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New Year’s Day College Bowl Predictions

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gator Bowl

Jacksonville, Florida

42.0  Georgia vs. Nebraska 13.6

Georgia by 3

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Dallas, Texas

30.4 North Texas vs. UNLV (3.8)

North Texas by 7

Capital One Bowl

Orlando Florida

65.5 South Carolina vs. Wisconsin 47.5

South Carolina by 3

Outback Bowl

Tampa, Florida

29.1 LSU  vs. Iowa 25.1

LSU by 7

Rose Bowl

Pasadena, California

80.6 Stanford vs. Michigan State 66.5

Stanford by 3

Fiesta Bowl

Tempe, Arizona

83.0 Baylor vs. UCF 51.5

Baylor by 7

Roby Final BCS Top 20

After the BCS Champion, bowl teams were ranked according to a formula using using number of wins, if they won their bowl game, and then to a lesser degree, number of winning bowl teams over which teams had been victorious.

Team                                          Record        Bowl Winners Beaten

1. Alabama Crimson Tide  (13-1)                        1

2. Georgia Bulldogs               (12-2)                       4

3. Oregon Ducks                     (12-1)                       4

4. Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish (12-1)                    3

5. Stanford Cardinal             (12-2)                       3

6. Florida St. Seminoles      (12-2)                       3

7. South Carolina Gamecocks (11-2)                3

8. Texas A&M Aggies            (11-2)                       2

9. Clemson Tigers                   (11-2)                       1

10. Louisville Cardinals       (11-2)                       1

11. Utah St. Aggies                 (11-2)                       1

12. San Jose St. Spartans    (11-2)                        1

13. Boise St. Broncos           (11-2)                         1

14. Florida Gators                 (11-2)                         4

15. Kansas St. Wildcats       (11-2)                         3

16.  Oklahoma Sooners         (10-3)                        5

17.  LSU Tigers                        (10-3)                         3

18. Northwestern Wildcats (10-3)                      2

19. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (11-3)                    2

20T. No. Illinois Huskies          (12-2)                  1

20T.  Vanderbilt Commodores (9-4)                  1

Eddie Lacy Helped the Tide Roll.

Eddie Lacy and Alabama ran through the Notre Dame defense on the opening drive and never looked back in the BCS National Championship Game.

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9 SEC Teams Participating in Holiday Bowl Games

9 SEC Teams Participating in Holiday Bowl Games.  Scheduled listings along with pointspread predictions of all SEC bowl games using RobyRatings (TM).

9 SEC Teams Participating in Holiday Bowl Games

Monday December 31st, 2012

Music City Bowl, Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt Commodores (8-4)   Roby’s Rating: 8.48

North Carolina St. Wolfpack (7-5) Roby’s Rating: 4.80

Prediction:  Vandy by 3

Chik-Fil-A Bowl

Atlanta, GA

LSU Tigers (10-2) Roby’s Rating: 18.28

Clemson Tigers (10-2) Roby’s Rating: 9.96

Prediction:  LSU by 7

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Gator Bowl

Jacksonville, FL.

Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4) Roby’s Rating:  7.80

Northwestern Wildcats (9-3) Roby’s Rating: 4.81

Mississippi St. by 3

Capital One Bowl

Orlando, Fl.

Georgia Bulldogs (11-2)  Roby’s Rating:  12.73

Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-3) Roby’s Rating: 8.33

Georgia by 3

Outback Bowl

Tampa, Fl.

South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2) Roby’s Rating: 10.56

Michigan Wolverines (8-4) Roby’s Rating: 9.55

South Carolina by 1

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sugar Bowl

New Orleans, LA

Florida Gators (11-1) Roby’s Rating:  10.24

Louisville Cardinals (10-2) Roby’s Rating: 4.18

Florida by 6

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cotton Bowl

Dallas Texas

Texas A&M Aggies (10-2) Roby’s Rating:  13.21

Oklahoma Sooners (10.74) Roby’s Rating: 10.74

Texas A&M by 2

Saturday, January 5, 2013

BBVA Compass Bowl

Birmingham, Al.

Mississippi Rebels (6-6) Roby’s Rating:  6.58

Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6) Roby’s Rating: 7.91

Pitt  by 2

Monday, January 7, 2016

BCS National Championship Game

Miami, Fl.

Eddie Lacy of the Crimson Tide

Eddie Lacy hopes to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to their second consecutive BCS National Championship

Image by USA Today

Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) Roby’s Rating:  16.38

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0) Roby’s Rating:  9.22

Alabama by 7

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Who Deserves to Play in BCS Title Game?….By the Numbers.

Before these numbers are released, first a disclaimer must be given.  Notre Dame is undefeated and therefore, by moral sports reasoning and ethical consideration, DOES deserve to play for the BCS National Championship in football.  They defeated Pac-12 leader Stanford and beat Oklahoma:  the 2nd place team in the Big 12, which at least statistically is the top league in the country.

Running back Theo Riddick helped Notre Dame beat USC 22-13 to claim a spot in the BCS National Championship game.

Running back Theo Riddick helped Notre Dame beat USC 22-13 to claim a spot in the BCS National Championship game.

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Yesterday, Notre Dame claimed one of the two spots in the BCS title game by beating USC 22-13 and finishing its season with a perfect 12-0 mark.  Both Alabama and Georgia also moved  one step closer to claiming the other remaining slot in the National Championship game.  The Crimson Tide spanked Iron Bowl rival Auburn 49-0, while Georgia beat up on weak ACC stepbrother Georgia Tech 42-10.  Notre Dame’s victory over Southern Cal made Florida’s victory over ACC (Almost Competitive Conference) co-leader Florida State irrelevant with respect to the BCS National Championship game.

When one loss teams play for national title games that are void of a playoff system of qualification for said game, there is often controversy about which one loss team is worthy to face the undefeated team.  The reality of the situation is that the winner of the Alabama/ Georgia game to determine the SEC Champion will also be the game that determines who claims the remaining spot in the BCS National Championship game.  Below is a composite score for each team that might have a legitimate argument for appearing in the big game that uses a formula that is composed of a hiearchy that uses point differentials, results of non-conference games, and conference standings as a point of reference.

1. Alabama:  Composite Score of 31.73

2. Oregon:  Composite Score of 30.39

3. Georgia:  Compostie Score of 23.92

4. Kansas St.: Composite Score of 21.82

5. Notre Dame: Composite Score of 16.2

6. Florida:  Composite Score of 15.64

7. Ohio St.: Composite Score of 15.12 (On probation and not eligible for post-season)

8. Stanford: Composite Score of 13.13 (Two losses, but playing for Pac-12 Title)

These composite scores were arrived at by using winning percentages of conferences during the season.

1. Big 12:  0.867                      7. WAC:  0.537

2. SEC: 0.857                          8. MAC: 0.500

3. Big 10: 0.708                      9. Sun Belt: 0.425

4. Pac 12: 0.686                     10. MWC: 0.414

5. Big East: 0.641                   11. CUSA: 0.250

6.  ACC: 0.571

For those that crow about the SEC being in another BCS title game, the conference has yet to lose one since the current BCS format was adopted in 1998.  Just as Notre Dame is in the big game because they are unbeaten, when there is a doubt the SEC champion should get the nod. In championship games under the current format the SEC is UNBEATEN.  Just like on the basketball court in the neighborhood, WINNER STAYS UP.