Rapid Fire Ramblings


I had several tidbits/thoughts/observations regarding Bruin football without any way to coherently fit them into one cohesive fanpost; so here goes an incoherent mess:


  • For anyone interested, here's how the Pac 10 teams average rankings look through week four according to the computers:


Billingsley Sagarin Colley Massey Average
Arizona 11 12 3 9 8.75
Oregon 9 5 21 8 10.75
Stanford 19 9 9 6 10.75
Southern California 18 10 12 14 13.5
UCLA 36 36 32 34 34.5
California 41 32 48 35 39
Oregon State 25 33 71 40 42.25
Arizona State 70 44 74 49 59.25
Washington 66 66 83 72 71.75
Washington State 105 100 88 110 100.75



  • According to Colley (one of the BCS computer guys) UCLA ranks first in strength of schedule with a rating of 0.742232 out of a possible 0.742232 (if you know the methodology it loses its luster but it's a fun fact nonetheless).

  • So far this season, Kevin “The Statue” Prince has rushed for 202 yards in his 30 actual rushing attempts. That's 6.73 ypc for the led-footed QB.

  • Aside from Kai Forbath's field goals, no Seniors appeared in the Texas box score. With all due respect to the filthy five (they are our MVPs right now) the future looks pretty bright.

  • Before anyone starts comparing this team to the 1997 squad (what with the 0-2 start and potential watershed victory over Texas) let's see what KState and Stanford do this weekend against Nebraska and Oregon. In '97, we lost to Washington State and Tennessee who both finished in the AP top 10.

  • On a weekend when Alabama takes on Florida and Texas tackles Oklahoma, College GameDay will be headed to Eugene for the Ducks v. the Trees. Is the Pac 10 starting to gain some national respect?

  • With regard to Kiffy's auspicious 4-0 start – Steve Lavin won the Pac 10 outright and went to the Elite 8 in his first year. 'Nuff said.

  • CTS slowly destroyed our program in part by trying to force feed a system down the throats of athletes that couldn't handle it. He knew one way to skin a cat and it happened to be a tough way. CRN and CNC have adapted and found a way for this particular group of athletes to skin a cat. Now, let's go out this weekend and skin some cats : )



<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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