Category Archives: Uncategorized

College Hoops: Nothin’ Could Be Finer Than to Be in Carolina

After the final horn sounded Monday night, both NCAA Basketball titles rested in the Carolinas.  The South Carolina Gamecock women claimed the national title over Mississippi St. in an all-SEC affair on Sunday, and then Monday night the North Carolina Tar Heels became kings of the basketball world on the men’s side for the sixth time by topping once beaten Gonzaga.

Source(s):

Dennis Dodd/ CBS Sports

Gamecocks Top Mississippi St./ GamecocksOnline

USA Today Sports and John Holladay/ Twitter

Final 2016 Roby Ratings for FBS College Football

Note:  In order to qualify for the final 2016 edition of the Roby Ratings, a particular team must be involved in a bowl game or a playoff game. It is also the policy of this publication to guarantee that the winner of a bowl game is ranked at least 0.01 of a rating point ahead of the team that it defeated in such game.  If a team’s final rating is raised in order to accommodate this policy, the original rating will be listed in ( ) parentheses.

Team                               Record                Season Ending Game        Roby Rating

1.Clemson                          14-1                 Beat Alabama 35-31                268.28    (219.86)

2.Alabama                           14-1                 Lost to Clemson 31-35         268.27

3.Ohio State                       11-2          Lost to Clemson 0-31                  215.88

4.Washington                    12-2          Lost to Alabama 7-24               191.59

5.LSU                                    8-4            Beat Louisville 29-9                 140.99  (113.42)

6.Louisville                        9-4            Lost to LSU 9-29                         140.98

7.Florida State                10-3             Beat Michigan 33-32                 135.06   (88.78)

8.Michigan                        10-3             Lost to Fla. St. 32-33                135.05

9.USC                                 10-3             Beat Penn St. 52-49                   129.73

10.Wisconsin                      11-3             Beat W. Michigan 24-16           118.11

11.Oklahoma                       11-2           Beat Auburn 35-19                       116.09

12.Western Michigan       13-1             Lost to Wisconsin 16-24          112.99

13.Miami (FL)                      9-4              Beat West Va. 31-14                  107.91

14.Penn St.                          11-3             Lost to USC 49-52                       101.76

15.Oklahoma State           10-3             Beat Colorado 38-8                    100.86

16.Virginia Tech                 10-4             Beat Arkansas 35-24                98.54

17.Minnesota                       9-4               Beat Wash. St. 17-12                97.60  (46.31)

18.Washington State         8-5              Lost to Minn. 12-17                   97.59

19.Auburn                              8-5             Lost to Oklahoma 16-35           85.63

20.South Florida                  11-2            Beat S. Carolina 46-39 OT       75.30

21.Stanford                            10-3          Beat UNC 25-23                           75.18

22.Colorado                           10-4           Lost to Okla. St. 8-38                71.67

23.Florida                                9-4            Beat Iowa 30-3                            71.21

24/Western Kentucky         11-3            Beat Memphis 51-31                 69.22

25.Tennessee                         9-4            Beat Nebraska 38-24                 69.20

26.Tulsa                                   10-3           Beat C. Michigan 55-10            68.37

27.San Diego St.                     11-3         Beat Houston 34-10                    66.77  (32.67)

28.Houston                              9-4           Lost to San Diego St. 10-34    66.76

29.West Virginia                   10-3          Lost to Miami FL 14-31              66.06

30.Iowa                                      8-5          Lost to Florida 3-30                    63.92

31.Nebraska                             9-4         Lost to Tennessee 24-38           54.93

32.North Carolina                  8-5         Lost to Stanford 25-23                52.34

33.Kansas State                      9-4         Beat Tx. A&M 33-28                     50.27

34.Appalachian St.               10-3         Beat Toledo 31-28                        50.13  (45.74)

35.Toledo                                  9-4          Lost to App. St. 28-31               50.12

36.Wake Forest                      7-6           Beat Temple 34-26                    49.81   (14.96)

37.Temple                               10-4         Lost to WFU 26-34                     49.80

38.Northwestern                   7-6          Beat Pitt 31-24                             49.77  (48.11)

39.Pittsburgh                          8-5          Lost to N’western 24-31          49.76

40.Texas A&M                          8-5        Lost to Kansas St. 28-33            48.22

41.BYU                                       9-4         Beat Wyoming 24-21                47.78

42.North Carolina St.            7-6         Beat Vandy 41-17                       47.69

43.Georgia                                8-5          Beat TCU 31-23                            46.36  (31.39)

44.TCU                                        6-7        Lost to Georgia 23-31                 46.35

45.Baylor                                   7-6         Beat Boise St. 31-12                   43.81  (7.30)

46.Boise St.                             10-3         Lost to Baylor 12-31                   43.80

47.Georgia Tech                      9-4       Beat Kentucky 33-18                   40.13

48.Air Force                             10-3       Beat S. Alabama 45-21              40.10

49.Utah                                      9-4        Beat Indiana 26-24                    39.99

50.Arkansas                             7-6         Lost to Va. Tech 24-35              36.60

51.Mississippi State              6-7         Beat Miami (OH) 17-16            35.35

52.Memphis                             8-5         Lost to WKU 31-51                     28.46

53.New Mexico                        9-4        Beat UTSA 23-20                        25.68

54.Indiana                                 6-7       Lost to Utah 24-26                    19.83

55.Arkansas St.                        8-5        Beat UCF 31-13                           17.72

56.Troy                                       10-3     Beat Ohio 28-23                          10.06  ( 3.08)

57.Ohio                                       8-6       Lost to Troy 23-28                    10.05

58.Miami (OH)                          6-7       Lost to Miss. St. 16-17              3.32

59.Wyoming                              8-6       Lost to BYU 21-24                      3.15

60.Kentucky                               7-6    Lost to Ga. Tech 18-33                 2.89

61.Vanderbilt                            6-7     Lost to NC St. 17-41                     1.89

62.Boston College                  7-6      Beat Maryland 36-30                 -0.55    (-12.64)

63.Maryland                              6-7        Lost to BC 30-36                     -0.56

64.UCF                                       6-7         Lost to Arkansas St. 13-31     -1.29

65.Idaho                                    8-4        Beat Colorado St. 61-50          -6.83   ( -17.50)

66.Colorado St.                       7-6        Lost to Idaho 50-61                  -6.84

67.South Carolina                  6-7      Lost to USF 39-46 OT                  -7.95

68.Army                                     8-5      Beat No. Texas 38-31                  -8.55

69.Old Dominion                  10-3    Beat Eastern Michigan 24-20   -12.71

70.South Alabama                 6-7      Lost to Air Force 21-45              -15.03

71.Hawaii                                7-7          Beat MTSU 52-35                     -19.03    (-38.49)

72.Middle Tennessee           8-5       Lost to Hawaii 35-52                  -19.04

73.Central Michigan             6-7         Lost to Tulsa 10-55                  -25.75

74.UTSA                                   6-7        Lost to New Mexico 20-23     -29.23

75.Southern Mississippi    7-6         Beat ULL 28-21                          -29.51

76.ULL                                      6-7         Lost to So. Miss 21-28            -32.16

77.Eastern Michigan           6-6          Lost to ODU 20-24                  -33.65

78.North Texas                      5-8          Lost to Army 31-38                  -72.62

Source(s):

FBS Scoreboard/ NCAA.com

College Town/Twitter

Jan 9 College Football National Championship Prediction

FBS Championship Game– Tampa, Fl

Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0)   (268.33)  vs. Clemson Tigers (13-1) (215.89)

Prediction:   Crimson Tide by 5 

Source(s):

Tony Barnhart/ Twitter

Tennessee Volunteers Down Nebraska Cornhuskers in Music City Bowl

After losing to Vanderbilt in Nashville a few weeks ago, the Tennessee Volunteers returned to the mid-state area and had a better result this time, as they outscored the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 38-24.

(H/T: NCAA.com)

Source(s):

VolNation/ Twitter

Jan 2 College Football Bowl Predictions

bowlgames

Rose Bowl– Pasadena, CA

Penn State (101.09) 11-2  vs. USC (126.99) 9-3

Trojans by 10

 

Outback Bowl– Tampa, FL

Florida (49.18) 8-4  vs. Iowa (71.70) 8-4

Hawkeyes by 3

 

Goodyear Cotton Bowl– Arlington, TX

Western Michigan (113.57) 13-0 vs. Wisconsin (110.62) 10-3

Broncos by 1

 

AllState Sugar Bowl– New Orleans, LA

Auburn (86.91) 8-4 vs. Oklahoma (102.27) 10-2

Sooners by 6

 

Source(s):

FBS Scoreboard/ NCAA.com

Helmet Bowl Schedule/ FBSchedules.com

Dec 31 College Football Bowl Predictions

bowlgames

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl– Orlando, Fl

Louisville (143.22) 9-3 vs. LSU (94.06) 7-4

Tigers by 3

 

TaxSlayer Bowl– Jacksonville, Fl

Georgia Tech (32.45) 8-4  vs. Kentucky (9.50) 7-5

Yellow Jackets by 3

 

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl/ CFB Playoff Semifinal– Atlanta, GA

Alabama (251.74) 13-0  vs. Washington (191.73) 12-1

Crimson Tide by 10

 

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/ CFB Playoff Semifinal– Glendale, AZ

Ohio State (217.62) 11-1 vs. Clemson (126.46) 12-1

Buckeyes by 9

 

Source(s):

Helmet Bowl Schedule/ FBSchedules.com

FBS Scoreboard/ NCAA.com

 

Dec 30 College Football Bowl Predictions

bowlgames

AutoZone Liberty Bowl– Memphis, TN

Georgia (25.63) 7-5  vs. TCU (49.61) 6-6

Horned Frogs by 3

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl– El Paso, TX

Stanford (73.68) 9-3 vs. North Carolina (52.68) 8-4

Cardinal by 7

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl– Nashville, TN

Tennessee (58.11) 8-4  vs. Nebraska (57.73) 9-3

Volunteers by 1

 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl– Tucson, AZ

Air Force (30.88) vs. South Alabama (-5.43) 6-6

Falcons by 7

 

Capital One Orange Bowl– Miami Gardens, FL

Michigan (135.18) 10-2  vs. Florida St. (87.82) 9-3

Wolverines by 7

Source(s):

Helmet Bowl Schedule/ FBSchedules.com

FBS Scoreboard/ NCAA.com