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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

Stanford Cardinal Knocks Oregon Ducks out of Roby Ratings (TM) Top 10


Stanford Cardinal Knocks Oregon Ducks out of Roby Ratings (TM) Top 10. Stanford spoiled Oregon’s football season, and they were just as happy to give them their first conference loss in men’s hoops.

Stanford Cardinal Knocks Oregon Ducks out of Roby Ratings (TM) Top 10


Chasson Randle’s 17 points helped unranked Stanford to beat the  #6 Oregon Ducks in a 76-52 home runaway victory on Wednesday night.  The Ducks dropped to an overall record of 18-3 and 7-1 in the Pac-12 Conference.

Team                   W           L                           Best Win(s)

1. Michigan       20          1                          @Minnesota, Kansas St., Pitt

2. Indiana         19            2                          @Georgetown, Michigan St., Minnesota

3. Duke               18            2                          @ Louisville, Ohio St., @Kentucky

4. Arizona         17            2                          @Miami, Florida, San Diego St.

5.Kansas             19            2                          @Ohio St., @Kansas St., Oklahoma

6. Florida           17           2                           Marquette, Wisconsin, Missouri

7. Gonzaga          19           2                          BYU, @Oklahoma St.

8.Syracuse          18           3                          @Louisville, @San Diego St.

9. New Mexico  18           3                          @Cincinnati, @UConn, Davidson

10.Miami             17           3                          Duke, Michigan St.

11.Oregon            18           3                          @UNLV, UCLA, Arizona

12.Mississippi    17           3                          @Vanderbilt, Missouri

13.Creighton        20          3                            Wisconsin

14.Memphis          18          3                           Ohio, Tulsa

15.La. Tech            18          3                           Southern Mississippi

16.Marquette        15           4                         Wisconsin, Georgetown

15.Louisville         17           4                         Pitt, Memphis, Missouri

17.Cincinnati        18           4                         @Oregon, @Pitt, Marquette

18.Notre Dame     18           4                         @Cincinnati, Kentucky

19.Georgetown     15           4                         @Notre Dame, Louisville

20.Michigan St.      18          4                         @Kansas, @Wisconsin, Ohio St.

21. Ohio St.              16           4                         Michigan

22.Colorado St.      17           4                         @Washington, UNLV, Air Force

23.UNLV                   17           4                         @San Diego St., @Cal, Wyoming

24.Oregon                 18           4                          @UNLV, UCLA, Arizona

25.Kansas St.            16           4                         Florida, Oklahoma St.

26.Arizona St.         16           4                          @Texas Tech, @Oregon St., UCLA

27.Butler                   17           4                          @Indiana, @Marquette, Gonzaga

28.Charlotte            17           4                          @Davidson, LaSalle, Xavier

29. Wichita St.         19            4                         @VCU, Creighton

30.So. Mississippi 17            4                         @Tulsa, Houston

Honorable Mention:  St. Mary’s (17-4), Belmont (18-4), Bucknell (18-4), Middle Tennessee (19-4), Akron (16-4), Stephen F. Austin (17-2), Montana (14-4), Pitt (18-5), Wyoming (17-5), San Diego St. (16-5)

Chasson Randle of the Stanford Cardinal.

Chasson Randle’s 17 points helped unranked Stanford to blow out Oregon in a sweet home victory.

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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.

Image by The Washington Post

2013 Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl Predictions


On January 1st, the first two BCS Bowls will be held.  First, in the Rose Bowl, Pac-12 Champion Stanford will host unlikely Big 10 Champion Wisconsin, a team with FIVE losses.

Wisconsin (8-5)  Roby’s Rating:  15.30

Stanford (11-2)     Roby’s Rating   13.13

This one could actually get ugly if Wisconsin’s offense were to have a day like they did against Nebraska in the Big 10 title game, where they posted a big 70 points on the Husker D.  Still, a close game is more likely.

Wisconsin Badgers by 3

Later in that evening,  the ACC Champion Florida State Seminoles will host the BCS buster Northern Illinois Huskies, who hail from the Mid-America Conference.  This game may be much closer than the average fan would anticipate.  Careful analysis of victories by defeated opponents reveals that the Huskies’ losing opposition won 58 games, while the Seminoles’ defeated foes only won 54 games.  This factor, coupled with a healthy dose of  “wanting to prove we belong” could be the right recipe for an upset.  If Huskie Heisman candidate Jordan Lynch, who broke the NCAA record for most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback with seven in November gets on a tear,  can you say Boise St. vs. Oklahoma anyone?

Image by NIUhuskies.com

Huskie Quarterback Jordan Lynch

Huskie Quarterback Jordan Lynch broke the NCAA record for 100 rushing games by a quarterback.

Florida State (11-2)            Roby’s Rating:  13.88

Northern Illinois (12-1)     Roby’s Rating:    9.57

Northern Illinois Huskies by 2

(H/T:  http://www.collegefootballuniverseblog.com)

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