Updated Pac-10 metrics

Well, I finally had my first 100% week.  It was a pretty easy week all the way around and my metrics reflect that.  That said, the picture in the Pac-10 is becoming a great deal clearer:

  • Stanford, OSU and Arizona are in a class all their own, and that’s not a good thing.
  • WaZoo, UCLA and ASU are schools that think they’re good but aren’t (a note about UCLA, their 31-0 win over Stanford was very misleading.  Stanford had UCLA very worried for 3/4’s of the game.  It also turns out that UCLA’s win over Utah wasn’t very impressive as Utah has stunk all year.).
  • Washingon is the wildcard who’s seemed to get their act in gear this year but is untested and there is no reason to believe that they’re in the top group.
  • Cal and Oregon are the lone challengers to USC and…
  • USC although good, and the defacto leader until knocked off, is VERY beatible.

All of this makes next week’s Cal vs. Oregon game extremely important as it sets the clear challenger to USC in November when both teams play USC back to back in LA.

In any case, here are my updated metrics:

  • MVD: 14.9 (down from 15.6 with new scores of 17, 12, 17, 3 and 4)
  • TPD: 13.4 (down from 14.6 with new scores of 5, 8, 5, 5, 10)
  • Winning percentage: 82.4 (up from 79.4 after going 5-0)

Tune in later this week for new predictions.

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