 1 0 +2
31 Virginia Tech 0 1 -11
32 Temple 1 0 +24
33 Memphis 1 0 +2
34 Duke 1 0 +2
35 Nebraska 0 1 -13
36 Utah 1 0 +8
37 Western Kentucky 1 0 0
38 Wisconsin 0 1 -14
39 Stanford 0 1 -29
40 Northern Illinois 1 0 -1
41 Marshall 1 0 0
42 South Carolina 1 0 +18
43 Northwestern 1 0 +37
44 Mississippi State 1 0 +1
45 Miami (Fla.) 1 0 +1
46 Louisiana Tech 1 0 +1
47 North Carolina 0 1 -3
48 San Diego State 1 0 0
49 California 1 0 0
50 West Virginia 1 0 +15
51 Penn State 0 1 -23
52 Navy 1 0 -2
53 Texas Tech 1 0 -1
54 Texas 0 1 -29
55 Western Michigan 0 1 0
56 Iowa 1 0 -2
57 Toledo 0 0 -4
58 Kansas State 1 0 -1
59 Utah State 1 0 -17
60 Pittsburgh 1 0 -1
61 Houston 1 0 +2
62 Rice 1 0 +5
63 Michigan 0 1 +2
64 Florida 1 0 +5
65 Kentucky 1 0 +12
66 Air Force 1 0 +2
67 Maryland 1 0 +3
68 Washington 0 1 +4
69 Florida International 1 0 +35
70 UCF 0 1 -12
71 East Carolina 1 0 -5
72 Georgia Southern 0 1 -21
73 Boston College 1 0 -3
74 Louisiana-Lafayette 0 1 -13
75 Bowling Green 0 1 -13
76 Colorado State 1 0 -3
77 Rutgers 1 0 -1
78 Middle Tennessee State 1 0 0
79 Appalachian State 1 0 0
80 Ball State 1 0 -5
81 Nevada 1 0 -1
82 Syracuse 1 0 +6
83 Arkansas State 0 1 -9
84 New Mexico 1 0 -3
85 Ohio 1 0 -2
86 Illinois 1 0 +16
87 North Texas 0 0 +2
88 Old Dominion 1 0 +2
89 Hawaii 1 0 +16
90 Fresno State 1 0 +7
91 Buffalo 1 0 +2
92 Louisiana-Monroe 1 0 +4
93 South Alabama 1 0 -8
94 Akron 0 1 -8
95 San Jose State 1 0 +6
96 Oregon State 1 0 +2
97 South Florida 1 0 +6
98 Tulane 0 1 -7
99 Texas State 0 1 -12
100 Southern Mississippi 0 1 0
101 Indiana 1 0 -6
102 Virginia 0 1 -3
103 Central Michigan 0 1 +8
104 UTSA 0 1 +10
105 Tulsa 1 0 +3
106 Iowa State 1 0 +9
107 Wake Forest 1 0 +9
108 Colorado 0 1 -16
109 Massachusetts 0 0 0
110 SMU 0 1 +7
111 Miami (Ohio) 0 0 +2
112 Florida Atlantic 0 1 -6
113 Vanderbilt 0 1 +8
114 Washington State 0 1 -30
115 UTEP 0 1 -8
116 Connecticut 1 0 +3
117 Wyoming 0 1 -21
118 Troy 0 1 -8
119 Purdue 0 1 -7
120 Charlotte 1 0 +8
121 UNLV 0 1 +5
122 New Mexico State 0 1 -2
123 Eastern Michigan 0 1 0
124 Kent State 0 1 -2
125 Army 0 1 -7
126 Idaho 0 1 +1
127 Kansas 0 1 -3
128 Georgia State 0 1 -3

 

Date Bowl Affliations Projection
Jan. 11 CFP title game Semifinal winners Ohio State vs. TCU
Dec. 31 Cotton CFP semifinal TCU vs. Notre Dame
Dec. 31 Orange CFP semifinal Ohio State vs. Auburn
Dec. 31 Peach At-large vs. At-large Georgia vs. Florida State
Jan. 1 Fiesta At-large vs. At-large Oregon vs. Boise State
Jan. 1 Rose Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Michigan State vs. UCLA
Jan. 1 Sugar Big 12 vs. SEC Baylor vs. Alabama
Jan. 2 Cactus Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Texas Tech vs. California
Jan. 2 Alamo Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Oklahoma vs. USC
Jan. 2 Liberty Big 12 vs. SEC Kansas State vs. Missouri
Jan. 2 TaxSlayer ACC/Big Ten/Notre Dame vs. SEC Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee
Jan. 1 Citrus Big Ten vs. SEC Wisconsin vs. LSU
Jan. 1 Outback Big Ten vs. SEC Nebraska vs. Texas A&M
Dec. 30 Holiday Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Michigan vs. Arizona
Dec. 30 Music City ACC/Notre Dame/Big Ten vs. SEC Penn State vs. Mississippi
Dec. 30 Belk ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC N.C. State vs. Tennessee
Dec. 30 Birmingham American vs. SEC Memphis vs. South Carolina
Dec. 29 Texas Big 12 vs. SEC West Virginia vs. Florida
Dec. 29 Russell Athletic ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big 12 Clemson vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 29 Armed Forces Big Ten vs. Mountain West Maryland vs. Air Force
Dec. 29 Arizona Conference USA vs. Mountain West UTEP vs. Colorado State
Dec. 28
Military ACC/Notre Dame vs. American Miami (Fla. ) vs. Temple
Dec. 28 Quick Lane ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten North Carolina vs. Iowa
Dec. 26 Foster Farms Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Minnesota vs. Utah
Dec. 26 Independence ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC Duke vs. Arkansas
Dec. 26 Pinstripe ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten Louisville vs. Minnesota
Dec. 26 Sun ACC/Notre Dame vs. Pac-12 Georgia Tech vs. Arizona State
Dec. 26 St. Petersburg American vs. Conference USA Navy vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 26 Heart of Dallas Big 12 vs. Conference USA *Northwestern vs. Rice
Dec. 24
Hawaii American vs. Mountain West/BYU Cincinnati vs. BYU
Dec. 24 Bahamas Conference USA vs. MAC Louisiana Tech vs. Bowling Green
Dec. 23 GoDaddy MAC vs. Sun Belt Toledo vs. La.-Lafayette
Dec. 23 Poinsettia Mountain West vs. Army Utah State vs. *Illinois
Dec. 22 Boca Raton American vs. MAC East Carolina vs. Northern Illinois
Dec. 22 Idaho Potato MAC vs. Mountain West Ohio vs. Nevada
Dec. 21 Miami Beach American vs. Conference USA Houston vs. Marshall
Dec. 19 New Orleans Conference USA vs. Sun Belt *Rutgers vs. Georgia Southern
Dec. 19 Cure American vs. Sun Belt Central Florida vs. Appalachian State
Dec. 19 Camelia MAC vs. Sun Belt Western Michigan vs. Arkansas State
Dec. 19 Las Vegas Mountain West/BYU vs. Pac-12 San Diego State vs. Stanford
Dec. 19
New Mexico Conference USA vs. Mountain West Middle Tenn. vs. Fresno State

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