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Top 25 Week 9

Posted: November 1, 2010 by The Sports Moronz in BCS, Big Dick, Ciotta, Ducky D, Football, Gutti, NCAA
Rank Team [#1 Votes] Total Votes W – L Last Rank This Week
1. Oregon [6] 221 8 – 0 1 Won @ USC
2. Auburn [3] 215 9 – 0 8 Won @ Ole Miss
3. Boise State 209 7 – 0 3 Beat Lousiana Tech
4. TCU 200 9 – 0 5 Won @ UNLV
5. Michigan State 188 8 – 1 12 Lost @ Iowa
6. MIssouri 173 7 – 1 21 Lost @ Nebraska
7. Utah 170 8 – 0 9 Won @ Air Force
8. Alabama 168 7 – 1 11 Bye
9. Wisconsin 152 7 – 1 T-19 Bye
10. Ohio State 142 8 – 1 2 Won @ Minnesota
11. Oklahoma 134 7 – 1 6 Beat Colorado
12. Stanford 122 7 – 1 14 Won @ Washington
13. LSU 116 7 – 1 7 Bye
14. Nebraska 114 7 – 1 4 Beat Missouri
15. Arizona 88 7 – 1 19 Won @ UCLA
16. Florida State 84 6 – 2 17 Lost @ NC State
17. South Carolina 72 6 – 2 10 Beat Tennessee
18. Iowa 69 6 – 2 15 Beat Michigan St.
19. Oklahoma State 68 7 – 1 18 Won @ Kansas St.
20. Arkansas 65 6 – 2 13 Beat Vanderbilt
21. Virginia Tech 36 6 – 2 Bye
22. Miami (FL) 30 5 – 3 Won @ Virginia
23. USC 27 5 – 3 Lost to Oregon
24. Baylor 22 7 – 2 Won @ Texas
25. Mississippi State 21 7 – 2 Beat Kentucky
Others Receiving Votes
Team Votes
Nevada 11
Hawai’i 5
Michigan 2
Navy 1
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Second Heisman Ballot

Posted: October 15, 2010 by The Sports Moronz in Big Dick, Ciotta, Ducky D, Football, Gutti, NCAA

Heisman Trophy
Watch it go! Week #7! Just like last week, ranking is based on 25 points for first place with a decrease of 5 points for each spot with a fifth place vote worth 5 points. On Twitter – @SportsMoronz.

Terrell Pryor Name: Terrell Pryor
Position: Quarterback
School: Ohio State
Pass Yards: 1349
Pass TDs: 15
INTs: 3
Rushing Yards: 354
Rushing TDs: 3
Rank: #1 [210pts]
LaMichael James Name: LaMichael James
Position: Running Back
School: Oregon
Rushing Yards: 848
Rushing TDs: 9
Rank: #2 [160pts]
Kellen Moore Name: Kellen Moore
Position: Quarterback
School: Boise State
Pass Yards: 1336
Pass TDs: 14
INTs: 1
Rank: #3 [110pts]
Cameron Newton Name: Cameron Newton
Position: Quarterback
School: Auburn
Pass Yards: 1138
Pass TDs: 12
INTs: 5
Rushing Yards: 672
Rushing TDs: 9
Rank: #4 [105pts]
Denard Robinson Name: Denard Robinson
Position: Quarterback
School: Michigan
Pass Yards: 1223
Pass TDs: 8
INTs: 4
Rushing Yards: 991
Rushing TDs: 9
Rank: #5 [95pts]
Andrew Luck Name: Andrew Luck
Position: Quarterback
School: Stanford
Pass Yards: 1538
Pass TDs: 16
INTs: 4
Rushing Yards: 242
Rushing TDs: 2
Rank: T-#6 [25pts]
Name: Taylor Martinez
Position: Quarterback
School: Nebraska
Pass Yards: 660
Pass TDs: 3
INTs: 3
Rushing Yards: 737
Rushing TDs: 12
Rank: T-#6 [25pts]
Mark Ingram Name: Mark Ingram
Position: Running Back
School: Alabama
Rushing Yards: 396
Rushing TDs: 6
Rank: #8 [15pts]
Colin Kaepernick Name: Colin Kaepernick
Position: Quarterback
School: Nevada
Pass Yards: 1321
Pass TDs: 8
INTs: 3
Rushing Yards: 639
Rushing TDs: 11
Rank: #9 [10pts]

Top 25, Week 7

Posted: October 15, 2010 by The Sports Moronz in BCS, Big Dick, Ciotta, Ducky D, Football, Gutti, NCAA

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Rank Team [#1 Votes] Total Votes W – L Last Rank This Week
1. Oregon [5] 243 6 – 0 T-2 Bye
2. Ohio State [3.5] 240.5 6 – 1 T-2 Lost @ Wisconsin
3. Boise State [0.5] 228.5 6 – 0 4 Won @ San Jose St.
4. Nebraska [1] 219 5 – 1 6 Lost to Texas
5. TCU 212 7 – 0 5 Beat BYU
6. Oklahoma 203 6 – 0 7 Beat Iowa St.
7. LSU 177 7 – 0 11 Beat McNeese St.
8. Auburn 176 7 – 0 8 Beat Arkansas
9. Utah 170 6 – 0 9 Won @ Wyoming
10. South Carolina 162 4 – 2 19 Lost @ Kentucky
11. Alabama 161 6 – 1 1 Beat Ole Miss
12. Michigan State 135 7 – 0 15 Beat Illinois
13. Arkansas 127 4 – 2 12 Lost @ Auburn
14. Stanford 126 5 – 1 16 Bye
15. Iowa 111 5 – 1 12 Won @ Michigan
16. Nevada 82 6 – 1 20 Lost @ Hawai’i
17. Florida State 77 6 – 1 23 Beat Boston College
18. Oklahoma State 75 6 – 0 22 Won @ Texas Tech
T-19. Arizona 74 5 – 1 10 Won @ Washington St.
T-19. Wisconsin 74 6 – 1 21 Beat Ohio St.
21. Missouri 54 6 – 0 24 Won @ Texas A&M
T-22. Air Force 30 5 – 2 25 Lost @ San Diego St.
T-22. Florida 30 4 – 3 14 Lost to Mississippi St.
24. West Virginia 29 5 – 1 Beat South Florida
25. Michigan 18 5 – 2 18 Lost to Iowa
Others Receiving Votes
Team Votes
Miami (FL) 3
Oregon St. 2
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We saw the first major college conference expansion back in 2004 when Miami (FL) and Virginia Tech joined the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), followed by Boston College in 2005. While this appeared to have become the new super conference of college football, it was far from it.

Miami (more affectionately known as “The U”) was dominant in the 1980’s as an independent and remained just as dominant when they joined the Big East (in the 1991-92 season) up through the early 2000’s. Miami was in the Big East Conference for 12 years and outright claimed and shared titles in 9 of those twelve years. However, when Miami joined the ACC in 2004, they never showed up. After losing to Ohio State in the National Title game, the Hurricanes turned into nothing but a breeze. Although Randy Shannon has brought the Hurricanes back to contention in the Atlantic Coast Conference, he now needs to complete the next step and bring back the swagger of “The U” to compete for the National Title.

Virginia Tech went on to become the dominant powerhouse of the conference; having to play in Blacksburg’s Hokie Stadium was never an easy task. Virginia Tech won the ACC Title in 2004, 2007 and 2008. Virginia Tech is still a dominant force in the ACC today, however, they still have yet to win a National Championship.

The Big East looked as if it was far past its prime, but they shocked everyone in the following years. West Virginia, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Rutgers, Connecticut, Cincinnati, and Louisville all stepped up to the plate! Capturing national attention, the Big East was back on top but only for a short time: Rich Rodriguez and Pat White left West Virginia; Skip Holtz was hired as the new head coach to rebuild the broken system at South Florida; Bobby Petrino left Louisville for the NFL in 2007 only come back and coach Arkansas in 2008; and just recently, Brian Kelly left Cincinnati to coach the stoic, praised, program at Notre Dame. All eight schools are now battling with inconsistency versus being in the talks for a National Championship.

With a lack of competition found in these 2 automatic qualifying conferences (e.g. Big East has no schools in the Top 25; ACC has 2 schools in the Top 25 but neither in the top 10) coupled with the increase of competition in smaller non-qualifying conferences, the question now asked is, “Who deserves to play in BCS Bowl games at season’s end?” The Mountain West Conference (MWC) and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) have been the loudest of voices to chant, “Let us in!” But with next year’s massive conference realignment, the goals of one of these conferences may ultimately diminish and fade into wishful thoughts.

The BIGTEN is now the new BIGTWELVE; the BIG XII is now the new BIG X; and the PAC-10 will become the PAC-12 when Colorado and Utah become members next season. In the process of all of this chaos, the MWC, while they lost Utah and BYU, they also acquired Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada–the WAC’s powerhouse teams. As a result, the WAC has lost all of its top talent. To replenish their ranks, they are now looking to acquire the membership of schools who play in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as Division I-AA.

By 2012, we will have a very different looking Mountain West Conference. Air Force, TCU, UNLV, San Diego State, Wyoming, Colorado State and New Mexico are familiar faces that will be back; but the departures of Utah (to the PAC-12) and BYU (going Independent) have placed tremendous hurdles in the path of the MWC’s BCS opportunities. While the additions of Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada will help heal the wounds left by Utah and BYU, they will only do so as long as these new additions continue to produce. Being that TCU, Boise State and Nevada are currently ranked in the Top 25, it is very likely that the MWC will have 3 schools in the Top 25 next season as long as they continue to play like they have so far.

Ever since Boise State won the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma in 2007, more teams from non-automatic qualifying conferences (non-AQ schools) have shown that they are more than capable of defeating teams that play in the so-called BCS conferences (i.e. automatic qualifying conferences): Utah destroyed Alabama in the ’08-’09 Sugar Bowl; Boise State has beaten Oregon the previous two years; TCU beat Oregon State this 2010 season; and Nevada ran a marathon while trampling Cal this 2010 season as well. So it’s clear that we have asked these non-AQ conference schools to play the bigger, stronger, faster BCS conference teams; not only do they play them, they beat them!

Looking ahead, it’s safe to say that the MWC will have more contenders and will become a stronger conference starting in the 2011 season and for seasons to come; one that as of now will look better than the ACC and the Big East. While the MWC is putting itself in a good place to not only improve but also make a run at being considered an automatic qualifying BCS conference, it’s important to remember that when expansion happens in one conference, it is bound to happen in the others. You never know which school will move to which conference (if Louisiana Tech can become realigned to play in the WAC, anything is possible). The MWC now must play just as strong a defense as it did an offense to protect itself from losing any more teams to the already-growing BCS Conferences.

The Moronz’ First Heisman Ballot

Posted: October 6, 2010 by The Sports Moronz in Big Dick, Ciotta, Ducky D, Football, Gutti, NCAA

Heisman Trophy
Being that it has gone far enough into the season, you know it’s time to start picking Heisman Candidates! There were 10 of us in this first ballot. Ranking is based on 25 points for 1st place with a decrease of 5 points for each spot with a 5th place vote worth 5 points.

Denard Robinson Name: Denard Robinson
Position: Quarterback
School: Michigan
Pass Yards: 1008
Pass TDs: 7
INTs: 1
Rushing Yards: 905
Rushing TDs: 8
Rank: #1 [235pts]
Terrell Pryor Name: Terrell Pryor
Position: Quarterback
School: Ohio State
Pass Yards: 1015
Pass TDs: 12
INTs: 3
Rushing Yards: 373
Rushing TDs: 3
Rank: #2 [130pts]
LaMichael James Name: LaMichael James
Position: Running Back
School: Oregon
Rushing Yards: 712
Rushing TDs: 7
Rank: #3 [120pts]
Kellen Moore Name: Kellen Moore
Position: Quarterback
School: Boise State
Pass Yards: 1069
Pass TDs: 11
INTs: 1
Rank: #4 [110pts]
Mark Ingram Name: Mark Ingram
Position: Running Back
School: Alabama
Rushing Yards: 355
Rushing TDs: 6
Rank: #5 [85pts]
Cameron Newton Name: Cameron Newton
Position: Quarterback
School: Auburn
Pass Yards: 928
Pass TDs: 12
INTs: 4
Rushing Yards: 474
Rushing TDs: 5
Rank: #6 [25pts]
Andrew Luck Name: Andrew Luck
Position: Quarterback
School: Stanford
Pass Yards: 1253
Pass TDs: 13
INTs: 4
Rushing Yards: 202
Rushing TDs: 2
Rank: #7 [20pts]
Daniel Thomas Name: Daniel Thomas
Position: Running Back
School: Kansas State
Rushing Yards: 628
Rushing TDs: 6
Rank: #8 [15pts]
Akeem Ayers Name: Akeem Ayers
Position: Linebacker
School: UCLA
Tackles: 33
Tackles for Loss: 6.5
Sacks: 3
INTs: 2
Forced Fumbles: 2
Fumble Recoveries: 2
Rank: #9 [5pts]
Colin Kaepernick Name: Colin Kaepernick
Position: Quarterback
School: Nevada
Pass Yards: 1048
Pass TDs: 7
INTs: 2
Rushing Yards: 548
Rushing TDs: 9
Rank: #10

Week 6 Top 25

Posted: October 6, 2010 by The Sports Moronz in BCS, Big Dick, Ciotta, Ducky D, Football, Gutti, NCAA

WEEK 6!!! Now we’re gettin’ serious! Do you agree or disagree? We want to hear it! Follow us on twitter – @SportsMoronz.

Rank Team [#1 Votes] Total Votes W – L Previous Rank This Week
1. Alabama [10] 250 5 – 1 1 Lost @ S. Carolina
T-2. Oregon 232 6 – 0 4 Won @ Wassou
T-2. Ohio State 232 6 – 0 2 Beat Indiana
4. Boise State 224 5 – 0 3 Beat Toledo
5. TCU 204 6 – 0 5 Beat Wyoming
6. Nebraska 202 5 – 0 6 Won @ Kansas St.
7. Oklahoma 190 5 – 0 9 Bye
8. Auburn 169 6 – 0 14 Won @ Kentucky
9. Utah 167 5 – 0 10 Won @ Iowa St.
10. Arizona 161 4 – 1 13 Lost to Oregon St.
11. LSU 149 6 – 0 12 Won @ Florida
12. Arkansas 131 4 – 1 15 Won @ Texas A&M
13. Iowa 118 4 – 1 16 Bye
14. Florida 115 4 – 2 7 Lost to LSU
15. Michigan State 106 6 – 0 22 Won @ Michigan
16. Stanford 101 5 – 1 8 Beat USC
17. Miami (FL) 99 3 – 2 18 Lost to Florida St.
18. Michigan 95 5 – 1 19 Lost to Michigan St.
19. S. Carolina 72 4 – 1 20 Beat Alabama
T-20. Nevada 55 6 – 0 24 Beat San Jose St.
T-20. Wisconsin 55 5 – 1 11 Beat Minnesota
22. Oklahoma State 42 5 – 0 Beat UL Lafayette
23. Florida State 27 5 – 1 27 Won @ Miami (FL)
24. Missouri 18 5 – 0 Beat Colorado
25. Air Force 11 5 – 1 Beat Colorado St.
Others Receiving Votes
Team Votes
West Virginia 6
USC 5
Kansas State 3
Texas 3
Texas A&M 3
Northwestern 2
NC State 2
UCLA 1

Our Week 5 Top 25

Posted: October 1, 2010 by The Sports Moronz in BCS, Big Dick, Ciotta, Ducky D, Football, Gutti, NCAA

Watch it go! Here’s week 5’s Top 25, brought to you by the Moronz! Just like last week, if you agree with us, we want to hear from you! If you don’t agree with us, WE REALLY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! On Twitter – @SportsMoronz.

Rank Team [#1 Votes] Total Votes W – L Previous Rank This Week
1. Alabama [8] 248 5 – 0 1 Beat Florida
2. Ohio St. [2] 239 5 – 0 2 Won @ Illinois
3. Boise St. 222 4 – 0 3 Won @ NMSU
4. Oregon 220 5 – 0 4 Beat Stanford
5. TCU 205 5 – 0 6 Won @ Colorado St.
6. Nebraska 202 4 – 0 5 Bye
7. Florida 181 4 – 1 8 Lost @ Alabama
8. Stanford 180 4 – 1 10 Lost @ Oregon
9. Oklahoma 169 5 – 0 9 Beat Texas
10. Utah 155 4 – 0 11 Bye
11. Wisconsin 149 4 – 1 12 Lost @ Michigan St
12. LSU 145 5 – 0 15 Beat Tennessee
13. Arizona 127 4 – 0 14 Bye
14. Auburn 124 5 – 0 17 Beat ULM
15. Arkansas 107 3 – 1 13 Bye
16. Iowa 90 4 – 1 18 Beat Penn St.
17. USC 89 4 – 1 19 Lost to Washington
18. Miami (FL) 87 3 – 1 20 Won @ Clemson
19. Michigan 56 5 – 0 22 Won @ Indiana
20. S. Carolina 55 3 – 1 16 Bye
21. Texas 51 3 – 2 7 Lost @ Oklahoma
22. Michigan St. 42 5 – 0 24 Beat Wisconsin
23. Penn St. 33 3 – 1 23 Lost @ Iowa
24. Nevada 26 5 – 0 25 Won @ UNLV
25. NC State 19 4 – 1 Lost to Virginia Tech
Others Receiving Votes
Team Votes
West Virginia 10
Florida St. 8
Oklahoma St. 6
Missouri 2
Texas A&M 1
UCLA 1
Washington 1