Ah, what a wonderful weekend of college football it was, most notably because my University of Miami Hurricanes broke a three-year losing streak against North Carolina, finally waving away that pesky Butch Davis curse. And avoiding a repeat of this for me: http://mamideconstructed.blogspot.com/2009/11/unc-33-miami-24.html.
It wasn’t a week of major upsets except in one case: #11 Mizzou toppled #1 Oklahoma in what was a really exciting game – an upset called only by five CFBT members including yours truly, making Oklahoma one of two “Most hated” CFBT teams. The other was Baylor, who was upset by Kansas State – a pick taken by only five CFBT members (yes, including me again ).
Mississippi State was the group’s darling this week, with everyone but WildcatStevens picking them to beat Northwestern by five. He lost 14 points on that pick. The group netted 266 points on this pick.
I’d also like to point out that a bunch of you are jumping on the U bandwagon, with 17 picking Miami to beat UNC by a touchdown – and 13 of those were double-digit picks. I’m especially surprised that Razorbacks (@switzerblog) did not pick the U after my team has been so good to him in the past. #justsayin’
So, who did really well this week? Not who you would have expected. The top three had their best performance all season in Week 8.
TheJackB (@thejackb) came in first with 181 points – he would have been close to 200 had he picked the Mizzou upset. But TCU and Arizona did right by him this week.
*Taking a bow* I (JenniferVidestheCane/ @jennifervides if it wasn’t obvious) came in second with 176 points. If I’d only gone with my gut picking against push-happy Notre Dame, I would have come in first. Bygones.
My awesome sister KLCanefan (@KLCanefan) came in third with 167 points. She liked the state of Oklahoma a little bit too much this week, picking both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. But she racked up big points on The U (shocking), TCU and Auburn.
I usually don’t point out who didn’t do so well but this week…it must be done. Clemson4Life (@antpruitt) came in next to last place (excluding those who made no picks) with 97 points (still a good score). I don’t blame him – he got to tailgate and watch Clemson beat Georgia Tech with @KerriaK and other Clemson alum. It appears a great time was had by all (and I’m jealous). But he suffered as a result, dropping five places to eight in the overall standings.
So about this week’s standings… the cards have shuffled yet again.
WinnahWinnahChickenDinnah (@rissadee) still holds an impressive lead in first place overall, with 837 points, despite finishing in 14th place for the week. Like KLCanefan she liked Oklahoma a little too much this week.
JennyQ (@jennyQ) is holding strong in second place with 806 points, after an 11th-place Week 8 finish. She, too, was hit with the Oklahoma curse, losing 20 points on the Sooners.
Coming in Third with a 5th-place Week 8 performance is GameDayGamers (@stevenh_9) who came out of his slumber and clawed his way back up the standings from 6th place last week.
The “most improved” this week award goes to TheJackB (@TheJackB) who moved up six spots in the overall standings with his Week 8 Pernformance. My sister KLCanefan (@klcanefan) and I followed, moving up five spots each.
The “going backwards” award goes to WildCatStevens (@gregknottlemond) who dropped seven places this week – from fourth place to 11th. He was followed closely by Clemson4Life (@antpruitt) who – despite having dropped five spots last week, is already talking smack on Twitter tonight. (I like that.)
So it’s Week 9 and it’s already looking good because the Noles lost. Can I get a Wha Wha?
Have a good week, everyone. And Go ‘Canes!
|Rank||Pick Set Name||Total||Dropped||W-L Last Rank|
|1||Winnah Winnah Chicken Dinnah||837||80||76-59 1|
|3||Game Day Gamers||788||62||73-62 6|
|21||Tha Midwest Swag||603||0||62-72 8|
|22||Polish Powerhouse||518||0||52-64 22|
|24||Go Canes!||229||0||20-114 23|