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Saturday, December 15, 2018

SportPundit College Football Predictions Week 15 (Army/Navy) & Bowl Games 2018/2019 NCAA Division I FBS, December 8, 2018 to January 7, 2019

College Football Predictions Week 15 (Army/Navy) & Bowl Games 2018/2019 NCAA Division I FBS, December 8, 2018 to January 7, 2019

For the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season
after Week 14 we are a cumulative:
627-213 in picking the winner,
398-417-24 against the spread,
345-382 against the CFPT average, an
d
429-395-15 against the over/under. 

See our Week 1 predictions for an explanation of our system.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

We use opening betting lines ("the spread", "the line"), as far as possible, and thus write "were favored" or "was favored" since odds change over time. We do not compete against changed odds because we are not competing against bettors. We take opening lines primarily from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), Sportbet.com, Oddsshark , The Action Network, and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders, except for CFPT, which does not have them. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it (for the Bowl Games, Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:54:31 AM). The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless marked as FCS.

Bowl Names are Linked By Us to Official Game Web Pages or Similar

SATURDAY, December 8, 2018

THE ARMY - NAVY GAME

Army vs. Navy
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
The Black Knights were favored over the Midshipmen by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 13.89 points.
The over/under was 41.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Army.
Result: Army edged Navy 17-10. We treat this like a bowl game.
Thus far for "Bowl Games" of the 2018-2019 football season we are:
1-0 in picking the winner,
1-0 against the spread,
0-1 against the CFPT average, and
0-1 against the over/under. 

SATURDAY, December 15, 2018

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia    
North Carolina A&T
vs. Alcorn State
The Aggies were favored over the Braves by 7.5 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 31-17 for North Carolina A&T.
Result: North Carolina A&T beat Alcorn State 24-22.
Thus far for "Bowl Games" of the 2018-2019 football season we are:
2-0 in picking the winner,
1-1 against the spread,
0-1 against the CFPT average, and
0-2 against the over/under. 

New Mexico Bowl
Branch Field, Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
North Texas
vs. Utah State
The Aggies were favored over the Mean Green by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 11.04 points.
The over/under was 64.5 points.
Our call: 37-27 for Utah State.
Result: ??

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Tulane vs. Louisiana (Louisiana-Lafayette, ULL)
The Green Wave were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Tulane by 2.16 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Louisiana.
Result: ??

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
Arizona State
vs. Fresno State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Sun Devils by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Fresno State by 5.85 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Fresno State.
Result: ??

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Georgia Southern
vs. Eastern Michigan
The game was seen as even. Take your pick.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Southern by 0.82 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: ??

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Blue Raiders by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 7.53 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 30-21 for Appalachian State.
Result: ??

TUESDAY, December 18, 2018

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
Howard Schnellenberger Field, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Northern Illinois vs. UAB
The Blazers were favored over the Huskies by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UAB by 1.04 points.
The over/under was 43 points.
Our call: 24-20 for Northern Illinois.
Result: ??

WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2018

DXL Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas 
Ohio vs. San Diego State
The Bobcats were favored over the Aztecs by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 5.98 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for San Diego State.
Result: ??

THURSDAY, December 20, 2018

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
South Florida vs. Marshall
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Bulls by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 1.72 points.
The over/under was 54 points.
Our call: 30-27 for South Florida.
Result: ??

FRIDAY, December 21, 2018

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Florida International (FIU) vs. Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Panthers by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Toledo by 4.5 points.
The over/under was 67 points.
Our call: 38-31 for Toledo.
Result: ??

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Lyle Smith Field, Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Western Michigan vs. BYU
The Cougars were favored over the Broncos by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored BYU by 7.87 points.
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for BYU.
Result: ??

SATURDAY, December 22, 2018

Jared Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Memphis
vs. Wake Forest
The Tigers were favored over the Demon Deacons by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Memphis by 1.88 points.
The over/under was 73.5 points.
Our call: 36-35 for Wake Forest.
Result: ??

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Forth Worth, Texas
Houston
vs. Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Cougars by 5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 3.70 points.
The over/under was 67.5 points.
Our call: 34-31 for Houston.
Result: ??

Dollar General Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Troy
vs. Buffalo
The Bulls were favored over the Trojans by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 1.47 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Buffalo.
Result: ??

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Louisiana Tech
vs. Hawaii
The Warriors were favored over the Bulldogs by 1.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average was -0.00 (leaning toward Louisiana Tech).
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Hawaii.
Result: ??

WEDNESDAY, December 26, 2018

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Boise State
vs. Boston College
The Broncos were favored over the Eagles by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 4.32 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Boston College.
Result: ??

Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets were favored over the Golden Gophers by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Tech by 3.33 points.
The over/under was 61 points.
Our call: 33-30 for Minnesota.
Result: ??

Cheez-It Bowl
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
TCU (Texas Christian U)
vs. California
The Horned Frogs were favored over the Golden Bears by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored TCU by 2.26 points.
The over/under was 40.5 points.
Our call: 24-21 for TCU.
Result: ??

THURSDAY, December 27, 2018

Walk-On's Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Duke vs. Temple
The Owls were favored over the Blue Devils by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 2.17 points.
The over/under was 56.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Temple.
Result: ??

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
Wisconsin
vs. Miami of Florida
The Hurricanes were favored over the Badgers by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Miami by 3.58 points.
The over/under was 46.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Wisconsin.
Result: ??

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Baylor vs. Vanderbilt
The Commodores were favored over the Bears by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Vandy by 5.04 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 38-27 for Vanderbilt.
Result: ??

FRIDAY, December 28, 2018

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Purdue
vs. Auburn
The Tigers were favored over the Boilermakers by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 4.36 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Auburn.
Result: ??

Camping World Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Syracuse
vs. West Virginia
The Mountaineers were favored over the Orange by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored West Virginia by 4.74 points.
The over/under was 74 points.
Our call: 38-35 for West Virginia.
Result: ??

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Iowa State
vs. Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Cyclones by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 4.97 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Washington State.
Result: ??

SATURDAY, December 29, 2018

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Michigan vs. Florida
The Wolverines were favored over the Gators by 6 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 6.01 points.
The over/under was 51 points.
Our call: 28-24 for Michigan.
Result: ??

Belk Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Virginia vs. South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Cavaliers by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 5.89 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 31-24 for South Carolina.
Result: ??

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Nevada vs. Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Wolf Pack by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 1 point.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 35-24 for Nevada.
Result: ??

Capital One Orange Bowl:College Football Playoff Semifinal Game 1
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Alabama vs. Oklahoma
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Sooners by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 14.38 points.
The over/under was 79.5 points.
Our call: 49-31 for Alabama.
Result: ??

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic:College Football Playoff Semifinal Game 2
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Clemson
vs. Notre Dame
The Tigers were favored over the Fighting Irish by 10.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 10.12 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 37-17 for Clemson.
Result: ??

MONDAY, December 31, 2018

Redbox Bowl
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Michigan State vs. Oregon
The Ducks were favored over the Spartans by 1.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oregon by 0.01 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Michigan State.
Result: ??

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Jack Stephens Field, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
The Bearcats were favored over the Hokies by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Cincinnati by 6.82 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Cincinnati.
Result: ??

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Missouri
vs. Oklahoma State
Mizzou was favored over the Cowboys by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 9.41 points.
The over/under was 71 points.
Our call: 38-27 for Missouri.
Result: ??

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, California
Northwestern
vs. Utah
The Utes were favored over the Wildcats by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 5.85 points.
The over/under was 45 points.
Our call: 28-20 for Utah.
Result: ??

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Texas A&M
vs. North Carolina State
The Aggies were favored over the Wolfpack by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas A&M by 3.65 points.
The over/under was 58.5 points.
Our call: 38-27 for Texas A&M.
Result: ??

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Pittsburgh vs. Stanford
The Cardinal were favored over the Panthers by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 5.06 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Stanford.
Result: ??

TUESDAY, January 1, 2019

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Iowa vs. Mississippi State
The Bulldogs were favored over the Hawkeyes by 5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Mississippi State by 5.07 points.
The over/under was 44 points.
Our call: 24-17 for Mississippi State.
Result: ??

VRBO Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Penn State vs. Kentucky
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Wildcats by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 3.95 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 30-23 for Penn State.
Result: ??

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
UCF (Central Florida)
vs. LSU (Louisiana State)
The Tigers were favored over the Knights by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 0.22 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for UCF.
Result: ??

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Ohio State vs. Washington
The Buckeyes were favored over the Huskies by 5.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 5.45 points.
The over/under was 58 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Ohio State.
Result: ??

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Texas
vs. Georgia
The Dawgs were favored over the Longhorns by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia by 14.02 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 38-24 for Georgia.
Result: ??

MONDAY, January 7, 2019

College Football Playoff National Championship
Presented by AT&T

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
??
vs. ??
The ?? were favored over the ?? by ?? points.
The CFPT prediction average favored ?? by ?? points.
The over/under was ?? points.
Our call: ?? for ??.
Result: ??

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford Law School: China's Supreme People's Court and IP Intellectual Property Law and Other Jurisprudence

At the SLS (Stanford Law School) Legal Aggregate Blog, Mei Gechlik in A Constructive Way to End the U.S.-China Trade War - Legal Aggregate - Stanford Law School discusses China's IP [Intellectual Property] Guiding Cases and the overall Guiding Cases system, implemented in 2010 in China, writing:

"An Eight-Year System with Some Success

In November 2010, China’s Supreme People’s Court (the “SPC”) established a ground-breaking system in which certain Chinese court judgments are selected and re-issued as Guiding Cases to guide the adjudication of similar subsequent cases and ensure the uniform application of law. To date, approximately 100 Guiding Cases have been released by the SPC. Twenty of these cases address IP (e.g., patents, trademarks, copyrights, rights to new plant varieties), unfair competition, and/or antimonopoly issues and are, unlike many other cases in China, well-reasoned.

In each Guiding Case, the SPC summarizes relevant legal principles, which are, in effect, binding on all courts in China. For example, in Guiding Case No. 84, Lilly Company v. WATSON Pharmaceuticals (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., A Dispute over Infringement of an Invention Patent, the SPC summarized various legal principles, including the following (English translation prepared by Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project) [link added by LawPundit]: ...."

Read the full story at;

A Constructive Way to End the U.S.-China Trade War - Legal Aggregate - Stanford Law School

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

When "Liberalism" Becomes Dogmatic Tyranny: Harvard's Outlaw of Single-Sex Clubs Challenged as Unconstitutional Sexual Discrimination: Gender NEUTRALITY vs. Gender EQUALITY

ANYONE who does not understand the "grass roots" popularity of Donald Trump and his ascendancy to the American Presidency need go no further to look for "political causes" of the current social upheaval than the absurd single-sex club prohibition being enforced at Harvard University in the name of "liberalism", the latter a once honorable political philosophy that has degenerated down into a myopic dogmatic tyranny of inexcusable left-wing "politically correct thinking".

"Freedom of association" is a cardinal right in any free democratic society. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits single sex groups (people of like gender) to gather together as they wish. This freedom of association, however, has not stopped Harvard from imposing its one-sided tyrannical political gender philosophies on its defenseless students, who must toe the line, or else....

As reported at Reuters: "Fraternities, sororities sue Harvard over single-sex club crackdown" (article by Nate Raymond, edited by Scott Malone and Jeffrey Benkoe).

As Raymond writes:
"A group of U.S. fraternities and sororities on Monday sued Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination.

In lawsuits filed in federal and state courts in Boston, the group challenged a policy that the Ivy League university adopted in 2016 and began enforcing this academic year that Harvard said was intended to end longstanding practices of exclusion at the elite school.

Harvard has long sought to stamp out single-sex clubs, which it stopped formally recognizing in 1984. But groups known as “final clubs,” informal social clubs a student joins before graduating, as well as some fraternities and sororities have continued to operate off campus.

Under the policy, students who join single-sex clubs may not serve as captains of sports teams or leaders of officially recognized student clubs and cannot receive endorsement letters from college deans for postgraduate fellowships.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts, university was discriminating against students on the basis of their sex by punishing men and women who join all-male or all female-organizations, the lawsuits alleged.

The policy was motivated by sexism, with Harvard incorrectly seeking to link all-male organizations and fraternities to sexual assaults and contending that single-sex organizations subordinate women, according to the lawsuits.

“Harvard’s sanctions policy seeks to dictate the sex of people with whom men and women may associate and the gender norms to which men and women must conform,” the federal complaint said.

The policy has resulted in the elimination of nearly every women’s social organization, with Harvard administrators privately calling them “collateral damage” in their effort to punish men who join all-male groups, according to the complaint.

“Harvard should get out of the business of trying to dictate who students spend their time with off campus,” Stanton Jones, a lawyer for the sororities and fraternities, said in a statement.

Harvard had no immediate comment.

The federal lawsuit was brought by the fraternities Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma, as well as three students.

The state court case was filed by the international sorority Alpha Phi and a local chapter, as well Delta Gamma Fraternity Management Corp, which supports chapters of the Delta Gamma sorority.

Harvard’s policy violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans discrimination on the basis of sex, the U.S. Constitution, the Massachusetts constitution and the state’s Civil Rights Act, the lawsuits claim."
In our opinion, Harvard has no legitimate Constitutional legal defense for its current policies intentionally directed against freedom of association.

Theirs is a case of blind dogmatism leading to some of the very same evils that honest but today rarely encountered true liberalism is intended to alleviate. Whenever "rights" are being curtailed ... that is not liberalism.

"Gender neutrality" may be an objective that some find to be worth following, and there are numerous outlets in modern society to give like-minded people an opportunity to exercise their particular philosophy in the ambit of their OWN lives. However - in the eyes of the law, in the life of the law -- "gender NEUTRALITY" is a much different legal term construct than "gender EQUALITY".

The U.S. Constitution requires "gender equality" before the law.
It does not require "gender neutrality".

"Recognition" of gender difference is not automatically gender "discrimination".

Just imagine a legal party in a civil proceeding who chooses to be represented by a team of lawyers who are ONLY males or ONLY females, for whatever reason that legal party chooses to do so. Sex discrimination?

When now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was Dean of Harvard Law School, the first woman ever to hold that position, we read somewhere at that time that her close staff consisted of WOMEN ONLY (it may not have been true, but let us assume for the sake of argument that it was true). It must have been sort of like a "small sorority" of sisters running Harvard Law School.

How does that differ from single sex gender-limited groups of other kinds?

The administrative people at Harvard seem unable to keep "gender neutrality" and "gender equality" apart. For a university that claims elite status in cognitive fields, these kinds of confused policies are paradoxical.

Few things are as natural and common to humankind as the desire to be among "likes", inbetween their "own", viz. to be among "peers".

Indeed, we find that so-called "peer group pressure", everywhere dominant, especially in academia, is probably the most important, often negative, force at work among the allegedly "thinking" professions, where OUTSIDE academic opinion contra to prevailing "group thought" is not tolerated. Grouping by peers and authorities is the rule, not the exception. See in this regard Michael D. Coe, Breaking the Maya Code. Academia is NOT a "nice place".

In forming groups of their choice, people are not necessarily "discriminating" AGAINST anyone, but rather, they are "exercising their free choice" to associate with whomever they want. It is not always pretty, but that is not the issue. Group selection is inevitable. You can not prohibit human association by ill-formed, Constitutionally-illegal administrative rules or policies.

You have to live with it, or, as Albert Einstein is quoted as saying (by Robert Byrne in 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said), an apocryphal attribution according to Freakonomics:
"Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I’m not sure about the former."
Welcome to Harvard....

Sunday, December 02, 2018

SportPundit Pre-Bowl FBS Raw Yards Per Play Rankings (Made After Week 14 of Play, 2018)

SportPundit Pre-Bowl FBS Raw Yards Per Play Rankings
(Made After Week 14 of Play, 2018)

These raw rankings MUST be adjusted for schedule difficulty, which can make a big ranking difference for any given team, but each reader can make that adjustment according to their own preference.

The data below are based on data found at cfbstats.com.

The table below lists all 130 FBS college football teams in NCAA Division 1 ranked by Yards Per Play (offense minus defense = total ypp difference). We call this parameter NAYPPA (Net Average Yards Per Play Advantage).

TABLE : YPP RAW DATA RANKING - Games through December 1, 2018

RANK     TEAM                 Offense ypp     Defense ypp     Difference ypp

#

#1

Alabama

7.92 ypp

4.52 ypp

3.40 ypp

2

Clemson

7.37

4.08

3.29

3

Oklahoma

8.75

6.03

2.72

4

Georgia

7.25

4.98

2.27

5

Mississippi St

6.32

4.14

2.18

6

Appalachian St

6.45

4.34

2.11

7

Michigan

6.18

4.39

1.79

8

Utah State

6.86

5.07

1.79

9

Memphis

7.34

5.58

1.76

10

UCF

7.08

5.38

1.70

11

Notre Dame

6.18

4.53

1.65

12

Washington

6.11

4.62

1.49

13

Miami (Florida)

5.65

4.16

1.49

14

Penn State

6.18

4.69

1.49

15

Cincinnati

6.07

4.59

1.48

16

Fresno State

6.23

4.76

1.47

17

Temple

5.85

4.49

1.36

18

West Virginia

7.19

5.84

1.35

19

North Texas

6.37

5.19

1.18

20

Utah

5.75

4.62

1.13

21

Florida

6.20

5.14

1.06

22

Houston

6.77

5.74

1.03

23

Iowa

5.53

4.55

0.98

24

Nevada

6.22

5.24

0.98

25

UAB

5.80

4.87

0.93

26

Troy

5.92

5.01

0.91

27

Wisconsin

6.45

5.56

0.89

28

Ohio State

6.72

5.86

0.86

29

Washington St

6.21

5.39

0.82

30

Ohio

7.01

6.21

0.80

31

Mississippi

7.12

6.32

0.80

32

South Carolina

6.38

5.60

0.78

33

Marshall

5.51

4.75

0.76

34

Florida Int’l

6.34

5.64

0.70

35

Purdue

6.53

5.84

0.69

36

Oregon

6.03

5.39

0.64

37

Buffalo

5.80

5.20

0.60

38

Iowa State

5.65

5.06

0.59

39

Southern Miss

5.13

4.56

0.57

40

LSU

5.41

4.86

0.57

41

Oklahoma St

6.44

5.87

0.57

42

San Diego St

5.52

4.96

0.56

43

TCU

5.45

4.90

0.55

44

Virginia

5.90

5.35

0.55

45

Arizona State

6.17

5.63

0.54

46

Stanford

6.27

5.73

0.54

47

Arkansas St

6.27

5.73

0.54

48

E. Michigan

5.47

4.94

0.53

49

GA Southern

5.93

5.42

0.51

50

Maryland

6.12

5.61

0.51

51

NC State

6.22

5.71

0.51

52

BYU

5.29

4.79

0.50

53

Arizona

6.23

5.73

0.50

54

Nebraska

6.31

5.81

0.50

55

Missouri

6.09

5.62

0.47

56

Boise State

6.10

5.64

0.46

57

Toledo

6.24

5.78

0.46

58

Kentucky

5.67

5.23

0.44

59

USC

5.78

5.36

0.42

60

Wyoming

5.15

4.78

0.37

61

Florida Atl.

6.18

5.84

0.34

62

Louisiana-Laf.

6.72

6.39

0.33

63

South Florida

6.04

5.74

0.30

64

California

4.96

4.69

0.27

65

Georgia Tech

6.17

5.90

0.27

66

Boston College

5.42

5.16

0.26

67

Auburn

5.47

5.24

0.23

68

Miami (Ohio)

5.46

5.24

0.22

69

Mid Tennessee

5.56

5.35

0.21

70

Tulane

5.78

5.61

0.17

71

Colorado

5.40

5.24

0.16

72

Louisiana Tech

5.29

5.17

0.12

73

Vanderbilt

6.06

5.94

0.12

74

Texas A&M

6.08

5.97

0.11

75

W. Michigan

6.06

5.96

0.10

76

Michigan State

4.70

4.62

0.08

77

Texas Tech

5.99

5.95

0.04

78

Hawaii

6.30

6.28

0.02

79

Pittsburgh

5.92

5.94

-0.02

80

North Carolina

5.95

5.98

-0.03

81

N. Illinois

4.57

4.61

-0.04

82

UL Monroe

6.24

6.31

-0.07

83

Texas

5.59

5.68

-0.09

84

Florida State

5.12

5.24

-0.12

85

Syracuse

5.68

5.84

-0.16

86

SMU

5.35

5.53

-0.18

87

Texas State

5.09

5.30

-0.21

88

Tennessee

5.46

5.67

-0.21

89

Duke

5.40

5.66

-0.26

90

Air Force

5.64

5.92

-0.28

91

Minnesota

5.59

6.00

-0.41

92

Baylor

5.84

6.28

-0.44

93

UCLA

5.52

5.99

-0.47

94

UMass

6.40

6.88

-0.48

95

Virginia Tech

5.87

6.36

-0.49

96

Indiana

5.48

6.00

-0.52

97

Wake Forest

5.44

5.98

-0.54

98

Akron

4.62

5.19

-0.57

99

Old Dominion

5.67

6.24

-0.57

100

Tulsa

5.04

5.63

-0.59

101

Ball State

5.31

5.92

-0.61

102

Army

5.28

5.91

-0.63

103

Kansas State

5.19

5.95

-0.76

104

East Carolina

5.16

5.96

-0.80

105

W. Kentucky

5.02

5.87

-0.85

106

Northwestern

4.75

5.61

-0.86

107

Charlotte

4.90

5.78

-0.88

108

Liberty

5.43

6.31

-0.88

109

Kansas

5.17

6.06

-0.89

110

New Mexico St

4.99

5.94

-0.95

111

UTEP

4.92

5.94

-1.02

112

Arkansas

4.97

6.00

-1.03

113

Illinois

5.97

7.04

-1.07

114

C. Michigan

3.78

4.96

-1.18

115

UNLV

5.26

6.47

-1.21

116

Kent State

5.04

6.26

-1.22

117

Bowling Green

5.19

6.45

-1.26

118

Navy

5.38

6.65

-1.27

119

Colorado State

5.51

6.79

-1.28

120

New Mexico

4.99

6.31

-1.32

121

San Jose State

4.82

6.22

-1.40

122

S. Alabama

5.26

6.70

-1.44

123

Coast. Carolina

5.84

7.30

-1.46

124

Rutgers

4.14

5.70

-1.56

125

Louisville

5.31

6.88

-1.57

126

Rice

4.82

6.89

-2.07

127

Oregon State

5.31

7.42

-2.11

128

Georgia State

5.57

7.73

-2.16

129

UTSA

3.91

6.41

-2.50

130

Connecticut

5.34

8.81

-3.47

College Football Prediction Results Week 14 2018 NCAA Division I FBS, November 30 to December 1

College Football Prediction Results Week 14 2018 NCAA Division I FBS, November 30 to December 1

The past Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we finished: 
14-2 in picking the winner,
7-9 against the spread,
6-8 against the CFPT average, and
8-8 against the over/under.
 
For the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season
after Week 14 we are a cumulative:
627-213 in picking the winner,
398-417-24 against the spread,
345-382 against the CFPT average, and
429-395-15 against the over/under. 


See our Week 1 predictions for an explanation of our system.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

We use opening betting lines ("the spread", "the line"), as far as possible, and thus write "were favored" or "was favored" since odds change over time. We do not compete against changed odds because we are not competing against bettors. We take opening lines primarily from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), Sportbet.com, Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders, except for CFPT, which does not have them. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it. The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless marked as FCS.

FRIDAY, November 30, 2018

Northern Illnois vs. Buffalo (MAC Conference Championship)
The Bulls were favored over the Huskies by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 3.96 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Buffalo.
Result: Buffalo blew a 29-10 lead in the second half to lose 30-29.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
0-1 in picking the winner,
0-1 against the spread,
0-1 against the CFPT average, and
1-0 against the over/under. 

Utah vs. Washington (Pac-12 Conference Championship)
The Huskies were favored over the Utes by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 1.91 points.
The over/under was 43 points.
Our call: 24-20 for Washington.
Result: Washington edged Utah 10-3 in a game with no offensive TDs.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
1-1 in picking the winner,
1-1 against the spread,
1-1 against the CFPT average, and
1-1 against the over/under. 

SATURDAY, December 1, 2018

East Carolina at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Pirates by 25 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 25.38 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 41-24 for NC State.
Result: NC State routed East Carolina 58-3.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
2-1 in picking the winner,
1-2 against the spread,
1-2 against the CFPT average, and
2-1 against the over/under. 

Drake at Iowa State
The Cyclones were favored over the Bulldogs by 42.5 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 41-13 for Iowa State.
Result: Iowa State was lucky to beat a football non-scholarship Drake team 27-24.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
3-1 in picking the winner,
2-2 against the spread,
1-2 against the CFPT average, and
3-1 against the over/under. 

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL, LA Lafayette) at Appalachian State (Sun Belt Conference Championship)
The Mountaineers were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 17.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 17.81 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Appalachian State. Changed in the course of the week.
Result: Appalachian State prevailed over Louisiana 30-19.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
4-1 in picking the winner,
3-2 against the spread,
2-2 against the CFPT average, and
4-1 against the over/under. 

Oklahoma vs. Texas (Big 12 Conference Championship)
The Sooners were favored over the Longhorns by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 8.05 points.
The over/under was 79 points.
Our call: 44-41 for Oklahoma.
Result: Oklahoma beat the Longhorns 39-27, who won regular season 48-45.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
5-1 in picking the winner,
3-3 against the spread,
2-3 against the CFPT average, and
4-2 against the over/under. 

Akron at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Zips by 28 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 26.57 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call: 34-24 for South Carolina.
Result: South Carolina shut down Akron 28-3. The second half was scoreless.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
6-1 in picking the winner,
4-3 against the spread,
3-3 against the CFPT average, and
4-3 against the over/under. 

Marshall at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Thundering Herd by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 3.55 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Virginia Tech.
Result: Virginia Tech led 31-6 at halftime and beat Marshall 41-20.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
7-1 in picking the winner,
4-4 against the spread,
3-4 against the CFPT average, and
5-3 against the over/under. 

Middle Tennessee at UAB (Conference USA Conference Championship)
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Blazers by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored MTSU by 3.71 points.
The over/under was 44 points (at the time we changed our prediction).
Our call: 24-23 for UAB (changed in the course of the week).
Result: UAB edged the Blue Raiders 27-25, who had just beaten the Blazers 27-3 in the regular season, as Spencer Brown ran for 156 yards.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
8-1 in picking the winner,
5-4 against the spread,
4-4 against the CFPT average, and
6-3 against the over/under. 

Norfolk State (FCS) at Liberty
The Flames were favored over the Spartans by 29.5 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Liberty.
Result: Liberty beat Norfolk State 52-17.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
9-1 in picking the winner,
5-5 against the spread,
4-4 against the CFPT average, and
6-4 against the over/under. 

Stanford at California
The Cardinal were favored over the Bears by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 4.19 points.
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Stanford. The "Big Game" for the "Stanford Axe", which has been in Stanford's possession since 2010.
Result: Stanford closed an otherwise disappointing season by beating Cal 23-13.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
10-1 in picking the winner,
5-6 against the spread,
4-5 against the CFPT average, and
7-4 against the over/under. 

UCF vs. Memphis (American Conference AAC Championship Game)
The Knights were favored over the Tigers by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 12.84 points.
The over/under was 70.5 points.
Our call: 34-31 for UCF. Injured UCF star QB McKenzie Milton had surgery this weekend and will surely be replaced by redshirt freshman Darriel Mack Jr. as the starting quarterback as the Knights go for their 25th straight win.
Result: What a game! UCF trailed 38-21 at halftime and it looked like the Knights winning streak was going to be over, due to Milton's inability to play, but redshirt freshman Darriel Mack Jr. shook off first-half turnovers to lead the team to an amazing 35-3 second half turnaround to beat Memphis 56-41 in a gutty game that ought to put UCF in the college football playoffs. Any other team that is not undefeated this season HAS been defeated and is not the national champion, even if it were to win the four-team playoff, which would be a committee gift. Even if the Knights were multiple TD underdogs to Alabama and were to lose by a bundle, the injustice of last year and potential injustice of this year would be at an end. Ohio State and Oklahoma and Georgia etc. had their chance. They each lost (a regular season game). Sorry, but then you can not be placed ahead of a quality unbeaten FBS team in the selection. Clemson e.g. just beat Pittsburgh 42-10 for the ACC title. UCF beat Pitt in the regular season 45-14. Nearly identical results. Clemson will be the unanimous 2nd seed, so why exclude UCF ??????????????????? We don't get it.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
11-1 in picking the winner,
5-7 against the spread,
4-6 against the CFPT average, and
7-5 against the over/under. 

Alabama vs. Georgia (SEC Conference Championship)
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Dawgs by 10.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 9.66 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 38-27 for Alabama, which has beaten every opponent by at least 22 points this year, with a schedule difficulty ranked 8th toughest in the nation. The current Crimson Tide contingent could be one of the strongest college teams ever -- based on Bama's record-breaking cumulative yards per play stats this season, 8.04 ypp on offense and 4.40 ypp on defense, for a net average yards per play advantage (NAYPPA) of 3.64 ypp. The best college teams of all time have never gotten beyond a NAYPPA of ca. 3.00 ypp.
Result: What a game! Alabama lost its star starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to injury much of the game and so it was up to Jalen Hurts to put 'Bama back on top of the heap, as the Crimson Tide rallied from a 28-14 deficit in the second half to top Georgia 35-28 and keep alive head coach Lou Saban's streak of never having lost to a team head coached by one of his former assistants.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
12-1 in picking the winner,
5-8 against the spread,
4-7 against the CFPT average, and
8-5 against the over/under. 

Fresno State at Boise State (Mountain West Conference Championship)
The Broncos were favored over the Bulldogs by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 2.52 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Boise State. Changed because of opening line change.
Result: Jeff Tedford's Fresno State beat Boise State in overtime 19-16.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
12-2 in picking the winner,
6-8 against the spread,
5-7 against the CFPT average, and
8-6 against the over/under. 

Ohio State vs. Northwestern (Big Ten Conference Championship)
The Buckeyes were favored over the Wildcats by 12.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 13.23 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Ohio State. Northwestern has miserable ypp stats.
Result: Ohio State beat Northwestern 45-24, and although we would normally go with the Big Ten champion as rightfully in the college football playoffs, there is only one spot free after undefeated Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame, and that spot should go to once again regular season undefeated UCF. Even if Ohio State (or Oklahoma, or Georgia, for that matter), were to win the playoffs, we would not recognize that team as the champion, because the system is then "fixed". Those teams had their chance, and lost during the regular season. It is time for a team that did not lose to have its chance.
Thus far for Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are:
13-2 in picking the winner,
7-8 against the spread,
6-7 against the CFPT average, and
8-7 against the over/under. 

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh (Atlantic Coast ACC Conference Championship)
The Tigers were favored over the Panthers by 24.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 24.13 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Clemson. Pitt looked bad against Miami last week but hope springs eternal.
Result: Clemson beat Pittsburgh 42-10 for the ACC title. UCF beat Pitt in the regular season 45-14. Those are nearly identical results. Clemson will be the unanimous 2nd seed for the college football playoffs, so why would
any fair-minded and neutral playoff committee member exclude an UNDEFEATED UCF team from the playoffs ??????????????????? Otherwise, you have a situation where playoff committee selectors are simply playing a biased shell game between Oklahoma, Ohio State and Georgia. There are plenty of bowl games for them. Why should any of those teams get a 2nd chance and UCF get NO chance. We don't get it.
We thus finished Week 14 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season:
14-2 in picking the winner,
7-9 against the spread,
6-8 against the CFPT average, and
8-8 against the over/under. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

SportPundit College Football Predictions Week 14 2018 FBS NCAA Division I, November 30 to December 1

College Football Predictions Week 14 2018 NCAA Division I FBS, November 30 to December 1

The past Week 13 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we finished:
42-22 in picking the winner,
29-31-4 against the spread,
33-31 against the CFPT average, and
31-31-2 against the over/under.
 
For the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season
after Week 13 we are a cumulative:
613-211 in picking the winner,
391-408-24 against the spread,
339-374 against the CFPT average, and
421-387-15 against the over/under. 


See our Week 1 predictions for an explanation of our system.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

We use opening betting lines ("the spread", "the line"), as far as possible, and thus write "were favored" or "was favored" since odds change over time. We do not compete against changed odds because we are not competing against bettors. We take opening lines primarily from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), Sportbet.com, Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders, except for CFPT, which does not have them. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it. The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless marked as FCS.


FRIDAY, November 30, 2018

Northern Illnois vs. Buffalo (MAC Conference Championship)
The Bulls were favored over the Huskies by 4 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 3.96 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Buffalo.
Result: ??

Utah vs. Washington (Pac-12 Conference Championship)
The Huskies were favored over the Utes by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 1.91 points.
The over/under was 43 points.
Our call: 24-20 for Washington.
Result: ??


SATURDAY, December 1, 2018

East Carolina at North Carolina State
The Wolfpack were favored over the Pirates by 25 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored NC State by 25.38 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 41-24 for NC State.
Result: ??

Drake at Iowa State
The Cyclones were favored over the Bulldogs by 42.5 points.
The over/under was 50.5 points.
Our call: 41-13 for Iowa State.
Result: ??

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL, LA Lafayette) at Appalachian State (Sun Belt Conference Championship)
The Mountaineers were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 17.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 17.81 points.
The over/under was 59.5 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Appalachian State. Changed in the course of the week.
Result: ??

Oklahoma vs. Texas (Big 12 Conference Championship)
The Sooners were favored over the Longhorns by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 8.05 points.
The over/under was 79 points.
Our call: 44-41 for Oklahoma.
Result: ??

Akron at South Carolina
The Gamecocks were favored over the Zips by 28 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored South Carolina by 26.57 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call: 34-24 for South Carolina.
Result: ??

Marshall at Virginia Tech
The Hokies were favored over the Thundering Herd by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Virginia Tech by 3.55 points.
The over/under was ?? points.
Our call: 30-27 for Virginia Tech.
Result: ??

Middle Tennessee at UAB (Conference USA Conference Championship)
The Blue Raiders were favored over the Blazers by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored MTSU by 3.71 points.
The over/under was ?? points.
Our call: 24-23 for UAB (changed in the course of the week).
Result: ??

Norfolk State (FCS) at Liberty
The Flames were favored over the Spartans by 4 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Liberty.
Result: ??

Stanford at California
The Cardinal were favored over the Bears by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 4.19 points.
The over/under was 48.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Stanford. The "Big Game" for the "Stanford Axe", which has been in Stanford's possession since 2010.
Result: ??

UCF vs. Memphis (American Conference AAC Championship Game)
The Knights were favored over the Tigers by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 12.84 points.
The over/under was 70.5 points.
Our call: 34-31 for UCF. Injured UCF star QB McKenzie Milton had surgery this weekend and will surely be replaced by redshirt freshman Darriel Mack Jr. as the starting quarterback as the Knights go for their 25th straight win.
Result: ??

Alabama vs. Georgia (SEC Conference Championship)
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Dawgs by 10.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 9.66 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 38-27 for Alabama, which has beaten every opponent by at least 22 points this year, with a schedule difficulty ranked 8th toughest in the nation. The current Crimson Tide contingent could be one of the strongest college teams ever -- based on Bama's record-breaking cumulative yards per play stats this season, 8.04 ypp on offense and 4.40 ypp on defense, for a net average yards per play advantage (NAYPPA) of 3.64 ypp. The best college teams of all time have never gotten beyond a NAYPPA of ca. 3.00 ypp.
Result: ??

Fresno State at Boise State (Mountain West Conference Championship)
The Broncos were favored over the Bulldogs by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Boise State by 2.52 points.
The over/under was 50 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Boise State. Changed because of opening line change.
Result: ??

Ohio State vs. Northwestern (Big Ten Conference Championship)
The Buckeyes were favored over the Wildcats by 12.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 13.23 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Ohio State. Northwestern has miserable ypp stats.
Result: ??

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh (Atlantic Coast ACC Conference Championship)
The Tigers were favored over the Panthers by 24.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 24.13 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Clemson. Pitt looked bad against Miami last week but hope springs eternal.
Result: ??

Sunday, November 25, 2018

SportPundit FBS Raw Yards Per Play Rankings (After Week 13 of Play, 2018)

SportPundit FBS Raw Yards Per Play Rankings (After Week 13 of Play, 2018)

These raw rankings MUST be adjusted for schedule difficulty, which can make a big ranking difference for any given team, but each reader can make that adjustment according to their own preference.

The data below are based on data found at cfbstats.com.

The table below lists all 130 FBS college football teams in NCAA Division 1 ranked by Yards Per Play (offense minus defense = total ypp difference). We call this parameter NAYPPA (Net Average Yards Per Play Advantage).

TABLE : YPP RAW DATA RANKING - Games through November 24, 2018

RANK     TEAM                 Offense ypp     Defense ypp     Difference ypp

#

#1

Alabama

8.04 ypp

4.40 ypp

3.64 ypp

2

Clemson

7.38

4.16

3.22

3

Oklahoma

8.92

6.01

2.91

4

Georgia

7.40

4.86

2.54

5

Appalachian St

6.54

4.33

2.21

6

Mississippi St

6.32

4.14

2.18

7

Memphis

7.31

5.36

1.95

8

UCF

7.00

5.17

1.83

9

Michigan

6.18

4.39

1.79

10

Utah State

6.86

5.07

1.79

11

Notre Dame

6.18

4.53

1.65

12

Washington

6.28

4.69

1.59

13

Fresno State

6.38

4.84

1.54

14

Miami (Florida)

5.65

4.16

1.49

15

Penn State

6.18

4.69

1.49

16

Cincinnati

6.07

4.59

1.48

17

Temple

5.85

4.49

1.36

18

West Virginia

7.19

5.84

1.35

19

Utah

5.89

4.66

1.23

20

North Texas

6.37

5.19

1.18

21

UAB

5.84

4.70

1.14

22

Florida

6.20

5.14

1.06

23

Houston

6.77

5.74

1.03

24

Iowa

5.53

4.55

0.98

25

Nevada

6.22

5.24

0.98

26

Troy

5.93

5.01

0.92

27

Ohio State

6.74

5.84

0.90

28

Wisconsin

6.45

5.56

0.89

29

Marshall

5.41

4.56

0.85

30

Washington St

6.21

5.39

0.82

31

Ohio

7.01

6.21

0.80

32

Mississippi

7.12

6.32

0.80

33

Buffalo

5.86

5.12

0.74

34

Iowa State

5.80

5.09

0.71

35

Florida Int’l

6.34

5.64

0.70

36

Purdue

6.53

5.84

0.69

37

Oregon

6.03

5.39

0.64

38

South Carolina

6.42

5.81

0.61

39

Southern Miss

5.13

4.56

0.57

40

LSU

5.41

4.86

0.57

41

Oklahoma St

6.44

5.87

0.57

42

San Diego St

5.52

4.96

0.56

43

TCU

5.45

4.90

0.55

44

Virginia

5.90

5.35

0.55

45

Boise State

6.30

5.75

0.55

46

Stanford

6.37

5.82

0.55

47

Arizona State

6.17

5.63

0.54

48

Arkansas St

6.27

5.73

0.54

49

E. Michigan

5.47

4.94

0.53

50

GA Southern

5.93

5.42

0.51

51

Maryland

6.12

5.61

0.51

52

BYU

5.29

4.79

0.50

53

Arizona

6.23

5.73

0.50

54

Nebraska

6.31

5.81

0.50

55

Missouri

6.09

5.62

0.47

56

Toledo

6.24

5.78

0.46

57

Kentucky

5.67

5.23

0.44

58

Louisiana-Laf.

6.90

6.46

0.44

59

USC

5.78

5.36

0.42

60

Wyoming

5.15

4.78

0.37

61

Florida Atl.

6.18

5.84

0.34

62

California

4.98

4.65

0.33

63

South Florida

6.04

5.74

0.30

64

Pittsburgh

6.16

5.86

0.30

65

Georgia Tech

6.17

5.90

0.27

66

Boston College

5.42

5.16

0.26

67

Auburn

5.47

5.24

0.23

68

Miami (Ohio)

5.46

5.24

0.22

69

Tulane

5.78

5.61

0.17

70

Colorado

5.40

5.24

0.16

71

Louisiana Tech

5.29

5.17

0.12

72

Vanderbilt

6.06

5.94

0.12

73

Mid Tennessee

5.47

5.36

0.11

74

Texas A&M

6.08

5.97

0.11

75

W. Michigan

6.06

5.96

0.10

76

NC State

6.05

5.96

0.09

77

Michigan State

4.70

4.62

0.08

78

Texas Tech

5.99

5.95

0.04

79

Hawaii

6.30

6.28

0.02

80

North Carolina

5.95

5.98

-0.03

81

Texas

5.53

5.58

-0.05

82

UL Monroe

6.24

6.31

-0.07

83

N. Illinois

4.45

4.57

-0.12

84

Florida State

5.12

5.24

-0.12

85

Syracuse

5.68

5.84

-0.16

86

SMU

5.35

5.53

-0.18

87

Texas State

5.09

5.30

-0.21

88

Tennessee

5.46

5.67

-0.21

89

Duke

5.40

5.66

-0.26

90

Air Force

5.64

5.92

-0.28

91

Akron

4.78

5.13

-0.35

92

Minnesota

5.59

6.00

-0.41

93

Baylor

5.84

6.28

-0.44

94

UCLA

5.52

5.99

-0.47

95

UMass

6.40

6.88

-0.48

96

Indiana

5.48

6.00

-0.52

97

Wake Forest

5.44

5.98

-0.54

98

Old Dominion

5.67

6.24

-0.57

99

Virginia Tech

5.77

6.34

-0.57

100

Tulsa

5.04

5.63

-0.59

101

Ball State

5.31

5.92

-0.61

102

Army

5.28

5.91

-0.63

103

Kansas State

5.19

5.95

-0.76

104

East Carolina

5.16

5.96

-0.80

105

Northwestern

4.65

5.46

-0.81

106

W. Kentucky

5.02

5.87

-0.85

107

Charlotte

4.90

5.78

-0.88

108

Kansas

5.17

6.06

-0.89

109

New Mexico St

4.99

5.94

-0.95

110

UTEP

4.92

5.94

-1.02

111

Arkansas

4.97

6.00

-1.03

112

Liberty

5.35

6.38

-1.03

113

Illinois

5.97

7.04

-1.07

114

C. Michigan

3.78

4.96

-1.18

115

UNLV

5.26

6.47

-1.21

116

Kent State

5.04

6.26

-1.22

117

Bowling Green

5.19

6.45

-1.26

118

Navy

5.38

6.65

-1.27

119

Colorado State

5.51

6.79

-1.28

120

New Mexico

4.99

6.31

-1.32

121

San Jose State

4.82

6.22

-1.40

122

S. Alabama

5.26

6.70

-1.44

123

Coast. Carolina

5.84

7.30

-1.46

124

Rutgers

4.14

5.70

-1.56

125

Louisville

5.31

6.88

-1.57

126

Rice

4.82

6.89

-2.07

127

Oregon State

5.31

7.42

-2.11

128

Georgia State

5.57

7.73

-2.16

129

UTSA

3.91

6.41

-2.50

130

Connecticut

5.34

8.81

-3.47