It’s SEC domination! My top 5 are all schools from the SEC this week. My new #1 is Mississippi State, followed by Auburn, Ole Miss, Alabama, and LSU. Georgia comes in at #9. The Big 12 is represented by #6 TCU, #8 Kansas State and #10 Oklahoma. The ACC’s lone representative in my top 10 is defending national champs Florida State at #7. Just outside my top 10 are #11 Baylor and #12 West Virginia. The Pac-12’s highest ranked team is #14 Oregon. The Big 10’s highest ranked team is #16 Michigan State.
My Top 25:
Mississippi State (7-0, 86.409)
Auburn (6-1, 84.432)
Ole Miss (7-1, 83.860)
Alabama (7-1, 82.893)
LSU (7-2, 82.151)
TCU (6-1, 80.766)
Florida State (7-0, 80.621)
Kansas State (6-1, 80.175)
Georgia (6-1, 79.834)
Oklahoma (5-2, 79.726)
Baylor (6-1, 79.019)
West Virginia (6-2, 78.652)
Texas A&M (5-3, 78.462)
Oregon (7-1, 78.451)
Notre Dame (6-1, 78.030)
Michigan State (7-1, 77.712)
Clemson (6-2, 77.408)
Nebraska (7-1, 76.886)
Arizona State (6-1, 76.810)
Arizona (6-1, 76.282)
UCLA (6-2, 76.034)
Utah (6-1, 75.837)
Arkansas (4-4, 75.728)
Missouri (6-2, 75.705)
Florida (3-3, 75.656)
North Dakota State just missed my Top 25. Unbeaten Marshall comes in at #31. East Carolina comes in at #45. Virginia Tech falls to #54 followed by Virginia at #55. Old Dominion falls to #117.
It’s an SEC domination at the top of my rankings as Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn and Alabama take my top 4 spots. Georgia comes in at #7 and LSU comes in at #9 to give the SEC 6 of the top 9 teams.
With Florida State’s controversial win over Notre Dame, they move up to #6 and look like they have the best shot at finishing the regular season undefeated. The Big 12 remains my second highest ranked conference. The Pac-12 remains my third highest rated conference overall. Oregon is their highest rated team and comes in at #13. The ACC remains my fourth highest ranked conference. The Big 10 stays just behind the ACC. Michigan State is the highest ranked Big 10 school and comes in at #17.
My highest ranked non-Power 5 school this week is Marshall. They come in at #25. Right on their heels is North Dakota State, who is the highest ranked FCS school. They come in at #26.
Duke comes in at #37 this week. East Carolina is #39. Virginia falls to #49 and Virginia Tech falls to #50. Old Dominion had the week off and comes in at #113.
It’s that time of year again. College football. Greatest sport there is! And my rankings are out. What the heck are they eating in Mississippi this year? My top two teams this week are Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Defending national champions Florida State remain undefeated, but come in at #9 this week. This could change next week as they take on #12 Notre Dame.
How about my local FBS schools? I’m excited about East Carolina’s season this year, but they come in at #41 this week. Their best win is over #42 Virginia Tech. And the other Virginia school, UVA is #43 this week. Old Dominion falls to #109 this week after suffering their third straight defeat. Welcome to FBS!
So we’re down to the Final Four. It’s been one of the most exciting basketball tournaments ever. Poor Butler. Last year’s Cinderella team. No Cinderella this year. Oh, they’re back in the Final Four again. But this time, they’re being overshadowed by VCU. Butler and VCU will face-off in the first semi-final game next Saturday. Should be a defensive struggle. And in the other bracket will be a couple of well-known powers, Kentucky and UConn.
Based on my latest rankings, we have two very exciting basketball games in store. UConn is ranked #6 and Kentucky is ranked #8. Butler is ranked #34 and VCU is ranked #41. But ignore the rankings. On March 7th, my rankings had UConn at #13, Kentucky at #29, Butler at #57, and VCU was ranked #76. Here are the current power ratings for each school:
Based on these ratings, here are the chances of each team advancing to the championship game:
Nobody is a clear favorite in either game. These should be tremendous games. So who’s the favorite to win it all? Well, based on my ratings, here is the breakdown:
So it seems that the winner of the UConn/Kentucky matchup has the best chance to win the national championship. But I wouldn’t put money on it. Butler and VCU have proven that they not only can play with anyone, they can beat anyone. It should be a fun ride!