A return to the bloody old days?… a WTF opinion 3/16


    A return to the bloody old days? I hope not but things be getting a damn sight on the scary side lately… Today is gonna be a WTF take on some of that stuff but first… I need to reaffirm some stuff… WTF is very opinionated and can very left of the middle of … Read more

Musings From the Bench 12/1 Edition

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I’m starting this off with the following statement. I can at times be an idiotic cow.  There…I said it. I usually say it after I’ve done something stupid, like tear up a winning lottery ticket or opened a can of creamed corn instead of whole kernel corn, but today I’m going to talk about riots.  … Read more

BCS Buster Special: NIU Miami-Bound in Final 2012 Rankings

Dave Doeren has already run off to NC State, but he left behind the opportunity of a lifetime as his former Huskies begin preparing for an Orange Bowl showdown versus Florida State...

It’s the question on everybody’s mind after the final BCS rankings came out on Sunday night: How could a school that was completely off the radar two weeks ago now be among the top 15 teams in the nation? How did a one-loss MAC school earn its way into the BCS? As the numbers came … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 13 Rankings


Normally, by this point of the season, this has become purely a Power Ranking of the non-AQ teams. Either a team has established itself as a BCS Buster, or they have not… 2012 wasn’t destined to be like the others. With a playoff lingering just two years down the road — and the stipulation that … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 12 Rankings


It wasn’t just the championship dreams of BCS leaders Kansas State and Oregon that died this weekend. Barring even more chaos, we’ve officially come to a purely academic point in the BCS Buster Power Rankings in 2012. Utah State went to Ruston and ended the BCS Buster dreams that would have given a dying conference … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 11 Rankings


If the WAC wants to write a fairy-tale ending in its final year of existence, it must avoid cannibalizing itself. Statement games in the next two weeks will decide the conference crown one last time, and they could also decide the fate of the last standing non-AQ hope for a BCS berth. Other teams and … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 10 Rankings


We are left to wonder what might have been after a wild first weekend of November left the hopes of BCS Busters reeling. The most legitimate candidate of 2012 (according to the polls) suffered its usual midseason conference swoon, while the best candidate (according to their resume) is left to hope for further shakedowns in … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 9 Rankings


When Ohio lost to the RedHawks on Saturday, it eliminated the last undefeated non-AQ team from the discussion. Usually that would mean we’ve reached the academic part of the season for the BCS Buster Power Rankings, where all we have to do is decipher which teams are better relative to one another and would have … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 8 Rankings


The only remaining undefeated team among the non-AQ conferences had no chance of blemishing its record this weekend, as the Bobcats enjoyed their bye week sporting a 7-0 record. Ohio entered the first BCS standings of the season at #27, ranked one spot ahead of Big Ten leader Michigan. Could the Bobcats bust the BCS? … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 7 Rankings


Life interfered with my ability to get out the BCS Buster Power Rankings last week, so we’ll have to go into some extra depth. As the first compilation of BCS standings is officially released this Sunday, it seems a proper time to assess just where the teams in the hunt might legitimately lie. We saw … Read more

BCS Buster Power Rankings: 2012 Week 5 Rankings


One team just keeps extending its lead on the BCS Buster pack as teams jockey for position in the hunt for a big-game berth. Once again that team didn’t even receive the most votes from the polls among non-AQ schools. Once again it can’t even get love from the computers, ceding ground on that front … Read more