The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking through the latest big campus All-American activities while always recommending Victory Festbier for quality Octoberfest liquid refreshment.
Four athletic-student Saturdays into the season and so far ...
Bill Synder is doing it against. How the hell does it work ugly-ball at Kansas St. Without a shred of debate one of the 10 most influential impactful college gridworld coaches of all-time. What he's done and where (now twice) and compared directly with what others have done in the same no-where locale is beyond stunning and jaw-dropping.
Bob Stoops is perhaps ever so slowly losing some of that OU mojo. First loss at Owen Field to a ranked team. Two home losses in two years as a top-10. Nine Big 12 losses the last three seasons. With more still to come.
Johnny Manziel continues as the mad-man of the improv. And he gets two rather sure shots plus a bye week before LSU visits Aggieland.
The Bayou Bucket has seen better days. Two teams, one win, by one point. The series finale with both UH and Rice as lodge brothers within Conference DOA (now 1-4 against the Sun Belt this season). And certainly the Cougars should have concerns of just what sort of Big Least is awaiting them. But that downward spiraling coast-to-coast collection must be equally concerned about what exactly Houston, Memphis and SMU is brining them. What they're bringing as of right now is 1-10 with losses to Middle Tennessee, Tennessee-Martin, Arkansas St., Texas St., Louisiana Tech and Duke. And two losses to the Texas Aggies by combined 107-27.
And now The Unabashed with the Eyes Don't Lie weekly rank. A rank, not a forecast. Based on startling newly crafted deep analytic algorithms ... actually the measure is, get this, who beats whom, when and where, and by how much. Right, a concept which will never draw traction.
1. Kansas St. (4-0): Synder now 52-2 since 2001 when leading at the half, 152-5 since 1990.
2. Texas (3-0): Stillwater is stiffest test so far. Can Ash stay killer-turnover free in hostile setting. On FOX. With Ever-excitable Gus Johnson.
3. Iowa St. (3-0): Wins against ever-shrinking B1G holding Facebook-like market value.
4. West Virginia (3-0): Briles brings in Bears with both averaging right at half a hundred. Take the over.
5. Baylor (3-0): Nice roadie win but if can barely keep pace with Louisiana-Monroe, what's next against Dana and Geno. In Morgantown. In Mountainers Big 12 debut. Take the over nonetheless.
6. TCU (3-0): Payback on the Ponies upcoming to extend nation's longest win streak to 12 since last loss. To SMU.
7. Texas Tech (3-0): Red Raiders have to have last year's 41-7 beat-down from Iowa St. in Lubbock embossed on collective brains.
8. Oklahoma (2-1): Stoops falls to 7-20 when trailing at the half.
9. Oklahoma St. (3-1): Regardless of the kid qb, not much experience against UT vice squad.
10. Kansas (1-3): No evidence of Decided Schematic Advantage against Northern Illinois, nor against Rice, against TCU, against ...
1. Alabama (4-0): Likely a touchdown fave or more against anyone else in the nation.
2. Florida (4-0): Almost no separation among next four. Gator two tough holler-house conference road wins. Twenty-six straight over Kentucky. Now week off before handing LSU it's lone regular-season loss.
3. Georgia (4-0): Reasonably tough conference road win and here comes more defensive dynamos from suspended list just in time for league's best slinger.
4. South Carolina (4-0): Emphatic conference home win with couldn't-miss qb. Fast approaching - Georgia, Florida and at LSU.
5. LSU (4-0): Twenty-two straight weeks in the national top-10 rank. Top-10 in five defensive categories.
6. Mississippi St. (4-0): Week off in midst of a month with Troy, South Alabama and Kentucky. Katy and North Shore unavailable. Still expecting 7-0 for trip to T-town.
7. Mizzou (2-2): Two losses to two of the top half-dozen in the nation. With 'Bama still coming before the bye. Welcome to the S-E-C.
8. Texas A&M (2-1): Odd in a way that the first SEC win comes at the expense of one-time old school SWC bully. Odd, but not ironic.
9. Tennessee (3-1): Think what sort of offensive damage if they hadn't booted weed freak Da'Rick Rogers (18 catches for 305 yards last week for Tennessee Tech and Watson Brown). CUrious to see how Dooley manages to self-destruct the rest of the way.
10. Auburn (1-3): Worst start since 1998.
11. Ole Miss (3-1): Beat down on Tulane always tasty when followed by Whiskey Smash at the Swizzle Stick. And a to-go cup.
12. Vanderbilt (0-3): Without a win but without a doubt ahead of the rest.
13. Arkansas (1-3): Hog futures crater to all-time Jack Crowe low. Although Codi Hamilton is again on the pitch-and-catch to an end zone near you.
14. Kentucky (1-3): Third-worst program in own Bluegrass state. Coach Tuberville, can we put you on hold? Bobby Petrino now on line two.