Robert Stephens - Featured Reporter
2014 $ NCAA Playoff Poll Announced
October 30, 2014 - The Maryland Terrapins ventured to
Madison to face BIG-10 powerhouse Wisconsin and the Badgers battered the
visitors 52-7 at Camp Randall Stadium before $ 80,336 delighted fans.
The Terps avoided the shutout scoring with 57 seconds remaining on a 21
yard pass from CJ Johnson to Stefon Diggs.
Maryland (5-3,2-2) will travel to State College to face
Penn State Saturday. Wisconsin improved to (5-2,2-1).
The Howard Bison hosts Delaware State (2-7,2-1)
Saturday at Greene Stadium. Howard (1-7,0-5) is searching
for its first conference win.
Royce Freeman grinding out yards vs. UCLA
The first $ College Playoff Poll was announced Tuesday
night by the panel of college experts (huh) okay since they
are doing the picking they must be smarter than most of
Mississippi State 7-0 (SEC) was voted as the number one
$ division one team in the U.S.A. State was followed by
Defending champion Florida State 7-0 (ACC), Auburn 6-1 (SEC), and Mississippi
7-1 (SEC). Wait a minute! Ole Miss loss last week to LSU as suggested
by this reporter in last week’s wrap-up.
The quote was LSU was due to have a big win a home. So what have to
done lately is not a criteria in the voting. Hold on! Notre Dame went
to Tallahassee and lost to the defending undefeated national champion
31-27 Florida State Seminoles and they fall to #10. More on that later.
In the past the team that loses early (Ohio St.) and Michigan
State are able to work themselves back in the fold. The question now is
how much of a stronghold does the SEC Conference has on the committee?
One criteria and maybe it’s because of my boxing affection, is
the champ is not out until he is taken out. In my world the
Seminoles will be number one until someone puts them out.
They are led Jameis Winston the returning Heisman Trophy winner and
a talented class of recruited athletes that has led the team to 23 consecutive
wins! This reporter holds head to head matchups in high regard such as
the Oregon destruction of Michigan State. What about the bad losses? That’s
hiccup with me those bad losses. Oregon’s video game offense is
the perfect example when its goes bad it goes bad with their home loss
to Arizona (6-1) a ranked team but not at home. PAC-12 also had some of
their premier teams go head to head early in the season something the
SEC has skirted to a certain degree but that party is over. This week
Auburn (6-1) # 3 according to the playoff committee travels to Mississippi
# 4 (7-1) the Rebels won’t get a pass if they drop this one a home.
This weekend’s blockbuster hands down!
So without further review here is the i95Ballerz.com
Division I College Poll. The first number will be i95 ranking, the second
number will be the committee of experts rank.
R indicates road game, H indicates home game.
# (1)-2 Florida State (7-0) ACC
Thursday night at #23-25 Louisville (6-2) ACC matchup.
# (2)-1 Mississippi State (7-0) SEC
Beat Kentucky (5-3) 45-34 (R)
# (3)- 10 Notre Dame (6-1)
31-27 loss to top ranked FSU in hostile environment
# (4)-3 Auburn (6-1) SEC
Loss to # 2 Mississippi State 38-23 (R)
# (5)-4 Mississippi (7-1) SEC
Loss to LSU 10-7 (R) Tigers were due for a home win
# (6)-6 Alabama (6-1) SEC
Loss to # 5 Mississippi 23-17 (R)
# (7)-5 Oregon (7-1) PAC-12
Loss to # 13-12 Arizona 31-24 (H) top team with home lost.
# (8)-7 TCU (6-1) BIG-12
Loss to # 9-9 Baylor 61-58 (R)
# (9)-13 Baylor (6-1) BIG-12
Loss to # 21 West Virginia 41-27 (R) bad 14pt. loss
# (10)-8 Michigan State (7-1) BIG-TEN
Loss to # 7 Oregon 46-27 (R)
# (1!)- 9 Kansas State (6-1) BIG-12
Loss to # 4 Auburn 20-14 (H)
# (12)- 15 Nebraska (7-1) BIG-12
Loss to # 11 Michigan State 27-22 (R)
# (13)- 11 Georgia (6-1) SEC
Loss to unranked South Carolina 38-35 (R)
# (14)-12 Arizona (6-1) PAC-12
Loss to unranked USC 28-26 (H)
# (15)-16 Ohio State (6-1) BIG-TEN
Loss to unranked Va. Tech 35-21 qb. change
# (16)-14 Arizona State (6-1)
Loss to # 21 UCLA 62-27 ! (H)
# (17)-17 Utah (6-1) PAC-12
Loss to unranked Washington State 28-27 (H)
# (18)-19 LSU (7-2) SEC
Beat # 5 Mississippi 10-7 (H) best of 2 loss teams
# (19)-18 Oklahoma (5-2)
Idle this past week.
# (20)-22 UCLA (6-2) PAC-12
Beat unranked California 40-37 (2ot) (R)
# (21)-20 West Virginia (6-2) BIG-EIGHT
Beat unranked Oklahoma State 34-10
# (22)-21 Clemson (6-2) ACC
Beat unranked Syracuse 16-6 (R)
# (23)-25 Louisville (6-2) ACC
Idle this past week
# (24)-24 Duke (6-1) ACC
Loss to unranked Miami 22-10 (R)
# (25)-un Marshall (8-0)
Beat unranked Florida Atlantic 35-16.
Week schedule has to run the table
East Carolina (6-1) AAC
Was voted into the experts poll at # 23
While some get excited over the current poll
let us realize that is just the beginning and this weeks
top matchups will affect next week’s look. The rankings
used in () are the experts current ratings. This could be
another monster upset special weekend with TCU as my
personal number one victim.
#3 Auburn (6-1) at #4 Mississippi (7-1)
#2 Florida State (7-0) at #25 Louisville (6-2)
#12 Arizona (6-1) at #22 UCLA (6-2)
# 7 TCU (6-1) at #20 West Virginia (6-2)
#17 Utah (6-1) at #14 Arizona State (6-1)
Wilson's Steve Williams.
Some other college scores of interest.
In a big MEAC Conference contest South Carolina
State edged Bethune-Cookman 20-14 to stake its claim as
the MEAC team to beat. Morgan State lost to Villanova
48-28. N.C.A.&T beat Florida A&M 40-21. N.C. Central
knocked off Savannah St. 42-12. Hampton blanked
Delaware State 23-0. Bowie State edged Virginia Union 20-17.
Shaw edged Johnson C. Smith 35-34. Lincoln jumped on
Virginia State 49-14. Alcorn State beat Prairie View 77-48
in a SWAC shootout. Benedict defeated Morehouse 33-15.
And Winston-Sale State beat Livingston 33-17.
In high school play in the DCIAA Wilson edged
H.D. Woodson 21-20 a huge win for the Tigers. The
Warriors the class of the DCIAA is still the team to beat
for the Turkey Bowl championship in my opinion.
In another big game in the WCAC DeMatha came from
behind to defeat Gonzaga 28-20.
In some other scores Eastern stopped Cardozo
42-7. Anacostia beat Coolidge 32-13. Ballou edged Dunbar
15-12. McNamara stopped St. John’s 31-15. Wise blanked
Laurel 44-0. Good Counsel jumped on Carroll 55-12.
Potomac beat Fairmont Heights 43-6. Roosevelt beat
Bladensburg 47-6. Centreville stopped Washington-Lee 35-7.
Tuscarora beat South-Riding-Freedom 41-3. Stone Bridge
beat South Lakes 50-7. Westfield stopped Herndon 66-28.
Potomac (Va.) beat Woodbridge 34-7. and Paint Branch
blanked Bethesda Chevy Chase 50-0.